Road to the Derby

January 01 2022 - April 16 2022 Road to the Derby with Hollywood Races

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Only wagers placed on our Hollywood Races mobile app or Hollywood Races website will be eligible for this promotion.



Here’s how it works:

  • Place a straight $10 win bet on one horse of your choice in any or all of the eligible North American Kentucky Derby Prep Races, listed below. You may bet in any number of prep races you wish, but only one horse and one 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.
  • We do not follow the CHurchill Downs rule against Baffert where if any of his horses finish in the Top 4, his horses will not get points. We are a separate system so whereas Baffert has a horse that finishes in the Top 4 we will provide and add those points as normal. 


Follow the Hollywood Races Road to the Roses 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!




2022 Official North American Kentucky Derby Prep Races. Dates Subject to Change.

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


Smarty Jones Oaklawn Park 1-Jan-22 10-4-2-1
Jerome Aqueduct 1-Jan-22 10-4-2-1
Sham Santa Anita Park 1-Jan-22 10-4-2-1
Lecomte Fair Grounds 22-Jan-22 10-4-2-1
Southwest Oaklawn Park 29-Jan-22 10-4-2-1
Holy Bull Gulfstream Park 5-Feb-22 10-4-2-1
Withers Aqueduct 5-Feb-22 10-4-2-1
Robert B. Lewis Santa Anita Park 6-Feb-22 10-4-2-1
Sam F. Davis Tampa Bay Downs 12-Feb-22 10-4-2-1
El Camino Real Derby Golden Gate Fields 12-Feb-22 10-4-2-1
Risen Star Fair Grounds 19-Feb-22 50-20-10-5
Rebel Oaklawn Park 26-Feb-22 50-20-10-5
John Battaglia Memorial Turfway Park 5-Mar-22 10-4-2-1
Fountain of Youth Gulfstream Park 5-Mar-22 50-20-10-5
Gotham Aqueduct 5-Mar-22 50-20-10-5
San Felipe Santa Anita Park 5-Mar-22 50-20-10-5
Tampa Bay Derby Tampa Bay Downs 12-Mar-22 50-20-10-5
UAE Derby Meydan Racecourse 26-Mar-22 100-40-20-10
Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds 26-Mar-22 100-40-20-10
Sunland Derby Sunland Park 27-Mar-22 50-20-10-5
Florida Derby Gulfstream Park 2-Apr-22 100-40-20-10
Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park 2-Apr-22 100-40-20-10
Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park 2-Apr-22 100-40-20-10
Wood Memorial Aqueduct 9-Apr-22 100-40-20-10
Blue Grass Keeneland 9-Apr-22 100-40-20-10
Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita Park 9-Apr-22 100-40-20-10
Lexington Keeneland 16-Apr-22 20-8-4-2

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