WinStar Fantasy Derby Contest Rolled Out

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WinStar Farm again offers its Fantasy Derby contest, and the deadline to sign up is Noon this Saturday. Fantasy Derby 2011 is free for racing fans and offers really good prizes. To enter, click to

Fantasy Derby 2011 allows each fan to name his or her own Fantasy Stable and then select horses in four separate categories. The first category is WinStar's own Derby hopefuls. The second category is progeny from WinStar's stallions. The third and fourth categories let fans select from a broad menu of Derby nominees. Fans also get an "add-on" period in mid-March where they can add three additional horses, such as late bloomers that they may have overlooked.

Those interested must lock in their Fantasy Stable by Saturday, Feb. 12, at noon eastern time.

Elliott Walden, CEO of WinStar, says Fantasy Derby 2011 as another step in WinStar’s efforts to engage with more racing fans and Thoroughbred enthusiasts. "This contest makes it really easy for fans to get interested in the Derby prep races, and the horses who are certainly on the Derby watch lists," he said.

Winners will be determined by who has the most Fantasy Stable earnings through April 16, 2011.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 finishers. First prize is round-trip coach airfare for two from any major airport in the continental United States to Louisville, plus lodging for three nights (May 5-7, 2011), two box seat tickets to the 2011 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 6, and two box seat tickets to this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7. The winner also will receive a VIP tour of WinStar, located near Versailles, Ky., May 5, 2011. (Note: meals and ground transportation are not included.)

Other prizes and complete rules may be viewed at