1-Million Points Road to the Derby Kickoff Classic

Celebrate a historic opening weekend and the start of the Road to the Kentucky Derby Series with a chance to earn up to 1,000,000 TSC Elite Points by competing in the "Road to the Kentucky Derby Kickoff Classic" handicapping contest this Saturday night at Churchill Downs.

Saturday's Downs After Dark program will feature 4 stakes races worth $500,000, including the first race of the Road to the Kentucky Derby Series, the G3 $150,000 Iroquois Stakes.

Just  like the Road to the Derby's scoring system, the Players who collect the most points based on where their horse finishes in each of the contest races will earn a share of 1,000,000 TSC Elite Points prize.  Just place a $5 WPS (Win-Place-Show) wager on a single horse/entry on any of the four contest races to qualify!

First post at Churchill on Saturday is 6pm ET/3pm PT.


Official Contest Races

fRace # Race Contest Wager 1st 2nd 3rd
6 $150,000 Pocahontas (GII) $5 W-P-S 10 4 2
7 $150,000 Iroquois (GIII) $5 W-P-S 10 4 2
8 $100,000 Locust Grove $5 W-P-S 10 4 2
9 $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (GIII) $5 W-P-S 10 4 2

TSC Elite Points Prizes to the Top 4 finisher follows:

1st - 500,000 points

2nd - 250,000 points

3rd - 150,000 points

4th - 100,000 points

Contest Rules:

  • Place a $5 WPS (across-the-board) wager on a single horse or entry on the four contest races.
  • One contest wager per race: only a Player's first $5 WPS wager on a single horse or entry in a designated contest race will qualify.
  • Players keep winnings from all wagers and the tiebreaker is total money won from all 4 contest bets.
  • Check for scratches: wagers placed on scratched horses will not count in the contest. There will be no favorite replacements for wagers on scratched horses.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the Players who accumulate the most points based on where their horses finish in the four contest races.
  • Tiebreaker will be most money won from all contest wagers.

Winner's will be posted here Monday, September 9.