Godolphin Racing's Blues and Royals, who won the March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-III) by 12 lengths, is among 13 late nominees to the Visa Triple Crown.
Each 3-year-old was nominated at a cost of $6,000. (The regular entry fee is $600.) In all, there are 372 nominees to the series.
Blues and Royals, by Honour and Glory
, is one of two late nominees from Godolphin. The other is Parole Board (by Dynaformer
), who finished third behind his stablemate in the UAE Derby.
Two of the late nominees won stakes March 26. William Callis' Cat Shaker (by Catienus
) won the Rushway Stakes at Turfway Park, while Woodrow Marriott's Malibu Moonshine (by Malibu Moon
), won the Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park.
Other late nominees are:
Bea Oxenberg and Laurie Plesa's B.B. Best (by Yes It's True
), third in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and entered in the April 2 Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park;
Ross McLeod's General John B. (by Sweetsouthernsaint
), winner of the Turf Paradise Derby;
Paraneck Stable's Mr. Sword (by Rizzi), third in the March 26 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway;
Stonerside Stables and Preferred Pals' Sort it Out (by Out of Place
), winner of the Whirlaway Stakes at Aqueduct;
Hesmonds Studs' Bridge Loan, by Giant's Causeway
Paul Pompa Jr.'s Watchmon, by Maria's Mon
Peter Vegso and Gary Seidler's Rikman, by Storm Creek
Namcock Stables' Evil Minister (by Deputy Minister), also entered in the Florida Derby;
Puglisi Stables' Mighty Mecke (by Mecke), also entered in the Florida Derby;
and Cathal Lynch's Hello Jerry, by Malibu Moon