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Yonkers' Monday Pick-5 balloons to $25,000
Sunday, January 19, 2014 - by Frank Drucker, publicity director, Yonkers Raceway

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Yonkers, NY---It’s not for lack of effort; however, Yonkers Raceway has been unable to “give away” the Pick-5 over the last two racing nights.

So, since no one took down the wager either Friday or Saturday, Monday night’s (Jan. 20) wager—-enriched by a double carryover of $10,368.68--features a $25,000 guaranteed pool.

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 Friday/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 U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program), with program pages for those “guarantee” days (including Monday’s 25-large) available for perusal at

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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