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The Road to the Kentucky Derby offers many opportunities for bettors of all levels to join the action. The action of backing a horse early, watching your horse grow and develop into a Kentucky Derby contender, and hopefully boasting those bragging rights when winning a return!

Whether you play the Kentucky Derby Future Wagers, each individual Road to the Kentucky Derby points race, or focus your full bankroll might on the Kentucky Derby itself, TwinSpires has many ways to be involved!

Learn about our contests, promotions and other opportunities below!

Kentucky Derby Prep Race Leaderboard Competition

What is the RTKD Prep Race Leaderboard Competition?

Opt in and play for your share of our $100,000 Kentucky Derby Prep Race promotion and compete for one of two VIP trips to the 2022 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

This week’s eligible prep races and how much each race is worth in points.

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List of the qualifying KY Derby prep races:

 How to participate in the 2022 RTKD Leaderboard Competition:

RACE TRACKDATE POINTS
Gun Runner S.
1st       Epicenter                (10 points)
2nd       Tejano Twist                (4 points)
3rd        Surfer Dude                (2 points)
4th        Kevin’s Folly                 (1 point)
Fair Grounds26-Dec-2110-4-2-1
Smarty Jones S.
1st        Dash Attack                (10 points)
2nd       Barber Road               (4 points)
3rd        Ignitis                          (2 points)
4th        Kavod                           (1 point)
Oaklawn Park1-Jan-2210-4-2-1
Jerome S.
1st        Courvoisier                              (10 points)
2nd       Smarten Up                             (4 points)
3rd        Cooke Creek                            (2 points)
4th        Unbridled Bomber                  (1 point)
Aqueduct1-Jan-2210-4-2-1
Sham S.
1st        N/A Points vacated                 (0 points)
2nd       N/A Points vacated                 (0 points)
3rd        Oviatt Class                             (2 points)
4th        Mackinnon                               (1 point)
Santa Anita Park1-Jan-2210-4-2-1
Lecomte
1st        Call Me Midnight                (10 points)
2nd       Epicenter                          (4 points)
3rd        Pappacap                          (2 points)
4th        Trafalgar                            (1 point)
Fair Grounds22-Jan-2210-4-2-1
Southwest
1st        N/A Points vacated             (0 points)
2nd       Barber Road                        (4 points)
3rd        Ben Diesel                          (2 points)
4th        Kavod                            (1 point)
Oaklawn Park29-Jan-2210-4-2-1
Holy Bull
1st        White Abarrio             (10 points)
2nd       Simplification                       (4 points)
3rd        Mo Donegal                         (2 points)
4th        Galt                            (1 point)
Gulfstream Park5-Feb-2210-4-2-1
Withers
1st        Early Voting              (10 points)
2nd       Un Ojo                         (4 points)
3rd        Gilded Age                          (2 points)
4th        Grantham                            (1 point)
Aqueduct5-Feb-2210-4-2-1
Robert B. Lewis
1st        N/A points vacated             (0 points)
2nd       Cabo Spirit                         (4 points)
3rd        N/A points vacated            (0 points)
4th        Sir London                           (1 point)
Santa Anita Park6-Feb-2210-4-2-1
Sam F. Davis
1st        Classic Causeway              (10 points)
2nd       Shipsational                        (4 points)
3rd        Volcanic             (2 points)
4th        Strike Hard                           (1 point)
Tampa Bay Downs12-Feb-2210-4-2-1
El Camino Real Derby
1st        N/A points vacated             (0 points)
2nd       Mackinnon                        (4 points)
3rd        Del Mo             (2 points)
4th        II Bellator                            (1 point)
Golden Gate Fields12-Feb-2210-4-2-1
Risen Star
1st        Epicenter              (50 points)
2nd       Smile Happy                        (20 points)
3rd        Zandon             (10 points)
4th        Pioneer of Medina               (5 points)
Fair Grounds19-Feb-2250-20-10-5
Hyacinth
1st        Combustion              (30 points)
2nd       Geraldo Barrows                 (12 points)
3rd        Sea Vixen             (6 points)
4th        El Paso                            (3 points)
Tokyo Racecourse20-Feb-2230-12-6-3
Rebel
1st        Un Ojo              (50 points)
2nd       Ethereal Road                    (20 points)
3rd       Barber Road             (10 points)
4th       Kavod               (5 points)
Oaklawn Park26-Feb-2250-20-10-5
RTKYD Condition S.
1st       Blue Trail             (20 points)
2nd      Harrow                    (8 points)
3rd       Find           (4 points)
4th       Havana Goldrush               (2 points)
Kempton Park (UK)2-Mar-2220-8-4-2
Patton (listed) S.
1st       Juncture             (20 points)
2nd      Morning Soldier                 (8 points)
3rd       Sister Bridget           (4 points)
4th       In Ecstasy              (2 points)
Dundalk4-Mar-2220-8-4-2
John Battaglia Memorial
1st       Tis the Bomb             (10 points)
2nd      Stolen Base                  (4 points)
3rd       Grael           (2 points)
4th       Rich Strike              (1 point)
Turfway Park5-Mar-2210-4-2-1
Fountain of Youth
