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Yonkers’ Monday Pick-5 proves popular and pricey
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - by Frank Drucker, publicity director, Empire City at Yonkers Raceway

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Yonkers, NY --- 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-Wednesday’s Whim (Brennan, $6.10), 5-Hobe Sound (Brian Sears, $3.30), 2-Great Soul (Eric Carlson, $28.20) and 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 five through nine 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 United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program), with program pages for those “guarantee” days available for perusal at

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