Storm the Court among 347 horses eligible for Triple Crown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Storm the Court is among 347 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in this year’s Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes. The total was down 15 horses from the 362 that were nominated at the early stage last year. Seven fillies also are among the early nominees for the Triple Crown series that opens with the Kentucky Derby on May 2. Five-time Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert nominated 19 horses. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has 15 offspring nominated.