Blake Shinn will be suspended until the June 19 Sha Tin meeting becomes the second Hong Kong jockey to catch Covid-19, following Victor Wong Chun.
Shin missed the last two meetings due to a stop set to put him aside for the Happy Valley card on Wednesday night.
After a positive test, Australians must be quarantined for at least seven days and are currently unable to participate in Sha Tin’s match on Sunday, extending their absence from the saddle to four times.
Shin finds himself completely on the sidelines for three weeks, as there will be no Happy Valley fixtures next week due to the Royal Ascot showcase.
Shin was attending trackwork Tuesday morning before receiving news of his positive test, but Jockey Club executive Bill Nader confirms that other jockeys and trainers haven’t been affected yet. Did.
“Our rigorous testing system pays dividends and continues to pay dividends,” Nader said. “He has limited contact this morning and will continue to chase, but at this point everyone else is okay when it comes to trainers and jockeys.”
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For Shin, who experienced the highest highs and some lows on the test, it continues the roller coaster season.
The 34-year-old has won Group 1 three times this season and won his personal best in the Hong Kong Sprint and Gold Cup on the Skyfield and in the Champions & Chatter Cup with the mighty Russian Emperor. So far, 36 winners have gathered in Hong Kong this season.
However, Shin leaves the city at the end of his term after a few months of choking blockages weigh heavily on his mental health and urge him to spend more time in his stay.