Old Friends – Current SHOWcase Show Parlay Contest Leader

Charitable Wager: 2018 Charitable Wager SHOWcase Contest

On Tuesday November 28th, #GivingTuesday, CharitableWager.com started its inaugural SHOWcase. The SHOWcase is a DYI show parlay contest where donor can pick one North American thoroughbred race per day with a minimum of five betting interests to make a mythical show wager.

As of Saturday, December 2nd, there is one active SHOWcase streak attempt. Stuart Slagle, the Charitable Wager showcase host, started a streak attempt on the behalf of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms. His first selection (Aqueduct’s Race 5 on November 30th was MIGHT BE who placed in a first level allowance race.

Charity Contestant Streak Start Streak End Count
Old Friends Stuart Slagle 30 Nov 17 Active 1

As Stuart is both a contestant and judge, he is tweeting his selections in the morning in addition to completing the submission form.

Contestants are playing to win $100 for themselves and an additional $100 for their charity. To win the contest, donating contestants must make 50 successful consecutive mythical show bets. The contest will run from Giving Tuesday 2017 to Giving Tuesday 2018. If no contestant wins the contest, the charity SHOWcased by longest registered win streak will receive $100.

Unlike other internet based show parlay contest, the Charitable Wager contest allows players to (un)intentionally skip days and to mix and match racecourses. Contestants don’t have to make their first selection on the opening day of the SHOWcase. One could conceivably win the contest start a new streak attempt as late as Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Contest submissions are accepted through the SHOWcase Contest Entry Form.

In the spirit of the horse racing twitter world uniting for good, all participants voluntarily donate to a horse racing themed charity a minimum of $25 USD to compete in a mythical show parlay handicapping contest. No donations are handled directly by the contest organizers. Donations are made in advance of the contest selection. 100% of the donations go to the designated charity and are made directly with the charity.

Only one donation is required per SHOWcase streak attempt. If your streak ends, then you may re-buy in with a subsequent $25 donation to start a new streak attempt.

The first contestant to select fifty (50) consecutive on-the-board finishers will receive a PayPal gift of $100 USD from the contest host. Additionally, their SHOWcase charity will receive an additional $100 USD charitable donation from the contest host. If no one has strung together fifty consecutive show finishes by Giving Tuesday, 2018, the contest host will donate $100 USD to the charity of the longest successful SHOWcase streak.

Contestants in the 2017 Charitable Wager SHOWcase Contest may choose from the following stable of charities for which to play or request a another suitable horse racing themed charity:

  • 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 WinShow ‘lockdown’ formatted mythical show parlay contest with the following amended rules:

  1. The first day for contest entry is Giving Tuesday November 28, 2017. The contest will end with the first contestant to successful select 50 consecutive on-the board finishers. If no one selects 50 in a row, the last day for contest entry is Monday, November 26, 2018.
  2. Submission deadline for this contest is the “off time” (as reported by Equibase) for contest race selected.
  3. Only SHOWcase selection may be made per day regardless of start or scratch of runner.
  4. SHOWcase race selections will be limited to thoroughbred races conducted in North America between Tuesday, November 28, 2017 and Monday, November 26, 2018 inclusive.
  5. SHOWcase race selections will only count against the streak with a minimum of five (5) starting betting interests per contest race.
  6. Contestants are not obligated to play daily. The option exists to pass on the whole day while keeping a streak alive.
  7. SHOWcase streaks will not end in the event of steward-declared ‘no contest’ or cancellation.

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

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