1st       Simplification             (50 points)
2nd      In Due Time                  (20 points)
3rd       O Captain           (10 points)
4th       Emmanuel              (5 points)
Gulfstream Park5-Mar-2250-20-10-5
Gotham
1st       Morello             (50 points)
2nd      Dean’s List                (20 points)
3rd       Golden Code           (10 points)
4th       Life Is Great              (5 points)
Aqueduct5-Mar-2250-20-10-5
San Felipe
1st       Forbidden Kingdom (50 points)
2nd      N/A points vacated  (0 points)
3rd       Happy Jack           (10 points)
4th       Beautiful Art            (5 points)
Santa Anita Park5-Mar-2250-20-10-5
Tampa Bay Derby
1st       Classic Causeway (50 points)
2nd      Grantham   (20 points)
3rd       Shipsational           (10 points)
4th       Golden Glider            (5 points)
Tampa Bay Downs12-Mar-2250-20-10-5
UAE Derby
1st       Crown Pride (100 points)
2nd      Summer Is Tomorrow  (40 points)
3rd       Island Falcon           (20 points)
4th       Bendoog            (10 points)
Meydan Racecourse26-Mar-22100-40-20-10
Louisiana Derby
1st      Epicenter (100 points)
2nd     Zozos  (40 points)
3rd      Pioneer of Medina (20 points)
4th      Rattle N Roll          (10 points)
Fair Grounds26-Mar-22100-40-20-10
Fukuryu (No wagering available on this race.
points will not apply to the promotion)
Nakayama26-Mar-2240-16-8-4
Sunland Derby
1st       Slow Down Andy (50 points)
2nd      Bye Bye Bobby   (20 points)
3rd       Pepper Spray           (10 points)
4th       Flower Blue            (5 points)
Sunland Park27-Mar-2250-20-10-5
Cardinal Condition S.
1st       Dark Moon Rising (30 points)
2nd      Harrow   (12 points)
3rd       Find           (6 points)
4th       Blue Trail            (3 points)
Chelmsford City31-Mar-2230-12-6-3
Florida Derby
1st      White Abarrio (100 points)
2nd     Charge It  (40 points)
3rd      Simplification   (20 points)
4th      Pappacap           (10 points)
Gulfstream Park2-Apr-22100-40-20-10
Arkansas Derby
1st      Cyberknife (100 points)
2nd     Barber Road (40 points)
3rd      Secret Oath   (20 points)
4th      Doppelganger           (10 points)
Oaklawn Park2-Apr-22100-40-20-10
Jeff Ruby S.
1st      Tis the Bomb (100 points)
2nd     Tawny Port (40 points)
3rd     Rich Strike   (20 points)
4th      Dowagiac Chief           (10 points)
Turfway Park2-Apr-22100-40-20-10
Wood Memorial
1st     Mo Donegal (100 points)
2nd    Early Voting (40 points)
3rd    Skippylongstocking (20 points)
4th     A. P.’s Secret           (10 points)
Aqueduct9-Apr-22100-40-20-10
Blue Grass
1st     Zandon (100 points)
2nd    Smile Happy (40 points)
3rd    Emmanuel (20 points)
4th     Golden Glider    (10 points)
Keeneland9-Apr-22100-40-20-10
Santa Anita Derby
1st     Taibia (100 points)
2nd    Messier (40 points)
3rd    Happy Jack (20 points)
4th     Armagnac     (10 points)
Santa Anita Park9-Apr-22100-40-20-10
Lexington
1st     Tawny Port (20 points)
2nd    Major General (8 points)
3rd    In Due Time (4 points)
4th     Ethereal Road     (2 points)
Keeneland16-Apr-2220-8-4-2
  • This Promotion is offered by Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company (“TwinSpires”).
  • Opt in is required. Players can opt into the promotion at any time. Players must have a verified TwinSpires advance deposit wagering account, be in good standing and reside in a state where wagering services are offered to participate.
  • This promotion runs from December 26 – April 16 and will apply to every Kentucky Derby Prep Race during this period.
  • Qualifying wagers for this promotion will apply to players first straight single Win wager of $25 or more placed on each eligible race. Offer will not apply to wagers made prior to opt in. If a qualifying wager is placed on a horse that scratches, the player will receive zero points for that race.
  • Players may wager more than $25, but no additional points will be awarded, and points will not be awarded on non-Win wagers or on any Win wagers other than the first Win wager placed on each eligible race. 
  • The Leaderboard points system will be the same as The Road to the Kentucky Derby points system, with points awarded for wagers placed on horses that finish in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place. The points for each eligible prep race can be seen HERE.
  • Should a horse trained by a suspended trainer, or any trainer directly or indirectly employed, supervised, or advised by a suspended trainer, finish in a position that would have earned points in on the of the eligible races for the ‘$100K Road to the Kentucky Derby Prep Race competition’, the points associated with that finish position will be vacated
  • Leaderboard points will be awarded to players for placing a winning bet on each eligible prep race. Selections that place in 2nd, 3rd or 4th will also be awarded points.
  • The top 100 players on the leaderboard at the end of the promotion will receive a share of the $100,000.
  • The top two (2) players in the promotion will receive a cash prize and a VIP trip to the 2022 Kentucky Derby. 
  • The prize breakdown for the promotion is noted below.
  • If the top two (2) winning players do not wish to or cannot attend the Kentucky Derby, we will substitute the Derby VIP trip with $3,000 in additional prize money.
  • The leaderboard will be updated weekly on Monday’s during the promotional period. 
  • Each week the eligible prep races will be listed below. 

