Nominations to the Triple Crown Series
Link to The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations
PPs for The Early Triple Crown Nominees
Facts and Figures About The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations
Link to The Early Kentucky Oaks Nominations
The deadline for late 2020 Triple Crown nominations was extended to June 3, 2020. The cost was reduced from $6,000 to $3,000. Nominations may be made at TheTripleCrown.com or by calling Churchill Downs racing operations manager Kelly Danner at (502) 638-3825. Payment must be made at the time of nomination.
Deadlines and Cost
Deadline for early nominations to the 2020 Triple Crown: Jan. 25, 2020
Cost of early nomination to the 2019 Triple Crown: $600
Deadline for late nominations to the 2020 Triple Crown: March 30, 2020 -- extended
Cost of late nomination to the 2019 Triple Crown: $6,000
For more information, contact these representatives at Triple Crown host tracks:
Supplemental nomination fee for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes: The cost in 2020 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.
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.