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2003 Triple Crown Nominations

Date: 02/02/2003

A record number of 446 early nominations for the 2003 Triple Crown was received by Triple Crown Productions, topping the previous record of 440 set two years ago. Each is hoping to sweep the three-race series, consisting of the May 3rd Kentucky Derby, May 17th Preakness Stakes, and the June 7th Belmont Stakes, to win the elusive $5 million bonus. The early nominations cost just $600 and were due in by January 18th. The second nomination period closes March 29th and costs $6000 (get late nominees here). If you do not nominate in either of these periods, you cannot run in any of the Triple Crown races unless you pay a $150,000 supplement fee. Not surprisingly, 12 of the 13 runners in the 2002 Breeders' Cup Juvenile were nominated including undefeated 2 year old champion Vindication.

Godolphin Racing and trainer Saeed bin Suroor led all owners with 19 nominations, half of all the foreign-owned horses nominated. Fifteen horses were nominated by their main rival on the international stage, Ireland-based Coolmore led by Michael Tabor. Godolphin has yet to win the Kentucky Derby while Coolmore was successful with Thunder Gulch in 1995.

Among North American owners, Bob and Beverly Lewis nominated 15 horses, Eugene Melnyk nominated 12, while Overbrook Farm and Dogwood Stable had 11 each.

Although 5 fillies were nominated, conspicuous by her absence on the list is champion 2-year-old filly Storm Flag Flying. Trainer Shug McGaughey has said that she will remain in her division and not face males this year.

Todd Pletcher led all trainers with 28 nominations, followed by D. Wayne Lukas with 23. Lukas is currently tied with the legendary James Fitzsimmons for most Triple Crown races won with 13, and will attempt to break the tie this year. Suroor is next with 19, then Mark Hennig with 10. Given that Hennig and Pletcher were former Lukas assistants, the former Team Lukas makes up a whopping 13% of the total.

1992 Horse of the Year and Belmont winner A.P. Indy leads all sires with 16, followed by Storm Cat with 15.

Below is an alphabetical list of just the horses' names. If you want to see a list with color, sex, sire - dam, owner, trainer, breeder, and where bred check these lists sorted by Horse, Sire, Owner, or Trainer.

Triple Crown quick links:

A

A Great Team
Acceptable Venture
Actor
Added Edge
Admiralty Arch
Affable
Agilis (g)
Ah Wilderness
Akatsakat
Al Saqaar
Alajwad
Alke
Alysweep
American Liberty
American Mon
Amid the Chaos
Anasheed
Apalachian Thunder
Apple Cart
Arbitrate
Aristocat
Atfirst Blush
Atswhatimtalknbout
Auto City
Awesome Rush
Awesome Time
Awesome of Course

B

Badge of Silver
Bannack
Bham
Bierstadt
Big American Force
Big Country
Bishop Court Hill
Blackinton
Blakelock
Blazing Freedom
Bluegrass Spirit
Book Note
Boston Park
Boston Shuttle
Bourbonnais
Brancusi
Bridgefield
Bridgeside
Brightest Hour
Brighton Ridge
Bucanero Gris
Buckland Manor
Buju
Bull Market
Bullistic
Burchfield

C

Calabar
Campaign Castle
Cannon One
Capital Spending
Captain Amour
Captain Fantastic
Carrier
Case Charmer
Cat Genius
Cat Ona High
Certification
Champali
Chance 'ola
Change Course
Cherokee's Boy
Chez Black
Chimborazo
Chimney Slew
Choctaw Charlie
Christine's Outlaw
Christmas Away
City Desk
Cold Truth
Colita
Collateral Damage (g)
Colonel Gordon
Color Me Gone
Cold Python
Comic Truth
Commander's Affair
Composure (f)
Confidential Sport
Conservation (g)
Cool Irony
Cornicopia
Crackup
Crafty Guy
Crafty Motion
Cravens
Crisp Decision
Crosstown Caper

D

D's Bertrando
Dance Pro
Daring Skipper
Decoder
Deep Shadow
Defy Logic
Delacroix
Demon Warlock
Deputy Lad
Desert Warrior
Devote
Domestic Dispute
Double Again
Double Intrigue
Dubai Lightning
Dublin
Ducati Demon
Dynamometer
Dynastyle
Dynever

E

Elusive Gentleman
Elusive Hour
Empire Maker
Endemaj
Engineered
Enkido
Epic
Eugene's Third Son
Evening Gents
Evolving Tactics
Exceptional Sunset
Excessivepleasure (g)
Eye of the Tiger

F

Filippone
First Class Trip
Fistbump
Flint Hall
Flirt With Fortune
Flying Jazz
Formal Attire
Formidable Fox
Foufa's Warrior (g)
Foxs Gold Digger
Freedom's Key
Funny Cide

G

Gakkel Ridge
Galena Summit
Game Day
Gassan Royal
Gato Gato Gato (g)
Gentlemen J J
Gentlemen's Club
Gentlestone
Ghost Mate (g)
Ghostzapper
Gigawatt
Gimmeawink
Global Attraction
Gold Adventure
Golden Wave
Gone Ballistic
Gotta Believe
Governor Brown
Grand
Grand Chance
Grand Lucenci
Great Notion
Green Colony
Grey Comet
Grinding It Out
Gross Margin
Gunboat

