Costing ‘Mo Money’: Missed Deadline Has Connections Paying $200K To Supplement To Triple Crown

The connections of G3 Sunland Derby runner-up Conquest Mo Money had tried to make their colt a late nominee to the Triple Crown, but missing the deadline will force them to pay the higher fee to supplement the colt instead.

The Daily Racing Form reports that Sandy McKenna, who co-owns the colt with her husband, Tom, sent a check for $6,000 on March 24 to Churchill Downs in order to nominate the colt. However, the deadline for late nominations for the Triple Crown was March 20, and Churchill Downs rejected the fee. As a result, the McKennas will have to shell out $200,000 to supplement Conquest Mo Money to the Kentucky Derby.

Conquest Mo Money has earned 20 points toward a start in the Derby, and the McKennas are going to take a ‘wait and see' approach to running at Churchill Downs.

“We're on the cusp with all those other 20 pointers,” Sandy McKenna told the DRF. “To me, at this moment, it's kind of up in the air, a moot point. We'll make that decision down the road. At this point, we're sitting back and waiting to see how things unfold.”

Conquest Mo Money (Uncle Mo x Stirring) has won three of four career starts, including the Mine That Bird Derby and Riley Allison Stakes.

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