Horse racing took a hit today with news that Nyquist will not run in the Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby winner pulled out of the race with medical complications, which has since been reported as an elevated white blood cell count. Nyquist was already dealing with a high fever, but his trainer had hoped it would get better before next month.
Sadly, the highly-anticipated Round 3 run between Nyquist and Exaggerator is no more. Ratings for the race will likely plummet as the major (and only interesting) storyline has been thrown out.
Now what are we supposed to watch on June 11?