Tuesday, March 27 2012


NOMINATIONS TO 2012 TRIPLE CROWN CLIMB TO 418 WITH ADDITION OF 20 LATE NOMINEES


LOUISVILLE, KY. (Monday, March 26, 2012) – The number of horses eligible to compete in Thoroughbred racing’s coveted and elusive Triple Crown in 2012 has climbed to 418 after 20 promising 3-year-olds were made eligible to compete in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), the Preakness (GI) and the Belmont Stakes (GI) during the late nomination period that concluded on Saturday, March 24.

The 2012 total of 418 Triple Crown nominees is the largest since the record 460 in 2007 and 2008. There were 412 3-year-olds nominated in 2009 and 372 in 2010. Also, the 20 late nominations is the largest number since 25 were added after the early period in 1993.





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