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 the Friday Free Fun(d)raiser – May 26th

In this week’s edition of the Fun(d)raiser series, 6 contestants and 20 quick-pick robots represented their various horse racing charities. I apologize for the delay in making the results of Friday’s contest official — the day job got in the way — it is safe to say that making the Friday results maybe wait until Monday during Woodbine’s racing season. The quick pick robot designated for Race For Education closed out the contest with lead.

Contest Race Results:

  1. Pimlico Race 6
  2. Churchill Downs Race 8
  3. Woodbine Race 8
  4. Belmont Park Race 9
  5. Santa Anita Race 8

The final leader board by contestants’ first name:

Rank Contestant Score
1 R4Ed: The Race For Education – Quick Pick 56.4
2 BBC: Breeders’ Cup Charities – Quick Pick 51.1
3 KHPF: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation – Quick Pick 42.0
4 Nicolle 37.0
5 LR: Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement Society – Quick Pick 36.1
6 WF: Winners Foundation – Quick Pick 35.8
7 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association – Quick Pick 34.4
T8 SWHF: Saratoga War Horse Foundation – Quick Pick 33.1
T8 TAA: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance – Quick Pick 33.1
10 NMR: National Museum of Racing – Quick Pick 31.7
11 Robert 31.5
12 TCA: Thoroughbred Charities of America – Quick Pick 30.7
13 RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada – Quick Pick 29.5
14 Miguel 27.0
T15 EG: Equine Guelph – Quick Pick 24.1
T15 OF: Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms – Quick Pick 24.1
17 NTRA: NTRA Charities – Quick Pick 22.5
18 SPF: Square Peg Foundation – Quick Pick 18.7
19 Andy 15.9
20 Stuart 15.4
21 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research – Quick Pick 9.9
22 CDBLC: Churchill Backside Learning – Quick Pick 6.7
T23 KDM: Kentucky Derby Museum – Quick Pick 3.2
T23 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund – Quick Pick 3.2
T25 Jude 0.0
T25 RTCA: Race Track Chaplaincy Of America – Quick Pick 0.0

The final leader board by contestants’ designated charity:

Rank Charity Score
1 R4Ed: The Race For Education – Quick Pick 56.4
2 BBC: Breeders’ Cup Charities – Quick Pick 51.1
3 KHPF: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation – Quick Pick 42.0
4 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research 37.0
5 LR: Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement Society – Quick Pick 36.1
6 WF: Winners Foundation – Quick Pick 35.8
7 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association – Quick Pick 34.4
T8 SWHF: Saratoga War Horse Foundation – Quick Pick 33.1
T8 TAA: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance – Quick Pick 33.1
10 NMR: National Museum of Racing – Quick Pick 31.7
11 RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada 31.5
12 TCA: Thoroughbred Charities of America – Quick Pick 30.7
13 RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada – Quick Pick 29.5
14 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association 27.0
T15 EG: Equine Guelph – Quick Pick 24.1
T15 OF: Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms – Quick Pick 24.1
17 NTRA: NTRA Charities – Quick Pick 22.5
18 SPF: Square Peg Foundation – Quick Pick 18.7
19 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms 15.9
20 SPF: Square Peg Foundation 15.4
21 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research – Quick Pick 9.9
22 CDBLC: Churchill Backside Learning – Quick Pick 6.7
T23 KHPF: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation – Quick Pick 3.2
T23 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund – Quick Pick 3.2
T25 R4ED: The Race Four Education 0.0
T25 RTCA: Race Track Chaplaincy Of America – Quick Pick 0.0

The top performing robot and/or player was designated as playing The Race For Education.

Through academic development programs, tutoring, internships, financial literacy training and scholarships, The Race For Education provides opportunities for educational success for young people with significant financial need and academic challenges. With the ultimate goal of making sure students are successful in life and become an asset to their community. The Race For Education established a partnership in 2008 with the American Association of Equine Practitioners to offer one scholarship to each of the 34 Veterinary Schools in North America. The program is funded by RFE, The AAEP Foundation and Platinum Performance and continues to be very successful. Additionally, the “Leg Up” program, a partnership with the Kentucky 4H Program got off the ground in 2013 offering a scholarship to one student at each of the over 100 chapters in Kentucky.

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 The Race For Education 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. Plus, 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 5/29/2017

Rank Charity Points
1 R4ED: The Race Four Education 398
2 LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society 254
3 OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms 241
4 GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research 209
5 PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund 203
6 EG: Equine Guelph 142
7 NMR: National Museum of Racing 129
8 RTCA: Race Track Chaplaincy Of America 97
9 RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada 95
10 KDM: Kentucky Derby Museum 70
11 KHPF: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation 67
12 BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association 62
13 BCC: Breeders’ Cup Charities 40
14 TAA: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance 34
15 NTRA: NTRA Charities 31
16 WF: Winners Foundation 30
17 CDBLC: Churchill Backside Learning 19
18-T SPF: Square Peg Foundation 12
18-T TCA: Thoroughbred Charities of America 12
19 SWHF: Saratoga War Horse Foundation 11

CURRENT ‘ANNUAL DONATION POOL’ TOTALS $100

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

Free Friday Fun(d)raiser Contest Menu – May 12, 2017

The seventeenth contest of the Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series will be offered on Friday, May 12th, 2017. The charity tournament series: Free Friday Fun(d)raiser takes place every Friday in 2017. The contest series is designed for novices and experts alike who would like to help raise awareness and funds for various horse racing charities. The contest will also appeal to those with limited resources whether time, money, or both.

In CharitableWager.com’s Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series, all participants will select horses in 5 mandatory races in a mythical bankroll handicapping contest where the winner gets to decide what charity receives all of the ‘weekly donation pool.’

The Friday fundraiser will have a ‘quick-selection’ made by a random number generator for each charity to help spot-light every charity on contest roster.

The contest menu for the next Friday Fun(d)raiser contest is as follows:

  1. Pimlico Race 7
  2. Belmont Park Race 7
  3. Woodbine Race 9
  4. Santa Anita Race 5
  5. Arlington Park Race 8

Selections for the Free Friday Fun(d)raiser can be made via this Contest Entry Form. Contestants can follow contest updates via the hashtag #CWager on Twitter.

The Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series (FFF) has no entry fee. The winner will select from over a dozen horse racing themed charities. The FFF ‘weekly donation pool’ is currently US$5 (contributed by the Charitable Wager Host) plus all of ‘weekly’ donation fees of the sponsoring advertisers. 100% of FFF ‘weekly donation pool’ will go to the designated charity.

Additionally, in the 2017 Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series, contestants will earn contest points for the charities for which they were playing. Weekly winners will earn 60 points, weekly second place finishers will earn 20 points, third place finishers will earn 10 points. All other weekly participants will earn 1 point for their respective charities. The FFF ‘annual donation pool’ is currently US$100 (contributed by the Charitable Wager Host) plus all of ‘annual’ donation fees of the sponsoring advertisers. At the end of the FFF 2017 contest year (December 29th), the five charities with the most amassed points will receive 60%, 20%, 10%, 5% and 5% of the FFF ‘annual’ donation pool for first, second, third, fourth, and fifth place respectively.

While no donation is required to play in the Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series, contestants will be encouraged to donate $5, or however much they feel comfortable contributing, to the charity selected by winner of each weekly contest.

The Current FFF ‘Annual Donation Pool’ For 2017 Is $100.