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ARCADIA, United States (AFP) – Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will miss the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on November 5, trainer Doug O’Neill said Saturday.
O’Neill said the horse came out of a workout on Thursday with a ‘‘puffy ankle.’’
‘‘He jogs sound and the X-rays are clean,’’ O’Neill said. ‘‘But with the timing, he can’t make the Classic. We’re bummed and sad.’’
Nyquist’s victory in the Kentucky Derby was his eighth in as many starts, but he suffered his first career loss at the hands of Exaggerator in the Preakness Stakes.