If any additional horses not already nominated want to enter, they will have to be supplemented. Cost for this is $200,000 for the Kentucky Derby and $100,000 for the Preakness and Belmont. Even if a horse is supplemented, he is the lowest in priority for getting in the race with any early or late nominee getting preference over him. For the early and late nominees, graded stakes earnings determine their priority with the field limited to 20 starters for the Kentucky Derby with no also-eligibles allowed.
The early nomination period for the three Triple Crown races closed January 22 and 364 3-year-olds were made eligible for the three-race series at that time. TThe 13 late nominees bring the overall nomination total for 2011 to 377.
|2011 Late Triple Crown Nominations|
|Beer Meister||James Egger & William Burns||Manuel Ortiz Sr.||5-2-2-0||$71,620|
|Bowman’s Causeway||Martin Schwarz||Patrick Biancone||5-1-1-2||$61,091|
|Joe’s Blazing Aaron||Joseph Witez||Mike Maker||9-3-0-0||$123,864|
|Lagoon of Diamonds||Charles Fipke||Kelly Ackerman||6-2-1-0||$29,280|
|Nacho Saint||Lori & George Hall||Kelly Breen||7-1-3-0||$126,300|
|Norman Asbjornson||Thomas McClay & Harry Nye||Christopher Grove||6-2-1-0||$117,200|
|Ruler On Ice||Lori & George Hall||Kelly Breen||5-2-1-1||$156,500|
|Saratoga Red||Robert Baker & William Mack||D. Wayne Lukas||2-1-0-0||$37,800|
|Smoke It Right||Rand Metoyer & Benard Chatters||Benard Chatters||4-4-0-0||$96,300|
|Swift Warrior||James Covello & James Dolan||John Terranova II||12-3-2-5||$136,810|
|Truman’s Commander||Robert LaPenta & Harry Rosenblum||Nick Zito||4-1-0-1||$29,101|
|War Pact||Joseph Allen||Jean-Claude Rouget||3-2-0-1||$41,267|
|Watch Me Go||Gilbert Campbell||Kathleen O’Connell||9-4-0-1||$311,345|