Beat The Big A Derby Prep Contest

Have you ever dreamed about going head to head with Anthony Stabile, 'The Big A'? Now is your chance, with the Beat the Big A Contest!

Each week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, Anthony will be picking winners in the top Derby Preps, and you can join him for free! The player with the highest bankroll at the end wins Belmont Stakes tickets in the exclusive Champagne Room (a $$$ value!). Second and Third place finishers get NYRA Bets credits, and anyone who beats Anthony gets special bragging rights for life!

How to Beat The Big A?

It's simple to play, potentially difficult to beat The Big A himself! Here's how you play:

  1. Each week, simply log in to the Beat The Big A contest
  2. Place a mythical $10 win wager on one horse in the select Kentucky Derby Prep race(s)
  3. Sit back and wait for next week

Results are automatically calculated, and you can follow along each week to see how you, your friends, and The Big A are doing!

Are you kind of a big deal? Sign up for the Beat The Big A Contest now!

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Contest Directions:


First Place: The player with the highest bankroll at the conclusion of the entire series wins two tickets to the Belmont Stakes in the Champagne Room for June 9 & 10 ($1,250 value). Belmont Stakes Saturday includes a premium buffet, open bar and trackside access. Travel credit also included (to be deposited into NYRA Bets account - $700 value).

Second Place: $500 NYRA Bets Credit

Third Place: $100 NYRA Bets Credit

Beat The Big A Contest Race Schedule

Date Derby Prep Race Track
Saturday, January 28 Southwest - Anthony Analysis Oaklawn Park
Saturday, February 4 Holy Bull - Anthony Analysis Gulfstream Park
Saturday, February 4 Robert B. Lewis - Anthony Analysis
Santa Anita Park
Saturday, February 11 Withers - Anthony Analysis Aqueduct
Saturday, February 11 Sam F. Davis - Anthony Analysis Tampa Bay Downs
Saturday, February 18 Risen Star - Anthony Analysis Fair Grounds
Saturday, February 25 Rebel - Anthony Analysis  Oaklawn Park
Saturday, March 4 Fountain of Youth - Anthony Analysis  Gulfstream Park
Saturday, March 4 Gotham - Anthony Analysis  Aqueduct
Saturday, March 4 San Felipe - Anthony Analysis Santa Anita Park
Saturday, March 11 Tampa Bay Derby - Anthony Analysis Tampa Bay Downs
Saturday, March 25 Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds
Saturday, March 25 Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park
Sunday, March 26 Sunland Derby Sunland Park
Saturday, April 1 Florida Derby Gulfstream Park
Saturday, April 1 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park
Saturday, April 8 Wood Memorial Aqueduct
Saturday, April 8 Blue Grass Keeneland
Saturday, April 8 Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita Park
Saturday, April 15 Lexington Keeneland

*Rescheduled from February 4

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