Road to the Kentucky Derby Sweepstakes

Prize Details

Enter for your chance to win a trip to the Kentucky Derby

Prize Eligibility

This game is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, District of Columbia. Sweepstakes Begins: March 21, 2014 @ 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Sweepstakes Ends:  May 5, 2014 @ 11:59 p.m. (EDT)

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, 18 or older. Sweepstakes begins on March 21, 2014 @ 12:00 p.m. (EDT) and ends on May 3, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. (EDT).  The Sponsor's clock is the official timekeeper of this Sweepstakes.  Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Subject to full Official Rules. Void where prohibited or restricted.

Eligibility: The Road to the Kentucky Derby sweepstakes is open to individuals who are legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia and are age 18 or older. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER VALID ENTRY CODE.

Employees of Churchill Downs Racetrack (the "Sponsor"), its parents, subsidiaries, and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win. 

Enter to win the prize by submitting a valid entry code, your name, email address, State, Country and Zip code at the following web address www.kentuckyderby.com/giveaway.

There will be several entry codes distributed by Churchill Downs on several platforms including Kentucky Derby email distribution through Constant Contact, Kentucky Derby YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/kentuckyderby), Kentucky Derby Facebook page (www.facebook.com/kentuckyderby), Kentucky Derby Twitter (www.twitter.com/kentuckyderby), Kentucky Derby Pinterest account (www.pinterest.com/kentuckyderby), Kentucky Derby Instagram account (www.instagram.com/kentuckyderby). A participant may enter once per entry code distributed.

All entrants have the opportunity to receive one additional entry for each code entered by sharing the contest through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or Google+. Sharing must take place through the contest platform, located at the bottom of the webpage, in order for the extra entry to be valid.:

Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. All required information must be submitted through the Brightkit Application to be eligible to win the prize. This is an Internet only promotion; no alternate method of entry is available.

This Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.

PRIZES: GRAND PRIZE –

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER (Approximate Retail Value: $5,000)

  • 2 VIP tickets to Kentucky Derby 141
  • 2 VIP tickets to Kentucky Oaks 141
  • Accommodations (3 nights standard accommodations, double occupancy)
  • Round trip coach air transportation for winner and one guest from a major commercial
  • airport near winner’s residence to Louisville, KY (or $500 betting voucher if winner
  • resides within a 200 mile radius of Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY).

Selection and Notification: One potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on May 15,, 2014 from among all eligible entries received. Sponsor’s decisions are final on matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  The potential winners will be notified by email after the prize drawing based on the information provided on the entry form. At the sole discretion of Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: 1) potential winner’s failure to respond to notification within one (1) business day after its transmission; 2) the return of an email notification as undeliverable after two (2) attempts; 3) the return of the prize as undeliverable.

General: Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant’s participation in the Promotion. By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor’s parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

Sponsor: Churchill Downs Racetrack, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40208, phone 502-636-4400

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,YouTube, Instagram, or Constant Contact. You understand that you are providing your information to Churchill Downs Racetrack and not to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, or Constant Contact.

By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Sponsor’s use of information submitted by entrants in connection with this Sweepstakes will be subject to the terms and conditions stated in these Official Rules as well as to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at http://www.churchilldownsincorporated.com/our_company/privacy_policy.html.  

By accepting a prize, winner consents to the use of his/her name, image, likeness, photograph, voice and biographical material and entry submission for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes by Sponsor, or a party designated by Sponsor, in any and all media now or hereafter known including but not limited to, any online announcements, or for sharing this information with the press for viewing, whether TV or print, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law. Entrants agree that the conditions of submission set forth in these Official Rules, and all documents and agreements incorporated in these Official Rules by reference, solely govern the relationship between entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes. Entrants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules. Entrants agree that any and all disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of Kentucky.

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Win a trip to the 2015 Kentucky Derby! 

We are giving away a trip to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks including airfare and hotel!


Here’s how it works:

· Get entry codes between March 21, 2014 and May 5, 2014

· Return here to submit an entry (1 entry per code)

· Find out on May 15th, 2014 if you will be going to the 2015 Kentucky Derby!


How to get Entry Codes:

Entry codes will be given out during every Road to the Kentucky Derby video on YouTube as well as through Kentucky Derby social media and email communications.  Make sure you have a chance to find every entry code by doing the following:

- Follow the Road to the Kentucky Derby 140 Series on YouTube

Like the Kentucky Derby on Facebook

- Follow @KentuckyDerby on twitter

- Follow Kentucky Derby on Pinterest

- Follow the Kentucky Derby on Instagram

Sign up for email updates from the Kentucky Derby

The winner will be announced on May 15th, 2014.