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Two Bettors Win $51,815 in Friday’s Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, featuring three races from Gulfstream Park and two from Laurel Park, rewarded two bettors Friday with payoffs of $51,815 each.

The Stronach 5, a national pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, was hit by a bettor in New York and another on

The Stronach 5 ended with Marcelino winning the final leg of the sequence and returning $169.20.

Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence

144th Preakness (G1), 65 Stakes Highlight 2019 Maryland Stakes Schedule

16 Stakes, Nine Graded, on Preakness Weekend May 17-18
Winter Carnival Featuring Barbara Fritchie (G3) Saturday, Feb. 16
Seven Stakes Worth $750,000 Saturday, April 20 
$250,000 De Francis (G3), $200,000 Baltimore-Washington (G3), Bald Eagle Saturday, Sept. 21 
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Please find below a press statement from Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President of The Stronach Group regarding the release of the Maryland Stadium Authority report on 12/13.

The Stronach Group would like to thank the Maryland Stadium Authority for its thorough and extensive job of understanding and responding to the challenges of the aging Pimlico Race Course. The final conclusions of the MSA report are in line with our assessment that in order to bring the facility up to par, it will require several hundreds of millions of dollars.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Features $50,000 Guaranteed Pool

Three Races from Gulfstream, Two from Laurel
LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 featuring races from Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park, will feature a $50,000 guaranteed pool.
Post time for the first leg of the Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, is 3:50 p.m.

Tiz He the One Cruises to Popular Win in Sunday Feature

Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Dec. 14
LAUREL, MD – Outrun for the early lead, Lady Sheila Stable and Iris Smith Stable’s Tiz He the One took command around the far turn and cruised through the stretch for a confident and popular 2 ½-length victory in Sunday’s feature at Laurel Park.

Alwaysmining Strikes Gold in Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Money Fromheaven Cashes Big in Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship
Laki Approaches Track Record in $75,000 Bender Memorial
LAUREL, MD – Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining went straight to the front under jockey Daniel Centeno and never looked to register his first stakes victory with another impressive front-running performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel Park.

Awesome D J Overcomes Nerves to Break Maiden Friday at Laurel

Juvenile Win Win Win Flirts with Track Record in Allowance Triumph
Saturday Program Features Three Stakes, Santa, Giving Free, Free Calendar
LAUREL, MD – Stronach Stables’ Awesome D J overcame some prerace jitters to take a commanding lead into the stretch and register a 4 ¾-length triumph in his career debut Friday at Laurel Park.

Breakfast with Santa, Giving Tree Saturday at Laurel

Maryland Jockey Club 2019 Calendar Giveaway
Three Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday, Dec. 7

LAUREL, MD – Fans can have breakfast with Santa, get a free 2019 Maryland Jockey Club calendar and have a chance to choose from gifts valued at more than $10,000 while enjoying a live nine-race program Saturday, Dec. 8 at Laurel Park.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Has $50,000 Guaranteed Pool

Three Tracks, 57 Entries
Races from Gulfstream, Laurel and Golden Gate
First Race Post Time 4:22 P.M.
Past Performances for Stronach 5 
LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature races from Gulfstream Park, will have a $50,000 guaranteed pool and feature races from Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields Friday with a total of 57 horses entered.

Scrap Copper, Our Braintrust Tangle in Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Sip of Sunshine Takes Streak into $100,000 Juvenile Filly Championship
De Francis Runner-Up Laki Returns in $75,000 Bender Memorial
LAUREL, MD – Kathleen Willier’s Scrap Copper, professional winner of the James F. Lewis III Stakes last month, and Tremont Stakes winner Our Braintrust, undefeated but unraced since early June, will meet up for the first time on their home track in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel Park.