TwinSpires.com, Churchill Downs Inc.'s advanced deposit wagering network, has launched the "$1,000,000 Road to the Derby Showdown" handicapping contest for its customers during the Triple Crown season.
The contest challenges players to make a winning $20 show bet on 17 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) prep races included in the new Road to the Derby Championship Series and the three Triple Crown races. If a player survives all 20 races with a winning $20 show bet, they will win or share the $1 million top prize.
The $1,000,000 Road to the Derby Showdown starts Feb. 23 with the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) from Gulfstream Park and the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) from Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. In order to win the $1-million top prize, players need to start with the first contest race.
"It is extremely exciting that someone could make as little as a $20 deposit into their TwinSpires.com account, get on a hot streak with show bets and walk away with a $1,000,000 prize," Jeremy Clemons, TwinSpires.com's vice president of marketing, said in the announcement.
In addition to the $1 million prize, TwinSpires.com is also offering an additional $10,000 guaranteed prize pool and a chance to win tickets to the Kentucky Derby.
Complete details about the $1,000,000 Road to the Derby Showdown and official rules are available at www.twinspires.com.