LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Prayer for Relief has been scratched from the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
Breeders’ Cup officials said Tuesday that the 3-year-old colt has developed a fever and will remain in California at trainer Bob Baffert’s barn.
Prayer for Relief started the season with four straight wins, including the Iowa Derby, the West Virginia Derby and the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. His lone loss of the campaign came in his last start, a third-place finish in the Oklahoma Derby.
Baffert still has a horse in the Classic: Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude.