Lucky 13 Players Alive for $1-million Prize

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TwinSpires Staff

April 3rd, 2015

Thirteen players are five races away from having a chance to place a $20 show wager on the Kentucky Derby and win $1-million.

The $1-million Road to the Kentucky Derby SHOWdown game requires players to place a $20 show wager on 19 designated Kentucky Derby prep races plus the Kentucky Derby itself. A $1-million prize awaits any handicapper capable of going 20/20. The contest began February 7, and 13 players are currently 14/14.

“With five races to go over the next two Saturdays, we’d like nothing more than to have someone live to a $1-million prize in the world’s most popular horse race,” said Director of Communications Ed DeRosa. “In four years of doing this contest, this is the closest we’ve come to giving away the $1-million, and with 13 players still alive there’s a real chance this year.”

The three races this weekend are the Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita Park. Next week’s races are the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland and the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. Plyers who make it through that crucible will then have three weeks to prepare a $20 Kentucky Derby show bet potentially worth $1-million.

In addition to the $1-million prize, all players who have participated in the SHOWdown game on are eligible for a $10,000 Kentucky Derby prize pool as well as other prizes such as event tickets and swag. is the official wagering site of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs. Players who wager with receive free handicapping information from the official data source of the Kentucky Derby, To open an account, visit, call 1-877-SPIRES-1 (1-877-774-7371), or download our new app from the Apple/iTunes Store. ( is the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill Downs Incorporated, is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and Lexington, Kentucky, and operates a wagering hub in Oregon.