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Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $4,165
LAUREL, MD – Despite victories by two heavy favorites in Liza Star and Plot the Dots, Friday’s Stronach 5 still rewarded bettors with winning tickets with a $4,165.20 payoff.
The national wager, with races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, had a guaranteed pool of $100,000.
Friday’s Stronach 5 began with Laurel Park’s sixth race and an impressive victory by the 10-1 maiden Fiya, owned by The Orebanks, trained by Michael Merryman, and ridden by Feargal Lynch. The second leg of the sequence, run as Gulfstream’s eighth race, was won by favored Liza Star while the third leg, run as Laurel’s seventh race, was also won by the favorite, 4-5 shot Plot the Dots.
The 6-1 shot Rags for Britches won Gulfstream’s ninth race, the fourth leg of Stronach 5, while the sequence wrapped up with the 7-1 shot Princess Killmain winning Laurel’s eighth race.
Friday’s races and sequence
- Leg One – Laurel Park 6th Race: Fiya $22.40
- Leg Two –Gulfstream Park 8th Race: Liza Star $4.20
- Leg Three –Laurel Park 7th Race: Plot the Dots $3.80
- Leg Four –Gulfstream Park 9th Race: Rags for Britches $14.80
- Leg Five –Laurel Park 8th race: Princess Killmain $17.40
Fans can watch and wager on the action at 1/ST.COM/BET as well as stream all the action in English and Spanish at LaurelPark.com, SantaAnita.com, GulfstreamPark.com, and GoldenGateFields.com.
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.