Nominations to the Triple Crown Series
Link to the 2018 Early Triple Crown Nominations
Link to Stats About the 2018 Nominees
Deadlines and Cost
Deadline for early nominations to the 2018 Triple Crown: Jan. 20, 2018
Cost of early nomination to the 2018 Triple Crown: $600
Deadline for late nominations to the 2018 Triple Crown: March 19, 2018
Cost of late nomination to the 2018 Triple Crown: $6,000
For more information about how to nominate to the Triple Crown, contact Churchill Downs/ Ben Huffman at 502-638-3820 or Ben.Huffman@kyderby.com or Churchill Downs/Kelly Danner at 502-638-3825 or Kelly.Danner@kyderby.com or fax to 502-638-3915; or Pimlico/Georganne Hale 800-638-1859 or email@example.com or Pimlico/Coleman Blind 800-638-1859 or firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 410-542-1221; or NYRA/Martin Panza at 718-659-4241 or email@example.com or NYRA/Andrew Byrnes 718-659-4217 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Triple Crown.com
Supplemental nomination fee for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes: The cost in 2018 is $200,000 for those not early- or late-nominated to the Triple Crown, to be paid at the time of entry to the Kentucky Derby. Supplemental fees to the Kentucky Derby are added to purse money unless the horse is excluded, causing a return of the fee. After the running of the Kentucky Derby, the supplemental fee to nominate to the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes is $150,000; and after the Preakness the supplemental fee to nominate to the Belmont Stakes is $50,000, down from $75,000 in recent years.
Fees to enter and start in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes
In the Kentucky Derby, there is an entry fee of $25,000 and a starting fee of an additional $25,000. For the Preakness, the cost is $15,000 to enter and another $15,000 to start. For the Belmont Stakes, the cost is $15,000 to enter and another $15,000 to start.
Link to the 2017 Early Triple Crown Nominations
Link to the 2016 Early Triple Crown Nominations
Link to the 2015 Early Triple Crown Nominations
Link to the 2014 Early Triple Crown Nominations