Nominations to the Triple Crown Series
Link to The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations
Eligibility for the 2020 Triple Crown attracted 369 horses, 347 of them during the early nomination period and 22 late nominations.
PPs for The 2020 Early Triple Crown Nominees
Facts and Figures About The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations
Link to The Early 2020 Kentucky Oaks Nominations
Twenty-Two Late 2020 Triple Crown Nominations
Deadlines and Cost
Deadline for early nominations to the 2021 Triple Crown: Jan. 23, 2021. There is a brief delay between the nomination deadline and release of nominees.
Cost of early nomination to the 2021 Triple Crown: $600
Deadline for late nominations to the 2021 Triple Crown: March 29, 2021
Cost of late nomination to the 2021 Triple Crown: $6,000
For more information, contact these representatives at Triple Crown host tracks:
Vice President of Racing and Racing Secretary Ben Huffman at (502) 638-3820 or [email protected]
Assistant Racing Secretary and Stakes Coordinator Dan Bork at (502) 638-3806 or [email protected]
Racing Operations Manager Kelly Danner at (502) 638-3825 or [email protected]
Racing Secretary Jillian Sofarelli at (800) 638-1859 or [email protected]
Vice President of Racing Operations Martin Panza at (718) 659-4241 or [email protected]
Stakes Coordinator Andrew Byrnes at (718) 659-4217 or [email protected]
Supplemental nomination fee for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes: Before the Kentucky Derby, the cost 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 $100,000; 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.