Charitable Wager: SHOWcase Contest Starts On Giving Tuesday

Charitable Wager: 2018 Charitable Wager SHOWcase Contest

On Tuesday November 28th, #GivingTuesday, CharitableWager.com will conduct 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.

Contestants will be playing to win $100 for themselves and an additional $100 for their charity. To win the contest, donating contestants must make 50 successful consecutive 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 will allow 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 will accepted on the SHOWcase Contest Entry Form beginning Tuesday, November 28th.

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

CONTEST RULES:

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.

Woodbine Cares Handicapping Contest Is Now Open For Entries

Charitable Wager: 2017 Woodbine Cares Contest

On Saturday, September 16th, CharitableWager.com will host the 2017 Woodbine Cares handicapping contests in which players pledge to donate 25 CAD to charity. 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. Additionally, as the Charitable Wager Site Host and Woodbine’s racing secretary, I will not compete in this contest but pledge to donate $25 to the charity selected by the winner.

The roster of potential charity beneficiaries is as follows in alphabetical order with their current pledged competitors:

  • Albion Neighbourhood Services
  • Arts Etobicoke
  • Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)
  • Conservation Halton Foundation
  • Halton Women’s Place – @MollyJoRosen
  • Halton Learning Foundation
  • Horizons for Youth
  • LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society @gofilly
  • Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
  • Thoroughbred Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada
  • Standardbred Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada
  • Rethink Breast Cancer – @avillanueva3rd
  • Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation
  • Trust15

The Current Pledged Donation Pool Is $200 And Growing

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.

In addition to selecting the recipient of the complete Donation Pool, the winner of the Woodbine Cares handicapping contest will also receive one of TEPIN’s halters (pictured below).

TEPIN halter

TEPIN’s last career win was the 2016 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. This year’s edition of the Woodbine Mile headlines Woodbine’s multiple graded stakes weekend of September 16th and 17th. The races have 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)

Click Here For The Woodbine Cares Handicapping Contest Entry Form
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.

Charity Roster For Woodbine Cares Handicapping Contest

Charitable Wager: 2017 Woodbine Cares Contest

On Saturday, September 16th, CharitableWager.com will host the 2017 Woodbine Cares handicapping contests in which players pledge to donate 25 CAD to charity. 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.

The roster of potential charity beneficiaries is as follows in alphabetical order:

  • Albion Neighbourhood Services
  • Arts Etobicoke
  • Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)
  • Conservation Halton Foundation
  • Halton Women’s Place
  • Halton Learning Foundation
  • Horizons for Youth
  • LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society
  • Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
  • Thoroughbred Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada
  • Standardbred Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada
  • Rethink Breast Cancer
  • Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation
  • Trust15

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.

In addition to selecting the recipient of the complete Donation Pool, the winner of the Woodbine Cares handicapping contest will also receive one of TEPIN’s halters (pictured below).

TEPIN halter

TEPIN’s last career win was the 2016 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. This year’s edition of the Woodbine Mile headlines Woodbine’s multiple graded stakes weekend of September 16th and 17th. 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)

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.