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15 Jockeys test positive at Del Mar Race Course

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 09:00:42-04

SAN DIEGO, Ca. (LEX 18) — Officials at Del Mar Horse Race Track in San Diego, California have halted races after 15 jockeys tested positive for COVID-19.

It appears all the jockeys, but one, who tested positive took part in an event in Orange County on July 4, 2020.

According to an Associated Press report, those jockeys include Triple Crown Winner Victor Espinoza and Kentucky Derby Winner Flavien Prat.

Del Mar has halted races until July 24, 2020.

Moving forward, the track will only allow California based riders to race at Del Mar until further notice.

The track will also expand and reconfigure jockey quarters to mitigate contact between riders when races resume.