Racing News

‘Road To The Roses’ Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge Now Online

| Brisnet Editorial | 02/12/2010 #

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,
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
prep races.

Among the game’s new features in 2010 is a partnership with 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
For more information, official rules and a complete list of prizes, visit the Web site

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

Updates Powered by

Visit for expert handicapping, picks and analysis Derby Week and all year long

Derby Stories

Lindsay & Els Chicago, IL

First time at the Oaks so that's why we have these crazy hats on, shaped like cheese hats and painted pink in honor of Bright Pink, which is a great charity.
Paula's picking California Chrome

Kentucky Derby 140 presented by Yum! - The Race

Kentucky Derby 140 - Road to the Derby

Kentucky Derby 140 Intro

Around the Downs - The Stables

The Race

54 Photos


California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.