Runnymede Raised and Sold Summer Is Tomorrow Nominated for 2022 Triple Crown
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Michael Hilary and Negar Burke’s $1 million UAE Derby (Grade II) runner-up Summer Is Tomorrow was among seven 3-year-olds that were made eligible to compete in the 2022 Triple Crown with a late $6,000 late nomination payment that was due Monday.

          With seven nominees during the Jan. 30-March 28 late nomination phase (pending late mail), there are now 321 horses eligible to compete in the Triple Crown’s three race series.

The Triple Crown opens Saturday, May 7 for the 148th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), run at 1 ¼ miles at Churchill Downs. The 147th running of the $1.25 million Preakness (GI), its 1 3/16-mile second jewel, is set for Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Race Course. The 154th running of the $1.25 million Belmont Stakes (GI), the final leg run at 1 ½ miles, is Saturday, June 11 at Belmont Park.

          Other late Triple Crown nominees: Vladimir Kazakov’s UAE 2000 Guineas winner Azure Coast; B4 Farms’ Sunland Derby (GIII) runner-up Bye Bye Bobby; OGMA Investments and Jack Towell Jr’s Fountain of Youth (GII) third-place finisher O Captain; JR Sanchez Racing Stable’s Private Term Stakes winner Shake Em Loose; Daniel Alonso’s recent allowance winner Skippylongstocking; and Boat Racing, Fritz Brothers Racing and Bill Strauss’ maiden winner Win the Day.

          Any horse not nominated during the early or late phases can become Triple Crown eligible through a supplemental nomination payment due at the time of entry for each Triple Crown race: Kentucky Derby ($200,000), Preakness ($150,000), and Belmont ($50,000).