May 28, 2020

2020 Triple Crown nominations list reaches 347

A list of early 2020 Triple Crown nominees was released Wednesday morning, with 347 3-year-olds currently eligible to compete in the May 2 Kentucky Derby (G1), May 16 Preakness (G1), and June 6 Belmont S. (G1).

Nominees were made eligible through a $600 payment. The count of 347 was down 15 horses from last year’s 362 early nominees to the 2019 Triple Crown.

Horses not nominated to the Triple Crown can subsequently be made eligible for $6,000 during the late nomination period which continues through March 30. After that date, horses can become eligible through a supplemental fee due at the time of entry for any of the three races.

Juvenile colt champion Storm the Court, scheduled to make his season debut in Sunday’s San Vicente (G2) at Santa Anita, heads the list of nominees. The nominations list also includes seven fillies, Finite and Taraz most notably, and 35 horses based outside of North America. Japan and Ireland account for 31 of the 35.

Todd Pletcher trains 26 Triple Crown nominees, Steve Asmussen 12, and Bob Baffert, the all-time leading trainer of Triple Crown race winners, conditions 19 nominees.

Calumet Farm leads all owners with 13 nominees, while horses bred by Godolphin account for nine nominees. First-crop sire and 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah leads all stallions with 15 offspring nominated.

