Congratulations to Joe S, the $25K Winner!

Join the world's best thoroughbreds as they battle for 20 coveted starting gate positions at the Kentucky Derby!
Enter the TVG $35K Race to the Gate. Pick at least one winner to qualify and you could run away with the
$25,000 guaranteed Grand Prize.

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Ten Chances
To Qualify

Place a Win wager of at least $10 in a Qualifying Prep Race exclusively on TVG.com (bets on Basic.tvg.com are NOT eligible). Your first Win wager will be considered an entry. The more qualifying prep races you enter, the better your chance of winning.

Qualify By Wagering   /   Qualify For Free

20 Qualifiers Advance
& Win $500 Guaranteed

Two qualifiers (i.e. players that placed successful Win wagers of at least $10) from each of the ten Qualifying Prep Races will be randomly selected to receive $500 plus a chance to win the $25,000 guaranteed Grand Prize in the Kentucky Derby.

One Qualifier Wins
$25,000 Guaranteed

Each of the 20 qualifiers will be assigned a horse in the Kentucky Derby. The qualifier assigned to the winner of the Kentucky Derby will win the $25,000 guaranteed Grand Prize!

Qualifying Prep Races
Southwest (Div 1 & 2) at Oaklawn *
WINNERS: John M. & Mike L.


Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct
WINNERS: John L. & Thomas C.


Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn
WINNERS: Joe S. & Rob M.


Spiral Stakes at Turfway
WINNERS: Rolando S. & John C.


Sunland Derby at Sunland
WINNERS: Donna C. & Paul C.


Wood Memorial at Aqueduct
WINNERS: Earle S. & Robert C.


TVG Illinois Derby at Hawthorne
WINNERS: Robert B. & Romulo C.


Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn
WINNERS: Natalie K. & Johnny B.


Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland
WINNERS: Drew S. & Steven B.


Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland
WINNERS: Ray M. & Julie O.


Qualify By Wagering
  • Make at least one Win wager (min $10) in any of the ten Qualifying Derby Prep Races on TVG.com (bets made on Basic.tvg.com will NOT be eligible for this promotion).
  • Wagers can only be made on the day of a Qualifying Prep Race, prior to the closing of that race. Only one entry per person per race is allowed. The first wager (min $10) for a single horse will be counted as your entry.
  • If your horse scratches or is declared ineligible, you will have to wager again.
  • For each of the ten Qualifying Prep Races, two individuals who successfully place a Win wager (min $10) on the winning horse will be randomly selected to win a $500 prize and a spot/horse in the Derby Starting Gate for a shot at the $25,000 Grand Prize. There will be a total of 20 qualifiers.
  • You can attempt to qualify up to ten times, once in each Qualifying Prep Race. The more times you attempt to qualify, the greater your chance is of winning a $500 prize and earning a spot/horse in the Derby Starting Gate.
  • On the Thursday before the Kentucky Derby (5/3/12), the 20 individuals who have earned a spot in the Derby Starting Gate will be randomly assigned a horse corresponding to their program number,
    1-20 live on TVG.
  • The individual who is assigned the horse that wins the Kentucky Derby will win the $25,000 Grand Prize!
Qualify For Free
  • You can play for free on the day of a Qualifying Prep Race, prior to the closing of that race. Click here to get started.
  • Only one free entry per person, per race is allowed.
  • Similar to real wagering methods, you'll select the horse you think will win in any of the ten Qualifying Prep Races shown above.
  • If your horse scratches or is declared ineligible, your entry will be moved to the Post Time favorite.
  • For each of the ten Qualifying Prep Races, two individuals who successfully select the winner will be randomly selected to win a $500 prize and a spot/horse in the Derby Starting Gate for a shot at the $25,000 Grand Prize. There will be a total of 20 qualifiers.
  • You can attempt to qualify up to ten times, once in each Qualifying Prep Race. The more times you attempt to qualify, the greater your chance is of winning a $500 prize and earning a spot/horse in the Derby Starting Gate.
  • On the Thursday before the Kentucky Derby (5/3/12), the 20 individuals who have earned a spot in the Derby will be randomly assigned a horse corresponding to their program number, 1-20 live on TVG.
  • The individual who is assigned the horse that wins the Kentucky Derby will win the $25,000 Grand Prize!
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