BEAT BYK NHC ONLINE QUALIFIER

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Steve Byk, host of the acclaimed Thoroughbred radio news magazine “At the Races” on Sirius XM, is once again partnering with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) to send one NHC Tour member to Las Vegas to compete in the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) next year.

The “Beat Byk NHC Challenge” will run from July 18-Sept. 6. During that promotional period, Byk will pick a horse in one stakes race each Saturday and Sunday and listeners will be encouraged to log in to https://www.ntra.com/beatbyk/ where they will either use Byk’s selection to win the featured race or try to beat Byk by selecting another horse.

All who correctly select the winning horse in each round advance to a September 12 NHC online qualifier limited to winning participants from the weekly promotions. Participants may qualify once into the September online qualifier during the promotional period. The winner of the “Beat Byk” Online Qualifier in September will then represent “At the Races” at the 2021 NHC.

Points will be calculated for alternate prizes in the “Beat Byk” Challenge. Participants will receive 100 points if they beat Byk and 50 points if they bet with Byk to win the featured race. The top 5 point leaders will receive HorsePlayers.com credits as prizes (1st place – $500 HP credit, 2nd place -$200 HP credit, 3rd place – $200 HP credit, 4th place – $200 HP credit, 5th place – $200 HP credit).

NHC Tour membership is required to compete in the September online qualifier. In addition, any participant who “Beats Byk” in any of the weekly contests and is not already a Tour member will be able to join the NHC Tour for a special offer of only $4.99 for the remainder of the 2020 NHC Tour. Those who “Bet with Byk” and win a spot in the NHC online qualifier by picking the winner will be required to join the Tour ($50 annual membership good through January 31, 2021) to be eligible to win the NHC spot.

Participants in the September qualifier must be NHC Tour members in order to be eligible to win the NHC berth. A secondary prize of $250 cash will be available to the overall winner if he or she is not an NHC Tour member.

“At the Races with Steve Byk” is Thoroughbred racing’s only national daily news and talk show. The show also streams live on stevebyk.com.

Beat Byk August 15

  • Please use the same name throughout the entire series, or the name that is on your NHC Tour membership.
  • Please use the same email throughout the entire series, or the email that is on your NHC Tour membership.
  • Byk Pick: #7 Field Pass
    Alternate: #5 Gufo

