Structure of Kentucky Derby Betting Championship

  • $12,000 buy-in of which $8,000 is the player’s bankroll.
  • Wagers are real money wagers, placed via a wagering card at self-service machines at Churchill Downs or online at
  • Players may keep all winnings from tournament wagers, and winnings may be wagered.
  • Tournament races are from Churchill Downs only and include all races on Friday, May 4, and all races up to and including the Kentucky Derby, on Saturday, May 5.
  • Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Daily Double wagering only.
  • A minimum of $600 must be wagered on at least 5 different races on Friday, May 4.
  • A minimum of $1,000 must be wagered on at least on 5 different races Saturday, May 5.
  • Winner is determined by highest bankroll at the end of contest play.