THE global outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in closure of gyms, stadiums, pool, dance and fitness stadiums, physiotherapy centres, parks; the horse racing tracks are no different. While the pandemic has financial repercussions, the overall social life of people has significantly been affected. One such individual is Colin Ross, a 34-year-old jokey.
Ross, who has been plying his trade for almost 20 years, told Chronicle Sport yesterday of the impact of the deadly disease.
“Look seriously, this virus has definitely affected me. I missed the race tracks and at the same time missed riding at that level, so yea, I just hope for a return to the track”, Ross reckoned.
From the lack of competition, social isolation has changed athletes’ daily routine, but for Ross, he takes advantage of the period to learn new skills. “I still train in the afternoons, but apart from that, I used most of my time to learn new things,” Ross, who hails from Number 41 Village, West Coast Berbice, explained. The outbreak saw the sport being suspended indefinitely, with the annual Boxing Day meet being the latest one. (Rajiv Bisnauth)