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YONKERS' MONDAY PICK 5 PROVES POPULAR...AND PRICEY

YONKERS' MONDAY PICK 5 PROVES POPULAR...AND PRICEY
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Monday, January 20, 2014-Not surprisingly, a double-carryover more than doubled the interest for Yonkers Raceway's Monday night Pick 5.

Since no one took down the wager either Friday or Saturday, Monday night's dowry-buoyed by the two-program carryover of $10,368.68--featured a $25,000 guaranteed pool.

A shipment of $32,105 in fresh money came in, and with just one winning favorite in the sequence, the payoff was more than sociably acceptable.

The winning combination of

2-Grecale As (George Brennan, $8.10)
3-Wednesdays Whim (Brennan, $6.10)
5-Hobe Sound (Brian Sears, $3.30)
2-Great Soul (Eric Carlson, $28.20)
1-That Man of Mine (Jordan Stratton, $43.40)

returned a rather robust $5,741.25 for every four bits.
The Pick 5 is a 50-cent base wager offered on races 5 through 9 nightly. It has no consolation payoff, meaning if no one selects all five winners (as was the case both Friday and Saturday), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next racing program.
The Pick 5 offers a $10,000 "regular" guaranteed pool every Monday and Tuesday (in conjunction with the US Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Program), with program pages for those "guarantee" days available for perusal at www.yonkersraceway.com.
The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting now available daily.

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