After Exaggerator finally vanquished Nyquist in the Preakness on Saturday — the fifth meeting between the two horses — attention turned to a possible rematch June 11 at the Belmont Stakes.
It appears horse racing fans won't get to see that rematch next month.
Nyquist suffered a setback in his recovery from the Preakness, and will sit out the Belmont, trainer Doug O'Neill confirmed in a text message Tuesday.
Daily Racing Form first reported the news.
The blood work trainers took from the horse Monday came back with an elevated white blood cell count.
The colt was battling a 102-degree fever Monday morning. Before the blood results, the...