TwinSpires offers $1 million prize
Updated: February 20, 2013, 6:38 PM ETBrisnet
TwinSpires.com, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated, 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 million 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 million 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 million 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 million 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 million Road to the Derby Showdown and official rules are available at www.twinspires.com.