Churchill Downs announced by press release that 13 late nominees (pending late mail) have added their names to the roster of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds eligible for the 2013 Triple Crown races. The total number of nominees has grown to 382 for the coveted series of American classic races that includes the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.
The 2013 Triple Crown will get underway Saturday, May 4 with the 139th running of the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Preakness, the 1 3/16-mile second jewel, is set to be run for the 138th time on Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The 145th running of the Belmont Stakes, the 1 ½-mile final jewel of the elusive series, is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park, in Elmont, N.Y.
Horses not nominated to the Triple Crown during the early nomination phase (prior to March 26) will have a final opportunity to become eligible for the series through a supplemental nomination process. Those horses can become eligible for one or all of the Triple Crown races with the payment of a supplemental nomination fee at the time of entry of any of the three races. A supplemental nominee is eligible to run in the remaining Triple Crown events after payment of the fee. A supplemental nomination at the time of entry to the Kentucky Derby requires a payment of $200,000, but preference is given to original nominees first. The supplemental fee is $100,000 if paid prior to either the Preakness or Belmont Stakes.
Late Nominations to 2013 Triple Crown
Horse Owner Trainer
Are You Kidding Me — John Bates, Ron Kirk, Greg McDonald and Riordan, Shaw & Sones — Roger Attfield
Black Onyx — Sterling Racing — Kelly Breen
Brazilian Court — Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey — Mike Maker
Departing — Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider — Al Stall Jr.
Erik the Red — Lady Sheila Stable — Linda Rice
Giant Finish — Sunrise Stable, Gary Tolchin, Aubrey Flanagan and Bob Smith — Anthony Dutrow
Hip Four Sixtynine – J-LU LLC — Bobby Barnett
Infinite Magic — Team Valor International — H. Graham Motion
Narvaez — Stipa Racing Stable Inc. — Agustin Bezara
Storm Fighter — Golden Eagle Farm — Bruce Headley
Sunbean — Brittlyn Stable Inc. — Al Stall Jr.
Undrafted — Wes Welker — Wesley Ward
Wings of Fortune — Richard S. Reed, Tiffany Zammit and Quade, Bruce & Joyce — Mike Maker
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