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Record Noms For US Triple Crown
In US Triple Crown News, bloodhorse.com reports that "10 new horses have joined thoroughbred racing's 2007 Triple Crown trail as late nominees to the three classics (comprising the Gr1 Kentucky Derby, Gr1 Preakness Stakes and Gr1 Belmont Stakes), setting an overall record of 460 nominees." Each of the 10 latecomers cost connections US$6,000 to nominate at this late stage with early nominations having closed on January 20. The total of 460 nominees eclipses the record of 446 set in 2003.