03/31/2008 11:00PM

Fillies nominated to Triple Crown

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Ten 3-year-olds, including a pair of fillies, were announced on Monday by Triple Crown Productions as late nominees to the Triple Crown, bringing the overall number this year to 459, one below the record of 460 set last year.

A total of 449 horses were nominated at a cost of $600 by the early deadline of Jan. 19. The additional 10 were nominated by a deadline Saturday, but it cost the owners of those horses $6,000 to be eligible to the May 3 Kentucky Derby, May 17 Preakness Stakes, and June 7 Belmont Stakes.

Most notable among the late nominees are Eight Belles and Proud Spell, fillies trained by Larry Jones, who finished second in last year's Derby with Hard Spun.

The eight males are Barrier Reef, Big Glen, Hey Byrn, Jazz in the Park, Kinsale King, My Pal Charlie, Rosso Corsa, and Spurrier.

Rosso Corsa is scheduled to run in the Santa Anita Derby, and Spurrier in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, both on Saturday.