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YONKERS RETURNS SATURDAY WITH 60G GUARANTEED PICK 5 POOL


YONKERS RETURNS SATURDAY WITH 60G GUARANTEED PICK 5 POOL
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, June 9, 2015-The Belmont Stakes was all well and good, but now the real fun is about to get underway.

Yonkers Raceway returns from hiatus Saturday night (June 13), with first post at 7:10 PM, and with a first
...a $60,000 guaranteed Pick 5 pool.

When last we left live racing June 2, the Pick 5 went unclaimed, with a tidy carryover of $25,569.51 all dressed up with no place to go.

That carrot figures to attract whole lot of lettuce, so Saturday's "welcome back" wager shall offer a $60,000 guaranteed pool.

To add some intrigue, the first two races in the sequence are both added-distance events-a 1 1/4mile trot and a 1 1/16 milepace, each with 10 starters.

If Saturday's dowry goes unclaimed, Monday's (June 15) Pick 5 guaranteed pool would be $100,000. If the current carryover remains in effect until Tuesday (June 16), the guarantee would swell to $125,000.

(Note that if the Pick 5 is hit Saturday, Monday's guaranteed pool reverts to the usual $10,000).
The Pick 5 is a 50-cent base wager comprised of races 7 through 11 every racing program. It has no consolation payoff, meaning if no one selects all five winners (as was the case the last two programs), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next racing program.
Program pages for Saturday's Pick 5 shall be available no later than Thursday afternoon.
After Saturday's card, the Raceway's five-program-per-week live schedule returns Monday night, June 15. First post every Monday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday is at 7:10 PM, with Tuesday matinees at 1 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all nighttime programs, with afternoon simulcasting available daily.

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

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