MJC Extends Quarantine Policy for Jockeys


Laurel Park | MJC photo

Pending further developments in ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, officials at the Maryland Jockey Club have announced that its existing jockey quarantine policy will remain in place through September.

Jockeys that are currently riding out of state and come to Maryland racetracks are required to quarantine for 14 days from their return from another state and must produce a negative COVID test obtained within 72 hours of riding a race in Maryland.

Racing on the Maryland circuit continues at Laurel Park, which will host the state’s first stakes races since the pandemic began Sept. 5 and Labor Day, Sept. 7. The summer meet continues through Sept. 19. There will be no racing this year at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at Timonium. Pimlico will stage three days of racing Oct. 1-3, featuring the final leg of this year’s reconstituted Triple Crown, the GI Preakness S. on closing day.

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