Early nominations for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to grow to be eligible to compete within the 2023 Triple Crown sequence are due Saturday with a $600 fee.
Fee for early Triple Crown nominations have to be made on the time of entry on www.thetriplecrown.com. Info concerning cellphone or mail-in entries may also be discovered on the web site.
Nominations are scheduled to be launched to the general public on Monday, Feb. 6.
The 2023 Triple Crown opens Saturday, Might 6 with the 149th operating of the $3 million Kentucky Derby offered by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) at 1 ¼ miles at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The 148th operating of the $1.5 million Preakness (GI), its 1 3/16-mile second jewel, is about for Saturday, Might 20 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The one hundred and fifty fifth operating of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI), the sequence’ 1 ½-mile remaining leg, is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
Final 12 months’s early Triple Crown nominations attracted 312 horses and 9 late nominees.
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Horses not nominated in the course of the early section will be made eligible by way of Monday, March 27 with a $6,000 fee. Any horse not nominated throughout both the early or late nomination phases has a remaining alternative to grow to be eligible for the races by way of fee of a supplemental nomination payment due on the time of entry for every Triple Crown race: Kentucky Derby ($200,000), Preakness ($150,000) and Belmont ($50,000).
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