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140th Kentucky Derby

​$1,000-Added Road the Derby Contest: Starts February 15 
On-Track Play Only

Download a PDF verson of the following information and/or the sign-up form.

NOTE: due to recent snow and ice storms, entries will be permitted through Saturday, February 22. The first two contest races remain as scheduled, February 15 & 17.


  • Format
    Select one horse per entry in each of the Kentucky Derby preps listed below. Coupled entries count as separate, upcoupled choices for this contest. In case of a scratch you will be given the post time favorite.
  • How to Enter
    Entries will be taken at the first-floor program booth beginning at noon on Saturday,January 31. All entries must be submitted before the first contest post time on Saturday, February 15 February 22. Enter as often as you like. Must be 18 or older.
  • Entry Fee
    A one-time entry fee of $10 per entry is due with your first picks.
  • Payoffs
    Pool includes $1,000 from Turfway and is distributed as follows: 1st-60%; 2nd-20%; 3rd-10%; 4th-6%; 5th-4%.
  • How to Play
    Selection forms for each race(s) will be available at the program booth after 5pm the Friday before. Mark your pick(s) and return the form to the booth. All selections for each day must be made before the start of that day's first contest race; i.e., if more than one contest race is scheduled, all picks for that day must be made before the start of that day's first contest race. Late selections are not accepted.
  • Scoring
    Points accrue based on 5 points for win, 3 points for place, and 1 point for show. Some races pay double points; the Kentucky Derby pays triple points. Dead heats count for full points. In case of a tie, the player with the most winning selections earns the placing. Placings will be announced after the Derby. Decision of Turfway Park judges is final.​

2014 Road to the Derby Race Schedule

February 15 El Camino Real Derby-G3 Golden Gate
February 17 (see note) Southwest Stakes-G3 Oaklawn Park
February 22 Risen Star Stakes-G2 Fair Grounds
February 22 Fountain of Youth-G2 Gulfstream Park
March 1 John Battaglia Memorial-L** Turfway Park
March 1 Gotham Stakes-G3 Aqueduct
March 8 San Felipe Stakes-G2 Santa Anita
March 8 Tampa Bay Derby-G2 Tampa Bay Downs
March 15 Rebel Stakes-G2 Oaklawn Park
March 22 Spiral Stakes-G3** Turfway Park
March 23 (see note) Sunland Derby-G3 Sunland Park
March 29 Florida Derby-G1** Gulfstream Park
March 29 Louisana Derby-G2 Fair Grounds
March 29 UAE Derby Meydan
April 5 Wood Memorial-G1** Aqueduct
April 5 Santa Anita Derby-G1** Santa Anita
April 12 Arkansas Derby-G1** Oaklawn Park
April 12 Blue Grass Stakes-G1** Keeneland
April 19 Lexington Stakes-G3 Keeneland
April 27 Derby Trial-G3 Churchill Downs
May 3 Kentucky Derby-G1*** Churchill Downs

**Double point races | ***Triple point race Note: Include your picks for Sunday and Monday races with your picks for Saturday.