Triple Crown nominations

Late Triple Crown Nominees Include Helium and Weyburn

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...

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Essential Quality Tops 326 Early Triple Crown Nominees

Led by 2-year-old champion and two-time Grade I winner Essential Quality (Tapit), a total of 326 3-year-olds were made eligible to compete in this year's Triple Crown during the early nomination phase, which closed Jan. 23. Each of the 326 horses from the 2018 foal crop were made eligible through a $600 payment to compete in any leg of the Triple Crown series. The 2021 Triple Crown opens Saturday, May 1 with the 147th running of the GI Kentucky Derby at Churchill, continues with the 146th GI Preakness S. at...

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Early Triple Crown Nominations Due Jan. 23

Early nominations for the 2021 Triple Crown are due Saturday, Jan. 23. The Triple Crown begins with the GI Kentucky Derby May 1, then continues with the GI Preakness S. May 15, and concludes with the GI Belmont S. June 5. Nominations for eligible 3-year-olds can be secured with a $600 payment. Horses not nominated by Jan. 23 can still be made eligible with a $6,000 payment through Mar. 29. A horse can also be supplemented to any of the Triple Crown races for individual payments of $200,000 (Derby), $100,000...

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Late Triple Crown Nominations Due June 3

The deadline for late nominations to the rescheduled 2020 Triple Crown will be Wednesday, June 3. Owners and trainers can make 3-year-old Thoroughbreds eligible for the three-race series with a payment of $3,000. Delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional order and dates for the Triple Crown were revised: the GI Belmont S. will be run first June 20 at 1 1/8 miles, followed by the GI Kentucky Derby Sept. 5 and GI Preakness S. Oct. 3. A total of 347 horses were made eligible to the Triple Crown during...

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