Click here for the complete list of early Triple Crown nominees

Horse NameTrainer Last NameSire Name
Time to TestifyDesormeauxDeclaration of War
Answer InCoxDialed In
Perfect RevengeJoseph, Jr.I Want Revenge
Zimba WarriorDesormeauxKhozan
Choice of Mine (AUS)O’BrienRedoute’s Choice (AUS)
Fighting SeabeeMcPeekSummer Front
DoctrinaireDesormeauxWicked Strong
Hail to the ChiefWardDanza
Don BourbonWilkesTiznow
Express PharoahDelgadoAmerican Pharoah
Positively AwesomeNicksAwesome of Course
Dreams UntoldServisSmarty Jones
Fort KnoxDesormeauxGoldencents
Mr. HustleAttfieldDeclaration of War
Thousand WordsBaffertPioneerof the Nile
Chinggis KhanGanbatOrb
Mkfancy (FR)BrandtMakfi (GB)
ShotskiO’DwyerBlame
Violent CityWilkesViolence
Dieu du Vin (JPN)KatoDeclaration of War
Fort MyersO’BrienWar Front
Mr. Big NewsCalhounGiant’s Causeway
No ParoleAmossViolence
Top DrawHernandezInto Mischief
UntitledCasseKhozan
Believe NowMcCarthyUncle Mo
Blackberry WineSharpOxbow
High VelocityBaffertQuality Road
Wrecking CrewMillerSky Kingdom
The FalconQuartaroloUnion Rags
PortosPletcherTapit
Western SmokeDollaseTake Charge Indy
Bourbon StreetBrissetCurlin
Carpe OmniousPletcherCarpe Diem
IdolBaltasCurlin
Liam’s Lucky CharmNicksKhozan
Mr. KringleTerranova IIShakin It Up
SharecropperStall, Jr.Pioneerof the Nile
Mine Not MineRussellGolden Lad
Phantom BossPeribanShackleford
Silent FuryKorinerViolence
Divine ArmorSadlerInclude
Elusive RulerWilkesEmpire Maker
GoalieD’AmatoBodemeister
StructorBrownPalace Malice
AwakenedMcGaughey IIICurlin
Fancy LiquorMakerLookin At Lucky
Fast EnoughBecerraEddington
Rowdy YatesAsmussenMorning Line
Bye Bye MelvinMotionUncle Mo
Market AnalysisPletcherHonor Code
(17)Sheza Smoke ShowPletcherLiam’s Map
Bourbon WisdomWilkesConstitution
Vorst (JPN)MiyamotoKizuna (JPN)
Dune of Pilat (FR)O’BrienMedaglia d’Oro
ModernistMottUncle Mo
ChestertownAsmussenTapit
Blanket of RosesMakerLookin At Lucky
ChamberlainAlvaradoBrethren
Art CollectorSharpBernardini
Brother BradBrownCommissioner
King of AthensO’BrienWar Front
Mayberry DeputyMcPeekMajesticperfection
ReprobateDrysdaleBlame
Monday Morning QbReid, Jr.Imagining
Ready RewardBaffertMore Than Ready
Relentless DancerMakerMidshipman
South BendHoughAlgorithms
All Eyes WestServisStreet Sense
GreenbrierSummersPioneerof the Nile
Life On TopJerkensCarpe Diem
SorosDelgadoCommissioner
EnergizerAsmussenUncle Mo
Vacation (JPN)TakatsukiEspoir City (JPN)
ExaultedEurtonTwirling Candy
If Id Told YouMandellaCreative Cause
Silver StateAsmussenHard Spun
American TheoremPapaprodromouAmerican Pharoah
ToledoBrownInto Mischief
Blazin BodeBaltasBodemeister
ExtraordinaryBrissetSpeightstown
GoliadMandellaWar Front
MaxfieldWalshStreet Sense
Pleasant OrbTaggOrb
HollywoodhellraisrD’AmatoRace Day
PatrolCasseLiam’s Map
Tiz Rye TimeWilkesTiznow
OurnationonparadeRitvoCal Nation
Pharoah CatLukasAmerican Pharoah
Jungle RunnerAsmussenCandy Ride (ARG)
VerbDesormeauxDialed In
AjaaweedMcLaughlinCurlin
BeachcombingBaffertGiant’s Causeway
Fore LeftO’NeillTwirling Candy
FredericktownMillerConstitution
Gouverneur MorrisPletcherConstitution
Precise DancerNavarroVerrazano
TaishanBaltasTwirling Candy
Crypto CashMcPeekMajesticperfection
Laser Show (IRE)bin SuroorNew Approach (IRE)
Palm SpringsPletcherUncle Mo
Party TownBrinkerhoffShackleford
Holy MuchachoMcPeekMacho Uno
Life On the RoadAsmussenStreet Sense
Moon Over MiamiMottMalibu Moon
New EagleMakerStreet Boss
Eddy ForeverBaffertMedaglia d’Oro
ExcessionAsmussenUnion Rags
Five Tool PlayerServisMedaglia d’Oro
Lane WayMandellaInto Mischief
Montauk TrafficRiceCross Traffic
American Baby (JPN)ShonoBernardini
Dr PostPletcherQuality Road
MarvinRobertsonCross Traffic