Leaderboard points system

  • The points system is based on The Road to Kentucky Derby Points system. Each prep race is different with some races worth more than others. 
  • Should a horse trained by a suspended trainer, or any trainer directly or indirectly employed, supervised, or advised by a suspended trainer, finish in a position that would have earned points in on the of the eligible races for the ‘$100K Road to the Kentucky Derby Prep Race competition’, the points associated with that finish position will be vacated
  • The List of all prep races and how much each race is worth in points is listed HERE.
  • The Leaderboard will be displayed on the TwinSpires Edge.
  • The leaderboard will display the top 100 players by the players’ first names and the state of residence. The leaderboard will be updated weekly.  
  • The top 100 players on the leaderboard will be announced on Monday April 18, 2022 when the results are final. The leaderboard and final results will be determined by the number of points awarded for qualifying wagers based upon the Road to the Kentucky Derby points system as described above after all eligible races have been deemed official by the respective host racetracks.
  • Should the promotion end in a tie, the winner will be decided based on the highest number of first placed wagers made on each prep race. If more than one player at the top has the same amount of first placed wagers, it will be decided on the amount of 2nd place, 3rd place and 4th place wagers made, in that order. If the promotion is still a tie, it will be decided on the player that opted into the promotion first.
  • The leaderboard and all results remain unofficial until the final results have been confirmed and are posted. Players are encouraged to maintain an accurate record of their wagers and accumulated points.

