, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Inc., is offering its players an opportunity to win up to $1 million by betting the Kentucky Derby preps and the Triple Crown with 

The Triple Crown Showdown challenges players to make a winning $20 show bet on a series of 20 Kentucky Derby prep races starting with the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes from Fair Grounds on Saturday. If a player survives all 20 Kentucky Derby prep races, they qualify for a chance to win the $1 million top prize by sweeping all three legs of the Triple Crown.  

"Making your home to bet the Kentucky Derby preps and the Triple Crown could make you a millionaire," said Jeremy Clemons,'s Vice President of Marketing. "We are excited to continue our tradition of offering players innovative opportunities to win through the $1 million Triple Crown Showdown." 

In addition to the $1 million ultimate prize, is also offering an additional $10,000-guaranteed prize pool and a chance to win tickets to the Kentucky Derby.

"As illustrated by player Michael Beychok winning the National Handicapping Championship in January, players are among the most skilled and talented players in racing," Clemons added. "The Triple Crown Showdown will certainly challenge our players' skills and reward them handsomely for success."

Complete details about the Triple Crown Showdown and official rules are available at

Customers may open a TwinSpires account and wager through their TwinSpires accounts online at 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 past performances to all wagering customers.