Breeders’ Cup #Cwager Contest Opens Tuesday

Charitable Wager: 2017 Charitable Wager Breeders’ Cup Contest

On Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th, 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 Contest submissions will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, October 31st.

In edition to selecting the recipient charity, the contest winner will receive a 16″ x 20″ framed photo of BEHOLDER winning the 2016 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff courtesy of Penelope Miller, Senior Manager of Digital Media of America’s Best Racing.

While the fields are 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
  • 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


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 which has since been re-branded as 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 for more contest details as they become available.

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