Among the nine horses who are late nominees for the 2021 Triple Crown are D.J. Stable's GII Tampa Bay Derby winner Helium (Ironicus) and Chiefswood Stables' GIII Gotham S. upsetter Weyburn (Pioneerof the Nile). They were made eligible to compete in the Triple Crown with a $6,000 payment that was due Monday. The window for late nominations was Jan. 23-Mar. 29.
A total of 335 horses are now eligible to compete in the three-race series, which kicks off with the May 1 GI Kentucky Derby, continues with the May 15 GI Preakness S., and concludes with the June 5 GI Belmont S. Horses can still become eligible for the individual races through supplemental nominations of $200,000 (Derby), $100,000 (Preakness), or $50,000 (Belmont).
In addition to Helium and Weyburn, other late Triple Crown nominees are Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's G2 UAE Derby runner-up Panadol (Flatter); Reddam Racing's GIII Jeff Ruby Steaks third-place finisher Hockey Dad (Nyquist); Larry Katz' Turf Paradise Derby winner It's My House (Anthony's Cross); Michael Dubb and Bethlehem Stables' three-time winner Maythehorsebwithu (Bullsbay); Phillip Ward's stakes-placed Tiz Mandate (Strong Mandate); MyRacehorse.com, Medallion Racing, Parkland Thoroughbreds, and Edward Kelly's European transfer Carrothers (Mshawish); and Clark M. Cooper Family Trust, Mia Familia Racing Stable, and Wade Jacobsen's two-time winner Back Ring Luck (Malibu Moon).