Triple Crown News Release: 22 Three-Year-Olds Made Eligible to Triple Crown With $3,000 Late Payment

Jun 04, 2020

Twenty-two 3-year-old Thoroughbreds were made eligible to compete in the 2020 Triple Crown with a late $3,000 payment that was due Wednesday.

The nominees (with owner and trainer):

Alex Joon (Zayat Stables LLC via “Receiver”) (Steve Asmussen)

American Piper (Long Valley Stables LLC) (Rick Buckley)

Bear Alley (West Point Thoroughbreds and Albaugh Family Stables) (Dale Romans)

Casino Grande (Calumet Farm) (Christophe Clement)

Cezanne (Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and St. Elias Stable) (Bob Baffert)

Collusion Illusion (Dan Agnew, Rodney Orr, Jerry Schneider and John Xitco) (Mark Glatt)

Edge of Fire (Chiefswood Stables Limited) (Jimmy Jerkens)

Established (Twin Creeks Racing Stables LLC and Mt. Brilliant Farm LLC) (Mike Stidham)

High Cruise (Calumet Farm) (Jack Sisterson)

Hunt the Front (Dream Walkin Farm Inc.) (Nick Zito)

King Guillermo (Victoria’s Ranch) (Juan Avila)

Lebda (Euro Stable) (Claudio Gonzalez)

Mystic Guide (Godolphin LLC) (Mike Stidham)

Pneumatic (Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC) (Steve Asmussen)

Shooters Shoot (Exline-Border Racing, ERJ Racing and Dan Hudock) (Peter Eurton)

Superfecto (Irv Cowen) (Ralph Nicks)

Swiss Skydiver (Peter J. Callahan) (Kenny McPeek)

Uncle Chuck (Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram and Paul Weitman) (Bob Baffert)

Well Connected (Michael Dubb and David Simon) (Mike Maker)

Winners Laugh (Barry Schwartz) (Linda Rice)

Winning Impression (West Point Thoroughbreds and Pearl Racing) (Dallas Stewart)

Winning Moment (Gary and Mary West) (Bob Baffert)

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 (Grade I) at 1 1/8 miles at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.; the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) at 1 ¼ miles on Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.; and the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes (GI) at 1 3/16 miles on Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.

The early nomination total was 347 at $600 per horse when it closed Jan. 25.

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