01/31/2013 12:20PM

WinStar kicks off 2013 Fantasy Derby contest


WinStar Farm has launched its Fantasy Derby contest for 2013. The contest, part of the Versailles, Ky., farm’s WinStar StableMates community, allows fans to create a Fantasy Stable, selecting Triple Crown contenders in different categories whose earnings will be tallied throughout prep season.

“This contest makes it really easy for fans to get interested in the Kentucky Derby prep races, and get to know and follow the horses who are on the Derby watch lists,” WinStar president and chief executive officer Elliott Walden said. “WinStar is committed to being a leader not only on the track and in breeding, but in all efforts in lifting the profile of Thoroughbred racing, especially connecting with our great fans through WinStar StableMates.”

Winners will be determined by who has the most Fantasy Stable earnings through the contest period. Prizes will be awarded to the top ten finishers, with the first place winner receiving two box seat tickets to the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

The runner-up will win two box seat tickets to the 2013 Kentucky Oaks, while third prize is a halter from WinStar stallion Distorted Humor. All three of the top prizes include a behind-the-scenes guided tour of WinStar Farm for up to four people, a WinStar gift basket, and a complimentary WinStar StableMates Grade 2 membership for 2013.

The deadline for fans to enter the contest and select their stable is Saturday, Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. Eastern.

To register and to get more information on rules and a full list of prizes, click here.