Triple Crown Nomination Deadline Extended


Churchill Downs | Coady

The late Triple Crown nomination deadline, which was scheduled for Monday, will be extended to an as-yet undetermined later date under an extension agreed upon by racing officials at Churchill Downs Racetrack, the Maryland Jockey Club and the New York Racing Association. While the date of the GI Kentucky Derby has already been pushed back to Sept. 5, officials are still considering possible alternate dates for the GI Preakness S. and GI Belmont S. When all three Triple Crown dates appear to be firm, a late Triple Crown nomination closing date will be announced.

Three-year-olds from the 2017 foal crop that were not made eligible for $600 during the early nomination phase, will be able to be nominated for $6,000 via a payment at or by calling the Churchill Downs Racing Office at (502) 638-3825.

A total of 347 horses were nominated to this year’s Triple Crown during the early phase, which closed Jan. 25.

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