Twenty-two 3-year-old Thoroughbreds were made eligible to compete in the 2020 Triple Crown with a late nomination fee of $3,000 that was due Wednesday June 3. The early nomination total was 347 at $600 per horse when it closed Jan. 25.
With 22 late nominees during the extended late nomination phase (pending late mail), there are now 369 horses eligible to participate in the Triple Crown's revised three race series: the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes (G1) at 1 1/8 miles at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY; the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at 1 1/4 miles on Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY; and the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at 1 3/16 miles on Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD.
Best Pal Stakes winner Collusion Illusion is one of the 22 late nominees for the 2020 Triple Crown
The late nominees (with owner and trainer) and accomplishments as of June 4:
Alex Joon (Zayat Stables LLC via "Receiver") (Steve Asmussen) - maiden winner