$25,000+ Road to Kentucky

Handicapping Tournament

Play in our $25,000 Road to Kentucky handicapping contest and follow the top 3-year-old horses in the country each Saturday until May 4!

Starting Saturday, Jan. 19, each week gives you a fresh slate of horses and a new opportunity to win. Weekly and season-long prizes will be awarded to the top handicappers.

Plus, this year’s Road to Kentucky features a Grand Prize Contest, with the winner getting an entry to the $2 million National Horseplayer Championship in 2020, plus airfare and accommodations (a total value of $4,600!). The top two players each week and top eight players overall will get an entry for the Grand Prize Contest. Win that and you have a chance to win $1 million just for picking winners!


Weekly Prizes:(Highest Point Total For Day)
1st – $300 • 2nd – $200 • 3rd – $175 • 4th – $100 • 5th – $75

Overall Prizes Award
Highest Accumulated Point Total $1,000
2nd Highest $850
3rd Highest $750
4th Highest $500
5th Highest $450
6th Highest $400
7th Highest $350
8th Highest $300
9th Highest $250
10th Highest $200
11th – 25th Highest $100
26th – 30th Highest $50

How to Play
Players select one horse in each race at the featured track as well as each bonus race. Points are awarded based on a mythical $20 across the board bet. Bonus races earn double points, while the Kentucky Derby earns triple points.
You can enter at the third floor information booth starting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays from Jan. 19 through May 4. Winners of weekly and overall contests will receive points toward our 2019 Handicapper of the Year honor.
The entry deadline is first post of the contest track. Scratches will be replaced with the post time favorite. A cap limits the points you can earn on a single race. For overall point totals, players must subtract their three lowest weekly scores. Must be 18 to play and 21 to win Grand Prize.

Official Rules


January 19, 2019Fair GroundsLeComte Stakes – FG$300 + Contest Entry – Zamora, David
$200 + Contest Entry – Lonetree, Mark
$175 – Blankemeyer, Harry
$100 – Mense, Marlon
$75 – Jubert, Russell
January 26, 2019Gulfstream ParkNo Bonus Races$300 + Contest Entry – Morrison, Toby
$200 + Contest Entry – Kodelka, Richard
$175 – Fozo, Thomas
$100 – Hosinski, Thomas
$7.50* – Pfeiffer, Graham
February 2, 2019Gulfstream ParkHoly Bull – GP
Withers – AQU
Robert B. Lewis Stakes – SA
$300 + Contest Entry – Capistrant, Steven
$200 + Contest Entry – Failor, Gregory
$175 – Batiste, Michael
$100 – Volk, William
$75 – Peterson, Halleck
February 9, 2019Tampa Bay DownsSam F. Davis Stakes – TAM$300 + Contest Entry – Hagen, Duane
$200 + Contest Entry – Stubbs, Garrett
$17.50* – Lemke, Ronald
$100 – Giffin, Blaine
$75 – Hernandez, Ray
February 16, 2019Fair GroundsEl Camino Real – GG
Risen Star – FG
$300 + Contest Entry – Anderson, Timothy J.
$200 + Contest Entry – Peterson, Tim
$175 – Holden, Bruce
$100 – Dahlquist, Stanley
$75 – Strauss, John
February 23, 2019Gulfstream ParkNo Bonus Races
March 2, 2019Gulfstream ParkFountain of Youth – GP
March 9, 2019Tampa Bay DownsGotham – AQU
Tampa Bay Derby – TAM
San Felipe – SA
Jeff Ruby Steaks - TP
March 16, 2019OaklawnThe Rebel – OP
March 23, 2019Fair GroundsLouisiana Derby – FG
March 30, 2019Gulfstream ParkFlorida Derby – GP
April 6, 2019KeenelandSanta Anita Derby – SA
Wood Memorial – AQU
Blue Grass Stakes – KEE
April 13, 2019OaklawnArkansas Derby – OP
Lexington Stakes – KEE
April 20, 2019KeenelandNo Bonus Races
April 27, 2019Belmont ParkNo Bonus Races
May 4, 2019Churchill DownsKentucky Derby – CD


We aim to post the results by Noon on Thursdays. The results will be unofficial for at least 24 hours in order to accommodate errors and discrepancies. If your results are missing from the list below or contain a critical miscalculation, please email mmccargar@canterburypark.com with your name, MVP number, and a detailed description of the error.

Minimum pari-mutuel play using MVP Rewards card required for full prize payout: $20 in pari-mutuel wagers each contest day for daily prizes, $320 in pari-mutuel wagers for all contest days combined for overall


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