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Horses added as late nominations to Triple Crown series

Syndication: The Courier-Journal

The Kentucky Derby sign overlooking the track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky is changed on March 22, 2021, to reflect the new year and the upcoming race. 2020 was changed to 2021 on the sign along with 146th to 147th to signify the number of Derby events over the years. Aj4t9561

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Nine horses have been made eligible to compete in this year’s Triple Crown series with a $6,000 late payment.

Tampa Bay Derby winner Helium and Gotham Stakes winner Weyburn were among the additions when payments were due.

Other late nominees are: UAE Derby runner-up Panadol; Hockey Dad; Turf Paradise Derby winner It’s My House; Maythehorsebwithu; Tiz Mandate; Carrothers, and Back Ring Luck.

There are now 335 horses eligible to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

Any horse not nominated during the early or late phases can become eligible through a supplemental payment due at the time of entry for each Triple Crown race. The Kentucky Derby fee is $200,000, the Preakness fee is $100,000, and the Belmont costs $50,000.