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Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest

Canterbury Park’s most popular handicapping contest returns for 2024!

Follow the top 3-year-olds on the Road to the 150th Kentucky Derby.

Prize money awarded in each of 16 contests held Saturdays through Derby Day, May 4.
Overall prize  money awarded for the best cumulative scores.

Each week the entire card from a feature track will be used for the contest. Bonus races will be Derby Prep races. Players select one horse in each contest race and earn points based on a mythical $20 WPS wager. Bonus races are double points and the Kentucky Derby is triple points.

Weekly Prizes
1st= $200 + grand prize entry
2nd= $150 + grand prize entry
3rd= $100 + grand prize entry
4th=$50
5th= $25

Complete Rules

Results

Results are official at noon on the Friday following each contest.  Any scoring disputes can be emailed to tpoppler@canterburypark.com  .

DATE

FEATURE TRACK

BONUS RACES

WINNERS

January 20

FAIR GROUNDS

Lecomte - FG

Jon Smith 1465 pts $200 + Contest Entry
Tom Cahill 1360 pts $150 + Contest Entry
Roger Jones 1307 pts $100 + Contest Entry
Ken Felix 1289 pts $50
Tim Page 1268 pts *$2.50

January 27

OAKLAWN

No Bonus Race

Mike Gaulrapp 1516 pts - $200 + Contest Entry
Ray Davis 1340 pts - $150 + Contest Entry
Tommi Stevens 1336 pts - $100 + Contest Entry
Dave Handeland 1214 pts - $50
Michael Proudfoot 1162 pts - $2.50

February 3

GULFSTREAM PARK

Holy Bull - GP
Robert Lewis – SA
Withers-AQU

Willard Wentzel 1955 pts - $200 + Contest Entry


Dale Larson 1940 pts - $150 + Contest Entry
Rick Dahl 1912 pts - $100 + Contest Entry
David Chhang 1828 pts - $50
Ken Faucher 1800 pts - $25





February 10

TAMPA BAY DOWNS

Sam F. Davis - TAM
El Camino Real - GG






Eldon Miller 1576 pts - $200 + Contest Entry
Terry O’Connor 1488 pts - $150 + Contest Entry
Margaret Lynch 1445 pts -  *$10 + Contest Entry
Kenneth Rein 1324 pts  - $50
Marilyn LaCount 1252 pts -  $25

February 17

FAIR GROUNDS

Risen Star - FG

James Goldenstein 1440 pts $200 + Contest Entry
Jymme Bark 1328 pts $150 + Contest Entry
Dennis Elliott 1290 pts $100 + Contest Entry
Kirk Gloege 1288 pts $50
Michael Olson 1256 pts $25

February 24

OAKLAWN

Rebel Stakes - OP

March 2

GULFSTREAM

Fountain of Youth – GP
Gotham – AQU
San Felipe – SA
John Battaglia Memorial – TP

March 9

TAMPA BAY DOWNS

Tampa Bay Derby-TAM

March 16

GULFSTREAM

No Bonus Race


March 23

FAIR GROUNDS

Louisiana Derby – FG
Jeff Ruby Steaks – TP


March 30

GULFSTREAM

Florida Derby – GP
Arkansas Derby – OP



April 6

SANTA ANITA

Santa Anita Derby – SA
Wood Memorial – AQU
Blue Grass – KEE

April 13

KEENELAND

Lexington - KEE

April 20

KEENELAND

No Bonus Race

April 27

OAKLAWN

No Bonus Race

May 4

CHURCHILL DOWNS

Kentucky Derby

This contest is free to enter however minimum tracked pari-mutuel play using MVP Rewards card is required for full prize payout: $30 in pari-mutuel wagers each contest day for weekly prizes and  $480 in pari-mutuel wagers for all contest days combined for overall prizes. Minimum play must be made using MVP Rewards card. Cancelled wagers are not considered valid for minimum wager determination. Should a weekly or overall winner not meet minimum wagering requirements, 10 percent of the cash prize will be awarded.

Overall Prize Schedule

Award

1st

$1,000 + Grand Prize Entry

2nd

$600 + Grand Prize Entry

3rd

$500 + Grand Prize Entry

4th

$400 + Grand Prize Entry

5th

$350 + Grand Prize Entry

6th

$250 + Grand Prize Entry

7th

$200 + Grand Prize Entry

8th

$100 + Grand Prize Entry

9th

$75

10th-20th

$50

21st-30th

$25

Each player’s three lowest daily scores will be subtracted from their accumulated score to determine the final grand total that will be used to determine final standings.

Friday entry now allowed:
Available during Club Level Mutuels hours.

Grand Prize Contest: Top two players will receive a Dog Days of Summer contest entry valued at $550. Winners determined by contest held May 25.
Entry to Grand prize Contest will be awarded ONLY to: top three players of each 16 weekly contests and the top eight players in accumulated point totals.
Grand Prize Contest rules.