Watch Me Go in the Tampa Bay Derby.

Watch Me Go in the Tampa Bay Derby.

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Thirteen Triple Crown Nominees Added

Watch Me Go and Norman Asbjornson are among the late nominees.

Thirteen 3-year-old Thoroughbreds have joined the list of horses eligible to compete in the 2011 Triple Crown series. Those horses were nominated at a cost of $6,000 each during the Triple Crown’s late nomination period and are now eligible to run in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

The addition of 13 horses to the roster of nominees to the 2011 Triple Crown nomination roster brings the total number of nominees to 377.
The most accomplished of the horses listed among the late Triple Crown nominees are Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) winner Watch Me Go; Gotham (gr. III) runner-up Norman Asbjornson; unbeaten Smoke It Right; Turf Paradise Derby winner Beer Meister; Rushaway winner Swift Warrior; and Joe's Blazing Aaron, winner of the Palm Beach (gr. IIIT).
Owners and trainers have one more opportunity to make their horses eligible to run in the Kentucky Derby. Supplemental nominations can be made at the time of entry on Wednesday, May 4 at a cost of $200,000, or 10% of the $2 million guaranteed purse. Preference will be given to horses made eligible during the early and late nomination phases over supplemental nominees.
Horses made eligible for the Triple Crown in the late nomination period include: 




Beer Meister

James Egger & William Burns

Manuel Ortiz Sr.

Bowman’s Causeway

Martin Schwartz

Patrick Biancone

Joe’s Blazing Aaron

Joseph Witek

Mike Maker

Lagoon of Diamonds

Charles Fipke

Kelly Ackerman

Nacho Saint

Lori & George Hall

Kelly Breen

Norman Asbjornson

Thomas McClay & Harry Nye

Christopher Grove

Ruler On Ice

Lori & George Hall

Kelly Breen

Saratoga Red

Robert Baker & William Mack

D. Wayne Lukas

Smoke It Right

Rand Metoyer & Benard Chatters

Benard Chatters

Swift Warrior

James Covello & James Dolan

John Terranova II

Truman’s Commander

Robert LaPenta & Harry Rosenblum

Nick Zito

War Pact

Joseph Allen

Jean-Claude Rouget

Watch Me Go

Gilbert Campbell

Kathleen O’Connell