Sources: COVID-19 Outbreak Hits Parx Jockey Colony

Multiple sources have told the Paulick Report as many as 10 jockeys currently based at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. In addition, the sources said, one racing official who regularly comes in close contact with riders has also tested positive.

Track officials have not issued any statements concerning COVID-19 and could not be reached for comment.

Parx races Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Angel R. Rodriguez, fourth leading jockey during the current meet, was off all mounts on Nov. 18 and has not been named to ride this week. At least two other riders who have been riding regularly at Parx, Jason Nguyen and Luis Rivera, were off their mounts last week and not named in entries for the upcoming week.

Numerous jockey changes are anticipated on Monday’s card as a number of riders were said to have tested positive since entries were taken for the Nov. 23-24-25 races.

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