Colonial Downs has canceled Tuesday and Wednesday’s card due to leading jockey Trevor McCarthy testing positive for COVID-19, according to a report by Daily Racing Form. McCarthy took off his mounts Sunday and Monday because of “flu-like symptoms”, according to his agent Scott Silver. According to the report, McCarthy attempted to get tested Monday but was unable to, then received a test Tuesday and was positive.
Silver added that McCarthy’s symptoms had dissipated and he was feeling well enough on Tuesday that he would have ridden at Colonial card his test come back negative. It remains unclear how long McCarthy will have to sit out or how Colonial Downs will proceed after the two canceled cards, but the track said in a text to horsemen that it was awaiting guidance from the Virginia Department of Health.