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Stakes-Quality Field Highlights Friday's Stronach 5
$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Three Turf Races
LAUREL, MD – A $55,000 allowance event at Laurel Park featuring six stakes winners, including two graded-stakes winners, highlight a competitive Stronach 5 Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.
The third leg of the sequence, Laurel’s eighth race for 3-year-olds and up going a mile, could well be a stakes race. The field of 10 includes graded-stakes winners No Dozing and Name Changer, multiple-stakes winner Alwaysmining, graded-stakes placed and stakes winners Honor the Fleet and Cordmaker, and stakes winner John Jones.
The second leg of the Stronach 5, Gulfstream’s ninth race, is a $47,0000 allowance optional claimer at a mile for fillies and mares, while Laurel’s ninth race and the conclusion of the Stronach 5 features a competitive field of 10 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/16 miles on the All Along turf course.
Friday’s races and sequence
- Leg One – Laurel Park 7th Race: (13 entries, 5 1/2 furlongs turf) 3:50 ET, 12:50 PT
- Leg Two –Gulfstream Park 9th Race: (8 entries, 1 mile) 4 ET, 1 PT
- Leg Three –Laurel Park 8th Race: (10 entries, 1 mile) 4:21 ET, 1:21 PT
- Leg Four –Gulfstream Park 10th Race: (11 entries, 1 mile turf) 4:30 ET, 1:30 PT
- Leg Five –Laurel Park 9th race: (10 entries, 1 1 1/6 mile turf) 4:52 ET, 1:52 PT
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.