In the Free Friday The 17th Fun(d)raiser series, 6 contestants are representing their various horse racing charities. After MS FIFTY FIRST ST. won the ninth at Oaklawn Park, Robert maintained the lead in this edition of the weekly charity handicapping contest with his first ‘winner’ of the night to add to his earlier minors.
The final leader board by contestants’ first name:
The final leader board by contestants’ designated charity:
|3||NMR: National Museum of Racing||51.0|
|2||WF: Winners Foundation||21.2|
|1||GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research #1||17.2|
|6||OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms||12.0|
|4||LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society||4.2|
|5||GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research #2||2.7|
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 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame can do so through this linked web page.
The National Museum of Racing houses a diverse collection of art, artifacts, and memorabilia that seeks to document the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Thoroughbred racing in America from the eighteenth century to the present. The following is a description of a description of the National Museum’s mission in the words of The BloodHorse Magazine:
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is a magical place that celebrates horse racing’s history through art, interactive exhibits, and its Hall of Fame. The Museum survives through donations, and it’s a must-visit destination for horse lovers of all kinds.
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. Additionally, 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 2/17/2017
|1||R4ED: The Race Four Education||191|
|2||LR: Long Run TB Retirement Society||126|
|3||GJC: Grayson Jockey Club Research||94|
|4||PDJF: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund||93|
|5||NMR: National Museum of Racing||61|
|6||OF: Old Friends TB Retirement Farms||35|
|7-T||BCCA: Belmont Child Care Association||20|
|7-T||WF: Winners Foundation||20|
|9||BBC: Breeders’ Cup Charities||10|
|10-T||EG: Equine Guelph||1|
|10-T||KHPF: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation||1|
|10-T||NTRA: NTRA Charities||1|
|10-T||RTCC: Race Track Chaplaincy Of Canada||1|
|10-T||TAA: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance||1|
CURRENT ‘ANNUAL DONATION POOL’ TOTALS $100