King Fury to Miss Preakness

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King Fury | Horsephotos

King Fury (Curlin), who was forced to bypass last week's GI Kentucky Derby after spiking a temperature on the eve of the race, will also miss next weekend's GI Preakness S., trainer Ken McPeek confirmed Tuesday. After developing another temperature along with a cough Tuesday, the decision was made to reroute the GIII Lexington S. winner to this summer's GI Travers S.

“He's still not 100%,” said McPeek Tuesday.

Campaigned by Fern Circle Stables, Three Chimneys Farm and Magdalena Racing, the chestnut also won last season's Street Sense S. at Churchill.

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