Announcement: 2017 Charitable Wager Breeders’ Cup Contest

Charitable Wager: 2017 Charitable Wager Breeders’ Cup Contest

On Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th, CharitableWager.com will conduct the next edition of a “Winner Gives All” handicapping contest coinciding with the two-day Breeders’ Cup Championships to be run at at https://www.dmtc.com/.

While the order is pending, the complete contest race list for the 2017 Charitable Wager Breeders’ Cup Contest will be the 13 Breeders’ Cup Championship races including:

  • $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I)
  • $4,000,000 Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (Grade I)
  • $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Mile (Grade I)
  • $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Grade I)
  • $2,000,000 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I)
  • $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade I)
  • $2,000,000 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I)
  • $1,500,000 Twin Spires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade I)
  • $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade I)
  • $1,000,000 Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Grade I)
  • $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf(Grade I)
  • $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Grade I)
  • $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Grade I)

Contestants in the 2017 Charitable Wager Breeders’ Cup Contest will choose from the following stable of charities for which to play:

  • BBC: Breeders’ Cup Charities
  • BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association
  • CDBLC: Churchill Backside Learning
  • CTA: Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare/li>
  • EG: Equine Guelph
  • GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research
  • KDM: Kentucky Derby Museum
  • KHPF: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
  • LR: Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement Society
  • NMR: National Museum of Racing
  • NTRA: NTRA Charities
  • OF: Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms
  • PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund
  • R4Ed: The Race For Education
  • RTCA: Race Track Chaplaincy Of America
  • RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada
  • SWHF: Saratoga War Horse Foundation
  • SPF: Square Peg Foundation
  • TAA: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
  • TCA: Thoroughbred Charities of America
  • WF: Winners Foundation

CONTEST RULES:

The contest will operate on under the framework of the Charitable Wager Rules as a $2 Win-Place-Show ‘lockdown’ formatted mythical bankroll handicapping contest with the following amended rules:

  1. Submission deadline for this contest is the “off time” (as reported by Equibase) for first race.
  2. ‘Fashionably Late’ entries will be accepted in this contest.

In 2015 on a whim, ChartiableWager’s host, Stuart Slagle, created a handicapping contest including several thoroughbred stakes races across the country. Slagle enlisted the help of Horse Racing Radio Network‘s Jude Feld. In the spirit of the horse racing twitter world uniting for good, all participants voluntarily put up a minimum of $25 (USD) to compete in a mythical bankroll handicapping contest where the winner decides what charity receives all of the donation pool.

Based upon the initial success, HRRN sponsored a similar contest on the US Memorial Day Holiday. The contest ran under the mantle of linemakers.net which has since been re-branded as charitablewager.com. Subsequently, Danonymous Racing sponsored another “Winner Gives All” contest on the thirteen Breeders’ Cup stakes events held at Santa Anita and on the Pegasus World Cup stakes events held at Gulfstream Park. HRRN reprised their role as contest sponsor with the nine stakes of 2016 Claiming Crown held at Gulfstream Park. Paulick Report sponsored second edition of the Boxing Day Betting Challenge. Subsequent contests have been held on big event days such as the Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, and Woodbine Mile.

In Chartiable Wager’s ‘Winner Gives All’ contests, no monies trade hands between the contest organizers or any contestants. Donations are made on the honor system. 100% of donation pool goes to the winners’ charities. Each contest winner chooses from a list of contest designated charities. The Winner Gives All.

Recipients of previous donation pools include: Permanent Disabled Jockeys Fund, Fisher House Foundation, LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, and multiple winner Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms.

Follow http://charitablewager.com for more contest details as they become available.

Woodbine Cares Charitable Wager Official Winner: LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

Rudy Weitze won the 2017 Woodbine Cares Charitable Wager handicapping contest. Rudy selected four winners and 3 additional second place finishers on the Woodbine Mile card to amass a total of 108.9 point besting the other contestants representing their favourite horse racing charities.

THE ‘WINNER GIVES ALL’ DONATION POOL TOTALING $625 WILL GO TO LONGRUN THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT SOCIETY including $100 from Woodbine Entertainment Group and at least $25 from the contest host.

In order to compete in the Charitable Wager Woodbine Cares handicapping contest each contestant pledged to donate at least CAN $25 to the charity selected by the contest winner. Rudy Weitze has designated that the complete Donation Pool go to https://twitter.com/LongRunTB. In addition to selecting the winning charity, Rudy will also receive a TEPIN halter graciously donated by Team Casse.

TEPIN halter

Each contestant has pledge to make the donation to the winning charity within a week of the contest. Contestants and other generous folks can make their donations through the following link established by the charity:

LongRun Donations

Through fundraising and volunteer work, as well as assistance from the Ontario thoroughbred industry, LongRun evaluates retired racehorses, provides all needed care they require on our new farm, and works to place them in permanent, loving homes.

