LAUREL, MD – There were two winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $43,647.40.
The popular wager featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields as well as a low 12-percent takeout.
The Stronach 5 began with longshot Up Against It winning Laurel’s eighth race and returning $61.20.
The second leg of the sequence, the $100,0000 Abundantia from Gulfstream over a five-furlong turf course, was won by Miss J McKay at odds 0f 3-1. It was back to Laurel for Race 9 and the third leg, won by another 3-1 shot in Devilish Affair and jockey Forest Boyce.
The Stronach 5 headed west for the fourth and fifth legs of the sequence. In Santa Anita’s third race, Smitten by Kitten won at odds of 11-1 under jockey Abel Cedillo. The Stronach 5 concluded with Race 3 at Golden Gate and Traffic Stopper winning at 4-1.
Friday’s races and sequence
- Leg One –Laurel Race 8: Up Against It $61.20
- Leg Two –Gulfstream Race 8: Miss J McKay $8.20
- Leg Three –Laurel Race 9: Devilish Affair $8.20
- Leg Four – Santa Anita Race 3: Smitten by Kitten $25.20
- Leg Five –Golden Gate Race 3: Traffic Stopper $10
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.