Leaderboard

updated 8/11/2020

BeatByk QualifierPoints
XIANG GUO600
Timothy Armstrong600
Justin Waitekus500
Barry Gapen500
Julia Eiss500
Brent Pollak500
Paul Kloeker500
Chas Glazer500
John Osterbauer500
Jose Suarez500
Lloyd Yazbek400
David Erwin400
Tim Mazanec400
ruben lopez400
Gary Blakely400
Matthew Nixon400
Hank Uffmann400
Rick Hammerle400
James Wilson400
Steve Leeper400
Joel Larson400
Tom Bartzsch400
John Bland400
Norm Pettus400
Andy Pham400
Peter Deys400
tom mcnamara400
Robert Day400
Colin Sheehan400
Russ Sapienza400
Dan Roller400
Terry Ostrowski400
Dave Lengel400
David McCarty400
Mark Keenan400
Dennis Desenberg400
Mark McNulty400
Yolanda Labordo400
Joseph Hyerczyk400
Lyle Nordby400
Brooks Schuler300
Kyle Newcomb300
Steven Benson300
randy delagardelle300
Pete Potocki300
Thomas Dillon300
Brandon Hartsch300
John Esterbrook300
George Howard300
Harris Factor300
Christopher Olsson300
Curtis Kalleward300
John Powers300
ARTHUR KALLNER300
Cody Clark300
Keith Van Lanen300
Terry Kinsley300
john verdin300
Barbara Lordi300
Eric Astrom300
ken mccourt300
Ellis Starr300
Matthew Myers300
George Smith300
Paul Aussenhofer300
steve sorohan300
Richard Sugimoto300
Daniel Kovalesky300
Allan Blommaert300
John Pinder300
franco Pacione300
Jonathan Cummings300
Roxanne D'Salles300
Brian Callaghan300
Jason Saetta300
david battersby300
John Cleary300
Joseph KASPERSKI300
Erin Doty-McQuaid300
Bob Farah300
Richard Gaetano300
David Kiser300
Frank Scott300
kerry showalter300
George Ferdinand300
Larry Snow300
dan hartmann300
patrick christianson300
timothy knapp300
leonard ficarelle300
Trey Stiles300
Byron Brown300
Travis Allison300
Alan Levitt300
Jeff Breskey300
mark kauffman300
Paul Langley300
Chris Harte300
ralph conte300
Chris Podratz300
RICHARD GOODALL300
mark robbens300
Frank Natale300
mark skaggs300
Robert Tacher300
Mark Winland300
Chris Williams300
Matt Amato300
Brent Budd300
Don Pham300
Terrence Severson300
Matthew Ransdell300
Thomas O’Neill300
michael mainzer300
JEFFREY AMSTER300
MICHAEL ODORISIO300
Toby Simonds300
Michael Vito300
Daniel Duran300
Mike Coutu300
Tyler Whisman300
Mike Illies300
john gamane300
Mike Klodnicki300
Lou Arellano300
MIKE MAHONY300
Stephen Berdar300
Donald Brodeur300
John Gencius300
Paul Clark300
Laura Arth300
Cindy Kinsley200
CAREY DUMELE200
David Joy200
Christopher Larmey200
Christopher Daigle200
Mark LoneTree200
Dennis Erwood200
Deborah Clark200
William Ender200
paul maliszewski200
Janet Allaire200
Greg DuBos200
Ron Kaufmann200
Scott McGovern200
Jack Dicenso200
Mike Moyer200
Gunther Blankenship200
Daniel Mullen200
Toby Moore200
Keith Fenton200
Christopher Dewey200
Travis Foelsch200
Walter Hanson200
ronnie ogle200
Thomas Barone200
Rick Goldfarb200
Steven Franckowiak200
Peter Ottignon200
Darwin Labordo200
Rich Peritore200
Kevin Cox200
Rich Greene200
John Martin200
tom griendling200
Garhett Talerico200
Jodi Quinn200
phil hoedebeck200
Tim Row200
Larry Burns200
Robert Schindler200
Rich Loftus200
Claire Haines200
Benjamin Beychok200
Tim Smith200
Chris Mcdonald200
Karen Richards200
Mark Richards200
Jon Van Niel200
Tom Glisch200
Joseph DeVivo200
Bill Duncliffe200
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William Cook200
Michael Wilson200
Peter Dresens200
Amanda Henderson200
Sally Goodall200
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Wayne Kwan200
Dan Weisenburger200
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gina turner200
Charley Witt200
thuy deys200
Ryan Yates200
Bill Kocher200
Thomas Herman200
Teresa Newcomb200
Brett Wiener200
Dennis Decauwer200
Dan Churilla200
Dave Socko200
Richard Harwood200
steve stange200
Mark Stahl200
george sterry200
Gerard Tait200
Michael Sheehan200
Sharon Roller200
William Epp200
John Straube200
Chris Martucci200
John Barna200
Don Taylor200
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lisa showalter200
tony calabrese200
Allan Corns200
Brett Bayouth200
Lynn Zvara200
Chad Schexnayder200
Doug Durso200
David Helon200
Mark Gillis200
Thomas Nanni200
Doug Miller200
Joseph DeRogatis200
Douglas Schenk200
WESLEY BURKS200
Edward Bowen200
Katherine Morse200
Elliott Clegg200
Kirk Albin200
Bob Lunny200
Ron Deutsch200
Ernest Hey Jr200
Ryan Henderson200
Faith Moss200
Steve Cooper200
Matthew Ache200
John Kostin200
Brandon Kupcinet200
Chad Scianna200
Matthew Parsons200
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Anthony Calo200
Bill Alberg200
Michael Dority200
David Reid200
Michael Lindner200
Joseph Koury200
Anthony Virgin200
William Brinkley200
Michael Martinez200
Julie Loboyko200
Fred Bamberger200
Ken Gribek200
Andrew Morisch200
Kevin Karst200
Michelle Podratz200
Dino Herrera200
Daniel Gromada200
robert weir200
Glenn Yee200
David Dalton200
Brian Gallagher200
David Gutfreund200
Ivan Lopez200
Salvatore Rinaldo200
Mike Weaver200
sheldon silver200
Myles Richards200
Steve Gleason200
Nicholas Waryas200
Steve Mercieca200
Butch Carroll200
STEVEN MULHALL200
Jarrad Creager200
John Millili200
Jason Phillips200
Thomas Kutchenriter200
Dave Simmons200
David LaMarre200
Paul Roth200
thomas riccobono200
Paul Weizer200
Tim Whelan200
Chad Lashbrook200
DAVID PANKENIER200
Jeffrey Bowman200
David Porco200
Ralph Lough200
tom sonde200
Randy Bauer200
Tony Fannin200
Raymond Kuklinski200
