Horse Rescue United Wins Meadowlands Charity Handicapping Contest

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

This past Saturday night the Meadowlands Racetrack held its 3rd Annual Charity Handicapping Contest.  Nine local charitable organizations were selected to compete for their share of $14,500.

Horse Rescue United took the lead after the 4th race when they hit on their $2 across the board wager on Bayfield Beach. They racked up $51 from that race and finished with a final bankroll of $99.60.  This was Horse Rescue United second win in the Meadowlands Charity Contest; the organization took home the top prize in the 2021 charity contest.


Coming in second with $75.60 was the Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey with the Wayne Police Athletic League finishing third with $67.20.


“This is tremendous,” said Sue Cohen, the representative from Horse Rescue United. “This contest is so much fun and what makes the win extra special is that is helps so many horses under our care.”

The full Charity Handicapping Contest standings are below:

Charity Total Donation
Horse Rescue United, Inc $99.60 $5,000.00
Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey $75.60 $3,000.00
Wayne Police Athletic League $67.20 $2,000.00
Horse Park of New Jersey $45.20 $1,500.00
Act Now Foundation Inc. $39.40 $1,000.00
North Jersey Friendship House $36.50 $500.00
Homeless Animal Adoption League, Inc $26.00 $500.00
CBH Care $25.40 $500.00
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Hunterdon County $23.90 $500.00


For the Charity Handicapping Contest, organizations had to select one (1) horse in nine designated Meadowlands live races.  The organization amassed a mythical bankroll if their selection finished first, second or third in the designated race. Official $2 WPS (Win, Place, Show) payoffs were added to the mythical bankroll. The organization with the highest bankroll was declared the winner.

Each organization came out with a crew of volunteers and supporters that thoroughly enjoyed their night at the races which included winner’s circle presentations.

“We want to have a positive impact on our community which is why we plan on running this promotion every year.” said Jason Settlemoir, COO and GM of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. “Seeing these organizations bringing out family and friends and enjoying the races is exciting.”

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