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.

OF: Potential Beneficiary of Paulick Report Boxing Day Betting Challenge

Charitable Wager: 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge

On Monday, December 26th, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms will be one of a dozen plus potential beneficiaries of 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge sponsored by The Paulick Report. The Boxing Day Betting Challenge is “Winner Gives All” thoroughbred horse racing handicapping contest. Old Friends has the distinction of being the only two-time recipient of the Donation Pool.

@stogiesNponies won the Charitable Wagers’ 2016 Breeders’ Cup Contest sponsored by Danonymous Racing. John, aka stogiesNponies, played for Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms in the “Winner Gives All” contest. Andy, Villanueva, @avillanueva3rd won the Charitable Wagers’ 2016 Claiming Crown Contest sponsored by Horse Racing Radio Network. Andy played for Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms in the “Winner Gives All” contest.

At Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, the horses may not be racing anymore, but they are winners every day. Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends now cares for more than 160 horses across three states whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A “living history museum of horse racing”, the farm attracts nearly 20,000 tourists annually that get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners Silver Charm and War Emblem, Belmont winner Sarava, three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude, Seabiscuit movie star Popcorn Deelites, Breeders’ Cup Champion Amazombie, and Hollywood Gold Cup winner Rail Trip.

The formation of Old Friends kicked into high gear when the news broke that Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand had perished in a slaughterhouse in 2002. That discovery gave the organization even more impetus. “We went from getting five emails a day to hundreds,” notes Blowen. They knew such a death should never happen again, and so the plan became to bring at-risk racehorses–those whose racing and breeding careers had come to an end–to Old Friends, provide them with the dignified retirement they deserve, and invite the public to visit. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, we draw attention to all retired Thoroughbreds and all equines in need.

If one would like to contribute to Old Friends outside of the Charitable Wager contests, donations can be made online through: this link.

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.

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.

While the complete contest race list for the 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge has yet to be finalized, it will include the following stakes races (in alphabetical order):

  • La Brea Stakes (Grade I) – Santa Anita
  • Malibu Stakes (Grade I) – Santa Anita
  • Mathis Brothers Mile (Grade II) – Santa Anita
  • San Simeon Handicap (grade III) – Santa Antia
  • Tiffany Lass – Fair Grounds

PARTIAL LIST OF RULES:

  1. Only one entry allowed per person.
  2. Submit one selection for each contest race and one alternate if you choose to designate one. If your selection is scratched and no alternate selection was made, you will receive the post-time favourite as your selection.
  3. Most importantly select the charity for which your are playing from the list of horse racing themed charities.
  4. Mythical bankroll totals will reflect $2 win-place-show payouts for winning selections. Contest payouts will be those reported by Equibase.
  5. In the event of a tie, player with highest return on a single race will be named the winner.
  6. Selections are due no later than first post of the first contest race on Monday, December 26, 2016 in order to use all contest races. Entries submitted, fashionably late, after the “off time” (as reported by Equibase) for first contest race will only receive scores for races which have not started.
  7. All disputes will be decided by the Charitable Wager Host and will be final.

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

Paulick Report Sponsors 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge

Charitable Wager: 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge

On Monday, December 26th, CharitableWager.com will mark the anniversary of the first “Winner Gives All” handicapping contest with the second edition of the Boxing Day Betting Challenge. The Paulick Report sponsors the 2016 rendition of the Boxing Day Betting Challenge.

Last year 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 $20 (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. HRRN reprised their role as contest sponsor with the nine stakes of 2016 Claiming Crown held at Gulfstream Park.

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, and two-time winner Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms.

While the complete contest race list for the 2016 Boxing Day Betting Challenge has yet to be finalized, it will include the following stakes races (in alphabetical order):

  • La Brea Stakes (Grade I) – Santa Anita
  • Malibu Stakes (Grade I) – Santa Anita
  • Mathis Brothers Mile (Grade II) – Santa Anita
  • Mr. Prospector (Grade III) – Gulfstream Park
  • San Simeon Handicap (grade III) – Santa Antia
  • Tiffany Lass – Fair Grounds

PARTIAL LIST OF RULES:

  1. Only one entry allowed per person.
  2. Submit one selection for each contest race and one alternate if you choose to designate one. If your selection is scratched and no alternate selection was made, you will receive the post-time favourite as your selection.
  3. Most importantly select the charity for which your are playing from the list of horse racing themed charities.
  4. Mythical bankroll totals will reflect $2 win-place-show payouts for winning selections. Contest payouts will be those reported by Equibase.
  5. In the event of a tie, player with highest return on a single race will be named the winner.
  6. Selections are due no later than first post of the first contest race on Monday, December 26, 2016 in order to use all contest races. Entries submitted, fashionably late, after the “off time” (as reported by Equibase) for first contest race will only receive scores for races which have not started.
  7. All disputes will be decided by the Charitable Wager Host and will be final.

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