• Giving money away

    POSTED Jul 25, 2012
    That cool breeze on a hot summer weekend of racing was the windfall some TwinSpires.com players experienced for Letting 8 Ride and Beating the Champ in two separate contests this summer worth tens of thousands of dollars.

    Not since week 1 of Let 8 Ride Delta Downs edition had players won more money than Brian B. & Dimitrije R. did by parlaying an $8 win bet on race 8 on Thursday, July 19, at Arlington into $1,322 each by Sunday, July 22.

    A new Let 8 RIde game starts Thursday at Arlington, and all you have to do to play is place an $8 win wager (multiple entries are accepted) on the eighth race (click here for free PPs). If your wager wins then you advance to Friday's eighth race. Advance to Saturday ($500) and Sunday ($1,000) for a chance to share in other prizes.

    Beat The Champ was similarly lucrative for 55 players who received 18k+ TSC Elite points each for beating the champ in the weekly prize and earned valuable dollars toward the contest's top prize of $5,000 for not only beating the champ but also all other players.

    The weekly game--with a share of 1-million points up for grabs for those who beat The Champ--starts each Saturday with a race each from Saratoga and Del Mar and continues through Sunday with two more races (one each from Saratoga and Del Mar). You must wager $10 to win on all designated races to qualify for the weekly prize.

    The summer-long game ends the final weekend of the Saratoga and Del Mar meetings, which means there's plenty of time to jump on it--especially since The Champ only accumulated $47 in winnings the first weekend. One 4-to-1 winner he doesn't have and you're already beating The Champ (scoring based on your first $10 win wager in the designated contest races).