Game Winner among 362 horses eligible for Triple Crown

Unbeaten Game Winner among 362 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during early nomination period to compete in Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Unbeaten Game Winner, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and last year's 2-year-old champion, is among 362 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

Other top horses include Gunmetal Gray, Improbable, Knicks Go, Mucho Gusto and Tax.

It cost owners and trainers $600 to nominate each horse during the early period, which ended Jan. 26. The late period, requiring a payment of $6,000, continues until April 1.

Steve Asmussen led all trainers with 27 nominations. Five-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, Chad Brown and Todd Pletcher each had 17 nominees. Baffert trains Game Winner, Improbable and Mucho Gusto.