For the second year in a row, there were a record number of nominations for the $1,000,000, Grade III Delta Downs Jackpot
The event has drawn 252 nominations compared to 238 last year.
Trainers who have nominated horses to the Nov. 19 race include past winners Ken McPeek (Birdbirdistheword, 2006), Bill Mott (Z Humor, deat heat in 2007), Mark Casse (Turf War, deat heat in 2007), David Fawkes (Big Drama, 2008), and Todd Pletcher (Rule, 2009), among others.
Pre-entries for the Jackpot will close out on Nov. 8. Final entries and post positions will be drawn in the Delta Downs racing office on Nov. 16.
A list of nominated horses wasn't available upon the posting of this story.
--By Dick Downey