Nominations to the Triple Crown Series
Link to the 2019 Early Triple Crown Nominations
There are only four late Triple Crown nominations this year, fewer than usual: Grumps Little Tots, Hoffa's Union, Joevia and Spun to Run.
2019 Early Triple Crown Nominations Facts and Trivia
Deadlines and Cost
Deadline for early nominations to the 2019 Triple Crown: Jan. 26, 2019
Cost of early nomination to the 2019 Triple Crown: $600
Deadline for late nominations to the 2019 Triple Crown: April 1, 2019
Cost of late nomination to the 2019 Triple Crown: $6,000
For more information
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.
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.