Did you predict that surprise twist on episode 9 of ‘The Amazing Race’?

Did you see that twist in the road that happened on leg nine of “The Amazing Race” this week? If you got the result right, why are you not taking part in our predictions contest? Every week, you could win a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor on our leaderboards. And the ultimate champ will get a chance to chat with the “Race” winners. Do you have what it takes to be the best among the most fervent fans of the “Race”?

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Only 18% of our users correctly pegged that this would be a non-elimination leg. And while 44% of us foresaw Tyler and Laura coming in first again, we overestimated the potential of Matt and Ashley, who were ranked second but ended up in last place. However, two-thirds of us nailed that there would not be a U-Turn and 1 in 10 predicted that Jelani and Jenny would win Date Night. 

Ten of our users got three of the four weekly questions.

Of these, Magic 8 Ball broke the tie by racking up the most points. She savvily placed her 500-point superbet on this being a non-elimination leg when that option had odds of 10/1 and that earned her 5,000 points. And she picked up 560 points for predicting 200 points on Tyler and Laura winning this leg when their odds were 14/5. If she is eligible, as per our contest rules, she will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. 

In second place is Benny Wang, who racked up those same points for his predictions of those two outcomes. While he and Magic 8 Ball also both got it right that there would be no U-Turn, Magic had the edge with 80 points because she made this prediction when the odds were 4/5 while Benny locked his in at 1/2 and netted just 50 points. 

JasonNolette solidified his first place standing on our overall leaderboard by also going three four four this week. He has overall average of 54% correct while Magic 8 Ball has risen to second place for the season to date with a score of 49%. That ties her with Erik10101

To get started on next week’s contest: CLICK HERE or make your first prediction as to which team will be eliminated next using the menu to the right. Don’t worry, you can keep changing your predictions right up until show time. But we urge you not to wait till then. 


Because your predictions will factor into our official racetrack odds that are pored over by other “Race” fans and TV execs who want to know which teams you love and hate, who you want to win and who you are desperate to see get a send-off.

To make your weekly predictions, just log in to your account (or create a free one), click on “The Amazing Race” button and start these answering questions:

Which team will be eliminated in this leg?

Which team will place first in this leg?

Which team will win Date Night?

Which team will win ‘The Amazing Race’?

Answer our questions before every episode and you will earn points based on correct predictions. The deadline for is Friday at 5 p.m. PT. 

To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.

After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.

We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race” and “Survivor” to the champs of TV talent shows such as “The Voice” and “American Idol” to the winners of both the Daytime and Primetime Emmys as well as the Academy of Country Music and Tony Awards. 

Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions. 

For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode. And remember to place your super 500 and 200-point bets wisely. We use these point totals to break any tie at the top of our weekly and overall leaderboards. 

Every week, someone will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate while the ultimate champ gets a place of honor on our overall leaderboard, a chance to chat with the winner of that TV show and a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Compete against other fans of your favorite TV shows and let everyone see that you have what it takes to win. 

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