Charity Quick Picks for April 28th Free Friday Fun(d)raiser

The ‘quick-pick’ robot selection made by a random number generator for each charity are here to stay. The thought is that this will help spot-light each charity within the contest so that no charity is left out. Contestants will be playing against the 20 robots and all of the other contestants.

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

  1. Woodbine Race 9
  2. Indiana Grand Race 8
  3. Golden Gate Fields Race 8
  4. Evangeline Downs Race 7
  5. Prairie Meadows Race 7

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 following are the quick pick robot selections for each charity posted at 8:25 PM EDT, Wednesday April 26th. If the random generated selections scratch, then the robots will receive the post time favorites.

Charity Quick Pick Robot WO-R9 IND-R8 GG-R8 EVD-R7 PRM-R7
BBC: Breeders’ Cup Charities
BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association
CDBLC: Churchill Backside Learning
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

Free Friday Fun(d)raiser Contest Menu – April 28, 2017

The sixteenth contest of the Free Friday Fun(d)raiser series will be offered on Friday, April 28th, 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.’

In an experiment, the Friday fundraiser will have a ‘quick-selection’ made by a random number generator for each charity. The thought is that this will help spot-light each charity within the contest.

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

  1. Woodbine Race 9
  2. Indiana Grand Race 8
  3. Golden Gate Fields Race 8
  4. Evangeline Downs Race 7
  5. Prairie Meadows Race 7

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.

Old Friends 13th Annual Homecoming Sponsored by Red*Brand, Daily Racing Form, and NTRA Advantage Sunday May 7th, 1 pm

(Old Friends Press Release)

GEORGETOWN, KY — APRIL 24, 2017 — Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, will host its Annual “Homecoming” sponsored by Red Brand, Daily Racing Form, and NTRA Advantage, on Sunday May 7th, 2017 from 1 pm to 5 pm.
The event is an open house and fundraiser and 2017 marks its 13th year.

Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for Old Friends members (children 12 and under are free). Reservations can be made online by CLICKING HERE or by visiting the Old Friends website at www.oldfriendsequine.org. You can also call (502) 863-1775 to reserve.

The day will include a barbecue buffet by Proud Mary, farm tours, live music by Shades of Grass, as well as live and silent auctions of racing memorabilia, photography, artwork, jewelry, books, and collectible stallion halters, including American Pharoah, California Chrome, Curlin, and Littleprincessemma.

The event will be highlighted by a special book signing with Eclipse Award-winning photographer Barbara Livingston, who will be on hand to autograph copies of her book Old and New Friends (published by Daily Racing Form, $39.95) and a live painting exhibition by renowned Thoroughbred artist Robert Clark. Clark will create an image of the newly crowned Kentucky Derby champion and the canvas will be auctioned at end of day.

Old Friends is home to two Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners: War Emblem (2002) and Silver Charm (1997), both of whom were returned to the United States from stud duty in Japan.

Other new retirees include Touch Gold, who thwarted Silver Charm’s run for the Triple Crown by winning the 1997 Belmont Stakes, Alphabet Soup, who famously beat Cigar in the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Classic, graded-stakes champ Sun King, and Hollywood Gold Cup winner Awesome Gem.

Also on hand this year will be the hot pink Spotz Gelato truck familiar to many Lexingtonians. The dessert vendors will be selling their tasty homemade, small-batch gelato.

Special Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors

A division of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, NTRA Advantage is a corporate partner sales and sponsorship program offering members significant savings on nationally known products used for farms, businesses, or personal use.

Red Brand is the premium line of agricultural fencing products and reigns as the most recognized brand of farm fence in the United States. Since 1889 Red Brand has been standing guard with top quality, American-made fence products for a wide variety of applications.

Founded in 1894, the Daily Racing Form (DRF) is one of the leading Thoroughbred racing publications in the country, publishing past performances of race horses as a statistical service for bettors, as well as breaking news and analytical columns.

Special thanks also to Tribute Equine Nutrition and their Partners Program, which also contributed to this event.

For additional information about Old Friends Annual Homecoming, reservations, or tickets please call the farm at (502) 863-1775.