Ancient LandLambertMonterey Jazz
Coming Up RosesMakerAnimal Kingdom
DeviantPishDaredevil
Hishi Taizan (JPN)TsunodaTosen Homareboshi (JPN)
JuggernautDesormeauxGoldencents
Mischevious AlexServisInto Mischief
Thirsty JuniorHernandezStay Thirsty
Cost BasisBrownInto Mischief
CharlatanBaffertSpeightstown
Merchants of CoolWardTrappe Shot
(17)Fashion StormMandellaCandy Ride (ARG)
Cafe PharoahHoriAmerican Pharoah
FiniteAsmussenMunnings
Jess MoHuffmanUncle Mo
Mister Candy RideMcPeekCandy Ride (ARG)
MyamanoiGarganTemple City
Double CrownRitvoBourbon Courage
Necker IslandHoughHard Spun
Weekend in CourtRiceCourt Vision
Snap ChapChatlosInto Mischief
Summer KidDelgadoLemon Drop Kid
BangoFoleyCongrats
Mongol AltaiGanbatTemple City
Telephone TalkerBrownWicked Strong
Amen CornerO’DwyerMalibu Moon
As Seen On TvBreenLookin At Lucky
Candy TycoonPletcherTwirling Candy
Big City BobDuarte, Jr.Shanghai Bobby
Boating PartyAsmussenCurlin
Chance ItJoseph, Jr.Currency Swap
Ete IndienBianconeSummer Front
No Shirt No ShoesAndersonShackleford
Silver ProspectorAsmussenDeclaration of War
VillainousEnglehartWicked Strong
Friar’s RoadMcCarthyQuality Road
Paradise ForeverPolancoTaste of Paradise
AmericanusHennigWar Front
DreamonmebabyHartmanConstitution
KowalskiLukasWill Take Charge
MoonlanderPletcherMalibu Moon
PoeAlvaradoBrethren
Steely DanzaMargolisDanza
Will Sing for WineMottWill Take Charge
GreenbackDesormeauxPaynter
Honor A. P.ShirreffsHonor Code
Quality WarriorLukasQuality Road
SaratogianBrissetEmpire Maker
ShashashakemeupDesormeauxShackleford
Three TechniqueEnglehartMr Speaker
Azul CoastBaffertSuper Saver
Gold StreetAsmussenStreet Boss
PingxiangMoriSpeightstown
Dennis’ MomentRomansTiznow
KanderelMandellaCandy Ride (ARG)
ShivareeNicksAwesome of Course
Disc JockeyJoseph, Jr.Bodemeister
Ellis IslandPletcherWill Take Charge
Fire Lance (JPN)TakahashiPyro
Forever PoeChatlosColonel John
Our CountryWeaverConstitution
Tagano Beauty (JPN)NishizonoHenny Hughes
Ugo (JPN)TakahashiGold Allure (JPN)
VeteranMandellaQuality Road
War StopperRodriguezDeclaration of War
(17)Argent AffairChatlosVerrazano
American SeedFujiokaTapit
Anneau d’OrWrightMedaglia d’Oro
ChapaluDelacourFlatter
Next RevoltBlackerRevolutionary
Silver RatioPletcherLiam’s Map
Fame to FamousMc AllenTapit
Seize the DayBaffertCarpe Diem
Tiz the LawTaggConstitution
Churn N BurnWilkesLiam’s Map
Distant Vista (IRE)D’AmatoFootstepsinthesand (GB)
Ima PharoahPletcherAmerican Pharoah
MeruDuarte, Jr.Sky Mesa
New World TapestryO’BrienWar Front
Say WhenMeauxGirolamo
WoopigsooieOrtizSecret Circle
AirstreemAsmussenTapit
CzechmightBaltasStreet Sense
TizamagicianMandellaTiznow
Ra’adBaffertTwirling Candy
(17)Kittery PointPletcherLiam’s Map
AtoneAlbertraniInto Mischief
By Your SideKenneallyConstitution
Magic MojoJerkensUncle Mo
August IndyErcanbrackJames Street
Eight RingsBaffertEmpire Maker
FarragutQuickAfleet Alex
Mexican Wonder BoyGutierrezCan the Man
Talkin MaliceSchererPalace Malice
West SiderBaffertUncle Mo
Spice Is NicePletcherCurlin
Cool DevilPletcherDaredevil
Cross CourtDelgadoCross Traffic
Secret CamelotTrombettaJersey Town
Forza Di OroMottSpeightstown
Full FlatMoriSpeightstown
Secret RulesMottSecret Circle
BankAsmussenBernardini
DigitalCalhounInto Mischief
MasteringBaffertStreet Sense
SounionLynchLiam’s Map
BonspielJerkensCurlin
Dances With Stars (IRE)O’BrienSea The Stars (IRE)
Rag TagPletcherUnion Rags
WentLukasTwirling Candy
Dudley SquarePletcherInto Mischief
Money MovesPletcherCandy Ride (ARG)
ScreechMcGeeTonalist
The Big KahunaPletcherBayern
Alpha Sixty SixPletcherLiam’s Map
AstaireAlbertraniTapit
BackgroundPuhichKhozan
Disturbin BourbonHennigPalace Malice
