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2001 Triple Crown Nominees

Nominee Listing:   A - G     H - R     S - Z

A new record was set this year with 439 total nominees, including 53 from Europe which more than doubled that previous record. The previous record for total nominations was 422 which was set in 1986, the first year for common nominations to all three races. The $5 million bonus for any horse who can sweep all three Triple Crown races is again offered this year as the Visa Triple Crown Challenge.

Early nominations were $600 and closed on January 13th. Late nominations are $6000 and will close on March 31st.

Trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Aidan O'Brien tie for most nominees with 21 each but are followed closely by Saeed bin Suroor of Godolphin with 20. Below are some statistics about the nominees and their connections.

Horses by Sex

Colts (420) Geldings (11) Fillies (8)

Birthplaces of Nominated Horses

Kentucky (298)
Florida (37)
California (15)
New York (15)
Maryland (12)
Virginia (11)
Pennsylvania (7)
Ohio (3)
Illinois (2)
Washington (2)
Indiana (1)
New Jersey (1)
South Carolina (1)
Texas (1)

Outside the USA:

Ireland (16)
Great Britain (8)
Canada (6)
France (2)
Switzerland (1)

Top Trainers by Number of Nominations

D. Wayne Lukas (21)
Aidan P. O’Brien (21)

Saeed bin Suroor (20)

Todd A. Pletcher (16)

W. Elliott Walden (11)

Bob Baffert (10)

Dermot K. Weld (9)

H. James Bond (7)
Dallas Stewart (7)
Nicholas P. Zito (7)

Richard E. Mandella (6)
Claude R. McGaughey III (6)
Mohammed Moubarak (6)

Mark A. Hennig (5)
Robert B. Hess Jr. (5)
Neil J. Howard (5)
Dale L. Romans (5)
Sal Russo (5)
Jenine Sahadi (5)
John F. Scanlan (5)

Frank A. Alexander (4)
Grover G. Delp (4)
Neil D. Drysdale (4)
C. Beau Greely (4)
Kenneth G. McPeek (4)
William I. Mott (4)
Ronald Moquett (4)
Joseph F. Orseno (4)
Flint S. Schulhofer (4)

Top Owners by Number of Nominations

Godolphin Racing (20)

Michael Tabor (15)

Mrs. John Magnier (9)

Eugene and Laura Melnyk (7)
Robert M. Perez (7)
Team Valor (7)

Padua Stable (6)
Frank H. Stronach (6)
The Thoroughbred Corp. (6)

Daniel Borislow (5)
Buckram Oak Farm (5)
W.S. Farish (5)

Donald Dizney (4)
Robert and Beverly Lewis (4)
James McIngvale (4)
Robert E. Meyerhoff (4)
Peachtree Stable (4)
Pepper Tree Farms (4)
Gary and Mary West Stable (4)

Top Sires by Number of Nominations

A.P. Indy (17)

Storm Cat (12)

Unbridled (9)

Hennessy (8)
Mr. Prospector (8)
Mt. Livermore (8)

Broad Brush (7)
Deputy Minister (7)

Gone West (6)
Holy Bull (6)
Saint Ballado (6)
Tabasco Cat (6)
Woodman (6)

Devil His Due (5)
Dixieland Band (5)
Maria’s Mon (5)
Marquetry (5)
Pleasant Colony (5)
Sadler’s Wells (5)
Seeking the Gold (5)
Thunder Gulch (5)
Unbridled’s Song (5)

Cryptoclearance (4)
Gilded Time (4)
Glitterman (4)
Honour and Glory (4)
Kris S. (4)
Pioneering (4)
Quiet American (4)
Smart Strike (4)
Southern Halo (4)
Wheaton (4)
Wild Again (4)

For even more statistics, check out this file from the Blood Horse in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

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