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Bet the preps

Cash a $20 Show bet in 17 Derby preps & the Triple Crown to win up to $1,000,000*

Build your shares

Earn one (1) "unvested" share of the $10,000 Prize every time you cash a winner

Sweep the Crown

Sweep the Triple Crown to claim a share of $10,000. Hit all 20 races & win up to $1,000,000*

OFFICIAL RACE SCHEDULE

The order of races for this contest is official as listed below. Every effort has been made using previous year's information to ensure the most accurate listing of the order of races.

PREP ROUND - 17 ROAD TO THE DERBY CHAMPIONSHIP RACES

  

Day and Date Track Race (click for FREE PPs)  Contest Bet
Saturday, February 23 Gulfstream Park $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2)  $20 Show
Saturday, February 23 Fair Grounds $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2)  $20 Show
Saturday, March 2 Aqueduct $400,000 Gotham Stakes (G3)  $20 Show
Saturday, March 9 Tampa Bay $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2)  $20 Show
Saturday, March 9 Santa Anita $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2)  $20 Show
Saturday, March 16 Oaklawn $500,000 Rebel Stakes (G2)  $20 Show
Saturday, March 23 Turfway Park $550,000 Spiral Stakes (G3)  $20 Show
Sunday, March 24 Sunland Park $800,000 Sunland Park Derby (G3)  $20 Show
Saturday, March 30 Meydan (Dubai) $2,000,000 UAE Derby (G2)  $20 Place*
Saturday, March 30 Gulfstream Park $1,000,000 Florida Derby (G1)  $20 Show
Saturday, March 30 Fair Grounds $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby (G1)  $20 Show
Saturday, April 6 Aqueduct $1,000,000 Wood Memorial (G1)  $20 Show
Saturday, April 6 Santa Anita $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1)  $20 Show
Saturday, April 13 Keeneland $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes (G1)  $20 Show
Saturday, April 13 Oaklawn $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby (G1)  $20 Show
Saturday, April 20 Keeneland $500,000 Lexington Stakes (G2)  $20 Show
Saturday, April 27 Churchill Downs $200,000 Derby Trial Stakes (G2)  $20 Show
       

*Show wagering is not available on the UAE Derby. Since Place wagers pay to the top 3 finishers in all Dubai races, $20 to Place will be the official contest wager for the UAE Derby only. 

FINAL ROUND - THE TRIPLE CROWN


  

Day and Date Track Race  Contest Bet
Saturday, May 4 Churchill Downs $2,000,000 Kentucky Derby (G1) $20 Show
Saturday, May 18 Pimlico $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes (G1) $20 Show
Saturday, June 8 Belmont Park $1,000,000 Belmont Stakes (G1) $20 Show
       

SHAREHOLDERS BOARD

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OFFICIAL WINNERS OF THE GUARANTEED $10,000 PRIZE

Player                         Vested Shares               Money Won
Chungming H.
             6                                      $6,666.67
Robert N.   
                   3                                      $3,333.33


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Correction:
14 Players remain eligible to collect shares of the $10,000 Guaranteed Prize. Click the link above to see the list of Players who have survived the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, and only need to place a winning $20 Show bet on the Belmont to fully vest their shares.

Official Top 20 Shareholders and prize winners are listed below. Results are official through Prep Round Play and the prizes are now FINAL.

Players must now "vest" their shares in the $10,000 Guaranteed Prize by placing a winning $20 Show bet on the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Shares earned in Prep Round Play will not have any cash value unless a Player cashes a winning $20 Show bet on all three Triple Crown races.