H

Hackendiffy
Halo Homewrecker
Hear No Evil
Hold That Tiger
Home of Stars
Homie
Honeagle
Hot Hand
Humblest
Hurricane Devin
Hushhood
Hypnotist

I

In Front Quality
Inamorato
Indian Express
Indiana Express
Indy Dancer
Indy Flag
Infinite Justice
Intensive Dancer
Involvement
Inwood Home (g)
Irish Gambler
Irish Road
Iron Lad
Irrawaddy
Island Squeeze

J

J. Alfred Prufrock (g)
J.R. Belongs
Jazzman's Prospect
Jenkins' Ferry
Joe Bear
Judgmatic

K

Kafwain
Kilgartin
King of the World
Kingsley Club
Kissin Saint
Knievel
Known Me King
Kuch

L

Landana
Larry B (g)
Larry King
Lector
Legal Process
Lewa Dance
Lion Tamer
Listen Indy
Little Floss
Living Single
Logician
Lone Star Sky
Longhorn Blues
Longship (g)
Lord Stonewood
Lots of Sizzle (g)
Love Is Blind
Loyal Deputy
Lucy I'm Home

M

MacKinaw City (g)
Macchiato
Majestic Commander
Major Decision
Man Among Men
Maneuverable
Marino Marini
Massive
Max Forever
Maxamax
McCann's Mojave
Midas Eyes
Midnight Charlie
Midway Cat
Midway Road
Military Option
Mingun
Minister's Wild Cat
Mister Slippery
Molotov
Moomba
Moonroper (g)
Most Feared (g)
Mr Joe B
Mr. Bubbly
Mr. Ron
Mr. Rubicon
Mr. Technique
Mt. Vaughan
Mukhtaser
Murashah
Mustang Jock
Mustbinthefrontrow
My Boston Gal (f)
My Dear Jazz

N

Napoleon Solo
Nation Wide News
Nebuchadnezzar
Negotiation
Neon Magic
New South Wales (GB)
New York Prospect
Newfoundland
Nothing to Lose


O

O Henry
Occult
Ocean Terrace
Offlee Wild
Omega Code
One Colony
One Nice Cat
Onebadshark
Ontario
Orville Forest
Our Bobby V.
Outer Reef
Outta Here
Ozzie Cat

P

Parallax
Parhelion (GER)
Parker's Way West
Parnell Square
Patacon
Path
Patriot Spirit
Peace Rules
Penobscot Bay
Permiso
Philadelphia Jim
Pine for Java
Polish Gift
Political Risk
Poor Man's Battle
Popular Groom
Power Lion
Powerful Touch (g)
Premier Rocket
Pretence
Prince Alphie
Prince in Command
Private Chef
Private Gold
Prominent Feature
Proud Cardenal


Q

Qais
Quick Draw
Quietus

R

Rahy Vision
Raise Atlantis
Randwick
Ransom the Krooner
Rapid Proof
Rapier Dance
Real Desire (f)
Real Hot
Reciprocate
Refuse to Bend
Region of Merit
Remo
Rhumjar
Richard's Boy
Risk Reward
Risky Cat
Roaring Fever
Rock Climb
Rock Sez Win
Rocky Flight
Rojo Toro
Roll Hennessy Roll
Romeo Tango
Roses in May
Rosie's Big Boy
Ruby Falls
Runnin' on Nitro

S

Saint Liam
Saint Waki
Saintly Look
Salt Wells
Samboo
Santa Catarina (f)
Santa Fe Slew
Saranoia
Savoy Special
Scott
Scrimshaw
Seattle Hoofer
Seattle Sound
Seek Gold
Senor Swinger
Sharp Impact
Shop Hill
Siberland (g)
Singletary
Sir Cherokee
Sir Silver Berry
Sircharlesschnabel
Six Kings (g)
Skamper
Skiperoo
Sky Mesa
Sky Soldier
Skycrossing
Sleuthing
Slew Shaq
Smokin' Sammy
Some Kind of Tiger
Songlark (GB)
Soto
Southern Image
Special Rate
Spensive
Stand by Your Flag
Stanislavsky
Stanley Park
Starlit Laughter (f)
Statue of Liberty
Sterny
Still a Bachelor
Stoker
Stone Canyon
Stone Cat
Storm Gulch
Strength Within
Strong Hope
Sum Trick
Summer Sport
Supah Blitz
Supervisor
Surging River
Sushi Train
Sylvanite
Symbolic Times

T

Tar Kovsky
Tempered Steel
Ten Cents a Shine
Ten Most Wanted
Texas Hill
The Man
Tippecanoe
Tito's Beau
Toccet
Tomahawk
Torre and Zim
Touch the Wire
Transparent
Tribute to Heroes
Trident House
Truckle Feature
Trust N Luck
Trustee Man
Twice as Royal
Two Sparks


U

Unbridled's Comet
Uncle Bruce
Unforgettable Max
Unfurl the Flag
Unleash the Power
Unnamed-2
Utopia


V

Van Nistlerooy
Victory Smile
Vindication

W

Wake
Warhawk
Western Diplomat
Western Envoy
Wholly John
Whywhywhy
Wild Honour
Wild and Wicked
Windsor Lodge
Winged Foot Willie
Winning Fans
Wor dsworth
Work for Boots
Worthing


Y

Y. V. F i v e
Your Bluffing


Z

Zavata
Zydeco Affair

(g) = gelding     (f) = filly

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