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Jim Dougherty200
William Wolf200
Jim Stirr200
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Clifford Andree200
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stephen Beck200
Robert Cole200
james bernard200
David Browning200
Larry Kerr200
Robert Masterton200
Robert Pennell200
Mark Carson200
bill riehl100
Scott Prestridge100
MARK TURCHIK100
Craig Koff100
Rick Reynolds100
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Linda Rodriguez100
Eugene Kroska Jr100
Jack Dowd100
Jim Tenner100
Dave Eymann100
ciaran thornton100
Jamie Michelson100
Josh Thorpe100
Michael Howatt100
Brian Troop100
Chris Piper100
Marlyse Labordo100
Kelly Breckner100
Eric Lange100
Paul Lambros100
Robert Greiner100
Jesse Bails100
Henry Wessel100
Thomas Kappel100
Kirk White100
Steve Wolfson, Sr.100
Will LaTulippe100
Chad Anshelewitz100
Jodi Wilgard100
Patrick Grippo100
Bruce Williams100
Cheryl Knepper100
Chris Littlemore100
Michelle Mcsweeney100
Junior WONG100
christopher seruga100
bill wussow100
Brett Wilburn100
Alan Logan100
Erick Counts100
Arthur Detoro100
William Kerins100
Bill Zvara100
David Matheny100
Jonathan Zvara100
John Vail100
Alec Porco100
robert carlson100
O. King Hackley III100
gary gristick100
Tina Luke Byk100
Sean Nolan100
Dustin Schlobohm100
William White100
Jann Lunny100
Darryl Hackworth100
Derek Deutsch100
Sal Monaco100
John Marino100
Barry Rice100
John Fisher100
Scott Eyraud100
Jeff Forrest100
Timothy Nolan100
Gerard Mcclenin100
Jonathan Jobe100
David Harrison100
Christopher Lavezza100
Lisa Day100
Daniel McCormick100
D. Marie Gray100
Michael Rosamilia100
Paul Cavanaugh100
Matt Kasowicz100
Ralph Pearce100
Chip sutch100
Kevin McIntyre100
rich vioral100
Jay Row100
Fredric Accarino100
James McKenna100
Ron Chittick100
Victor Hartsch100
Joe Kauffman100
Louis Melone100
Shawn Heron100
Louis Constan100
Ken Kieras100
Barbara Stubblebine100
Jim Sciuto100
Sarah Wiener100
Chuck McCall100
Linda Daly100
Douglas Kellam100
Philip Mersinger100
Steve Benveniste100
Fred Dizonno100
Mark Bertolucci100
Margaret Odorisio100
Timothy Clark100
Anne Faulconer100
Nisan Gabbay100
Daniel Hart100
Dan Hart100
David Charlton100
Cynthia Lambert100
Daven Turner100
Edgar Polania100
Frank D'Angelo100
Ryan Tyreman100
Georgann Burton100
Richard Wilkinson100
Lynn Engleman100
ROBERT WOODS100
David Muse100
David Crail100
Jessica Richards100
Joe DeRogatis100
Sam Sample100
Steve Kleinertz100
Anthony Sondergaard100
George Carr100
BRITT THOBE100
Traci Richards100
Salvatore Monaco100
Timothy Bockhorn100
Dan Desena100
Frank Foss100
Stephen Cassidy100
Dagmar Gustafsson100
Georgia Hunt100
Doug Hargus100
Stanley Mitchell100
Joe Jarvie100
Tim Betthauser100
Lawrence Kahlden100
John Iannone100
Lisa Rios100
Thomas Remily100
Gregory lewis100
Mark Odorisio100
Gordon Maruya100
Joseph Aiello100
dylan mcintosh100
PATRICK O'CONNOR100
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Victor Pasquariello100
bob jacobson100
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Ronald Tang100
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David Conover100
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Robin Buser100
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Pete Mackin100
Jamie Bulnes100
Keith Nodskov100
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philip webber100
William Holobowski100
Keith Valentine100
james perri100
Anson Farris100
John Curran100
Ken Smithers100
MICHAEL HARRIS100
Raymond Garcia100
Donald Dedden100
Kent Gerber100
Mike Mutnansky100
Kerry Bassore100
Monte Zurlo100
Richard Dahlgren100
Susan Arellano100
Edward Fitzsimons100
Chris Bertolucci100
Edwin Synowiecki100
Douglas Wenzl100
Kevin Willett100
Matthew Rentze100
RICHARD TROBAUGH100
Fred Jr. Speck100
Rick Emrich100
Chris Robelen100
Jay Sloan100
gary prideaux100
Rick Mann100
Jon Lindo100
Jeff Sandler100
Gus Meyers100
Elizabeth Constan100
William Clark100
Brad Hughes100
William Kimok100
David Eckels100
James Delello100
Robert Egan100
Pamela Cunningham100
Jeffrey Turkel100
Patrick Lupinacci100
Robert Osborne JR100
Paul Groffie100
Luke Turcotte100
Justin Metacarpa100
Robert Slote100
Jon Carlson100
Jerald Segall100
allen davidow100
Erix Rubin100
David Karb100
Mallory Kloeker100
Melissa Gielata100
Ron Frizzell100
Michael Beychok100
Ronald Romens100
Michael Guisto100
Mark Aylward100
Frederick Hardt100
Jim McColgan100
Tom Biondi100
Jim Mulvihill100
Gary Kurtz100
Mark Henderson100
Michael Pink100
Jim Murphy100
John Tuttle100
Samson Hamburger100
Wade Chubbuck100
Scott Little100
Art Spalding100
Albion Benton100
Joseph Church100
Mark MCGUIRE100
William Church100
Sinatra Jeter100
Christopher Drussell100
Stephan Gravina100
William Hudgins100
Stephen Kronick100
William Robelen100
Joanne Robelen100
Colin Roach100
STEVE DONLON100
Kyle Allaire100
Evan Porco100
Gus Alonso100
Joel Glassman100
PAT THOBE100
Mark Vitaliano100
ray arsenault100
Steve Ryan100
Paul Caruso100
David Essig100
Leonard Bennett100
Steve Yanni100
James Suetholz100
Mathew Levy100
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Stewart Winograd100
paul laurin100
Derek Isenberg100
Daniel Camoro100
Caleb Knight100
James Timinck100
Matthew Cagno100
Theresa Salerno100

