LAUREL, MD – There were 20 winning tickets on Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $2,828.40.
The Stronach 5 featured races from Pimlico Race Course, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, return
Originally an all-turf wager, the first leg of the Stronach 5, Pimlico’s eighth race, was taken off the turf due to overnight rain. The race was won by Shanghaied Astoria ($6.40) and jockey Horacio Karamanos. Beauty Boss ($20.60), trained by Jose Garoffalo, rallied from off the pace to win Gulfstream’s sixth race and the second leg of the Stronach 5.
The Stronach 5 headed west for the next two legs. Sunshine Babe ($3.40), the 3-5 favorite, made it look easy winning Santa Anita’s third race while Balius ($8.80) was placed first through a disqualification in Golden Gate’s third race and the Stronach 5’s fourth leg.
The Stronach 5 concluded with Gulfstream’s eighth race and Breakthrough ($10.40) drawing off down the stretch for the victory.
Friday’s races and sequence
- Leg One – Pimlico Race 8: Shanghaied Astoria $6.40
- Leg Two – Gulfstream Race 6: Beauty Boss $20.60
- Leg Three – Santa Anita Race 3: Sunshine Babe $3.40
- Leg Four – Golden Gate Race 3: Balius (via disqualification) $8.80
- Leg Five – Gulfstream Race 8: Breakthrough $10.40
The Stronach 5 In the Money podcast, hosted by Jonathan Kinchen and Peter Thomas Fornatale, will be posted by 2 p.m. Thursday at InTheMoneyPodcast.com and will be available on iTunes and other major podcast distributors
The minimum wager on the multi-race, multi-track Stronach 5 is $1. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday.
If a change in racing surface is made after the wagering closes, each selection on any ticket will be considered a winning selection. If a betting interest is scratched, that selection will be substituted with the favorite in the win pool when wagering closes.
The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.