Kentucky Derby Betting Championship 2018

Kentucky Derby Betting Challenge 2018

2018 marks the third Kentucky Derby Betting Championship, pitting the best horse racing bettors in the world against each other, as they compete for an estimated $300,000 in prizes (based on 75 entries).


  • Players may compete at Churchill Downs or online at
  • The new buy in is $12,000 with $8,000 as the player bankroll and $4,000 entry fee
  • ALL entry fees are paid to the prize pool
  • Players may purchase and play up to two (2) entries
  • Estimated prize pool is $300,000 based on 75 entries
  • 5 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Seats (BCBC) and 2 National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Seats
  • On-track seating is limited and may be reserved in advance with a $500 deposit.
  • On-track players who wish to bring a guest may purchase an additional seat at a discounted price of $725.
  • Seating includes food and beverages, plus¬†admission to the TwinSpires VIP Party in the Mansion on Thursday, May 3.

Play begins on May 4 & 5 from Churchill Downs, during the 144th Kentucky Oaks & Derby. Reserve your spot with a $500 deposit.

Churchill Downs Race Track is the home of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Betting Championship. ENTER NOW!