Rank Player(s) Unvested Shares Winnings Prize
1 Carlos Ba 14 $499.00 Derby Tickets
2 Ernest Li 14 $482.00 Derby Shirt
3 Mark Vr 13 $528.00 Derby Shirt
4 Donald St 13 $525.00 Derby Shirt
5 Michael Mc 13 $447.00 Derby Shirt
6 William La 13 $443.00 Derby Shirt
7 Frank Ma 13 $436.00 Derby Shirt
8 Diane Fr 13 $404.00 Derby Shirt
9 Russell Ki 13 $396.00 Derby Shirt
10 Jeff He 12 $500.00 Derby Shirt
11 Matthew Ac 12 $422.00 Derby Hat
12 Michael Ka 12 $418.00 Derby Hat
13 Frank Ra 12 $402.00 Derby Hat
14 Jeremy Fe 12 $400.00 Derby Hat
15 Ron Gr 12 $399.00 Derby Hat
16 Thomas Ke 12 $391.00 Derby Hat
17 Kenneth Ev 12 $387.00 Derby Hat
18 Thomas Di 12 $384.00 Derby Hat
19 Joseph Ce 12 $382.00 Derby Hat
20 (tie) Chris La 12 $376.00 Derby Hat
20 (tie) Joseph Ru 12 $376.00 Derby Hat
22 - 1,681 1,660 Players 12 or less $372.00 or less ***
         

SUMMARY

TwinSpires.com Players will be able to compete for a $1,000,000 Jackpot while also competing for shares of a $10,000 prize, Kentucky Derby tickets and merchandise in the "Road to the Derby Showdown" contest. The contest begins February 23rd and runs through the Belmont Stakes, Saturday, June 8th, 2013. Players compete in the contest by placing a designated contest wager on the official contest races. For the purposes of contest play, a designated contest wager is defined as a Player’s first $20 Show wager on a single horse or entry on an official contest race. In the event a player's first $20 Show wager is placed on a horse that is scratched, s/he may place another $20 Show wager and it will count in the contest. Refer to the section Official Contest Race Schedule for a list of official contest races.

HOW TO WIN THE $1,000,000 JACKPOT PRIZE

The Road to the Derby Showdown consists of 20 official contest races; 17 Road to the Derby Challenge Series races and the three races that comprise the Triple Crown – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Any player or players who place a winning contest wager on all 20 official contest races is/are eligible to win or share the $1,000,000 Jackpot Prize with all other official winners. For the purposes of contest play, a winning contest wager is defined as a designated contest wager that returns a pari-mutuel payoff of $21 or more.  
 

HOW TO COMPETE FOR $10,000, KENTUCKY DERBY TICKETS AND MERCHANDISE
 

PREP ROUND PLAY – THE ROAD TO THE DERBY CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (17 RACES)
 

Follow the instructions below to participate in the contest. Failure to follow the instructions may result in disqualification from winning a prize:

1) Bet exactly $20 to Show on one horse or entry on any race on the official contest race schedule. For the purposes of contest play, only your first $20 Show wager on an official contest race will count as your official contest wager. Combination Win/Place/Show, Win/Show or Place/Show wagers are not eligible for contest play – no exceptions will be made. For the 9th race of the contest series only (the UAE Derby), $20 Place will be the official contest wager.

Check for scratches: Wagers on scratched horses will not count in the contest. There will be no favorite replacements for scratched horses. In the event a player's first $20 Show wager on a designated contest race is refunded due to a scratch, s/he may place another $20 Show wager in the same race and it will count as his or her official contest wager.

2) For each winning contest wager you place, you will earn one (1) “unvested share” of the $10,000 contest prize. Unvested shares have no cash value unless the Player survives FINAL ROUND PLAY. See below for FINAL ROUND PLAY rules. Play as many prep races as you can to earn multiple shares.

3) Check the “Shareholder Board” to see who has earned the most unvested shares in the contest.

4) At the end of Prep Round Play (Feb. 23 – Apr. 27), the Top 20 unvested shareholders will earn the following prizes: 1st place (a pair of tickets to the 2014 Kentucky Derby); 2nd – 10th place (an official Kentucky Derby Polo Shirt); 11th  – 20th place (an official Kentucky Derby Hat).
 

FINAL ROUND PLAY – THE TRIPLE CROWN (3 RACES)
 

Players may claim at least three (3) shares of a guaranteed $10,000 prize by placing a winning contest wager on all three Triple Crown races. Like the Prep Round races, each Triple Crown race is also worth one (1) unvested share of the $10,000 prize. If a Player successfully survives the three Triple Crown races, all of the shares s/he has accumulated over the 20-race contest will be fully vested in the $10,000 prize (will have cash value equal to $10,000 divided by the total number of outstanding vested shares).

