Christophe Soumillon will not be in the saddle on Tarnawa in the Breeders’ Cup Turf this Saturday night in the United States. The Belgian jockey with the ten Golden Cravaches was however able to embark for the United States since the compulsory test carried out 72 hours before his departure had proved negative. It was during a second examination on American soil that the result announced its positivity. This same reason had forced, last week, Ioritz Mendizabal to give up his participation in this prestigious meeting across the Atlantic. “It would have been a first for me but everyone has to be careful”, confided in our columns the Basque jockey.
Covid tests for jockeys
Another positive case of Covid-19 to be deplored among the jockeys that of Cristian Demuro who could not honor his rises yesterday in Chantilly: “I voluntarily took a PCR test because I had to go and set up Groups in Italy this Sunday. I am asymptomatic and am forced to remain isolated at home for 7 days. “
Faced with this alert in the French pelotons, France Galop is in discussion with the association of jockeys to introduce compulsory tests which would strengthen the current health measures.
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