Players have a chance to win the $10,000 first prize if they have the high score after 12 races. Buy-in for the contest is $115, but savvy players can qualify during the week for as little as $19 in daily qualifiers. Last month's big winner did just that, scoring 2 entries via low-cost qualifier.
The feature races in this weekend's game are the G1 Florida Derby, where Shanghai Bobby tries for redemption against the speedy Itsmyluckyday and late-closing Orb. This is a major Derby prep that offers 100 points and a guaranteed spot in the starting gate on May 4 for the winning horse. Also in the game is the G2 Louisiana Derby, featuring the talented Revolutionary and a strong field also vying for the guaranteed entry into the Kentucky Derby.
DerbyWars, www.DerbyWars.com, is a skill-based horse racing contest site, where winners are rewarded based on their ability to skillfully pick horses and compete against other players over a series of races. DerbyWars is the latest creation from Horse Racing Labs, a technology-based business focusing on innovation in horse racing. The company’s first website, HorseRacingNation.com, was launched in 2009 and hosts over 3 million visits annually from horse racing fans around the world.