West Point Thoroughbreds, the Gold Standard in Racing Partnerships, is teaming up with the Paulick Report and 123Racing to bring horse racing enthusiasts a free handicapping challenge offering cash prizes on the road to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
The $2,500 Derby Dollars Contest, presented by West Point Thoroughbreds, kicks off with this Saturday's Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park in Florida and the Risen Star at Fair Grounds in Louisiana, then continues over the next 10 weeks, culminating with the Kentucky Derby on May 3. All of the races in the Derby Dollars Contest are from the schedule of 3-year-old events that make up the official Road to the Kentucky Derby point standings. It is free to enter and open to residents of the United States and Canada. Sign up at DerbyDollarsContest.com. Selections for the first contest races can be made starting on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
“Besides appealing to the racing enthusiasts, we think this fun contest is a way to spread the joy of Thoroughbred racing to new individuals introduced to the sport March through June every year,” said Terry Finley, President of West Point Thoroughbreds. “Having a vested interest in the derby trail playing Derby Dollars will connect people to the horses and amazing human stories told each season.”
During the Derby Dollars Contest, participants build bankrolls based on mythical “across-the-board” (win-place-show) bets on their picks in each designated race. The first eight races feature mythical $2 across-the-board wagers. Then, corresponding with the Road to the Kentucky Derby point standings (when qualifying points double, starting with the March 29 Florida Derby, UAE Derby and Louisiana Derby), participants make $4 across-the-board wagers. The final race in the Derby Dollars Contest – the Kentucky Derby – raises the stakes even higher, with a mythical $6 across-the-board wager for all participants.
The winner is determined by the highest total bankroll after the Kentucky Derby. The grand prize is $1,500 for first place, with $500 for second, $250 for third, $150 for fourth and $100 for fifth.
“This is the time of year when even casual fans get excited about horse racing,” said Paulick Report publisher Ray Paulick. “The Derby Dollars contest provides a free, fun way for everyone to stay connected with the sport and a chance to show off their handicapping skills and win cash prizes.”
To enter this free contest, set up a username and password, and for complete contest rules, go to DerbyDollarsContest.com.
West Point Thoroughbreds develops and manages racing partnerships across the United States, providing its partners with the unique opportunity to fulfill their dreams of owning a Thoroughbred racehorse and competing at the highest levels of the sport. Founded in 1991 by West Point graduate and former Army captain Terry Finley, WPT is one of the oldest and most successful partnerships in Thoroughbred racing. With a philosophy of uncompromising quality, WPT has campaigned over 350 horses since inception. With offices in New York, Florida, Kentucky, and California, WPT currently manages equine portfolios for over 400 partners and a stable of over 65 horses. For more information please visit www.westpointtb.com.
The Paulick Report, owned by Blenheim Publishing LLC and launched in June 2008, is headed by former Blood-Horse Publications editorial director Ray Paulick. PaulickReport.com is an independent website that produces original and aggregated written and video content covering all aspects of the international sport and business of Thoroughbred racing and breeding. It is based in Lexington, Ky.
123gaming Limited, based in the United Kingdom, is the intellectual property owner of the 123racing Free Play and Pay to Play horse racing contests and wagers. 123gaming has been operating free play games for the past eight years in Canada and the United States via its affiliate Horseshoe Marketing, Inc., a leading marketing agency in the horse racing industry. Horseshoe Marketing provides consultation, coordination, and marketing support to racetracks and organizations implementing the 123 Free Play On-line Contests. Contests have been created for Woodbine, Hastings Park and Grand River Raceway in Canada, and The Meadowlands, Monmouth Park, Emerald Downs, Colonial Downs, Remington Park and The Breeders Crown in the U.S. For more information visit 123racing.com.
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