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Del Mar cancels weekend races due to COVID-19 outbreak among jockeys


Last updated 7/15/2020 at 5:22pm

The Del Mar Racetrack. Horse racing questrian performance sport, San Diego, California, USA. Valley News/Adobestock photo

DEL MAR (CNS) - The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced today the cancellation of this weekend's racing program after 15 jockeys recently tested positive for COVID-19.

The move was made out of an abundance of caution, according to the club, but the 81st summer meet is slated to resume July 24, with many of this weekend's scheduled races to be shifted to the following weekend.

Racing officials say testing was ordered for all jockeys and jockey room personnel after jockeys Flavien Prat and Victor Espinoza recently tested positive.

San Diego County medical staff administered Tuesday's tests at...

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