Anyway, while we wind up for the Derby, there are lots of contests in play - Derby Dreamer, Road to the Roses, TVG Fantasy Stable and WinStar Fantasy Derby among the many that I play. My success is decent to mixed.
At Derby Dreamer I thought I might get into the top 25 with Friesan Fire pointing toward the New Orleans this week. But it's a no-go for Friesan Fire with a foot injury, so I wallow below top 100, probably. No Derby tickets - the top prize along with $10,000. There are monthly winners, so it's a site worth checking out.
Road to the Roses is looking pretty good as my Bada Bing stable stands in 506th place out of more than 20,000 entries. I have five horses going this weekend in the three Derby preps - Sunland, Louisiana and Lane's End with a potential to break 100 points for the weekend and get into the top 200. With a few weeks left, you can still sign up and try to win a weekly prize of a $300 Visa Card, but won't have a chance for the top prize - a trip to Derby 2011.
Far too many misses at TVG Fantasy stable for me to hit the top spot and earn $2,500, but there may be a chance for a monthly prize if I choose wisely.
WinStar Fantasy Derby is the most intriguing, as I have a few horses that could emerge over the next few weeks - Make Music For Me, Stay Put (LA Derby) and Backtalk. A couple of wins from these three would put me closer to top 200 and then who knows from there???? Top prize - trip to this year's Derby.
There's time to go on line and check some of these contests out. So go out and play!