Road to the Derby

January 01 2019 - May 04 2019

Hollywood Races Road to the Derby Promotion

January 1 – May 4, 2019


Follow all the Kentucky Derby prep races AND earn wagering bonuses in our Road to the Derby offer!

Hopeful Thoroughbreds compete in designated prep races to earn qualifying points to help them get in the gate at Churchill Downs on the First Saturday in May.

With Hollywood Races, you can earn points on the horses you bet in the Derby prep races and can win wagering bonuses for Kentucky Derby Day!


Here’s how it works:

Place a straight $10 win bet on one horse of your choice in any or all of the official Kentucky Derby Prep Races. The full list of races is available below. You may bet in any number of prep races you wish, but only one horse and (qualifying bet) per race.

If the horse you bet to win finishes in the top four, you earn the same number of points as the horse you bet. For example, if your horse wins a 10-point prep race, you get 10 points. If your horse runs second in a 100-point race, you earn 40 points.

Follow the Hollywood Races Road to the Derby Leaderboard to find your running point totals.

The players with the top 20 point totals after the final prep race will receive FREE wagering bonuses to play on Derby Day!

That’s not all – we’ll give a $25 wagering credit to the leader at the end of each month!


2019 Official North American Kentucky Derby Prep Races

Point Distribution = 1st-2nd-3rd-4th

Jan 1, 2019: Jerome, Aqueduct, 10-4-2-1

Jan 5, 2019: Sham, Santa Anita Park, 10-4-2-1

Jan 19, 2019: Lecomte, Fair Grounds, 10-4-2-1

Jan 25, 2019: Smarty Jones, Oaklawn Park, 10-4-2-1

Feb 2, 2019: Robert B. Lewis, Santa Anita Park, 10-4-2-1

Feb 2, 2019: Withers, Aqueduct, 10-4-2-1

Feb 2, 2019: Holy Bull, Gulfstream Park, 10-4-2-1

Feb 9, 2019: Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay Downs, 10-4-2-1

Feb 16, 2019: El Camino Real Derby, Golden Gate Fields, 10-4-2-1

Feb 16, 2019: Risen Star, Fair Grounds, 50-20-10-5

Feb 18, 2019: Southwest, Oaklawn Park, 10-4-2-1

Mar 2, 2019: Fountain of Youth, Gulfstream Park, 50-20-10-5

Mar 9, 2019: Gotham, Aqueduct, 50-20-10-5

Mar 9, 2019: San Felipe, Santa Anita Park, 50-20-10-5

Mar 9, 2019: Tampa Bay Derby, Tampa Bay Downs, 50-20-10-5

Mar 9, 2019: Jeff Ruby Steaks (Spiral), Turfway Park, 20-8-4-2

Mar 16, 2019: Rebel, Oaklawn Park, 50-20-10-5

Mar 23, 2019: Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds, 100-40-20-10

Mar 24, 2019: Sunland Derby, Sunland Park, 50-20-10-5

Mar 30, 2019: Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park, 100-40-20-10

Apr 6, 2019: Wood Memorial, Aqueduct, 100-40-20-10

Apr 6, 2019: Blue Grass, Keeneland, 100-40-20-10

Apr 6, 2019: Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Park, 100-40-20-10

Apr 13, 2019: Arkansas Derby, Oaklawn Park, 100-40-20-10

Apr 13, 2019: Lexington, Keeneland, 20-8-4-2


See our current leaderboard here!

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