YONKERS, NY, Wednesday, July 2, 2014--We reiterate the phrase no handicapper ever tires of hearing..."Free Money Here."
Due in large part to a 45-1 sequence-buster, Yonkers Raceway's Tuesday night Pick 5 wager--and its $10,000 guaranteed pool--was not hit.
So, Thursday's Third of July wager now features a $25,000 guaranteed pot, with a $7,500 sweetener.
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 Tuesday), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next racing program.
The Pick 5 regularly offers a $10,000 guaranteed pool 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 www.yonkersraceway.com
This past Monday's gimmick--with a $25,000 dowry and nearly $9,400 from a double carryover--attracted more than $31,000 of new money, so Thursday's final pool figures to quite significant.
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.
by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway