FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Kentucky Derby Betting Championship:

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How can I register?

Start the process by filling out our Entry Form, or Contact Gary Palmisano at 502-638-3805 to register directly by phone.

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What is the participation cost?

$12,000 buy-in of which $8,000 is the player’s bankroll. A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot in the Championship. You may pay the deposit using Ticketmaster here

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When and where is the KDBC held?

The 3rd annual KDBC will be held May 4 & 5, 2018, at Churchill Downs. Players may participate at Churchill Downs or online at TwinSpiresTournaments.com.

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Is seating included in the entry fee if I play at Churchill Downs?

Due to limited seating, players who buy in and wish to play on site should contact Gary Palmisano at contests@twinspires.com.

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How can I qualify?

Details on Online qualifiers will be coming soon at TwinSpires.com.

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What is the prize pool?

Based on 75 entrants, the prize pool will be $300,000.

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Can I transfer my seat if I win a satellite?

Yes. A satellite winning entry may be transferred to another TwinSpires.com account holder of the winner’s choice, provided the chosen player has not previously won or purchased an entry to the KDBC.

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How can I play in the KDBC Online?

Contact Gary Palmisano at contests@twinspires.com for information on how to play in the KDBC online