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Yonkers’ Monday Pick-5 doubles the guarantee
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - by Frank Drucker, publicity director, Empire City at Yonkers Raceway

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Yonkers, NY --- Ten thousand became 20 large with Yonkers Raceway’s Monday night (Jan. 27) Pick-5.

Buoyed by a $4,535.53 carryover from Saturday night, the regular Monday $10,000 guaranteed pool was dwarfed when $20,140 was poured in through the precincts.

The winning combination of 1-7-1-3-5 returned $82.75 -- not bad considering the largest win mutuel in the sequence was eight bucks and there were a pair of odds-on numbers as well as a just-over-even-money proposition.

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, the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next racing program.

The Pick-5 offers a $10,000 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 (including Monday’s 25 large) available for perusal at

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