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Three Tracks, Three on the Turf in Friday's Stronach 5

Races from Laurel, Santa Anita and Gulfstream
LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5 will serve up an intriguing, competitive sequence of races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park with three races on the turf and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Jaxon Traveler Tops $75,000 Spectacular Bid Nominations

Among Six Stakes Worth $550,000 on Jan. 16 Winter Carnival
Live Racing Returns Friday, Jan. 8 with Nine-Race Program
LAUREL, MD – West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s stakes winner Jaxon Traveler, undefeated in three starts at 2, and Grade 2 winner Brooklyn Strong top 24 nominees to the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Saturday, Jan. 16 at Laurel Park.

Apprentice Jockey Crispin Rides Four Winners Sunday at Laurel

Five-Pound Bug Boy Expected to be Among Eclipse Award Finalists
LAUREL, MD – Five-pound apprentice jockey Alexander Crispin continued his sizzling start to the new year by riding four winners on Sunday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park.
Crispin, 22, began his big day with back-to-back victories aboard Cinconola ($18.20) in Race 2 and favored Xmasinthecity ($3.40) in Race 3, and followed up with wins on McElmore Avenue ($3) in Race 6 and Zabracadabra ($7) in Race 8.

Perpetrate Gives Jockey Carol Cedeno 1,000th Career Win Saturday

Video Interview with Cedeno
Apprentice Rider Alexander Crispin Records Saturday Hat Trick
LAUREL, MD – Newtown Anner Stud Farm’s Perpetrate emerged from a three-way photo finish a head in front of Hard Sting to give jockey Carol Cedeno her 1,000th career victory Saturday at Laurel Park.

Lots of Winners in Friday's Stronach 5

863 Winning Tickets
LAUREL, MD – Short prices resulted in 863 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5 with each ticket worth $196.30.
The Stronach 5 featured races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Laurel Park as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout and two stakes races.

Rosado Opens New Year With Four-Win Day Friday

Seven Maidens Seeking Diploma in Laurel Opener Saturday
Factor It In Makes Successful Return in Friday Feature
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Johan Rosado celebrated the new year in style by sweeping the early daily double and finishing with four winners on Friday’s nine-race program that opened Laurel Park’s 41-day winter meet.

Russell's Thursday Double Clinches Fall Meet Riding Title

New Year’s Day Program Launches Laurel’s 2021 Winter Meet
Mandatory Payout of Rainbow 6 Jackpot Returns $71,656
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Sheldon Russell, returning from a four-day absence, won with two of his first three mounts on Thursday’s New Year’s Eve program at Laurel Park to clinch the 2020 fall meet riding title.

Flat Rate Gives Apprentice John Hiraldo First Career Victory

LAUREL, MD – Top Notch Racing’s Flat Rate emerged from a three-way photo finish a neck ahead of Proud Enough to spring a 33-1 upset of Laurel Park’s sixth race and give 10-pound apprentice jockey John Hiraldo his first career victory.
Flat Rate ($69.80), a 4-year-old Violence gelding, ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:05.90 over a fast main track in the beaten claimer for 3-year-olds and up to earn his fourth career victory and first since joining trainer Michael Jones Jr.

Imprimis, Extravagant Kid Highlight Stakes in Stronach 5

Races from Santa Anita, Gulfstream & Laurel Featured for New Year’s Day Wager
$108 All-Star Ticket
LAUREL, MD – Breeze Easy, LLC’s Imprimis and DARRS Inc.’s Extravagant Kid, both coming out of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), go to post in the $75,000 The Janus, one of two stakes that make up Friday’s popular Stronach 5.

Ambitious Spots Lay Ahead for G3 Allaire du Pont winner Eres Tu

Mandatory Payouts on Thursday’s New Year’s Eve Fall Finale Program
Toledo Closes Gap Quickly in Race for Fall Meet Riding Title
LAUREL, MD – Her comeback season couldn’t have gone any better, and now the connections of newly minted Grade 3 winner Eres Tu are going into 2021 with high expectations.