Announcement: 2017 Woodbine Cares Contest

Charitable Wager: 2017 Woodbine Cares Contest

On Saturday, September 16th, CharitableWager.com will conduct the next edition of a “Winner Gives All” handicapping contest coinciding with the 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.

While the races have not 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)

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.

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.

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

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

Official Results of Friday The 27th Fun(d)raiser

In the Free Friday The 27th Fun(d)raiser series, 5 contestants are representing their various horse racing charities. After CHIEF KNOW IT ALL won the eighth at Oaklawn Park, took the lead in this edition of the weekly charity handicapping contest.

The official leader board after five races by contestants’ first name:

Rank Contestant Score
1 Nicolle 37.4
2 Andy 29.4
3 Jude 17.7
4 Robert 17.6
5 Stuart 13.5

The official leader board after fiva races by contestants’ designated charity:

Rank Contestant Score
1 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research 37.4
2 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms 29.4
3 R4ED: The Race Four Education 17.7
4 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society 17.6
5 NTRA: NTRA Charities 13.5

This week Nicolle Neulist, aka @rogueclown, was representing Grayson-Jockey Club Reasearch Foundation who she also backed to victory in the Charitable Wager Boxing Day Betting Challenge.

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has no alliance with any one university, so the Foundation is free to fund the best research regardless of where it takes place. Since the early 1980s, the Foundation has funded 335 specific research projects at over 40 universities. In addition to funding this research, the budget for any given year might direct as much as one-third of its total to support lab technicians and graduate students to assist the Principal Investigator. Thus, the research today is helping recruit and train the researchers for tomorrow, giving extra impact from the Foundation’s funding. Aside from such staff assistance, however, the Foundation does not pay the Principal Investigator’s salary or other overhead, therefore directing the dollars right on the target of research.

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 Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation 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 annual standings. The charities will earn 60, 20, and 10 points when their proxies finish first, second and third respectively. Additionally, 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 year, the top 5 charities in the annual points standings will receive 60%, 20%, 10%, 5%, and 5% of the annual donation pool. The annual donation pool is the combination of a $100 donation from the host and advertising fees on the FFF web pages.

ANNUAL FFF POINTS STANDINGS THROUGH 1/27/2017

Rank Charity Points
1 R4ED: The Race Four Education 190
2 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research 63
3 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society 44
4 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund 31
5 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms 23
6 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association 20
7-T EG: Equine Guelph 1
7-T NTRA: NTRA Charities 1
7-T RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada 1
7-T TAA: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance 1

CURRENT ‘ANNUAL DONATION POOL’ TOTALS $100

The next edition of the Free Friday Fun(d)raiser will take place on Friday, February 3RD.

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

Which Announcer Will Dominate the Paulick Report Boxing Day Contest?

Charitable Wager: 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge

Will it be Peter Aiello, John Dooley, or the Michael Wrona who will be the voice of Boxing Day? The three gentleman are the race callers of Gulfstrem Park, Fair Grounds, and Santa Anita respectively.

Each will be calling four legs of the Boxing Day Betting Challenge. Today, December 26th, CharitableWager.com will host the 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge sponsored by The Paulick Report. The Boxing Day Betting Challenge is “Winner Gives All” thoroughbred horse racing handicapping contest.

Or perhaps, the announcer who will own Boxing Day will be Robert Geller? Geller, who is the announcer for @WoodbineRacing and @SPRacino, will be competing the horse racing charity handicapping contest. Robert will be representing Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement Society. Geller had a strong performance during the 2016 Charitable Wager Breeders’ Cup contest sponsored by Danonymous Racing where he held a top position on the leader board for a couple of races late in the day. Or perhaps another track announcer will jump into the fray as well.

In the spirit of the horse racing twitter world uniting for good, all participants voluntarily put up a minimum of $20 (USD) to compete in a mythical bankroll handicapping contest where the winner decides what charity receives all of the donation pool. In Charitable 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 and two-time winner Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms. The current roster of the potential beneficiaries of the 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge sponsored by the Paulick Report include the following (pledged contestants within parentheses):

  • BBC: Breeders’ Cup Charities
  • BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association (@PhilD333)
  • CDBLC: Churchill Backside Learning
  • EG: Equine Guelph (@ovals)
  • GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research (@rogueclown) and (@Ubercapper)
  • KHPF: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
  • LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society (@gofilly and @woodbinegeller)
  • NMR: National Museum of Racing
  • NTRA: NTRA Charities
  • OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms (@avillanueva3rd and @stevemcnatton)
  • PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (@davidgutfreund and @JohnMalone6)
  • R4ED: The Race Four Education (@racehorsereport)
  • 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 current ‘Winner Gives All’ Donation Pool is $200 and growing.

Additional horse racing themed charities may be added to the roster of potential beneficiaries provided that they are government certified charities. To be added to the roster, charities must have an online donation option such as PayPal or a direct credit card contribution link. Charities or donors can petition the addition of their organizations by emailing ovals at yahoo dot com.

The contest race list for the 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge has been set, it will include the following races (in order of published post times):

  1. Gulfstream Park Race 7
  2. Gulfstream Park Race 8
  3. Fair Grounds Race 4
  4. Gulfstream Park Race 9
  5. Tiffany Lass – Fair Grounds Race 5
  6. Margate Stakes – Gulfstream Park Race 10
  7. Fair Grounds Race 6
  8. Fair Grounds Race 8
  9. San Simeon Handicap (grade III) – Santa Anita Race 6
  10. La Brea Stakes (Grade I) – Santa Anita Race 7
  11. Malibu Stakes (Grade I) – Santa Anita Race 8
  12. Mathis Brothers Mile (Grade II) – Santa Anita Race 9

If you would like to play the 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge sponsored by the Paulick Report, then click on the following link:
Contest Entry Form

Follow http://charitablewager.com, http://www.paulickreport.com/, or #CWager for more contest details as they become available.