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Monday, June 30, 2014


BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Sunday, June 29, 2014—What’s better than free money?

Unexpected, end-of-the-month free money.

With Yonkers Raceway’s Pick 5 wager going unclaimed both Friday and Saturday nights, Monday’s multi-racer--which ordinarily offers a $10,000 guaranteed pool—has ceremoniously swelled to $25,000.

The figures includes a double-carryover of $9,381 and some change.

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 regularly offers a $10,000 guaranteed pool (though it is indeed 25-large this Monday) every Monday and Tuesday (in conjunction with the US Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program), with program pages for those “guarantee” days available for perusal at

So, do your homework. Excuses shall not be tolerated.

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 available daily.