Breeders’ Cup Launches Free-to-Play Kentucky Derby Online Contest
Fans Can Select Their Favorite Horse to Win the 147th Running of the Kentucky Derby for a Chance to Win $5,000
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 27, 2021) - The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, launched a new fan contest tied to the 147thKentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 1. Now live at BreedersCup.com/Derby, the digital campaign grants fans the chance to win $5,000 if they select the Kentucky Derby winning horse.
“The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition and we are excited to provide fans another reason to tune-in to NBC on Saturday,” said Breeders’ Cup Senior Vice President of Marketing Justin McDonald. “This year’s Run for the Roses will feature the top three finishers from the 2020 TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, and this free-to-play contest is the perfect way to further engage with racing fans while also building anticipation for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and ultimately the World Championships later this fall.”
Open until 6:55 PM ET on May 1, the contest invites fans to select the horse they believe will win the Kentucky Derby and don the blanket of roses. To enter the contest, fans must visit BreedersCup.com/Derby, click on their favorite horse and complete the registration process. Out of the pool of fans who correctly choose the winning horse, one lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive a grand prize of $5,000.
To enter the free contest fans must be a resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) and eighteen years of age or older. The winner of the contest will be announced on or before May 5.
The 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races, is scheduled to be held on November 5-6 at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif.
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The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The Breeders’ Cup is also a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an organization composed of industry leaders committed to advancing safety measures in Thoroughbred racing and improving the well-being of equine and human athletes.
The 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races, is scheduled to be held on November 5-6 at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California. The event will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media.
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