Wild On Ice Leads Dozen Late Triple Crown Nominees

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Frank Sumpter's Wild On Ice (Tapizar), winner of Sunday's GIII Sunland Park Derby, is one of a dozen 3-year-olds nominated to the Triple Crown with a late payment of $6,000 by Monday's deadline. The other late nominees (pending late mail) are:  Middleham Park Racing's Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition Stakes winner Brave Emperor (Ire) (Sioux Nation); Adam Ference and Bill Dory's El Camino Real Derby winner Chase the Chaos (Astern {Aus}); John Salzman Jr., Fred Wasserloos and Anthony Geruso's multiple stakes winner Coffeewithchris (Ride on Curlin); Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Westerberg and Jonathan Poulin's Animal Kingdom S. winner Eye Witness (City of Light); The Del Mar Group's Sunland Park Derby third-place finisher Henry Q (Blame); Lucky Seven Stable's maiden special weight winner and GI Arkansas Derby entrant Interlock Empire (Classic Empire); Brereton Jones and Naber Racing's maiden special weight winner and GI Arkansas Derby entrant King Russell (Creative Cause); Big Chief Racing's recent $50,000 claim and Arkansas Derby entrant Kolomio (Constitution); C2 Racing Stable's maiden special weight winner and GI Curlin Florida Derby entrant Mr. Peeks (California Chrome); C2 Racing Stable and Stefania Farms maiden special weight winner and Florida Derby entrant Nautical Star (Dixie Chatter); and LC Racing's two-time stakes winner Ninetyprcentmaddie (Weiglia).

There are now 381 sophomores eligible to compete in the Triple Crown series. Any horse not nominated during the early or late phases can become Triple Crown eligible through a supplemental nomination payment due at the time of entry for each Triple Crown race: Kentucky Derby ($200,000), Preakness ($150,000) and Belmont ($50,000).


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