01/27/2017 4:07PM

Bourbon Empire added to list of Triple Crown nominees


Bourbon Empire on Friday was announced as an early nominee to the Triple Crown, bringing to 419 the number of nominees at this stage of the process.

There were 418 3-year-olds announced as early nominees on Tuesday. Bourbon Empire's omission then, and addition on Friday, was because of a "clerical error," according to a press release from Churchill Downs.

Bourbon Empire has won once in two starts. He is entered in the Gander Stakes for New York-breds on Saturday at Aqueduct.

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