The Paulick Report and Blenheim Publishing LLC offers visitors to the chance to participate in the Derby Dollars Contest, a free online contest involving 16 qualifying prep races and the running of the 2018 Kentucky Derby.

The Contest begins Saturday, Feb. 17, and concludes on May 5, 2018, with the 143rd renewal of the Kentucky Derby. Registration opens Feb. 13, 2018. Players may register at any time during the Derby Dollars Contest.

By registering and making selections, the participant agrees to abide by the Derby Dollars Contest rules set forth herein.

The Derby Dollars Contest is a FREE online challenge. Participants are required to register and provide their name and a working email address. By registering for the Contest, participants acknowledge that Blenheim Publishing LLC/123gaming Limited, and STATS Race Lens have permission to send informational or promotional emails. Participants receiving such emails may opt out at any time.

Contest participants will select one horse for each of the Contest races, which will include races that are part of the Road to the Kentucky point standings, as well as the Derby itself.

The “points” accrued by Contest participants who make successful selections will increase as the Derby draws closer.

EXAMPLE: For each of the races worth 50 points to the winning horse on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, participants will be credited with a hypothetical $2.00 win, place, and show wager for each of their selections. For the races worth 100 points to the winner (plus the Lexington Stakes), Contest participants will be credited with a $4 “across-the-board” wager, and for the Kentucky Derby, Contest participants will be credited with a $6 win, place, and show wager. 

The Contest schedule and corresponding base wagers:


Date Race Track Hypothetical Wager
Feb. 17 2018 Risen Star Fair Grounds $2 WPS
March 3 2018 Fountain of Youth Gulfstream Park $2 WPS
March 10 2018 Gotham Stakes Aqueduct $2 WPS
March 10 2018 Tampa Bay Derby Tampa Bay Downs $2 WPS
March 10 2018 San Felipe Stakes Santa Anita Park $2 WPS
March 17 2018 Rebel Stakes Oaklawn Park $2 WPS
March 17 2018 Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park $2 WPS
March 25 2018 Sunland Derby Sunland Park
 $2 WPS

March 24 2018                 Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds $4 WPS
March 31 2018                         UAE Derby Meydan $4 WPS
March 31 2018 Florida Derby Gulfstream Park $4 WPS
April 7 2018 Wood Memorial Aqueduct $4 WPS
April 7 2018 Blue Grass Stakes Keeneland $4 WPS
April 7 2018 Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita Park $4 WPS
April 14 2018 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park $4 WPS
April 14 2018 Lexington Stakes Keeneland $4 WPS
May 5 2018 Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs $6 WPS

Contest participants will accrue “points” to their hypothetical bankroll based on official win, place and show pari-mutuel payouts.

All current employees and management of Blenheim Publishing LLC /STATS Race Lens/123gaming Limited are welcome to participate in the Contest but are not eligible for any of the prizes/prize money to be distributed at the end of the Contest. The highest finishing eligible participants in the Contest will be awarded the cash prizes as set out below, excluding said employees. 

Scratch Rule:
If your selection is scratched at any time, whether the contest is still open or in play, you will receive the post time favorite. Scratches do not occur until the post time favorite is known at the end of the relevant race.

Coupled Horse (Pari-Mutuel Entry) Rule:

When you select a coupled horse (pari-mutuel entry), you automatically get all horses in that entry. If one of the coupled horses is scratched, you remain on the other coupled horse(s) and not the post-time favorite. If all coupled horses are scratched, then you will receive the post time favorite.


All participants’ race selections must be made no less than thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of the each Contest race (ie: if post time is 5:35 (EST) PM then 5:05 (EST) PM is cut-off). Remember, you can change your selections at any time until 30 minutes prior to post time of each race.


Awards are based on the highest accumulated pari-mutuel payout total (bankroll).

The participant with the highest accumulated pari-mutuel payout total (bankroll) at the end of the Derby Dollars Contest will be declared the GRAND PRIZE winner.

Cash awards for the second through fifth highest bankrolls will be awarded as well.

Players do not need to place wagers for every contest race in order to win the GRAND PRIZE or other prizes. Players who register earlier in the Contest have the opportunity to accumulate higher bankrolls.

In the event of a tie for the highest accumulated pari-mutuel total (bankroll), the player selecting the most first-place finishers will be declared the winner.

In the event of a two-way tie in the “MOST WINNERS” category, the GRAND PRIZE and 2ND Place prize will be combined and then equally divided between the tied participants. In the event of a three-way tie in the “MOST WINNERS” category the GRAND PRIZE, 2ND Place, and 3RD PLACE prize will be combined and then equally divided between the tied participants, and so forth.

Players may access a daily leader board listing each participant’s current standings and race selections after close of entries. Winners will be notified by email.


Contest participants must agree to abide by the Contest official rules, be 18 years or older at time of entry, possess a valid email address, and be a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada. No purchase or payment is required to enter or play.

One entry per person. Persons submitting more than one email registration will be disqualified and will not be eligible to win prizes. Any individuals residing in jurisdictions where participation in the Contest is prohibited by law, and any individual prohibited by law from participating in the Contest, are ineligible to participate.

GENERAL PROVISIONS to enter the Contest:

Registration must be made at the contest page by completing the mandatory fields on the electronic sign-up form. Written, faxed, and hand-delivered registrations will NOT be accepted under any circumstances.

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by the decisions of Blenheim Publishing LLC and its corporate partners and release and hold harmless, Blenheim Publishing LLC, 123gaming Limited, its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, trustees, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with any prize(s) won. All decisions in the administration of the Contest are final and binding.

Information submitted in the registration for the Contest may be retained by Blenheim Publishing LLC/STATS Race Lens/123gaming Limited and used for marketing, research, or other purposes. Prize winners may be required to complete, sign, and return an affidavit of eligibility. 

Acceptance of any prize award as a result of the entrant’s participation in the Contest grants permission to Blenheim Publishing LLC/STATS Race Lens/123gaming Limited to use the name, likeness, or photograph of that participant for publicity purposes without additional compensation. All applicable taxes with regard to prize awards are the individual responsibility of the winner.


Blenheim Publishing LLC reserves the right to at any time cancel or suspend the Contest without individual notice to participants or prospective participants by posting such notice on the Paulick Report website, and shall bear no obligation nor liability to award any prizes in the event of a cancellation or suspension. If any of the races selected for the Contest are cancelled for any reason, that race or those races will not be replaced. Every effort will be made to notify participants of cancellation via email or website notice.


GRAND PRIZE - $1,500 Cash

SECOND PRIZE - $500 Cash

THIRD PRIZE - $250 Cash

FOURTH PRIZE - $150 Cash 

FIFTH PRIZE - $100 Cash

Prize winners determined ineligible to participate in the Contest will be disqualified from that position and the player with the next highest category total will be accordingly awarded.

Blenheim Publishing LLC and its partners reserve the right to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to corrupt the entry process, or the operation of the Contest, or website, or acts in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participant. Any attempt to defraud the Contest administrators or contestants will result in disqualification and all decisions by Blenheim Publishing LLC in the administration of the Contest are final. Blenheim Publishing LLC is not responsible for lost, interrupted, unavailable, defective or damaged hardware, software, and electric, wireless, or telephone transmissions or technical failures, garbled transmissions, and the unavailability of its website or any website associated with the Contest.

Blenheim Publishing LLC and 123gaming Limited are not responsible for defects, repairs or warranty issues regarding any prize.

Any contest issue that arises and is not clearly addressed in these rules will be decided by Blenheim Publishing LLC. Their decision will be final.