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 2nd annual KDBC will be held May 5 & 6, 2017, 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?

For the player, yes. Players who buy in for $12,000 and wish to play on-track will receive complimentary seating for one (1) in The Lounge at Aristides. This  includes admission, seating, food and beverages for both Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby day, May 5 and 6, plus admission to the TwinSpires VIP Party in The Mansion on Thursday, May 4.

Seating is limited and may be reserved in advance with a $500 deposit. On-track players who wish to bring a guest may purchase one (1) additional seat for a discounted price of $725.

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How can I qualify?

Online qualifiers will be held at TwinSpires.com, starting January 14, 2017.

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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 Lucky Kalanges at contests@twinspires.com for information on how to play in the KDBC online