While we won’t be able to catch a Nyquist/Exaggerator rematch in the Belmont, we can still watch champion Nyquist burn up the track via this drone video!
While Nyquist may not have been the best horse on Saturday for the Preakness Stakes, there’s no denying that he’s still every inch a champion, and he trains like one too. Watch one of Nyquist’s morning works before the Preakness on a damp morning as the bay son of Uncle Mo tears up Pimlico — even the drone has a hard time keeping up with him!
Unfortunately for Nyquist fans, the bay colt will not be heading to the Belmont for a much-anticipated rematch with Exaggerator — he spiked a fever on Monday and blood work came back on Tuesday showing an elevated white blood cell count, suggesting illness. Nyquist will be placed on stronger antibiotics and when he’s well, he’ll return to his home base in California to rest and recuperate. Team Nyquist has suggested that the colt will point towards a few of the summer stakes for his next target.