$1M Prize Offered in Kentucky Derby Showdown

The contest is available to customers of the TwinSpires.com wagering service.

TwinSpires.com, the official advance deposit wagering service for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is offering its players an opportunity to turn $20 into a $1 million prize by betting Kentucky Derby qualifying races.

The $1 million Road to the Kentucky Derby Showdown challenges players to make a winning $20 show bet on 19 Kentucky Derby prep races included in the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" point series and the Kentucky Derby. If a player survives all 20 races with a winning $20 show bet in which their horse finishes first, second, or third in each race, they will win or share the $1 million top prize.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby Showdown starts Feb. 8 with the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) from Santa Anita Park. In order to win the $1 million top prize, players need to start with the first contest race.

"The (contest) is one of our most popular promotions of the year because anyone 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 million prize," said Jeremy Clemons, vice president of marketing for TwinSpires.com.

In addition, there is a $10,000 guaranteed cash prize pool and a chance to win tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Complete details about the Road to the Kentucky Derby Showdown and official rules are available at TwinSpires.com.