A total of 347 3-year-olds were made eligible during the early nomination phase to compete in this year’s Triple Crown, down from 362 nominated in 2019. This year’s nominees include six Maryland-breds, five of which are Maryland-sired.
Listed in alphabetical order are (with breeding, breeder, owner and trainer):
Double Crown (b.g., Bourbon Courage—Two Columbus, by Two Punch); Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman and Rebecca Davis; Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; Katherine Ritvo.
Laddie Liam (b.c., Golden Lad—Buffgirl, by Quiet American); Hillwood Stables LLC; Leonard C. Green; Gary Contessa.
Mine Not Mine (dk.b./br.c., Golden Lad—Belterra, by Unbridled); Robert T. Manfuso; D. J. Stable LLC, Cash is King LLC and LC Racing; Brittany Russell.
Monday Morning Qb (dk.b./br.c., Imagining—How My Heart Works, by Not For Love); Bowman and Higgins Stable and Cary Frommer; Cash is King LLC and LC Racing LLC; Robert E. Reid Jr.
Ournationonparade (ch.g., Cal Nation—Parade of Colors, by Leading the Parade); John E. Williamson III; Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; Katherine Ritvo.
Prodigious Bay (dk.b./br.c., Bayern—She’s Funomenal, by Fusaichi Pegasus); Bluegrass Farm Partners Inc.; John G. Cella and Louis A. Cella; Ron Moquett.
Early nominations to the 2020 Triple Crown closed Jan. 25. Each nomination was accompanied by a payment of a $600 fee to make the individual Thoroughbred eligible to compete in any or all of the Triple Crown races. The late nomination will remain open through March 30, where horses not nominated during the early phase can be made eligible online for $6,000.
For more information and to view the complete nomination list, click here