How to Play
STEP BY STEP CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS
1. The Beat The Champ Challenge contest (the “Contest”) will be conducted over seven consecutive weekends (Saturday and Sunday) on four races (total) each weekend from Del Mar and Saratoga. Players may compete for both Weekly and Series prizes by earning more money from their designated contest wagers than “The Champ,” Michael Beychok.
2. To play, Players must place one (1) $10 Win wager on a single horse or entry in four (4) designated contest races per weekend, one race each from Del Mar and Saratoga every Saturday and Sunday starting July 21st and ending September 2nd. Contest races will be announced by the Thursday prior to Saturday’s and Sunday’s races. (see The Champ’s Picks for race schedule). Players will have placed a total of $40 in contest wagers after every weekend of play. Please note that Players who do not place a contest wager on all four (4) designated contest races in a given weekend will be disqualified from winning a Weekly Prize and any winnings accumulated will not count toward winning Series Prizes.
Contest Races for Sept. 1 & 2 (Free PPs)
Saturday, Sept 1: Saratoga 9 - G1 Forego - 5:12 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept 1: Del Mar 10 - $50K Claiming - 9:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Sept 2: Saratoga 7 - Opt. Claiming - 4:14 p.m. ET
Sunday, Sept 2: Del Mar 9 - G2 Del Mar Derby - 9:00 p.m. ET
3. For the purposes of contest play, only a player's FIRST $10 Win wager on a designated contest race will count in the contest. Multi-horse and combination Win/Place/Show, Win/Show or Place/Show wagers will not count in the contest. Check for scratches; any wager that is refunded due to a scratched horse will not count in the contest. In the event a player's first contest wager is scratched, s/he may place another contest wager prior to post time for a designated contest race.
4. The Champ’s Picks: NHC 13 Champion, Michael Beychok, will also compete in the contest. His $10 Win bet in the designated contest races will be posted to the “The Champ’s Pick’s” page after the gates open and prior to the conclusion of each contest race.
5. How to Win a Weekly Prize: All Players who accumulate more gross winnings than “The Champ” from all designated contest wagers in a given weekend will win or split a prize of 1-Million TSC Elite Points with all other winners. Players who do not place a contest wager on all four (4) designated contest races in a given weekend are not eligible to win a weekly prize, regardless of total winnings accumulated. Players who finish with gross winnings equal to “The Champ” will not win a prize. Official Winners will be posted by the Monday following each weekend of play on the Leaderboard page.
6. How to Win a Series Prize: The Top 50 Players to accumulate the most gross winnings over the entire seven-week Contest Series (28 total contest wagers) will win the cash prizes listed in the “Standard Prize” column below. Any Player in the Top 50 who accumulates more gross winnings than “The Champ,” Michael Beychok, over the entire seven-week Contest Series will win the cash prize listed under the “Beat The Champ Prize” column below. Please note that Players who do not place a contest wager on all four (4) designated contest races in a given weekend will not have their winnings recorded on the Series Leaderboard for that weekend.
|Finish||Standard Prize||“Beat The Champ” Prize|
|8th & 9th||$125||$250|
|10th – 18th||$100||$200|
|19th – 30th||$75||$150|
|31st – 40th||$50||$100|
|41st – 50th||$25||$50|
7. Additional Prizes: All Players who accumulate more gross winnings from all 28 designated contest wagers than “The Champ,” Michael Beychok, will win a limited edition TwinSpires.com “I Beat The Champ” T-shirt. Please allow up to 6 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest Series on Sept. 2nd to receive your T-Shirt.
SUMMARYTwinSpires.com players will be able to compete for Weekly and Series Prizes totaling $20,000 or more in the "Beat The Champ Challenge" contest. The contest begins Saturday, July 21st and runs through Sunday, September 2nd.
ELIGIBILITYThe TwinSpires.com Beat The Champ Challenge (the "Contest") is open to TwinSpires.com registered players only, who are legal residents of the United States and at least 18 years or older. The following states have higher age requirements: Alabama (min. age 19), Iowa (min. age 21), New Hampshire (min. age 21), Washington (min. age 21). TwinSpires.com is a free service; sign-up opportunities exist via beta.twinspires.com. Employees of Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company ("Sponsor" or "Twin Spires") and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion companies, their advertising agencies involved in this contest as well as racing officials and their immediate families or household members are not eligible to participate.
By entering, all participants and/or entrants release Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company and its parent company, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective employees, officers, directors, agents and shareholders (collectively, "Released Parties"), from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with each entrant's participation and/or entry in this Contest and/or their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Contest. This Contest is governed by U.S. law and is void where prohibited by law.