Leaderboard prize details

  • 1st place – $15,000 and a VIP trip to the KY Derby for two 
  • 2nd place – $10,000 and a VIP trip to the KY Derby for two
  • 3rd place – $8,000 
  • 4th place – $6,000 
  • 5th place – $4,500
  • 6th place – $4,000
  • 7th place – $3,500
  • 8th place – $3,000
  • 9th place – $2,250
  • 10th place – $1,500
  • 11th – 15th place – $1,250
  • 16th – 20th place – $1,000 
  • 21st – 30th place – $800
  • 31st – 60th place – $500 
  • 61st-80th place – $300 
  • 81st-100th place – $100 

Additional Details:

TwinSpires will credit the winnings as cash into winning players accounts. TwinSpires reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of comparable value if a Prize listed is unavailable for any reason. Winners shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize.  A winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release. If any winner fails or refuses to sign and return all required documents, such Winner may be disqualified and forfeit all prizes. The approximate retail value of each prize is equal to the designated dollar amount above plus, where applicable, $4,000 if a VIP trip to the Kentucky Derby for two is included.

VIP Trip Details

TwinSpires will provide the top two (2) winners plus one guest each an all-expense paid trip for two to the 2022 Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2022. In addition to premium tickets located in the courtyard at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Oaks Day on May 6, 2022 and Kentucky Derby Day on May 7, 2022, the grand prize also includes roundtrip airfare and a three nights stay in the Louisville Marriott Downtown from May 5-8, 2022.

Additional Terms:

This offer is valid with opt in only. By opting in to this offer, you provide your consent for your first name and state of residence to be displayed on the leaderboard on the TwinSpires Edge blog and in other TwinSpires online communications, such as via social media.The offer is valid from December 26 – April 16 only. Wagers placed prior to opt in will not count towards this offer. Winners will be declared and winnings will be credited to the player’s account as cash on Monday, April 18, 2022. In the event of a cancellation or postponement to the Kentucky Derby or if fans are not allowed to attend the event, the winner will be credited with an additional $4,000 in cash to the value of the VIP trip stated. Final details on the VIP trip will be stated here at a later stage. BetShare wagers will not count toward this offer. Certain exclusions apply. All management decisions are final. This promotion is void where prohibited by law. By opting in to the promotion you fully and unconditionally agree to these terms and conditions and decisions of TwinSpires management, which are final and binding in all matters related to this promotion.

Leaderboard Competition Standings: Leaderboard updated 04/18. Congratulations to all 100 winners

FirstNameStatePoints
DavidNY863
WayneLA856
JamesKY855
BruceMN853
RogerMD840
DennisIA829
JohnNY829
DavidIL813
BrianKY804
CharlesOH800
RyanWI797
JoeIN789
BrianKY787
GuptaCA780
kirstenNY772
MatthewMA771
RobertLA768
BrianIN767
MichaelNY763
BenjaminLA759
CrystalKY758
SherwinCA758
RaymondKY755
LindaOH754
RonaldKY744
ChristopherMN741
PatrickTN741
JosephIN739
GalenMN739
GeorgeMD737
DonaldWI734
WilliamIN729
GaryKY726
LarryMI725
BrianIL721
ThomasAR720
BenjaminLA719
TomNY719
CharlieKY714
MichaelOK709
JohnIA708
DonaldLA708
EricIL706
JohnCA702
Michael MI702
CharlesAR699
BobOK697
MitchellOH695
JeffWI694
WesleyCA693
CurtisIL690
JeffNY683
NormOH682
DavidOH677
RobertMN673
DonaldMN673
CharlesIN672
AndrewOH671
VanFL671
JeremyKS665
BrandyAR665
FredMA662
JosephKY661
PaulMI660
DavidCA659
TimKY659
FrederickIL659
SeanFL657
SteveWI656
DANKY656
GaryPA655
RobertFL654
JaredNE654
RaedeleFL654
MatthewNY654
KathyKY648
DavidVA648
RichardAR646
salOK643
LyleNE638
DavidIL636
KevinIN634
AaronFL634
WilliamKY632
MichaelNY629
JeffWI628
FrancisNY628
MichaelCO626
DavidNY626
DavidIN624
GabeNY623
LaurieMN622
NathanKY614
StephenCA613
PeterFL609
PaulWV608
StevenKY607
AndrewCT605
RobertKY605
BruceNY605