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It is just over a month before the Kentucky Derby and while Verrazano, Orb, and Revolutionary are getting the most attention, there are still quite a few others hoping to beat them. The final nomination period closed with 13 additional nominees at a cost of $6000 each. Added to the 369 nominated in the early period, this brings the total number nominated up to 382, down significantly from the 418 last year.
The most accomplished of the horses on the list include Black Onyx. winner of the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park. Also among the late nominees are Giant Finish, third in the Spiral Stakes for trainer Tony Dutrow and Undrafted, third in the Swale Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park for trainer Wesley Ward.
The late nomination period is the last chance to get your horse eligible to enter the Kentucky Derby for a reasonable cost. The early nominations, which closed in January, cost $600 and the late nominations, which closed on March 24, cost $6000. At this point, horses can still be supplemented to the Kentucky Derby for a $200,000 fee, or for the Preakness and/or Belmont for "only" $100,000. Entries to the Kentucky Derby are capped at 20 horses and if more than 20 enter, preference is given in order of their Road to the Derby points earned. Supplemental nominations go to the bottom of the preference list behind any early or late nominees. Additional fees are $25,000 to enter and $25,000 to start are due if you actually get in. In addition, there are two also eligibles taken for the Kentucky Derby. You can find out the details of all the costs involved to nominate and enter here.
|Late Nominations to 2013 Triple Crown|
|Are You Kidding Me
||John Bates, Ron Kirk, Greg McDonald
and Riordan, Shaw & Sones
|Black Onyx||Sterling Racing||Kelly Breen|
|Brazilian Court||Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey||Mike Maker|
|Departing||Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider||Al Stall Jr.|
|Erik the Red||Lady Sheila Stable||Linda Rice|
||Sunrise Stable, Gary Tolchin, Aubrey
Flanagan and Bob Smith
|Hip Four Sixtynine||J-LU LLC||Bobby Barnett|
|Infinite Magic||Team Valor International||H. Graham Motion|
|Narvaez||Stipa Racing Stable Inc.||Agustin Bezara|
|Storm Fighter||Golden Eagle Farm||Bruce Headley|
|Sunbean||Brittlyn Stable Inc.||Al Stall Jr.|
|Undrafted||Wes Welker||Wesley Ward|
|Wings of Fortune
||Richard S. Reed, Tiffany Zammit and Quade,
Bruce & Joyce
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