Following Sunday’s announcement that Lone Star Park was suspending live racing indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns, Indiana Grand Racing and Casino announced it was halting the transfer of all jockeys, exercise riders and grooms from the Texas facility to its racing program.
A statement released Monday by the Indiana track read, “Effective immediately Monday, July 6, 2020, Indiana Grand will follow CDC guidelines and will not allow anyone from the above racing category currently working and racing at Lone Star onto the property due to potential exposure risks. All individuals wishing to relocate to Indiana racing will be required to quarantine for 14 days. At the conclusion of the quarantine period, participantswill be required to provide a negative Covid-19 test before they will be allowed on the grounds at Indiana Grand.”
Indiana Grand conducts live racing Monday through Thursday and its season continues through Nov. 18.