5) On Kentucky Derby Day – May 4, 2013 – all unvested shareholders must bet $20 to Show on a single horse or entry in the Kentucky Derby. For the purposes of contest play, only your first $20 Show wager on the Kentucky Derby will count as your official contest wager.

6) On Preakness Stakes Day – May 18, 2013 - all unvested shareholders must bet $20 to Show on a single horse or entry in the Preakness Stakes. For the purposes of contest play, only your first $20 Show wager on the Preakness Stakes will count as your official contest wager.

7) On Belmont Stakes Day – June 8, 2013 - all unvested shareholders must bet $20 to Show on a single horse or entry in the Belmont Stakes. For the purposes of contest play, only your first $20 Show wager on the Preakness Stakes will count as your official contest wager.

8) If all three of your Triple Crown contest wagers are winning wagers, all of your accumulated “unvested shares” will become fully vested in the $10,000 Prize.

9) $1,000,000 Jackpot*: In the event any player or players completes the contest with 20 fully vested shares by placing a winning contest wager on all 20 contest races, s/he will be eligible to win or split the $1,000,000 Jackpot Prize with all other winning players.  

10) After the Belmont Stakes is declared official, the vested share value will by calculated by dividing $10,000 by all outstanding vested shares. The amount a player wins will equal the vested share value multiplied by how many vested shares he or she has earned. The vested share value will depend largely upon which horse(s) win(s) the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes and how many contest players place winning contest wagers on all three Triple Crown races.
 

PRIZES

There is a $10,000 guaranteed prize. Each winning contest wager placed on an official prep race and Triple Crown races will earn one “unvested” share in that prize. At the completion of Prep Round Play, each unvested shareholder will be required to place a single contest wager on all three Triple Crown races - the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes - in Final Round Play. If a player’s contest wagers on all three Triple Crown Races are winners, all of his accumulated unvested shares will be “vested” in the prize ($10,000). Players who do not place a winning contest wager on all three Triple Crown races will be eliminated from sharing in the $10,000 prize. The vested share value will be calculated by dividing $10,000 by the total outstanding vested shares earned by all eligible Players. How much a player wins will be determined by the vested share value multiplied by the amount of vested shares he or she has earned at the end of Final Round Play. In the event there is a Jackpot winner or winners, the 20 vested shares for each Jackpot winner will not be included in the calculation of the vested share value. Each player who has earned vested shares will have their share winnings automatically deposited into their TwinSpires wagering account by June 15, 2013. All players are subject to applicable taxes.

Additionally, at the end of Prep Round Play (Feb. 23 – Apr. 27), the Top 20 unvested shareholders will earn the following prizes: 1st place (a pair of tickets to the 2014 Kentucky Derby); 2nd – 10th place (an official Kentucky Derby Polo Shirt); 11th – 20th place (an official Kentucky Derby Hat).

If there is a tie in any position on the "Shareholder Board," the order of finish will be determined by the player whose winning contest wagers returned the highest cumulative winnings. If a tie still remains, the higher position will be awarded to the player who selected the most first place finishers from his or her winning contest wagers. If a tie still remains the higher position will be awarded to the player who selected the most second place finishers from his or her losing contest wagers. If a tie still remains, TwinSpires.com will select an alternative method of breaking the tie.

$1,000,000 Jackpot*: In the event a player accumulates 20 vested shares of the Prize  by placing a winning contest wager on all 20 designated contest races, s/he will be eligible to win or split a jackpot prize of $1,000,000 with all other jackpot prize winners, if any.

*$1,000,000 Jackpot prize will be paid in the form of a 40-year annuity or a cash option equivalent.

In the event contest wagering is not available in at least 18 of 20 official contest races, the $1,000,000 Jackpot prize will not be awarded.
 

