Offers Road to Kentucky Derby Contest With $1 Million Top Prize

Feb 04, 2014 Darren Rogers, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated and the Kentucky Derby (NASDAQ: CHDN), is offering its players an opportunity to turn $20 into a $1 million prize by betting the Kentucky Derby qualifying races with 

The $1,000,000 Road to the Kentucky Derby Showdown challenges players to make a winning $20 show bet on 19 Kentucky Derby prep races included in the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” point series and the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.  If a player survives all 20 races with a winning $20 show bet in which their horse finishes first, second or third in each race, they will win or share the $1 million top prize.

The $1,000,000 Road to the Kentucky Derby Showdown starts Saturday, Feb. 8 with the Robert B. Lewis Stakes from Santa Anita Park. In order to win the $1 million top prize, players need to start with the first contest race.    

“Making your home to bet the Kentucky Derby preps and the 140th Kentucky Derby could make you a millionaire,” said Jeremy Clemons, Vice President of Marketing.  “The Showdown is one of our most popular promotions of the year because anyone could make as little as a $20 deposit into their account, get on a hot streak with show bets and walk away with a $1 million prize.” is also offering an additional $10,000 guaranteed cash prize pool and a chance to win tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Longines Kentucky Oaks.

Complete details about the $1,000,000 Road to the Kentucky Derby Showdown and official rules are available at

The $1,000,000 Road to the Kentucky Derby Showdown is the official fantasy challenge for Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home of the Kentucky Derby. Eligible past participants in the track’s former Road to the Roses fantasy challenge that sign up to become new customers can play the $1,000,000 Road to the Kentucky Derby Showdown for free by entering the promotional code RTTR20. After a $20 deposit is made, the new customer will receive a free $20 credit to play the $1,000,000 Road to the Kentucky Derby Showdown. The $20 deposit does not have to be wagered and can be withdrawn after 72 hours.

“We are excited to offer past Road to the Roses participants an opportunity to win $1 million in the Kentucky Derby Showdown,” said Ryan Jordan, General Manager of Churchill Downs Racetrack. “We are confident this game will provide the best gaming experience to fans of the Kentucky Derby.”

Customers may open a TwinSpires account and wager through their TwinSpires accounts online at or via telephone by dialing 1-877-SPIRES-1 (1-877-774-7371). Customers may deposit funds into their TwinSpires accounts at any time via their phone, the TwinSpires website or postal mail.  TwinSpires charges no fees to register, to wager, or to maintain an account, and TwinSpires offers live video streaming of races as well as free race replays and free past performances to all wagering customers. ( is the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated and its family of racetracks, as well for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) and offers wagering on races from the country’s most popular racetracks. is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and operates a wagering hub in Oregon.

Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 3, 2014. The 2014 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs is scheduled for April 26-June 29. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships a record eight times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at

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