Horse Rescue United Wins Meadowlands Charity Handicapping Contest

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Saturday night Meadowlands Racetrack held its 2nd Annual Charity Handicapping Contest.  Seven local charitable organizations were selected to compete for their share of $13,500.

Horse Rescue United led the entire way hitting on eight of their ten selections and finished with a bankroll of $52.20.  Coming in second with $49.80 was Wayne P.A.L. with the 2019 winner, Act Now Foundation, finishing third with $43.20


“This was so much fun,” said Sean McGinley, the representative and horse adopter from Horse Rescue United. “We always enjoy participating and can’t believe that we won this year!  These funds will take care of our horses’ costs for two full months!”

The full Charity Handicapping Contest standings are below:

Charity Bankroll Donation
Horse Rescue United, Inc $52.20 $5,000.00
Wayne PAL $49.80 $3,000.00
Act Now Foundation $43.20 $2,000.00
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Hunterdon  $41.80 $1,500.00
Homeless Animal Adoption League $34.40 $1,000.00
North Jersey Friendship House $31.20 $500.00
Standardbred Pleasure Horse Org of NJ $28.20 $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.

“Knowing how much these funds mean to these organizations makes this event even more special,” said Jason Settlemoir, COO and GM of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. “We want to have a positive impact on our community which is why this has become one of our favorite onsite promotions.”

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