Derby Wars

DerbyWars Announces Several New Track Partnerships

DerbyWars, horse racing’s leading contest site, is announcing new track partnerships which include NYRA, Monmouth Park, The Meadowlands, Ellis Park, Kentucky Downs, Louisiana Downs and Fairmount Park. The partnerships include revenue-sharing with the tracks and horsemen for use of their races in contests on DerbyWars.com, as well as video and data sharing opportunities to enhance […]

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Derby Wars To Pay $500,000 To Stronach Group, Comply With Interstate Horseracing Act, To Settle Lawsuit

The owners of Derby Wars will pay The Stronach Group $500,000 over the next year as part of a settlement agreement that ends litigation filed by the racetrack owner against the handicapping contest operator in December 2015. Federal Judge James Otero of U.S. District Court for the Central District of California signed and filed the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Fantasy Meets Reality?

A judge’s ruling in California has the potential for major repercussions in the horse racing industry and possibly, the entire world of Daily Fantasy Sports. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the ruling against Derby Wars in a lawsuit filed by the Stronach Group. What does it mean […]

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Federal Judge Rules Against Contest Operator Derby Wars In Stronach Group Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that horse racing tournament website Derby Wars has been operating as an off-track betting business and is subject to the federal Interstate Horseracing Act, which requires consent of racetracks and racing commissions prior to accepting any wagers. The order, entered on Monday by Judge James Otero of U.S. District Court […]

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New York Residents Barred From Participating On DerbyWars, HorseTourneys Websites

New York residents will no longer be allowed to participate in any contests offered by the daily fantasy sites DerbyWars and HorseTourneys. According to an article in the Daily Racing Form, both websites have posted notices informing New York residents that they will no longer be allowed to deposit cash or receive cash awards for contests that […]

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DerbyWars, Hawthorne Announce Contest-Simulcast Agreement

DerbyWars, the leading horse racing contest website, and Hawthorne Race Course are excited to announce the first ever agreement between a contest website operator and racetrack. The agreement calls for DerbyWars to contribute a portion of contest revenue on Hawthorne races for distribution to both the racetrack and the Illinois horsemen. In addition, DerbyWars will […]

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Report: DerbyWars, Stronach Group In Settlement Talks

The Stronach Group has begun discussing terms of a possible settlement with DerbyWars, a website that operates horse racing contests, similar to “fantasy tournaments”. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, representatives from both groups attended the Feb. 24 meeting of the California Horse Racing Board. Scott Daruty, from The Stronach Group, said after the board meeting […]

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Hayward: Derby Wars Lawsuit Will Have ‘Significant Impact’ On Racing’s Future

The Stronach Group’s legal battle with the company that owns Derby Wars will prove to be very important to the future of the racing industry, according to former New York Racing Association CEO Charles Hayward. He states in the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary that it will have a “significant impact on the future finances of Thoroughbred […]

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‘They’re Stealing Our Product’: CHRB Debates Horse Racing Contest Sites

Embrace or fight? That’s the question California Horse Racing Board members wrestled with Wednesday as they heard comments on the hot-button issue of daily fantasy sports and fantasy horse racing websites. According to the Blood-Horse, the Stronach Group’s Scott Daruty took aim at Derby Wars, a site that offers horse racing contests: “Effectively what they’re doing, in […]

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New Yorker Wins Santa Anita’s Showvivor Contest

Santa Anita’s popular online “Showvivor” contest sponsored by DerbyWars.com, which is free of charge and requires players to correctly tab one horse per racing day to be among the top three finishers in any given race, drew to a close this past Sunday, June 28, with a total of $10,000 in prize money being distributed to […]

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