SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Funny Cide returned to Saratoga Race Course yesterday with a fever after his third-place finish in the Haskell Invitational Handicap, said trainer Barclay Tagg.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner turned in an unusual, lethargic performance Saturday in the Haskell at Monmouth Park in New Jersey. He arrived back at his Saratoga barn about 12:30 a.m. yesterday.
"He's got a fever, and he's tired," Tagg said.
He said the gelding's temperature was 102 degrees. Normal fluctuates between 99 degrees and 101 degrees.
"Usually they're 99 in the morning, and 101 late in the afternoon," Tagg said.
He said he didn't know whether Funny Cide would be able to run in the Travers Stakes on Aug. 23 at Saratoga.