New Road to the Kentucky Derby Video Series Provides a Behind the Scenes Look at the People and Horses Making Their Way to the

New Road to the Kentucky Derby Video Series Provides a Behind the Scenes Look 
at the People and Horses Making Their Way to the 140th
Kentucky Derby 
Fans Following Video Series Can Enter to Win Dream Trip to Churchill
Downs to Attend the 2015 'Run for the Roses' 
LOUISVILLE, KY  -- (Marketwired) -- 03/24/14 --  Churchill Downs® is
offering online and social media fans an inside and up-close look at
the top stories of the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented
by Yum! Brands, its star horses and the people behind them through a
new series of videos available on the Kentucky Derby Channel on
YouTube -- and one lucky viewer will win a trip for two to the 2015
running of America's greatest race. 
The video series celebrates the 2014 Road to the Kentucky Derby
Presented by TwinSpires.com, the point system that determines the
eligibility of horses to compete in the maximum field of 20
3-year-old Thoroughbreds that will enter the starting gate for the
big race at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 3. Along with the Road
to the Kentucky Derby videos hosted by Churchill Downs racing analyst
Jill Byrne, visitors to the Kentucky Derby channel at
www.youtube.com/user/kentuckyderby can also enjoy videos of past
runnings of the Derby and Longines Kentucky Oaks, other related
content and an opportunity to win that dream trip to next year's "Run
for the Roses." 
As part of the celebration of the official launch of the gripping and
colorful video series on the YouTube channel, Churchill Downs will
kick off the Road to the Kentucky Derby Giveaway, which will award
one lucky prize winner a trip for two to the Louisville track for the
2015 running of the Derby. 
The Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com, now in
its second year, is a series of 34 prep races in which horses can
pick up points through a top-four finish that count toward their
eligibility to run in the classic American race. The series began in
September and is now in its Championship Series phase, with several
of its races in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby awarding
100 points and a guaranteed spot in the Derby starting gate to their
winners.  
"The compelling stories offered by the Road to the Kentucky Derby
video series provides a wonderful opportunity 
for fans to get to know
some of the most fascinating horses and people that are part of this
year's Kentucky Derby drama and easily share those stories with
friends and family through social media," said Kevin Flanery,
president of Churchill Downs Racetrack. "The Kentucky Derby is
special in so many ways, and spectacular images and compelling
stories offered in the Road to the Kentucky Derby video series will
help viewers and fans take their Derby experience to new levels." 
The 2014 Road to the Kentucky Derby video series launches today with
five Byrne-hosted videos spotlighting focused on recent Derby prep
races and racing stars who have emerged in those events. Additional
videos will be added in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby as
the Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series nears its
climactic finish with the determination of the field for this year's
Derby. 
"There is no sport that offers a better combination of color, beauty
and unique personalities than Thoroughbred racing, and the dream of
every person in our sport is to win the Kentucky Derby," said Byrne,
the daughter of a trainer who has spent most of her life in racing.
"The lives and stories of people who care for these beautiful and
talented horses are endlessly fascinating, but few fans get the
opportunity experience that part of the racing world first-hand. I'm
excited because the Road to the Kentucky Derby series delivers them
behind the scenes to experience the beauty, drama and emotion that
are part of the 'Derby Dream' and the quest to earn an opportunity
for a young horse to compete in the biggest race of them all." 
The Road to the Kentucky Derby video series launches with a series
introduction and five initial episodes on the Kentucky Derby YouTube
Channel and more will be added regularly. Videos currently available
include: 
Kentucky Derby 140: Road to the Kentucky Derby Introduction
Kentucky Derby 140: Ep. 1 - Breeders' Cup 2013 at Santa Anita
Kentucky Derby 140: Ep. 2 - Hollywood Parties and Powerful Ponies
Kentucky Derby 140: Ep. 3 - Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of
Jockey Mike Smith
Kentucky Derby 140: Ep. 4 - Overcoming Katrina to make it to the
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby 140: Ep. 5 - 3-year-old taking a 76-year-old to the
Kentucky Derby 
Win a Free Trip to the 2015 Kentucky Derby 
Fans following the Road to Kentucky Derby video series on YouTube can
enter to win a free trip to the 2015 Kentucky Derby by participating
in the Road to the Kentucky Derby Giveaway at
www.KentuckyDerby.com/giveaway. Fans can enter by visiting the
Kentucky Derby Channel on YouTube and start with Episode 5 to find a
special entry code that can be used to enter the contest. Each new
video added to the Road to the Kentucky Derby series on the YouTube
channel will include a new entry code, which will allow fans to enter
multiple times. 
Fans can also earn additional contest entry codes by following the
Kentucky Derby via social media and email. Entry codes will be given
out on the Kentucky Derby's Facebook page, Twitter (@KentuckyDerby),
Pinterest, Instagram and email. Fans can sign up or the latter at
www.KentuckyDerby.com/signups. Each separate contest code is good for
one contest entry. For more information on the contest, go to
www.KentuckyDerby.com/giveaway. 
Seven Championship Series Races Remaining 
As of March 24, There are seven races remaining in the Road to the
Kentucky Derby Championship Series, including Florida Derby, March 29
at Gulfstream Park (FL); UAE Derby, March 29 at Meydan (Dubai, EAU);
Louisiana Derby, March 29 at Fair Grounds (LA); Santa Anita Derby,
April 5 at Santa Anita Park (CA); Wood Memorial, April 5 at Aqueduct
(NY); Arkansas Derby, April 12 at Oaklawn Park (AR); Bluegrass, April
12 at Keeneland (KY); and one wildcard race, the Lexington, April 19
at Keeneland. 
About Churchill Downs Racetrack  
Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted
Thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the
Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands, continuously since 1875.
Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs
Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill
Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic
track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 140thrunning of the Kentucky
Derby on May 3, 2012, and its Spring Meet is scheduled for April
26-June 29. The track has hosted the Breeders' Cup World
Championships a record eight times. Information about Churchill Downs
can be found on the Internet at www.churchilldowns.com. 
About the Road to the Kentucky Derby 
Established in 2013, The Road to the Kentucky Derby is a qualifying
point system for the 2013 Kentucky Derby featuring 34 stakes races
overall, with the most important being the 16 marquee events for
3-year-old Thoroughbreds in the final 10 weeks leading up to the
first Saturday in May known as the Kentucky Derby Championship
Series. The top 20 horses with the most points will be eligible for a
maximum field of 20 horses that will compete in the 140thrunning the
of America's greatest race on Saturday, May 3. 
RELATED LINKS: 
www.kentuckyderby.com 
www.kentuckyderby.com/road 
www.KentuckyDerby.com/giveaway 
www.kentuckyderby.com/med
ia 
www.KentuckyDerby.com/signups
www.churchilldowns.com 
The following files are available for download: 


 
--  News Release: Churchill Downs introduced Road to the Kentucky Derby
    Video Series

  
Rick Sneed
Director of Lifestyle Communications
(502) 636-4884 (office)
(502) 572-9593 (mobile)
Rick.Sneed@KyDerby.com
 
 
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