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YONKERS' MONDAY PICK 5 YIELDS A HUGE RETURN

YONKERS' MONDAY PICK 5 YIELDS A HUGE RETURN
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Monday, May 18, 2015-Buoyed by a carryover in excess of $4,500 ($4,501.50, to be precise) and Monday night's usual $10,000 guaranteed pool, Yonkers Raceway's Pick 5 had more interest than usual.

Nearly $24,000 of fresh money ($23,886, exactly) was bet into the gimmick, creating a total pool (after takeout) of $22,416.50. The winning combination of 4/1/3/6/2 saw one ticket take down the whole pot. It's by far the largest Pick 5 payout of the season.

We can't swear to it, but perhaps the winning ticket was purchased by the Robbie Siegelman Fan Club. The affable trainer upset the apple cart with a pair of Cheyenne Gang/Barry Rubinstein Farms longshot homebreds in the Pick 5 sequence. Cheyenne Jeffrey ($47.40) and Cheyenne Seeber ($28.80) won the seventh (1:53.4) and ninth (1:53.2) races, respectively, both with pocket trips.

The Pick 5 is a 50-cent base wager offered each racing program (races 7 through 11). It has no consolation payoff, so if no one selects all five winners (as was the case Saturday), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next program ($10,000 guaranteed pool every Monday).

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(FFIFrank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway Publicity Director, 914-968-4200)

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