The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s (TIF) Summer Prop Contest to benefit jockey health initiatives launched last week with 162 players navigating 12 props related to the first Saturday of the Saratoga meet. Donald Wells of Paris, Kentucky was the only player with 10 correct, besting four others who managed eight correct followed by 35 players with seven.

The second week of the contest also welcomes an additional “sponsor contributor” from Sandra Fubini, Carrie and Craig Brogden of Machmer Hall Farm. They will donate $1,000 to be split and directed to the chosen jockey health-related charities of the top three contest finishers on top of the $2,000 already scheduled for donation direction by the week two winners.

“When we saw what TIF was doing, it just made sense to get involved and add more to the already generous contributions,” said Craig Brogden. “Racing needs to offer customers new ways to approach our sport, and the awareness they are raising to bring attention to the potential for fixed-odds betting on racing is engaging. Doing so while also benefitting advanced research and care for jockeys and exercise riders makes it even better.”

When the contest was first launched, TIF announced a total of $25,000 would be donated by the end of the eight weeks. Machmer Hall’s involvement, and that of other donors already arranged to join the initiative, will likely push the total contributed in excess of $30,000.

Props for the second week of the contest were set by Britney Eurton of TVG and NBC Sports, and Eurton’s focus is split between big races at Monmouth, Saratoga and Del Mar.  Contestants have until 1:00 P.M. Eastern on Saturday to enter via this link:

Here are the Week 2 props (NOTE: any races moved from Saturday to Sunday will count the same in contest).

1 – Who will have the better finishing position in the Haskell Invitational (Race 12) at Monmouth?

A - #1 King For A Day
B - #7 Maximum Security

2 – According to Equibase’s final published race chart, which horse will be the leader after the first quarter of the Haskell?

A - #2 Joevia
B - #7 Maximum Security
C – Some other horse

3 – According to Equibase’s final published race chart, #6 Everfast will be how many lengths behind the leader after the first half-mile of the Haskell?

A – Between 0 – 3 lengths
B – 3 ¼ lengths – 6 lengths
C – 6 ¼ lengths – 10 lengths
D – More than 10 ¼ lengths

4 – By how many lengths will Midnight Bisou win the Molly Pitcher (Race 8) at Monmouth?

A – 5 lengths or shorter
B – 5 ¼ lengths or longer
C – She won’t win the race

5 – Who will win the Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga?

A – # Guarana
B – Any other horse

6 – In the Caress Stakes at Saratoga, Morticia has finished in the exacta 15 of 22 times. Will she finish in the exacta on Saturday?

A – Yes
B – No

7 – How many favorites will win on Sunday at Saratoga?

A – 4 races or fewer
B – 5 races or more

8 – Who will win by a greater margin this weekend?

A – Guarana in the Coaching Club American Oaks
B – Midnight Bisou in the Molly Pitcher
C – Only one will win
D – Neither will win

9 – Who will win the San Diego Handicap (Race 4) at Del Mar?

A – Catalina Cruiser
B – Any other horse

10 – The winner of Race 5 at Del Mar, a maiden event, will have made how many prior starts to this race?

A – Zero (#2 Kelani Kim, #4 Willowglade, #6 First Star)
B – 1 or 2 starts (#1 Shocking Fast, #5 Miss Ava’s Union, #7 Karmically)
C – More than 2 starts (#3 Sunny Dale, #8 Blue Moonrise)

11 – HEAD TO HEAD – Who will have the better finishing position in the San Clemente Handicap (Race 8)?

A - #8 Stillwater Cover
B - #9 Maxim Rate

12 – Which trainer will have more wins at Del Mar on Saturday?

A – Richard Baltas (6 runners in 5 races)
B – John Sadler (7 runners in 4 races)
C – Same number of wins or no wins

TIEBREAKER: What will be the $2 exacta payout in the San Diego Handicap (Race 4) at Del Mar?



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