Road to the Derby

January 01 2020 - May 02 2020 Road to the Derby with Hollywood Races

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Follow all the Kentucky Derby prep races AND earn bonuses in our third annual Road to the Roses 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 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.

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!


Road to the Derby Leaderboard


*As of latest news more races will be added or some current stakes will be made part of the Derby points system. Below are the races as of now, we will update once a complete list is finalized.*


2020 Official North American Kentucky Derby Prep Races

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

Jan 1, 2020: Jerome, Aqueduct, 10-4-2-1

Jan 4, 2020: Sham, Santa Anita Park, 10-4-2-1

Jan 18, 2020: Lecomte, Fair Grounds, 10-4-2-1

Jan 24, 2020: Smarty Jones, Oaklawn Park, 10-4-2-1

Feb 1, 2020 Robert B. Lewis, Santa Anita Park, 10-4-2-1

Feb 1, 2020: Withers, Aqueduct, 10-4-2-1

Feb 1, 2020: Holy Bull, Gulfstream Park, 10-4-2-1

Feb 8, 2020: Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay Downs, 10-4-2-1

Feb 15, 2020: El Camino Real Derby, Golden Gate Fields, 10-4-2-1

Feb 15, 2020: Risen Star (Division 1), Fair Grounds, 50-20-10-5

Feb 15, 2020: Risen Star (Division 2), Fair Grounds, 50-20-10-5

Feb 17, 2020: Southwest, Oaklawn Park, 10-4-2-1

Feb 29, 2020 Fountain of Youth, Gulfstream Park, 50-20-10-5

Mar 7, 2020: Gotham, Aqueduct, 50-20-10-5

Mar 7, 2020: San Felipe, Santa Anita Park, 50-20-10-5

Mar 7, 2020: Tampa Bay Derby, Tampa Bay Downs, 50-20-10-5

Mar 14, 2020: Jeff Ruby Steaks (formerly the Spiral), Turfway Park, 20-8-4-2

Mar 14, 2020: Rebel, Oaklawn Park, 50-20-10-5

Mar 21, 2020: Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds, 100-40-20-10

Mar 28, 2020: Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park, 100-40-20-10

Apr 4, 2020: Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Park, 100-40-20-10

May 2, 2020: Arkansas Derby, Oaklawn Park, 100-40-20-10 (Div 1)

May 2, 2020: Arkansas Derby, Oaklawn Park, 100-40-20-10 (Div 2)

 May 23, 2020: Matt Winn Stakes, Churchill Downs, 50-20-10-5

June 6, 2020: Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Park, 100-40-20-10

June 20, 2020: Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park, 150-60-30-15

July 4, 2020: Los Alamitos Derby, Los Alamitos, 20-8-4-2

July 8, 2020: Indiana Derby, Hoosier Park, 20-8-4-2

July 18, 2020: Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park, 100-40-20-10

August 1, 2020:Shared Belief, Del Mar, 50-20-10-5

August 8-9, 2020: Ellis Park Derby, Ellis Park, 50-20-10-5

August 15, 2020: Pegasus Stakes, Monmouth Park, 20-8-4-2

 August 17, 2020: Blue Grass Stakes, Keeneland, 100-40-20-10









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