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Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest

Canterbury Park’s most popular handicapping contest returns for 2023!

Follow the top 3-year-olds on the Road to the 149th Kentucky Derby.

Prize money awarded in each of 16 contests held Saturdays through Derby Day, May 6.
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 and Standings

Results are official at noon on the Friday following each contest.

DATE

FEATURE TRACK

BONUS RACES

WINNERS

January 21

FAIR GROUNDS

Lecomte - FG

Joseph Madison  $200 + Grand Prize entry
Jospeh McMahon $150 + Grand Prize entry
Tom Hosinski $100 + Grand Prize entry
Scott Anderson $50
James Smith $25

January 28

OAKLAWN

Southwest - OP

February 4

GULFSTREAM PARK

Holy Bull - GP
Robert Lewis – SA
Withers – AQU

February 11

TAMPA BAY DOWNS

Sam F. Davis – TAM
El Camino Real Derby - GG

February 18

FAIR GROUNDS

Risen Star - FG

February 25

OAKLAWN

Rebel Stakes - OP

March 4

GULFSTREAM

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

March 11

TAMPA BAY DOWNS

Tampa Bay Derby-TAM

March 18

GULFSTREAM

No Bonus Race

March 25

FAIR GROUNDS

Louisiana Derby – FG
Jeff Ruby Steaks – TP

April 1

GULFSTREAM

Florida Derby – GP
Arkansas Derby – OP

April 8

SANTA ANITA

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

April 15

KEENELAND

Lexington - KEE

April 22

KEENELAND

No Bonus Race

April 29

OAKLAWN

No Bonus Race

May 6

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: $20 in pari-mutuel wagers each contest day for weekly prizes and  $320 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 four lowest daily scores will be subtracted from their accumulated score to determine the final grand total that will be used to determine final standings.

Grand Prize Contest: Top two players will receive a Dog Days of Summer contest entry valued at $550. Winners determined by contest held May 27.
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.

Game Type Tables Waiting
2-100 SL Holdem38
3-6 Kill Holdem25
8-16 Kill Holdem23
50-100 MIX21
20-40 Holdem18
40-80 Holdem010
50-100 Holdem05
0-0 MASSAGE02