Full Rules:

  • Steve Byk will pick a horse in one stakes race every Saturday and Sunday during the promotional period (every weekend beginning July 20 through September 6). Each week throughout the promotion, Byk will select the weekend stakes races and announce them on At the Races and on his twitter page, @Steve_Byk, for a chance to qualify to the Beat Byk NHC Online Qualifier held on September 12. Byk’s selections will be announced no later than each Friday. There will be 16 chances to qualify to the Beat Byk NHC Online Qualifier during this promotional period.
  • There will be a Byk alternate selection in the case his horse scratches. The alternate will be designated Byk’s pick if his first selection scratches.
  • Participants can go to https://www.ntra.com/beatbyk/ where they may use Byk’s selection to win the featured race or try to beat Byk by selecting another horse.
  • Participants who select the winning horse (either using Byk’s selection or by beating Byk) will advance to the September 12 Beat Byk Challenge Online Qualifier. Participants can win ONE entry into the September 12 NHC online qualifier awarding the NHC prize package.
  • Points will be calculated for alternate prizes in the Beat Byk Challenge. Participants will receive 100 points if they beat Byk and 50 points if they bet with Byk to win the featured race. The top 5 point leaders will receive HorsePlayers.com credits as prizes (1st place – $500 HP credit, 2nd place -$200 HP credit, 3rd place – $200 HP credit, 4th place – $200 HP credit, 5th place – $200 HP credit).
  • TIEBREAKER: In the event of a tie of a top 5 finishing position for the HorsePlayers.com credits, the following tie-breaker procedure will be instituted.
  • The individual selecting the most winners that beat Byk will be declared a prize winner.
  • If a tie still exists following the initial tiebreaking procedure, the top finisher with the highest cumulative bankroll of the pari-mutuel payoffs will be declared a prize winner.
  • If a tie still exists following the initial two tiebreaking procedures, there will be a coin toss to determine the prize winner.
  • You may submit your selection up until the scheduled post time of the selected race. Each form will be time stamped. You may make changes to your selections, however, you will need to submit your name and email again with your updated pick. If your selection scratches and you fail to change your pick, you will automatically receive Steve’s Byk’s selection.
  • Anyone making or changing a selection after the scheduled post time will be disqualified.
  • NHC Tour membership is required to compete in the September 12 Beat Byk NHC Online Qualifier. Anyone who “beats Byk” in any of the weekly contests and is not a 2020 NHC Tour member will be able to join the 2020 NHC Tour for a special offer of only $4.99 for the remainder of the 2020 NHC Tour. Those who “bet with Byk” and win a spot in the NHC online qualifier by picking the winner will be required to join the Tour ($50 annual membership good through January 31, 2021) to be eligible to win the NHC spot. Memberships may not be transferred to 2021.
  • The winner or the highest ranking NHC Tour member of the Beat Byk Online Qualifier on September 12 will represent At the Races at the 2021 NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC). In addition to earning a berth at the NHC, the eligible winner of the Beat Byk Challenge will win an airfare reimbursement up to $400 and a four-night complimentary stay at Bally’s Las Vegas, the official host site of the 2021 NHC. A secondary prize of $250 cash will be available to the overall winner if he or she is not an NHC Tour member.
  • Participants who qualify to the September 12 Beat Byk NHC Online Qualifier will receive information on how to register for the online qualifier prior to September 12.
  • The NHC prize package winner will be announced after a 48-hour audit period.
  • The winner of the NHC will win $800,000 and an Eclipse Award as the Horseplayer of the Year.
  • No purchase necessary.