Monday, February 22, 2010

Derby Contest for TwinSpires.com Customers

By Blood-Horse Staff

TwinSpires.com has announced a "$25,000 Streak to the Derby" challenge for its customers, with prizes that will include $25,000 and four tickets to the 2011 Kentucky Derby.

TwinSpires.com, owned by Churchill, announced the contest involves playing prep races for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) through the company’s system.

"TwinSpires.com players will be able to earn shares in the $25,000 prize pool by completing a ‘streak’," TwinSpires said in a release. "A ‘streak’ consists of wagering at least $10 to win on four consecutive Derby prep race winners through TwinSpires.com.

The contest begins Saturday, Feb. 20 and continues through the May 1 Derby.

"We are excited to give horseplayers 25,000 reasons to make TwinSpires.com their home for betting the Derby trail," Jeremy Clemons, TwinSpires.com vice president of marketing, said in a statement.

According to the release, "Upon completion of the contest, the $25,000 prize pool will be divided by how many total shares were earned over the course of the contest period, which establishes the share value. Each player with shares will have winnings deposited into their TwinSpires.com wagering account.

Players will be able to check the ‘Streak Home Page’ at any time during the contest to see how many shares are outstanding and the current share value.

The player with the most successful ‘streaks’ will win two tickets to the 2011 Derby. Players finishing second through number 25 will win official Derby 136 merchandise. Additionally, contestants who win just three races in a row, win an entry into the drawing for another two tickets to the 2011 Kentucky Derby."

For more details and contest rules visit www.TwinSpires.com.

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