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Yonkers Night of Champions offers $10k Pick-5

02:02 PM 28 Sep 2013 NZST
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YONKERS, NY, Friday, September 27, 2013--The category is "Know Your Statebreds" for $10,000.

If you're not familiar with the best of the Empire State, now you have incentive to be a quick study.

Since no one negotiated Yonkers Raceway's Friday night Pick-5, the resulting carryover of $3575.91 becomes a $10,000 guaranteed pool for Saturday.

...and Saturday's quintet of races (5 through 9) just happen to the final five Night of Champions events, $225,000 sire stakes finals for 3-year-old trotting fillies, 3-year-old trotting colts/geldings, 2-year-old pacing colts/geldings, 3-year-old pacing fillies and 3-year-old pacing colts/geldings.

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 Friday), the entire pool (minus takeout) is supplemented into the next racing program.

The wager also continues its built-in Monday/Tuesday night $10,000 guaranteed pool as part of the USTA Strategic Wagering Program. Program pages for those days are available for perusal at

by Frank Drucker for Yonkers Raceway


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