Showdown Schedule


Official Contest Race Order

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.

Important Notice for Saturday, March 31:

$20 Place is the Official Contest Wager for the UAE Derby in Dubai.

Since Show betting is not available on the Dubai races, the official contest wager on the UAE Derby from Dubai will be $20 Place. The equivalent of Show betting in North America, Place wagers pay to the top 3 finishers in Dubai.

Prep Round
Saturday, February 25
Fair Grounds – Risen Star StakesG2$300,0001 1/16 Miles
Sunland Park – Borderland Derby $150,0001 1/16 Miles
Sunday, February 26
Gulfstream Park – Fountain of YouthG2$400,0001 1/16 Miles
Saturday, March 3
Aqueduct – Gotham StakesG3$400,0001 1/16 Miles
Turfway Park – John Battaglia Memorial $100,0001 1/16 Miles
Saturday, March 10
Gulfstream Park – Swale StakesG3$150,0007 Furlongs
Tampa Bay – Tampa Bay DerbyG2$350,0001 1/16 Miles
Santa Anita – San Felipe StakesG2$300,0001 1/16 Miles
Saturday, March 17
Oaklawn – Rebel StakesG2$500,0001 1/16 Mile
Saturday, March 24
Turfway Park – Vinery Racing Spiral StakesG3$500,0001 1/16 Miles
Sunday, March 25
Sunland Park – Sunland DerbyG3$800,0001 1/8 Miles
Saturday, March 31

Meydan (UAE) – UAE Derby
Official Contest wager is $20 Place – a Place
wager pays to the top 3 finishers in Dubai.

G2$2,000,0001 1/8 Miles
Gulfstream – Florida DerbyG1$1,000,0001 1/8 Miles
Sunday, April 1
Fair Grounds – Louisiana DerbyG1$1,000,0001 1/8 Miles
Saturday, April 7
Aqueduct – Wood MemorialG1$1,000,0001 1/8 Miles
Hawthorne – Illinois DerbyG3$500,0001 1/8 Miles
Santa Anita – Santa Anita DerbyG1$750,0001 1/8 Miles
Saturday, April 14
Keeneland – Toyota Blue Grass StakesG1$750,0001 1/8 Miles
Oaklawn – Arkansas DerbyG1$1,000,0001 1/8 Miles
Saturday, April 21
Keeneland – Lexington StakesG2$500,0001 1/16 Miles
Saturday, May 5
Churchill Downs – The Kentucky DerbyG1$2,000,0001 1/4 Miles
Saturday, May 19
Pimlico – The Preakness StakesG1$1,000,0001 3/16 Miles
Saturday, June 9
Belmont Park – The Belmont StakesG1$1,000,0001 1/2 Miles is the official online wagering
site of the Kentucky Derby.

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