METHOD OF ENTRYThe Beat The Champ Challenge is a game of skill. The contest is open to all TwinSpires.com customers who have a valid, open and in good standing TwinSpires.com wagering account. This is an Internet based contest; no phoned, faxed, emailed or other form of entry is permitted. Players with valid TwinSpires.com wagering accounts are automatically entered into the contest by placing a $10 Win wager on a single horse or entry in the designated contest races as outlined on “The Champ’s Picks” page. There is no limit to the number of players in the contest. Only one entry per player is permitted.
HOW TO PLAYPlayers must place all wagers personally. No person shall directly or indirectly act as an intermediary, transmitter or agent in placing wagers for the Player. All wagers must be placed as a $10 Win wager on a single horse/entry in a designated contest race. Players must place their $10 Win wager prior to post time for each designated contest race, using their TwinSpires wagering account. For the purposes of contest play, only a player’s first $10 Win wager on a single horse or entry in a designated contest race will count in the contest. Win wagers placed as part of combination Win/Place/Show, Win/Show or Place/Show wagers will not count in the contest. Check for scratches, as wagers placed on scratched horses will not count in the contest. TwinSpires will update the Top 50 contest players every Monday after each contest weekend.
TOP THE LEADERBOARDTwinSpires will maintain a Leaderboard to keep track of the top 50 Players who accumulate the highest gross winnings from all designated contest wagers over the entire seven-week contest series. The Leaderboard will list the Weekly Prize winners as well as the cumulative Series leaders. It will also track the results of “The Champ,” Michael Beychok. At the end of the contest series, if there is a tie in any position on the Leaderboard, the order of finish will be determined by the Player who records the most winning wagers from all designated contest wagers. If a tie still remains, the tied Players will be awarded the cumulative amount of their individual cash prizes divided equally between both Players.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RACE SCHEDULEOfficial contest races will be listed on “The Champ’s Picks” page on the TwinSpires.com website by the Thursday prior to each weekend of contest play. However, Sponsor reserves the right to revise the official list and order of races as necessary due to any event beyond the control of Sponsor, including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court of jurisdiction, infection by computer virus, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other cause not reasonably within the control of Sponsor (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence). Sponsor also reserves the right to name a replacement race in the event Show wagering is cancelled in any of the listed races. If Sponsor, in its discretion, elects to revise the official list and order of races as a result of a Force Majeure event, a notice will be posted on TwinSpires.com.
PRIZESPrize 1 – Weekly Prizes: All Players who accumulate more gross winnings than “The Champ,” Michael Beychok from all designated contest wagers in a given weekend of play will win or split a prize of 1-Million TSC Elite Points with all other winners. Players who finish with gross winnings equal to “The Champ” will not win a prize. Official Winners will be posted by the Monday following each weekend of play on the Leaderboard page.
Prize 2 – Series Prizes: The Top 50 Players to accumulate the most gross winnings over the entire seven-week Contest Series (28 total contest wagers) will win the cash prizes listed in the “Standard Prize” column below. Any Player in the Top 50 who accumulates more gross winnings than “The Champ,” Michael Beychok, over the entire seven-week Contest Series will win the cash prize listed under the “Beat The Champ Prize” column below.
|Finish||Standard Prize||“Beat The Champ” Prize|
|8th & 9th||$125||$250|
|10th – 18th||$100||$200|
|19th – 30th||$75||$150|
|31st – 40th||$50||$100|
|41st – 50th||$25||$50|
Prize 3 - Additional Prizes: All Players who accumulate more gross winnings from all 28 designated contest wagers than “The Champ,” Michael Beychok, will win a limited edition TwinSpires.com “I Beat The Champ” T-shirt. Please allow up to 6 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest Series on Sept. 2nd to receive your T-Shirt.
CONDUCTChurchill Downs Incorporated and TwinSpires.com each reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Contest and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the process, violates these official rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Without limiting the foregoing, Churchill Downs Incorporated and TwinSpires.com may, in its sole discretion, prevent an entrant who has been disqualified, has questionable eligibility, or is otherwise ineligible to receive a prize, from continuing to participate in the Contest.
GENERAL CONDITIONSTwinSpires' decisions with respect to the potential winner and any other matters pertaining to the contest shall be final. The potential Winner(s) will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification. If TwinSpires is unable to contact a potential winner within five (5) days of the initial attempt to contact, if a potential winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date or if a potential winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate prize winner shall be selected. By entering the Contest, all entrants consent to the use of their name, photograph, likeness, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including online announcements, worldwide and without limitation and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with a prize or the acceptance and use of any element of a prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective winner. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are winner's responsibility. Prizes may not be transferred or exchanged.
