NEW YORK - The New York Racing Association has suspended horse racing until further notice after a backstretch worker tested positive for the coronavirus.

Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica planned to race Friday without spectators much like several other racetracks have been doing across the country. But officials say a person who lives and works with horses at Belmont Park learned Thursday morning he tested positive.

That person, who first came down with symptoms last Friday, has been in quaratine along with his roomate.

NYRA says racing has been canceled indefinitely with an announcement about future races including the June 6th Belmont Stakes coming at a later date.