For Immediate Release May 24, 2016
“Memorial Day Betting Challenge” Set for Monday, May 30
2nd Annual “Winner Gives All” Contest
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY and official radio home of the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup World Championships, announced Tuesday the second annual Memorial Day Betting Challenge will take place Monday, May 30, 2016. The unique ‘Winner Gives All’ internet handicapping contest will be hosted at linemakers.net. For a $20 pledge donation, contestants will compete for a charity of their choice to receive the entire donation pool. Scoring of the one-day event will be based upon mythical $2 WPS wagers on Thoroughbred races throughout North America. Contestants have the option of playing for their favorite charity or suggested beneficiaries, including horse racing themed charities such as the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and Racetrack Chaplaincy or military-themed charities like the Special Operations Warrior Fund and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
Contest news throughout the week and scoring updates during the event will be posted on Twitter with the hashtag #MemDayBC. The slate of contest races will be announced on the evening of Friday, May 28th. The Memorial Day Betting Challenge will have a ‘lockdown’ format where selections are made before 1:00 PM EDT on Monday.
The Memorial Day Betting Challenge will be administered in partnership with Stuart Slagle, Woodbine Racecourse’s Thoroughbred Racing Secretary. Mr. Slagle has graciously donated four tickets to the 2016 Queen’s Plate to be run on July 3rd at Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario. The tickets will go to the highest scoring contestant able to attend the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.
“I am excited to partner with HRRN,” said Slagle. “Win, lose, or draw – all competitors will have a sense of accomplishment in raising funds and awareness for worthy charities.”
For more information, contact Stuart Slagle at email@example.com.
The Horse Racing Radio Network is your home for Eclipse Award winning coverage of the biggest events in racing throughout the year. In 2016, HRRN will broadcast more than 100 stakes races from racetracks across the country, and is the official radio network of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup World Championships. HRRN also produces a series of popular talk shows aired throughout the week on SiriusXM satellite radio: Jock Talk presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka (Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Trainer Talk presented by Fasig-Tipton (Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Brisnet Call In Show (Thursday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Xpressbet Weekend Stakes Preview (Friday, 6-7 p.m. ET) and the Equine Forum (Saturday, 8-10 a.m. ET). For more information visit www.horseracingradio.net, follow us on Twitter @HRRN and like “Horse Racing Radio Network” on facebook