Official Results of the Friday Free Fun(d)raiser – June 9th

In this week’s edition of the Fun(d)raiser series, 5 contestants represented their various horse racing charities. I apologize for the delay in making the results of Friday’s contest official — I attended the CTHS Awards last night. Stuart who was playing for Belmont Child Care Association closed out the contest with lead with the strength of the winner of the New York Stakes, HAWKSMOOR (IRE).

Contest Race Results:

  1. Belmont Park Race 5
  2. Belmont Park Race 8
  3. Belmont Park Race 9
  4. Belmont Park Race 10
  5. Belmont Park Race 11

The final leader board by contestants’ first name:

Rank Contestant Score
1 Stuart 45.3
2 Jude 36.9
3 Robert 22.9
4 nicolle 28.8
5 Miguel 18.2

The final leader board by contestants’ designated charity:

Rank Charity Score
1 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association #2 45.3
2 R4ED: The Race Four Education 36.9
3 RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada 22.9
4 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research 28.8
5 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association #1 18.2

The top performing player was playing for Belmont Child Care Association.

In their own words, “The Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. (BCCA) was established in December 1998 to create a child care center at Belmont Park which has the largest population of backstretch workers of the three New York Racing Association, Inc. tracks. The BCCA set about building a center, selecting a licensed child care provider, and spearheading fundraising to support the continued operation of the center.

Anna House, the centerpiece of BCCA’s efforts, was built in 2002 by Board Chairman Michael Dubb. Named for the then two-year-old daughter of major donor Eugene Melnyk, Anna House opened its doors on January 1, 2003. The adjacent playground area is named for Lemon Drop Kid, the 1999 Belmont Stakes winner owned by donors Jeanne Vance and Laddie Dance.”

Each week, the Host will donate US$5 (plus advertising fees) to the charity selected by the winning entrant. Contestants aren’t obligated to donate but are encouraged to give US$5 or however much they feel comfortable contributing. Those who would like to contribute to Belmont Child Care Association can do so through this linked web page.

Additionally, charities represented in the weekly Free Friday Fun(d)raiser contest will earn points in the seasonal standings. The charities will earn 60, 20, and 10 points when their proxies finish first, second and third respectively. Plus, charities will amass an additional 1 point for each player who represented them but did not finish in the top 3. At the end of the season (June 9th), the top 5 charities in the seasonal points standings will receive 60%, 20%, 10%, 5%, and 5% of the seasonal donation pool.

The Final Seasonal FFF POINTS STANDINGS THROUGH 6/9/2017

Rank Charity Points
1 R4ED: The Race Four Education 468
2 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society 265
3 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms 241
4 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research 210
5 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund 203
6 EG: Equine Guelph 162
7 NMR: National Museum of Racing 129
8 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association 124
9 RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada 105
10 RTCA: Race Track Chaplaincy Of America 97
11 KDM: Kentucky Derby Museum 70
12 KHPF: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation 67
13 BCC: Breeders’ Cup Charities 40
14 TAA: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance 34
15 NTRA: NTRA Charities 31
16 WF: Winners Foundation 30
17 CDBLC: Churchill Backside Learning 19
18-T SPF: Square Peg Foundation 12
18-T TCA: Thoroughbred Charities of America 12
19 SWHF: Saratoga War Horse Foundation 11


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