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Fantasy Horse Racing: Road To The Roses Contest

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The Road to the Roses Fantasy Contest has begun. Between February 17 and the Kentucky Derby (May 5) you can put together your stable of horses, hire your trainers and jockeys and see if you have what it takes to make a run for the roses.

2007 Road To The Roses is the official fantasy game of the Kentucky Derby. Prizes include a $500 or $1,000 win wager in the Derby, Derby jackets as well as the grand prize, an all expense paid trip to the 2008 Kentucky Derby.

To play, you start off by picking ten horses, two jockeys, and two trainers. You will be given two additional opportunities to choose additional horses. You can pick three horses between March 12th and March 16th, two horses between April 17th and April 20th, or five horses between April 17th and April 20th.

In your stable you must have five active horses at all times. That means that you have to watch the schedule of your horses and see when they will be racing and have them active. You will be able to change what your active horses are any time before the scoring race day lockout period (usually this is 12:00 a.m. Eastern time on Saturdays). Check out for full rules and regulations.

You must sign up before the lockout period to be eligible for the races that week. Points are scored and standings posted after each weekend is complete. Good luck and hope to see you on the 2007 Road To The Roses.

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  • Natalie,
    Thanks for the tip, I’ll look into it.


  • Jenny

    Gread information, it looks interesting. Does this contest take part every year or only in 2007?