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 CharitableWager.com 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

‘SEASONAL DONATION POOL’ TOTALS $100

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

Final Contest Menu of the Free Friday Fun(d)raiser Series

The last contest of the Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series will be offered on Friday, June 9th, 2017. The contest series is designed for novices and experts alike who would like to help raise awareness and funds for various horse racing charities. The contest will also appeal to those with limited resources whether time, money, or both.

In CharitableWager.com’s Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series, all participants will select horses in 5 mandatory races in a mythical bankroll handicapping contest where the winner gets to decide what charity receives all of the ‘weekly donation pool.’

In the last edition of the Friday Fun(d)raiser series there will be no quick-pick robots representing charities. All entries will by actual humans.

The contest menu for the next Friday Fun(d)raiser contest is as follows:

  1. Tremont Stakes – Belmont Race 5
  2. The True North Stakes – Belmont Race 8
  3. New York Stakes – Belmont Race 9
  4. Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes –
    Belmont Race 10
  5. Bed O’ Roses Invitational Stakes –
    Belmont Race 11

Selections for the Free Friday Fun(d)raiser can be made via this Contest Entry Form. Contestants can follow contest updates via the hashtag #CWager on Twitter.

The Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series (FFF) has no entry fee. The winner will select from over a dozen horse racing themed charities. The FFF ‘weekly donation pool’ is currently US$5 (contributed by the Charitable Wager Host) plus all of ‘weekly’ donation fees of the sponsoring advertisers. 100% of FFF ‘weekly donation pool’ will go to the designated charity.

Additionally, in the 2017 Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series, contestants will earn contest points for the charities for which they were playing. Weekly winners will earn 60 points, weekly second place finishers will earn 20 points, third place finishers will earn 10 points. All other weekly participants will earn 1 point for their respective charities. The FFF ‘annual donation pool’ is currently US$100 (contributed by the Charitable Wager Host) plus all of ‘annual’ donation fees of the sponsoring advertisers. At the end of the FFF 2017 season (June 9nd), the five charities with the most amassed points will receive 60%, 20%, 10%, 5% and 5% of the FFF ‘annual’ donation pool for first, second, third, fourth, and fifth place respectively.

While no donation is required to play in the Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series, contestants will be encouraged to donate $5, or however much they feel comfortable contributing, to the charity selected by winner of each weekly contest.

The FFF ‘Series Donation Pool’ For 2017 Is $100.

Official Results of the Friday Free Fun(d)raiser – June 2nd

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 — the day job got in the way — it is safe to say that making the Friday results maybe wait until Monday during Woodbine’s racing season. Jude who was playing for Race For Education closed out the contest with lead in a rain-shortened contest. Scoring was based upon the first four races only.

Contest Race Results:

  1. Indiana Grand Race 4
  2. Woodbine Race 8
  3. Belmont Park Race 8
  4. Evangeline Downs Race 4
  5. Lone Star Race 4 (Cancelled)

The final leader board by contestants’ first name:

Rank Contestant Score
1 Jude 58.0
2 Stuart 47.4
3 Sheri 32.9
4 Robert 21.9
5 Miguel 13.8

The final leader board by contestants’ designated charity:

Rank Charity Score
1 R4ED: The Race Four Education 58.0
2 EG: Equine Guelph 47.4
3 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society #1 32.9
4 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society #2 21.9
5 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association 13.8

The top performing player was playing for The Race For Education.

Through academic development programs, tutoring, internships, financial literacy training and scholarships, The Race For Education provides opportunities for educational success for young people with significant financial need and academic challenges. With the ultimate goal of making sure students are successful in life and become an asset to their community. The Race For Education established a partnership in 2008 with the American Association of Equine Practitioners to offer one scholarship to each of the 34 Veterinary Schools in North America. The program is funded by RFE, The AAEP Foundation and Platinum Performance and continues to be very successful. Additionally, the “Leg Up” program, a partnership with the Kentucky 4H Program got off the ground in 2013 offering a scholarship to one student at each of the over 100 chapters in Kentucky.

Each week, the CharitableWager.com 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 The Race For Education 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..

SEASON FFF POINTS STANDINGS THROUGH 6/2/2017

Rank Charity Points
1 R4ED: The Race Four Education 448
2 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society 265
3 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms 241
4 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research 209
5 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund 203
6 EG: Equine Guelph 162
7 NMR: National Museum of Racing 129
8 RTCA: Race Track Chaplaincy Of America 97
9 RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada 95
10 KDM: Kentucky Derby Museum 70
11 KHPF: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation 67
12 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association 63
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

‘SEASONAL DONATION POOL’ TOTALS $100

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