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Maryland’s Salter, Tullock and Feustle Handicap Friday’s Stronach 5

Pool Expected to Exceed $500,000                

LAUREL, MD – With a carryover of $169,305.51, the pool in Friday’s Stronach 5 is expected to swell to more than $500,000.

The Maryland Jockey Club’s Stanton Salter. Tm Tullock and Keith Feustle take a look at the national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Gulfstream’s Blewitt, Courtney, and Nicoletti Handicap Friday’s Stronach 5

Pool Expected to be in Excess of $500,000      
$169,000 Carryover   

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – With a carryover of $169,305.51, the pool in Friday’s Stronach 5 is expected to exceed $500,000 with races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.

The national pick 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will kick off at 4:35 p.m. and will include three turf races.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Pool Expected to Exceed $500,000

Free Past Performances
Carryover $169,000
Races from Santa Anita, Gulfstream Laurel and Golden Gate

LAUREL, MD –The Stronach 5 will have a record pool Friday when the national wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout begins with a carryover of $169,305.51.

Enchanted Ghost Fights Back in Maryland Racing Media

4YO Ghostzapper Filly Stretches Out for Second Career Stakes Win
Taco Supream Topples Cautious Giant in $55,000 Johnny Unitas Sprint
Triple Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Thursday, Feb. 21

LAUREL, MD – Mens Grille Racing’s Enchanted Ghost, headed at the top of the stretch by Indy’s Lady, scared up a rally along the inside and edged clear through the lane to spring a half-length upset of the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes on a special Presidents Day holiday program Monday at Laurel Park.

Jockey Rosales Rides First Career Winner Sunday at Laurel

Apprentice Dedicates Victory to Son of Trainer Phil Schoenthal
$100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes Tops Holiday Monday Card
Maryland Racing Media Association to Honor Winners Monday

LAUREL, MD – Morgan’s Ford Farm, Linda Walls and Kingdom Bloodstock’s Pink Pearl forged a short lead after a half-mile and drew off to a 4 ¼-length upset of Sunday’s opener at Laurel Park to give jockey Victor Rosales his first career riding victory.

Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Placed on Hiatus

LAUREL, MD – The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, which showcases retired Thoroughbreds in as many as 20 classes, has been placed on hiatus, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Sunday.

Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra and Vice President of Racing Development, Georganne Hale, said they are looking at different times during the calendar year to hold the event in 2020 as well as different locations.

Late Night Pow Wow Makes it Nine Straight in Barbara Fritchie

$250,000 Sprint Anchored Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 in Purses

LAUREL, MD – Breeze Easy’s Late Night Pow Wow extended her win streak to nine races in dramatic fashion, turning away defending champion Ms Locust Point and holding off Grade 1 winner Spiced Perfection to win the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) by a head Saturday at Laurel Park.

Total Handle Up 62 Percent on Laurel’s Winter Carnival

Fritchie (G3), General George (G3) Highlight Fives Stakes

LAUREL, MD – Saturday’s Winter Carnival at Laurel Park, featuring the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3), generated a total handle of $4.338 million, up 62 percent from last year with one less race.
Last year’s total handle on the day of the Winter Carnival was $2.668 million. In-state handle swelled 57.7 percent.

Bonus Points Gets it Done in John B. Campbell

Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 in Purses

LAUREL, MD – Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points, trailing all but one horse after a half-mile, swept to the lead on the far outside and outfought favored Monongahela through the stretch to win Saturday’s $100,000 John B. Campbell presented by Fidelity First at Laurel Park.

Patterson Wins First Stakes with Uncontested in General George (G3)

LAUREL, MD – Saddling just her 18th starter as a trainer and first in a stakes race, Jenn Patterson admitted she “definitely had tears in my eyes” when Uncontested, owned by Robert LaPenta and Harry Rosenblum, went nearly gate-to-wire to win the $250,000 General George Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.