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 2016 Charitable Wager Boxing Day Betting Challenge Sponsored By The Paulick Report

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Nicolle Neulist, aka rogueclown, won the 2016 Charitable Wager Boxing Day Betting Challenge sponsored by The Paulick Report. Nicolle had an unbelievable contest performance of winning six out of twelve contest races. Nicolle’s consistency included picking the following winners: IDA’S WARRIOR (Fair Grounds Race 4), BALLAGH ROCKS (Gulfstream Park Race 9), DANZATRICE in the Tiffany Lass Stakes (Fair Grounds Race 5), BETTYS BAMBINO in the San Simeon Handicap (grade III) (Santa Anita Race 6), MIND YOUR BISCUITS in the Malibu Stakes (Grade I) (Santa Anita Race 8), and CONQUEST ENFORCER in the Mathis Brothers Mile (Grade II) (Santa Anita Race 9).

Neulist, a Chicago-based horse racing blogger, explained ten days ago the reasons why she plays for The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation in Charitable Wager contests including inspiring “stories like LADY ELI coming back from laminitis to win a Grade I” stakes race. On a twist of fate, Nicolle saw CONQUEST ENFORCER race in person in the Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine Racecourse earlier this year.

Nicolle has played for the Grayson Jockey Club in all of her previous Charitable Wager contests (2016 Memorial Day Betting Challenge sponsored by the Horse Racing Radio Network, 2016 Charitable Wager Breeders’ Cup Contest sponsored by Danonymous Racing, and the 2016 Charitable Wager Claiming Crown Contest sponsored by the Horse Racing Radio Network). As the winner of the Boxing Day Betting Challenge, Nicolle Neulist has chosen Grayson-Jockey Club as the winner of the Donation Pool constituted by the pledged donations of all of today’s contest entrants (minimum of $20 US).

FINAL ‘WINNER GIVES ALL’ DONATION POOL TOTALS $280 GOES TO Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

Contestants and all racing fans can make donations to the Grayson-Jockey Club via the following link.

The official leader board by contestants’ first name:

Rank Contestant Score
1 Nicolle 119.8
2 Ray 103.1
3 Phillip 86.8
4 Ellis 71.1
5 Andy 67.0
6 Ken 66.5
7 Robert 65.2
8 Steve M. 54.0
9 Steve P. 48.9
10 Sheri 45.2
11 Jude 38.4
12 John 36.2
13 David 32.2
14 Stuart 19.4

The official leader board by contestants’ designated charity:

Rank Contestant Score
1 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research (#1) 119.8
2 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (#3) 103.1
3 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association 86.8
4 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research (#2) 71.1
5 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms (#2) 67.0
6 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (#4) 66.5
7 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society (#1) 65.2
8 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms (#1) 54.0
9 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (#5) 48.9
10 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society (#2) 45.2
11 R4ED: The Race Four Education 38.4
12 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (#2) 36.2
13 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (#1) 32.2
14 EG: Equine Guelph 19.4

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