Funds raised by LongRun are used to cover expenses, such as: feed, shipping and blacksmith services, basic re-training, medical expenses, as well as for miscellaneous expenses such as blankets and halters.
Donate today to help an ex-racehorse!!

LongRun welcomes new volunteers to participate at our fundraising events, perform farm inspections, and to follow up with adoptees by visiting them at their new homes as a LongRun guardian!

Please, if you have an extra stall in your barn, we encourage you to consider adopting a LongRun retiree. What is reverse mortgage? We have many beautiful thoroughbreds available in our program, just waiting for that special person to bring them home.

In the Woodbine Cares Contest, 20 contestants pledged to represent their various horse racing charities before these races.

The official results after all races by contestants’ first name:

Rank Contestant Score
1 Rudy 108.9
2 Jessica 82.1
3 Andy 79.2
4 William 78.2
5 Kari 76.2
6 Ken 65.6
7 Robert 64.5
8 Stacie 63.4
9 Julie 59.3
10 Tommy 56.9
11 Bailey 53.9
12 Dan 45.3
13 Julia 44.0
14 Katie 43.3
15 Stephen 39.1
16 Molly Jo 32.3
17 Sheri 23.5
18 Klaus 21.2
19 Nicolle 18.4
20 Jude 16.1

The official results after all races by contestants’ designated charity:

Rank Charity Score
1 LongRun TB Retirement Society #1 108.9
2 Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society #1 82.1
3 Rethink Breast Cancer 79.2
4 TB Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada #1 78.2
5 Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society #2 76.2
6 LongRun TB Retirement Society #2 65.6
7 LongRun TB Retirement Society #3 64.5
8 Conservation Halton Foundation 63.4
9 LongRun TB Retirement Society #4 59.3
10 TB Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada #2 56.9
11 Community Assn for Riders w/Disabilities 53.9
12 LongRun TB Retirement Society #5 45.3
13 LongRun TB Retirement Society #6 44.0
14 Halton Women’s Place #1 43.3
15 LongRun TB Retirement Society #7 39.1
16 Halton Women’s Place #2 32.3
17 LongRun TB Retirement Society #8 23.5
18 Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society #3 21.2
19 LongRun TB Retirement Society #9 18.4
20 Halton Women’s Place #3 16.1


Additional updates regarding the contest will be available at: Charitablewager.com, and #CWager on Twitter.com.

Woodbine Cares Charity Donation Pool at $350 & Growing

Charitable Wager: 2017 Woodbine Cares Contest

On Saturday, September 16th, CharitableWager.com will host the 2017 Woodbine Cares handicapping contests in which players pledge to donate 25 CAD to charity. Contestants in the 2017 Woodbine Cares Contest will choose from the Woodbine Cares approved charities for which to play.

Woodbine Entertainment Group has agreed to seed the Donation Pool with $100 donation to charity selected by the contest winner. Additionally, as the Charitable Wager Site Host and Woodbine’s racing secretary, I will not compete in this contest but pledge to donate $25 to the charity selected by the winner.

The roster of potential charity beneficiaries is as follows in alphabetical order with their current pledged competitors:

The Current Pledged Donation Pool Is $350 And Growing

In Chartiable Wager’s ‘Winner Gives All’ contests, no monies trade hands between the contest organizers or any contestants. Donations are made on the honor system. 100% of donation pool goes to the winners’ charities. Each contest winner chooses from a list of contest designated charities. The Winner Gives All.

In addition to selecting the recipient of the complete Donation Pool, the winner of the Woodbine Cares handicapping contest will also receive one of TEPIN’s halters (pictured below).

TEPIN halter

TEPIN’s last career win was the 2016 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. This year’s edition of the Woodbine Mile headlines Woodbine’s multiple graded stakes weekend of September 16th and 17th. The races have been drawn, the contest menu will be the entirety of Woodbine Mile racing program including four graded stakes races:

  • Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In™ – Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Grade I)
  • Northern Dancer Turf (Grade I)
  • Canadian Stakes (Grade II)
  • Bold Venture Stakes (Grade III)

Click Here For The Woodbine Cares Handicapping Contest Entry Form
CONTEST RULES:

The contest will operate on under the framework of the Charitable Wager Rules as a $2 Win-Place-Show ‘lockdown’ formatted mythical bankroll handicapping contest with the following amended rules:

  1. Submission deadline for this contest is the “off time” (as reported by Equibase) for first race.
  2. ‘Fashionably Late’ entries will be accepted in this contest.

Follow http://charitablewager.com for more contest details as they become available.