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TwinSpires.com Offers $1-Million Top Prize in Road to the Derby Contest - Starts Saturday, Feb. 23

| Brisnet Editorial | 02/22/2013 #

TwinSpires.com, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN), is offering its players an opportunity to turn $20 into a $1-million prize by betting the Kentucky Derby preps and the Triple Crown with TwinSpires.com. 

The $1,000,000 Road to the Derby Showdown challenges players to make a winning $20 show bet on the 17 Kentucky Derby prep races included in the new Road to the Derby Championship Series and the three Triple Crown races.   If a player survives all 20 races with a winning $20 show bet, they will win or share the $1 million top prize.

The $1,000,000 Road to the Derby Showdown starts Saturday, February 23, with the Fountain of Youth Stakes from Gulfstream Park and the Risen Star Stakes from Fair Grounds Race Course.  In order to win the $1-million top prize, players need to start with the first contest race.   

“It is extremely exciting that someone could make as little as a $20 deposit into their TwinSpires.com account, get on a hot streak with show bets and walk away with a $1,000,000 prize,” said Jeremy Clemons, TwinSpires.com Vice President of Marketing.  “Making TwinSpires.com your home for betting on the Road to the Derby could make you a Millionaire.”

“Survivor contests like the $1,000,000 Road to the Derby Showdown have proven to be a popular style of fantasy game with other sports including professional football and college basketball,” Clemons added.  “Like with the NFL season or the NCAA tournament, the excitement will grow each week throughout the Road to the Derby Championship Series races as players survive and advance toward the grand prize.”

TwinSpires.com is also offering an additional $10,000- guaranteed prize pool and a chance to win tickets to the Kentucky Derby.  Also, TwinSpires.com offers all new players a $100 sign-up bonus program.

Complete details about the $1,000,000 Road to the Derby Showdown and official rules are available at www.twinspires.com.

Customers may open a TwinSpires account and wager through their TwinSpires accounts online at www.twinspires.com or via telephone by dialing 1-877-SPIRES-1 (1-877-774-7371). Customers may deposit funds into their TwinSpires accounts at any time via their phone, the TwinSpires website or postal mail.  TwinSpires charges no fees to register, to wager, or to maintain an account, and TwinSpires offers live video streaming of races as well as free race replays and free Brisnet.com past performances to all wagering customers.

TwinSpires.com (www.twinspires.com) is the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated and its family of racetracks, as well for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. TwinSpires.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) and offers wagering on races from the country’s most popular racetracks. TwinSpires.com is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and operates a wagering hub in Oregon.

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