If you're visiting Churchill Downs, please visit the Churchill Downs Store, open during the spring, September, and fall race meets from gate opening time to 30 minutes after the last race. Located off the Paddock, inside the Gate 17 entrance, the Churchill Downs Store offers a wide array of officially licensed Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs merchandise. To contact the store call (502) 636-4850 or (800) 59-DERBY. To shop online, click here.
The store is operated by the Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.
The 2010 “Road to the Roses” Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge, a free online contest that allows racing
fans to manage a stable of Kentucky Derby contenders during the three-month buildup to the historic Kentucky
Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is now open for registration. Located at www.RoadToTheRoses.com,
the game’s grand prize winner will receive a VIP trip for two to the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2011.
“Road to the Roses” players earn points based on how well their fantasy stable performs in a
series of Kentucky Derby prep races, beginning with four stakes races on Saturday, Feb. 20, and continuing
through the $2 million Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1. Players create up to three fantasy stables by selecting 10 horses
from the complete list of Triple Crown nominees, as well as two trainers and two jockeys.
Unlike years past, all horses in the stable will remain active and eligible to earn points throughout
the duration of the game. However, participants will be able to designate five “power” horses which will
earn double points in they finish first, second or third in prep races. Players may change their designated
“power” horses to maximize scoring opportunities as many times as they wish, except on scoring race
days. Stables will also have a chance to add five additional Triple Crown nominated horses later in the
season during a supplemental draft period.
The player who earns the most points at the end of the game will receive a VIP trip for two to the
2011 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, including airfare and accommodations, a private backstretch
tour, a trip to the paddock on Kentucky Derby Day, a $1,000 betting voucher, rare gold-leafed Kentucky
Derby mint julep glasses and official Kentucky Derby print. Also, a $300 Kentucky Derby wagering
voucher will be given away weekly to the player who earns the most points in each individual weekend of
Among the game’s new features in 2010 is a partnership with BRISNet.com to present “Kentucky
Derby Trail” live chats every Friday between 7-9 p.m. ET. Moderated by five-time National
Handicapping Championship qualifier Tim Holland, the question and answer chats will devote two hours
each week to discussing promising Kentucky Derby prospects.
Also, the “Road to the Roses” Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge will feature updates every
Friday morning from “Video Commissioners” with valuable information and advice about that weekend’s
Kentucky Derby prep races. Players can also interact with each other and receive weekly game updates
using the “Road to the Roses” Facebook page at Facebook.com/RoadToTheRoses.
For more information, official rules and a complete list of prizes, visit the Web site