Washington, PA – The field is set for The Meadows Handicapping Challenge for Charity, which will take place next Friday (Nov. 24). Nine top handicappers will be competing against one another to benefit their favorite charities during The Meadows’ race card that day.
Each will be required to place a $20 (mythical) wager on 10 Meadows races, with the top four finishers in (mythical) money won will win actual cash for their charities. Hollywood Casino at The Meadows will be putting up a “purse” of $2,000. The first-place finisher will earn a $1,000 donation, followed by $500 for second, $300 for third, and $200 for fourth.
The field, in alphabetical order, with their affiliations and their charities:
Al Cimaglia, Xpressbet – Jellystone Bark’s Rescue Rangers
Ray Cotolo, In The Money Media – Harness Horse Youth Foundation
Derick Giwner, Daily Racing Form – Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Edison Hatter, In The Money Media – Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program
Bri Mott, Stable Duel – Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
Kevin Plowcha, NAHUpicks.com – Washington County Humane Society
Gabe Prewitt, SendItIn Army – Tioga Downs Fire Relief Fund
Mike Pribozie, NAHUpicks.com – Irish Joe Hanney Fund
Selections from all nine challengers will be shown on The Meadows’ simulcast show throughout the afternoon on Friday. The contest will take place in races two through 12, with each competitor permitted to skip one of the 11 races.
Post time for the Friday Meadows card is 12:45 p.m.