Nominations to the Triple Crown Series
Link to the 2017 Early Triple Crown Nominations
Please NOTE: Bourbon Empire (trained by Mark Hennig) was inadvertantly omitted from the original list of early nominees
Link to Stats About the Nominees
Deadlines and Cost
Deadline for early nominations to the 2017 Triple Crown: Jan. 14, 2017
Cost of early nomination to the 2017 Triple Crown: $600
Deadline for late nominations to the 2017 Triple Crown: March 20, 2017
Cost of late nomination to the 2017 Triple Crown: $6,000
For more information about how to nominate to the Triple Crown, contact Churchill Downs/Kelly Danner at 502-638-3825; or Pimlico/Georganne Hale 410-542-9400; or NYRA/Andrew Byrnes 718-641-4700 or go to Triple Crown.com
Supplemental nomination fee for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes: The cost in 2017 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 is $150,000; and the supplemental fee to nominate to the Belmont Stakes is $75,000.
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 2016 Early Triple Crown Nominations
Link to the 2015 Early Triple Crown Nominations
Link to The 2014 Early Triple Crown Nominations