King Fury to scratch from Kentucky Derby

April 30, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 30, 2021) – Fern Circle Stables, Three Chimney’s Farm and Magdalena Racing’s King Fury will be scratched from the Kentucky Derby due to a fever, according to trainer Kenny McPeek.

King Fury spiked a 104 degree fever this afternoon after he galloped this morning,” McPeek said. “He went off his feed after he trained. I feel gutted for all of the people that worked to get him ready for this race. Unfortunately he’s not 100%…. We’ll regroup and point to another race.”

With the scratch of King Fury, all horses to his outside will move in one spot in the starting gate. The program numbers will remain the same.

Churchill Downs Press Release

Photo: King Fury, (Coady)

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