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Aug 06, 2010

Fever will keep Lookin At Lucky from Travers



Saratoga Springs, NY (Sports Network) - Haskell Invitational winner Lookin At Lucky will miss the $1 million Travers at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 28 after coming down with a fever on Tuesday.

Trainer Bob Baffert announced that the leading three-year-old colt had a fever of 102. The 2009 champion two-year-old colt is still stabled at Monmouth Park, where he won Sunday's Haskell by four lengths.

"No Travers for Lucky," Baffert wrote on his Facebook page. "Woke up with a little temperature (102), but looks like he is not too sick and is responding well to treatment. Will have to stay on MP (Monmouth Park) for probably another week till blood work looks good. Too bad because we were all starting to think Travers."

Baffert, talking at Saratoga, did note that the colt's temperature had returned to normal Wednesday morning. A thoroughbred's normal temperature is 100 degrees.

Lookin At Lucky won this year's Preakness Stakes and was sixth in the Kentucky Derby as the 6-1 favorite. The Haskell was the colt's first start since capturing the middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown.

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