(LEX 18) — Veteran Jockey, Javier Castellano has tested positive for COVID-19. Castellano confirmed the results on Twitter.
Castellano says he and his family were in New York last week. He was scheduled to race Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida. He went down early for a physical and was tested for the virus, which came back positive.
Castellano said he is asymptomatic and feels fine and healthy. He says he will follow the doctors orders and self-quarantine for the next two weeks.
1/2- After being in New York with my family last week, I was asked by Gulfstream to come early to Florida to get tested for the virus. I was asymptomatic all along. Unfortunately the test came back last night as positive. I am otherwise healthy but will follow the doctors...— Javier Castellano (@jjcjockey) March 26, 2020
2/2- orders to quarantine for the next 2 weeks. I have had no known contact with anyone that has tested positive. I appreciate the support from everyone including Gulfstream Park. Stay safe everyone and we will all get through this God willing 🙏— Javier Castellano (@jjcjockey) March 26, 2020