WinStar StableMates Fantasy Derby to Open

Awards include VIP tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm will offer its Fantasy Derby contest for 2012, which is free for racing fans, easy to play, and offers possible prizes.

Fantasy Derby 2012, part of WinStar StableMates, allows each fan to name his or her own Fantasy Stable, and then select horses in different categories, all with the goal of establishing the “winning” stable.

“This contest makes it really easy for fans to get interested in the Derby Prep races, and get to know and follow the horses who are on the Derby watch lists,” said WinStar CEO Elliott Walden.

Winners will be determined by who has the most Fantasy Stable earnings through the contest period. Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 finishers. First prize is two VIP tickets to the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) including accommodation for two nights.

Second and third prize are two VIP tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, respectively. Fourth prize is a complimentary one year Grade 2 WinStar StableMates membership, with competitors finishing from fifth to 10th place receiving a complimentary one year Grade 3 WinStar StableMates membership. All prizes include a ‘behind-the-scenes’ VIP guided tour of WinStar Farm May 4.

Fans must select their stable by noon on Feb. 18 to play and be eligible to win the prizes.

Fantasy Derby 2012 is free to play. Fans can register to play at

For more information, contact Jenny Barnett at