OFFICIAL CONTEST RACE SCHEDULE


PREP ROUND PLAY - THE ROAD TO THE DERBY CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (17 RACES)


Saturday, February 23
1.   Gulfstream – Fountain of Youth, G2, $400,000, 1 1/16 Miles
2.   Fair Grounds – Risen Star Stakes, G2, $300,000, 1 1/16 Miles

Saturday, March 2
3.   Aqueduct - Gotham Stakes, G3, $400,000, 1 1/16 Miles

Saturday, March 9
4.   Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay Derby, G2, $350,000, 1 1/16 Miles
5.   Santa Anita - San Felipe Stakes, G2, $300,000, 1 1/16 Miles

Saturday, March 16
6.   Oaklawn – Rebel Stakes, G2, $500,000, 1 1/16 Miles

Saturday, March 23
7.   Turfway Park – Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes, G3, $500,000, 1 1/16 Miles

Sunday, March 24
8.   Sunland Park - Sunland Derby, G3, $800,000, 1 1/8 Miles

Saturday, March 30
9.   Meydan (UAE) – UAE Derby, G2, $2,000,000 1 1/8 Miles ($20 to Place)*
10.   Gulfstream – Florida Derby, G1, $1,000,000, 1 1/8 Miles
11.   Fair Grounds – Louisiana Derby, G1, $1,000,000, 1 1/8 Miles

Saturday, April 6
12.   Aqueduct - Wood Memorial, G1, $1,000,000 1 1/8 Miles
13.   Santa Anita - Santa Anita Derby, G1, $750,000, 1 1/8 Miles

Saturday, April 13
14.   Keeneland - Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, G1, $750,000, 1 1/8 Miles
15.   Oaklawn - Arkansas Derby, G1, $1,000,000, 1 1/8 Miles

Saturday, April 20
16.   Keeneland – Lexington Stakes, G2, $500,000, 1 1/16 Miles

Saturday, April 27
17.   Churchill Downs – Derby Trial Stakes, G3, $200,000, 1 Mile


FINAL ROUND PLAY – THE TRIPLE CROWN (3 RACES)

Saturday, May 4
18.   Churchill Downs – The Kentucky Derby, G1, $2,000,000, 1 1/4 Miles

Saturday, May 18
19.   Pimlico – The Preakness Stakes, G1, $1,000,000, 1 3/16 Miles

Saturday, June 8
20.   Belmont Park – The Belmont Stakes, G1, $1,000,000, 1 1/2 Miles

*Please note that since Show wagering is not offered on the UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, $20 to Place will be the official contest wager for the 9th race in the contest series. Place wagering on Dubai racing is identical to Show wagering in the United States, with both wagers paying to the top three finishers in a race.

**Please note that the order of races for this contest is official as listed above. Every effort has been made using the previous year’s information to ensure the most accurate listing of the order of races. The official list and order for purposes of this contest is as listed above.
 

SUBSTITUTE RACE(S)

In the event of a race cancellation, the cancellation of Show wagering or the declaration of a “no contest” in any one or two of the 20 races on the official race schedule, TwinSpires.com reserves to right to name a substitute race for the affected race(s). In the event TwinSpires elects to name a substitute race, it will substitute the Kentucky Oaks on May 3, 2013 for the first affected race. In the event TwinSpires elects to name a second substitute race, it will substitute the Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont on May 11, 2013 for the second affected race.
 

SHAREHOLDER BOARD PRIZES

The Player with the most unvested shares at the completion of Prep Round Play will win two tickets to the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

2nd – 10th Places on the "Shareholder Board" will receive an Official Kentucky Derby Polo Shirt

11th – 20th Places on the "Shareholder Board” will receive an Official Kentucky Derby Hat

If there is a tie in any position on the "Shareholder Board", the order of finish will be determined by the player whose winning contest wagers returned the highest cumulative winnings. If a tie still remains, the higher position will be awarded to the player who selected the most second place finishers from his or her losing contest wagers. If a tie still remains the higher position will be awarded to the player who selected the most third place finishers from his or her losing contest wagers. If a tie still remains, TwinSpires.com will select an alternative method of breaking the tie.
 

ELIGIBILITY

The TwinSpires Road to the Derby Showdown (the "Contest") is open to TwinSpires.com registered players only; legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years or older. The following states have higher age requirements: Alabama (min. age 19), Iowa (min. age 21), New Hampshire (min. age 21), Washington (min. age 21). TwinSpires.com is a free service; sign-up opportunities exist via www.twinspires.com or by calling 877-SPIRES-1. Employees of Churchill Downs Incorporated and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, their contractors, their advertising agencies and racing officials and their immediate families or household members are not eligible to participate.

