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Racing Resumes Thursday at Laurel - Friday Feature Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD –The week of racing kicks off at Laurel Park Thursday with an eight-race program and a Friday card which will begin the popular Stronach 5.
First race post Thursday and Friday is 12:25 p.m.

Friday's Stronach 5 Pool Could Swell to $1 Million

Carryover Pool $167,951
LAUREL, MD – There’s a million reasons to play Friday’s Stronach 5.
With a carryover of $167,951.23 and an industry-low takeout of 12 percent, the pool for the popular Stronach 5 will likely grow to approximately $1 million.

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Remsen (G2) Winner Breezes 4F in 48.40 Seconds at Laurel Park

Carryover for Friday's Stronach 5 $167,951

LAUREL, MD - Mark Friday, Feb. 28 on your calendar. That’s the day the popular Stronach 5 will have a carryover of $167,951.23.

Since there were no winners in Friday’s Stronach 5, the entire pool carries over to next week.

Friday’s sequence kicked with a $17 winner in Laurel’s eighth race in Unequivocal.

And the prices kept coming.

Laurel’s Weekend of Racing Kicks off Friday with Stronach 5 Race

LAUREL, MD – A weekend of Thoroughbred racing begins Friday at Laurel Park with an eight-race program including a maiden special weight event for 3-year-olds and the opening leg of the popular Stronach 5.

First race post Friday is 12:25 ET.

Friday’s card begins with a field of six 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles. Dark Hollow Farm’s homebred Toy, a son of Tapizar trained by Michael Trombetta, is the 3-5 morning line favorite. The chestnut gelding was second last time out at a mile.

Stroll Smokin Gives Trainer Robb 2,000th Career Victory

Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $23,322 for Sunday Program
Special Eight-Race Presidents Day Holiday Card Monday

LAUREL, MD – No Guts No Glory Farm’s Stroll Smokin was sent to the lead early and never gave it up in a one-length front-running triumph at Laurel Park to give trainer Jerry Robb his 2,000th career victory and cap Saturday’s stakes-filled Winter Carnival program.

Firenze Fire Dominates in $250,000 General George

Odds-On Favorite Notches Ninth Career Stakes Victory

LAUREL, MD – Mr Amore Stable’s Firenze Fire made a victorious 2020 debut Saturday at Laurel Park, notching his ninth career stakes victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.

The General George, a seven-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up, co-headlined Saturday’s Sprintfest Winter Carnival program with the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie, a seven-furlong sprint for older fillies and mares.

Majestic Reason Makes the Grade in $250,000 Barbara Fritchie

Maryland’s Champion Older Female of 2019 Springs $22.20 Upset

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable and Richard Golden’s homebred Majestic Reason, just days after being crowned Maryland’s champion older mare of 2019, celebrated in style by becoming a graded-stakes winner in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park.

Lebda Shows the Way in $100,000 Miracle Wood

Alwaysmining Fights Back to Win $100,000 John B. Campbell
Naughty Thoughts Becomes Stakes Winner in $100,000 Wide Country

LAUREL, MD – Euro Stable’s Lebda took control early and held on late to capture Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood at Laurel Park.

The 25th running of the one-mile Miracle Wood for 3-year-olds was the last of three undercard stakes on a Winter Carnival program headlined by the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3), both for older sprinters.

Nine Bettors Win $19,179 Each in Friday's Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – There were nine winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $19,179.80.

Friday’s sequence kicked off in the eighth-race finale at Laurel Park, won by 3-5 favorite Unbridled Outlaw ($3.40). After Kitten by the Sea ($9) captured Gulfstream Park’s seventh race, the final three legs produced upsets - Independent Indy ($25.20) in Race 3 at Golden Gate Fields, Teachers Big Dream ($22.60) in Race 4 at Santa Anita and I’ll Do It My Way ($35.60) in Race 10 at Gulfstream.