Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano Self-Quarantine
Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano spoke about contracting COVID-19 for the first time on Monday, calling in for a conversation with Barry Abrams’ In The Gate podcast.
Agent John Panagot posted the news of Castellano’s positive test to Twitter on Thursday, March 26, indicating that the rider was “asymptomatic and feels fine and healthy.”
Castellano hadn’t ridden since Sunday, March 15 at Gulfstream, after which he flew home to New York to spend a few days with his wife and kids. The following week, following the news of Gulfstream’s temporary cancellation on Friday, March 20, Castellano decided to just stay in New York.
“I decide not to go anywhere, a lot is going on,” he told Abrams. “I decide not to ride anywhere, and stay in New York for a week.”