MasterdayZerpaNew Year’s Day
Monarch of EgyptO’BrienAmerican Pharoah
Something NaturalCoxViolence
Ancient WarriorHollendorferConstitution
Lynn’s MapCasseLiam’s Map
Mishriff (IRE)GosdenMake Believe (GB)
Royal Dornoch (IRE)O’BrienGleneagles (IRE)
VasarianoBaffertBernardini
ExplosiveMandellaLiam’s Map
LetmenoWilkesTwirling Candy
Sole VolanteBianconeKarakontie (JPN)
CaracaroDelgadoUncle Mo
EnforceableCasseTapit
Coltor (IRE)WeldFree Eagle (IRE)
Stock DealLukasCurlin
Halo AgainAsmussenSpeightstown
InformativeSt. LewisBodemeister
SonnemanHennigCurlin
Nile RiverFujiwaraAmerican Pharoah
Ready to RollCalhounCity Zip
ScabbardKenneallyMore Than Ready
Spa CityMcLaughlinStreet Sense
Striking SpeedRiceBrilliant Speed
KarakontieparadiseCarrollKarakontie (JPN)
Royal ActEurtonAmerican Pharoah
American CodeBaffertAmerican Pharoah
Candy MachineBrownCandy Ride (ARG)
Code RunnerAsmussenHonor Code
Kid MercuryMotionLemon Drop Kid
OorahJerkensHonor Code
Gimme Some MoPletcherUncle Mo
Green Light GoJerkensHard Spun
Hero d’OroBrownMedaglia d’Oro
Mongolian HaloGanbatMore Than Ready
Santos DumontAsmussenStreet Sense
CensoredBaffertHard Spun
Chase TrackerPletcherVerrazano
Longonot (JPN)TakayanagiPyro
Mo MosaMakerUncle Mo
Mr. MonomoyCoxPalace Malice
ShopliftedAsmussenInto Mischief
Tons of GoldDelgadoTonalist
Prince of PharoahsRiceAmerican Pharoah
Wells BayouCoxLookin At Lucky
American ButterflyLukasAmerican Pharoah
EarnerAsmussenCarpe Diem
Express TrainShirreffsUnion Rags
Fifty GrandLukasAmerican Pharoah
Inter MiamiDelgadoBig Drama
King AshokaBaffertUncle Mo
Prodigious BayMoquettBayern
Bourbon BayHennigBayern
Close ShaveMotionUncle Mo
CernanAsmussenMalibu Moon
Major FedFoleyGhostzapper
Play the WildcardHollendorferJack Milton
Cool RunningsDesormeauxAmerican Pharoah
Great PowerCallaghanBlame
Independence HallTrombettaConstitution
Johnnie Merle (IRE)HouseInvincible Spirit (IRE)
CenturionJerkensPioneerof the Nile
ClepatYahagiAmerican Pharoah
Sycamore RunSharpStreet Sense
No SaltMottTonalist
Ready SoulAttfieldMore Than Ready
Shekhem (IRE)WeldZoffany (IRE)
GuacoDelgadoMaclean’s Music
Ryan’s CatChapmanKitten’s Joy
Finnick the FierceHernandezDialed In
UnrighteousPletcherViolence
King KhozanMottKhozan
Mongolian PointGanbatAnimal Kingdom
Thunder CodeShirreffsHonor Code
Premier StarNavarroTapiture
Fifty CentsSummersGoldencents
TarazCoxInto Mischief
ConvictContessaConstitution
Corral NocturneFujiwaraEmcee
Mailman MoneyCalhounGoldencents
NadalBaffertBlame
Yaugau (JPN)SugaiGold Allure (JPN)
Max PlayerRiceHonor Code
Ny TrafficJoseph, Jr.Cross Traffic
Daimei Corrida (JPN)MoritaEskendereya
Fried Rice KingPletcherBernardini
Hit the RoadBlackerMore Than Ready
Pellar TateChatlosPioneerof the Nile
EncoderSadlerEnglish Channel
Fantastic DayBaffertMedaglia d’Oro
First LineNodaFirst Samurai
Semper FiPletcherCarpe Diem
Laddie LiamContessaGolden Lad
Kentucky SummerAsmussenTapit
KingmeisterHennigBodemeister
AuthenticBaffertInto Mischief
Danon Pharaoh (JPN)YahagiAmerican Pharoah
Storm the CourtEurtonCourt Vision
High HolyMillerGreat Notion
Super JohnServisSuper Saver
Battle of LiegeO’BrienWar Front
Gear JockeyArnold, IITwirling Candy
InvaderWardWar Front
SturgillBrobergTake Charge Indy
American FaceTodaTapit
Or’efficeHennigMedaglia d’Oro
RonithelimodriverServisMedaglia d’Oro
Shirl’s SpeightAttfieldSpeightstown
Country GrammerBrownTonalist
BasinAsmussenLiam’s Map
Farmington RoadPletcherQuality Road
Special DayHollendorferTiznow
The StiffMcCarthyDanza
Attachment RateRomansHard Spun
Mongolian KingdomGanbatAnimal Kingdom
Lucky AssetHouseHonor Code
Distorted SkyMottDistorted Humor

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