Free To Play, Sign Up Now: The $2,500 Derby Dollars Contest Presented By

by | 02.13.2018 | 2:34pm

It's time once again to sharpen your handicapping skills and identify the leading contenders on the trail to the Kentucky Derby!, home to the daily competitive 123racing Pick6 wager, is teaming up with the Paulick Report to bring you for a fifth consecutive year the Derby Dollars Contest, a free handicapping challenge offering cash prizes.

Participants in the $2,500 Derby Dollars Contest, presented by, build bankrolls based on mythical “across-the-board” (win-place-show) bets on their picks in designated races that correspond with the schedule of 3-year-old events making up the official Road to the Kentucky Derby point standings. As the qualifying points in the races increase, so do the size of the mythical wagers.

The winner is determined by the highest total bankroll after the Kentucky Derby on May 5. Prizes are $1,500 for first place, $500 for second, $250 for third, $150 for fourth and $100 for fifth. It is free to enter and open to residents of the United States and Canada.

Free past performances for each of the Derby Dollars Contest races are provided by Each week on the Paulick Report, Equibase will also provide free analysis of Derby Dollars Contest races.

To enter this free contest, set up a username and password, and for complete contest rules, go to

The Derby Dollars Contest begins Saturday, Feb. 17 with the Risen Star Stakes from Fair Grounds in Louisiana, and continues over the next 10 weeks, culminating with the Kentucky Derby on May 5.

“The contest format proved very popular with our 123racing fans the last several years, and Derby Dollars provides Paulick Report readers a chance to pit their wits against each other and in groups,” said Rob Earle, chief executive officer of 123racing and “Once signed up, players can create a 'Friends' network, private groups, and view leaderboards using a 'Friends Only' filter to really find out who's boss.”

123racing will also offer some free wager promotions for players around the big races at

“This is the time of year when horse racing has the best chance to attract new fans and it also provides existing players exciting handicapping opportunities,” said Ray Paulick, publisher of the Paulick Report. “We thank 123racing for helping make this fun, free and easy competition possible.”

To enter this free contest, set up a username and password, and for complete contest rules, go to

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