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Stronach 5 Returns with Races from Laurel and Gulfstream
Full Fields, Two Turf Races, 12-Percent Takeout
LAUREL, MD – Races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park West, including two on the turf, highlight Friday’s popular Stronach 5.
The Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, kicks off with Laurel’s seventh race, a $42,000 allowance event at a mile. Trainer Steve Asmussen sends out Break Curfew, a 4-year-old Into Mischief filly who ships in from Belmont Park. Trainer Mike Trombetta will send out Savedbythebelle, trainer Shug McGaughtey Pilot Episode, Michael Matz Global Ambition, and Kelly Rubley One Last Trial.
After heading to the turf for the second leg and Gulfstream’s seventh race, an optional claimer for fillies and mares going a mile, Laurel’s eighth race will feature a $50,000 optional claimer at a mile on the main track. Golden Brown is the morning-line favorite. The 5-year-old comes from Monmouth Park where he finished second in the Dan Horn Handicap, fifth in the Salvator Mile (G3), and won the Irish War Cry in July.
The fourth leg of the sequence is Laurel’s ninth race, a $10,000 maiden claimer at 5 ½ furlong. The Stronach 5 remains on the turf at Gulfstream for the ninth race, a claiming event for 4-year-olds and up
Friday’s races and sequence
- Leg One – Laurel Park 7th Race: (11 entries, 1 mile) 3:24 ET, 12:24 PT
- Leg Two –Gulfstream West 7th Race: (12 entries, 1 mile turf) 3:38 ET, 12:38 PT
- Leg Three –Laurel Park 8th Race: (11 entries, 1 mile) 3:54 ET, 12:54 PT
- Leg Four –Laurel Park 9th Race: (13 entries, 5 ½ furlongs) 4:24 ET, 1:42 PT
- Leg Five –Gulfstream West 9th Race: (12 entries, 1 1/16 mile turf) 4:42 ET, 1:42 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.