(VTA) Triple Crown season is officially here! Out of 413 3-year-olds nominated to the 2014 Triple Crown series during the early nomination period, 13 were Virginia-breds. This is particularly impressive given the size of the 2011 Virginia foal crop: 258 foals yielded 13 Triple Crown hopefuls.
According to the Blood Horse, that 413 number of early nominations represents an 11.9% increase from last year’s 369 early nominations and is the highest since 2008, when 449 horses were made eligible for the series during the early nomination phase.
To see the complete list of Virginia-breds, click here.