(Trainer Bob Baffert / Photo by Gene McLean)

From the Pimlico Media Team:

Muth Declared From Saturday’s G1 Preakness Stakes:

Preakness (G1) morning line favorite, Muth, has been declared out of Saturday’s race after reportedly spiking a temperature upon arriving at Pimlico late Tuesday night.

Trainer Bob Baffert said the Arkansas Derby (G1) winner spiked a temperature of 103. He said that left him no other choice than to scratch from the second jewel of the game’s Triple Crown.

“We are sick about this. The horse had been doing really well,” Baffert said. “But we have to do what’s right by the horse.”