Luis Saez tests positive for COVID-19 after racing at Keeneland

Luis Saez tests positive for COVID-19 after racing at Keeneland
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Jockey Luis Saez has tested positive for COVID-19 after racing on Friday at Keeneland, his agent Kieran McLaughlin confirmed to Horse Racing Nation.

“He tested positive but feels fine,” McLaughlin said in a text message. “2 weeks off.”

Saez rode in the second race of the day, finishing in second place aboard Fortuna in a maiden special weight race, before being informed of his positive test. He was scheduled to ride Attachment Rate in tomorrow’s Blue Grass Stakes among other races.

In a Tuesday call with media, Bob Elliston, Keeneland’s vice president of racing and sales, said that the goal for the July meet was to put into place a foundation to build upon for the track’s upcoming events


“It’s what every business is dealing with, what every community is dealing with,” Elliston said. “And that is how far can you go based on the knowledge that you have? And the worst thing that can happen, and unfortunately there are parts of our country that are experiencing this is, perhaps they went too far.”

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