INTERNET/TECHNOLOGY PROBLEMSIf for any reason the Internet platform is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of TwinSpires, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, TwinSpires and its affiliates/agents reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and select winners in a manner, which in the sole judgment of TwinSpires, is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. TwinSpires and its affiliates/agents reserve the right to disqualify any individual who violates these Contest Rules or the associated rules sets referenced. If anyone tampers with the entry process or engages in any conduct detrimental to TwinSpires, the Contest or any other player (in each case as determined at TwinSpires' sole discretion), TwinSpires reserves the right to lock out any individual whose eligibility is in question, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest at any time. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. None of the Released Parties are in any way responsible or liable for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by TwinSpires on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any associated Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any materials in this Contest.
ARBITRATIONIT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. THIS SECTION PROVIDES THAT, EXCEPT FOR THE SPECIFIC EXCEPTION STATED BELOW, ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND TWINSPIRES MUST BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION THAT REPLACES THE RIGHT TO GO TO COURT BEFORE A JUDGE OR A JURY, AND MAY LIMIT YOUR RIGHTS TO DISCOVERY OR TO APPEAL. IT FURTHER PROVIDES THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BRING A CLASS ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ACTION IN COURT, NOR WILL YOU BE ABLE TO BRING ANY CLAIM IN ARBITRATION AS A CLASS ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. TwinSpires may, without your consent, elect mandatory binding arbitration of any claim, dispute or controversy raised by you against TwinSpires (or its affiliates) arising from or related to this Contest (the "Claim" or "Claims"). All Claims are subject to arbitration, no matter what theory they are based on or what remedy they seek, whether legal or equitable. If TwinSpires elects arbitration, the arbitration will be conducted as an individual arbitration. Neither you nor TwinSpires consent or agree to any arbitration on a class or representative basis, and the arbitrator shall have no authority to proceed with arbitration on a class or representative basis. No arbitration will be consolidated with any other arbitration proceeding without the consent of all parties involved. This arbitration provision applies to and includes any Claims made and remedies sought as part of any class action, private attorney general action, or other representative action. By consenting to submit Claims to arbitration, you may be forfeiting its right to share in any class action awards, including class claims where a class has not yet been certified, even if the facts and circumstances upon which the Claims are based already occurred or existed. Either the National Arbitration Forum ("NAF") or the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") must administer the arbitration. The arbitration organization that is selected will apply its rules, codes or procedures in effect at the time the arbitration is filed, unless any portion of those rules, codes, or procedures is inconsistent with any specific terms of this arbitration provision or these Rules, in which case the terms of this arbitration provision or these rules will govern. These rules and procedures may limit the amount of discovery available to you. The arbitration shall be before a single arbitrator. The arbitrator will apply applicable substantive law, including the applicable statute of limitations, and will honor claims or privilege recognized at law. The arbitrator will have the power to award to a party any damages provided for under applicable law, but in so doing, the arbitrator shall apply substantive law regarding damages as if the matter had been brought in court. All fees, including attorneys’ fees will be allocated in accordance with the rules of the arbitration organization. The Federal Arbitration Act, and not state law, shall govern the arbitrability of all Claims between you and TwinSpires, including any and all claims or disputes concerning the validity, construction and performance of this arbitration provision. Any Claim or dispute as to the enforceability of this arbitration provision’s restrictions on your right to participate in or pursue a class action or classwide arbitration shall be decided by a court and not an arbitrator, and shall be brought only in a United States District Court located in Louisville, Kentucky.
RULES AND WINNER'S LISTThis contest is subject to these Contest Rules and any other rules set expressly referenced herein. Game players agree to abide by the terms of these Contest Rules and by the decisions of TwinSpires, which are final on all matters pertaining to this contest.
TwinSpires reserves the right to change these Contest Rules at any time, in its sole discretion. Contest rules may be obtained on the TwinSpires website.
A complete winners' list will be posted on the TwinSpires website no later than one week after the contest and may also be obtained by sending a SASE to the address below.
CONTEST SPONSORThe sponsor of the contest is Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Co. The address for the purposes of this contest is: Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Co. P.O. Box 8510 Lexington, KY 405338510 Attn: Beat The Champ Challenge
HEADERSThe section headers contained herein are only provided for convenience purposes only and shall not be used to modify or interpret the terms of these Official Rules. To begin the Beat The Champ Challenge, log into your account at http://beta.twinspires.com. For questions about this game, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, TWINSPIRES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK FROM ANY SUCH PERSON DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO TWINSPIRES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.