No person may enter for another person, or in another person's name. Any person, found violating any of these provisions will be disqualified and the entry submitted by said person shall be ruled ineligible for prize awards.

By entering, all participants and/or entrants release Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company and its parent company, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective employees, officers, directors, agents and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with each entrant's participation and/or entry in this Promotion and/or their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Promotion. This promotion is governed by U.S. law and is void where prohibited by law.
 

METHOD OF ENTRY

The contest is open to all TwinSpires.com customers who have a valid, open TwinSpires.com wagering account. Players with valid TwinSpires.com wagering accounts may automatically enter the contest at any time by placing a winning $20 Show wager on a single horse or entry in any of the Road to the Derby Championship Series prep races as outlined on the official contest race schedule. Players can earn multiple “unvested” shares of the Prize if they place winning wagers on multiple races as defined by the official schedule for the contest.
 

CONDUCT

Churchill Downs Incorporated and TwinSpires.com each reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Contest and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the process, violates these official rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Without limiting the foregoing, Churchill Downs Incorporated and TwinSpires.com may, in its sole discretion, prevent an entrant who has been disqualified, has questionable eligibility, or is otherwise ineligible to receive a prize, from continuing to participate in the Contest.
 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

TwinSpires' decisions with respect to the potential winner and any other matters pertaining to the Promotion shall be final. The potential Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification. If TwinSpires is unable to contact the potential winner within five (5) days of the initial attempt to contact, if a potential winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date or if a potential winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate prize winner shall be selected. By entering the Promotion, all entrants consent to the use of their name, photograph, likeness, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including online announcements, worldwide and without limitation and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible contest entries.

All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with a prize or the acceptance and use of any element of a prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective winner. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are winner's responsibility. Prizes may not be transferred or exchanged.
 

INTERNET/TECHNOLOGY PROBLEMS

If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of TwinSpires, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, TwinSpires and its affiliates/agents reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and select winners in a manner, which in the sole judgment of TwinSpires, is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. TwinSpires and its affiliates/agents reserve the right to disqualify any individual who violates these Contest Rules or the associated rules sets referenced. Herein, if anyone tampers with the entry process or engages in any conduct detrimental to TwinSpires, the Contest or any other player (in each case as determined at TwinSpires' sole discretion), to lock out any individual whose eligibility is in question, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest at any time. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. None of the Released Parties are in any way responsible or liable for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by TwinSpires on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any associated Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any materials in this Contest.

NOTIFICATION

Winners will be notified by e-mail or phone and will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and acceptance of these Official Rules and a publicity/liability release (unless prohibited by law) within ten (10) days following attempted notification. Any prize returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. In the event of a dispute about the identity of any player, entries made online will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the TwinSpires account submitted at time of entry. A potential winner will be required to provide proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the TwinSpires account associated with the winning entry.
 

RULES AND WINNER'S LIST

This contest is subject to these Contest Rules and any other rules set expressly referenced herein. Game players agree to abide by the terms of these Contest Rules and by the decisions of TwinSpires, which are final on all matters pertaining to this contest.

TwinSpires reserves the right to change these Contest Rules at any time, in its sole discretion. Contest rules may be obtained on the TwinSpires website.

A winners' list will be posted on the TwinSpires website no later than one week after the contest and may also be obtained by sending a SASE to the address below.
 

CONTEST SPONSOR

The sponsor of the contest is Churchill Downs Technology Initiative Co. The address for the purposes of this contest is:

Churchill Downs Technology Initiative Co.
800 West El Camino Real #400
Mountain View, CA 94040
Attn: Lucky Kalanges
 

HEADERS

The section headers contained herein are only provided for convenience purposes only and shall not be used to modify or interpret the terms of these Official Rules. To begin the Road to the Derby Showdown, log into your account at http://www.twinspires.com. For questions about this game, e-mail  player.services@twinspires.com

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, TWINSPIRES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK FROM ANY SUCH PERSON DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO TWINSPIRES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.