Fair Grounds and DerbyWars, the online horse racing tournament website, have
launched a free online handicapping contest, Louisiana Derby Wars, set to begin
Wednesday and run through Louisiana Derby Day, March 30, at
The Contest offers a grand prize of $2,000 in wagering credits on
runner-up will receive $500 on
TwinSpires.com. Other prizes include
Brisnet.com subscriptions for
Ultimate Past Performances, Sire Stats and American Produce Records, as well as
tokens for future games on
Players will compete daily on the last five races at Fair Grounds — the same
races that make up the “Black Gold 5” jackpot carryover wager — for berths into
a Louisiana Derby Day final.
Each daily contest will require players to select one horse for a mythical $2
Win/Place wager on each of the five races. The winner will be the contestant
with the highest mythical bankroll at the end of each day. Daily prizes consist
of $20 Brisnet.com credits for
the top three finishers per contest.
The Louisiana Derby Day final will be open only to those who qualified in the
daily contests, March 20-29.
Players can register anytime between now and March 29. New contests limited
to 100 players per game will begin each live racing day.
Louisiana Derby Day will feature seven stakes races worth more than $2.5
million, including four Grade 2 events, topped by the milestone 100th running of
the $1 million Louisiana Derby for three-year-olds making their last start
before the Kentucky Derby.
More details and complete rules are available on the contest home page at