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.

Announcement: 2017 April Fool’s Betting Challenge

Charitable Wager: 2017 April Fool’s Betting Challenge

On Saturday, April 1st, CharitableWager.com will conduct the next edition of a “Winner Gives All” handicapping contest coinciding with the Florida and Louisiana derbies.

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 $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 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.

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 multiple winner Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms.

While the complete contest race list for the 2017 April Fool’s Betting Challenge has yet to be finalized, it will include the following stakes races (in alphabetical order):

  • TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade II) – Fair Grounds
  • Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (Grade I) – Gulfstream Park

Contestants in the 2017 April Fool’s Betting Challenge 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
  • EG: Equine Guelph
  • GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research
  • 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

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.

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

Official Results of Pegasus World Cup Contest Sponsored By Danonymous Racing

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Jim Sherman, a.k.a. @jsherman77, won the 2017 Pegasus World Cup Charitable Wager handicapping contest sponsored by Danonymous Racing. Jim selected three of the six stakes winners on the PWC undercard to amass a total of 98.3 point besting thirty-six other contestants representing their favourite horse racing charities.

THE ‘WINNER GIVES ALL’ DONATION POOL TOTALING $740 WILL GO TO OLD FRIENDS THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FARMS

In order to compete in the Pegasus World Cup handicapping contest each contestant pledged to donate at least $20 to the charity selected by the contest winner. @jsherman77 has designated that the complete Donation Pool go to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms.

Each contestant has pledge to make the donation to the winning charity within a week of the contest. Contestants and other generous folks can make their donations through the following Pay Pal link established by the charity:

Old Friends Pay Pal Donations

If you are uncomfortable with making your donation online, then please feel free to send a cheque to the following address:

Old Friends
1841 Paynes Depot Rd.
Georgetown, KY 40324
USA

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms was also the selected recipient of the Donation pool of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Charitable Wager Contest also sponsored by Danonymous Racing. In 2014 Old Friends was rewarded with a Special Eclipse Award honoring extraordinary service in the sport of Thoroughbred racing. But perhaps the greatest reward of all has been respect and support of the owners, trainers, and fans who not only donate to the cause of protecting these amazing athletes but come out to the farm often and visit with all of their old friends.

The final contest standings:

Rank Contestant Score
1 Jim 98.3
2 Miguel 78.6
3 Phillip 59.8
4 Tony 59.2
5 Robert 51.4
6 Sheri 51.1
7 Anthony 48.2
8 Andy 46.7
9 Eric 45.1
10 Ken 40.8
11 Kimberley 40.7
12 Tom 39.7
13 John 39.2
14 Margaret 38.8
15 Drake 36.6
16 Robin 34.7
17 Sal 32.3
18 Katie 31.9
19 Ray 30.5
20 Kari 27.4
21 Rob 27.2
22 Christopher 25.4
23 Julia 24.0
24 Michael 23.8
25 Peter 23.2
26 William 22.9
27 Andrew 22.5
28 Owen 19.2
29 Stephen 18.8
30 Kim 17.0
31 Jessica 16.9
32 Stuart 16.4
33 Rudy 13.7
34 Steve 8.7
35 Nicolle 2.8
36T Jude 0.0
36T Omar 0.0

The official leader board by designated charity:

Rank Contestant Score
1 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms #5 98.3
2 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association #2 78.6
3 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association #1 59.8
4 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms #4 59.2
5 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society #1 51.4
6 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society #2 51.1
7 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund #6 48.2
8 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms #6 46.7
9 TAA: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance #3 45.1
10 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund #10 40.8
11 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms #7 40.7
12 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund #8 39.7
13 SWHF: Saratoga War Horse Foundation #1 39.2
14 TCA: Thoroughbred Charities of America #2 38.8
15 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund #5 36.6
16 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund #9 34.7
17 TAA: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance #2 32.3
18 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund #2 31.9
19 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund #4 30.5
20 TAA: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance #1 27.4
21 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms #5 27.2
22 SWHF: Saratoga War Horse Foundation #2 25.4
23 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms #1 24.0
24 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund #3 23.8
25 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms #3 23.2
26 TCA: Thoroughbred Charities of America #1 22.9
27 TCA: Thoroughbred Charities of America #3 22.5
28 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund #1 19.2
29 NMR: National Museum of Racing 18.8
30 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms #2 17.0
31 RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada 16.9
32 NTRA: NTRA Charities 16.4
33 SPF: Square Peg Foundation 13.7
34 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms #8 8.7
35 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research 2.8
36T PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund #7 0.0
36T R4ED: The Race Four Education 0.0

In addition to selecting the recipient of the entire donation pool, Jim Sherman will also receive a framed photograph of CALIFORNIA CHROME winning the Dubai World Cup. The 16″ x 20″ photo which is autographed by jockey Victor Espinoza has been generously provided by the contest sponsor, DANONYMOUS RACING.

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