*The Downey Profile  
    *Kentucky Derby Horses  
    *Preakness Stakes Horses  
    *Belmont Stakes Horses  
    *Daily Belmont Update  
    *Race Video  
    *Looking Good  
    *Worth Watching  
    *Just In Case  
    *Dick's Picks History  
    *The Commish History  
    *Derby Future Wager  
    *Derby Road / Points  
    *Triple Crown Nominations  
    *Racing News / Search  
    *Miscellaneous Derby  
    *Derby 145 Recap  
    *Preakness 144 Recap  
    *Belmont 151 Recap  
    *Forward to A Friend  
    *Privacy Policy/Cookie Policy/Terms of Service - Updated 5/25/18  

Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

Nyquist Out of Belmont....


Elevated White Blood Cell Count

By Dick Downey

Updated 1:51 p.m. ET

The Belmont Stakes will be run without Nyquist, per a report broken minutes ago.

According to the Doug O'Neill stable, blood test results show the 102-degree fever the Kentucky Derby winner spiked yesterday is secondary to an elevated white blood cell count.

The story was broken by David Grening at Daily Racing Form.

Jack Sisterson said later in the morning that Nyquist's temperature was "slightly elevated" today and that he will be monitored at Pimlico and then flown back to California. The camp is playing that part by ear.

Sisterson said Nyquist will be freshened for a summer campaign that will include "fun during the summer at Saratoga," presumably with the Travers Stakes as a goal.

© 2003-2019 Dick Downey dba The Downey Profile

The Downey Profile® was awarded a Service Mark by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2008. Renewed 2018.