Reports: Jose Ortiz Off Remaining Kentucky Downs Mounts After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Top jockey Jose Ortiz has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not ride the rest of the meet at Kentucky Downs. The Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee tweeted the news on Wednesday.

Ortiz agent Jimmy Riccio told The Blood-Horse that the rider, who rode on the second Kentucky Downs card after wrapping up at Saratoga, tested positive on Sept. 7.

Riccio also said Ortiz was experiencing some congestion which prompted him to take the test, but that he was feeling mostly well.

Ortiz finished third in the Saratoga jockey race behind Luis Saez and his brother Irad.

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