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One Ticket Worth $99,519 in Friday's Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – There was only one winning ticket in Friday’s Stronach 5, and that one ticket was worth $99,519.40.

The big ticket was driven by a 45-1 longshot at Golden Gate Fields and a $30 winner at Laurel Park.

Featuring a low 12-percent takeout, the Stronach 5 also featured two races from Gulfstream Park.

Kenny Had a Notion Returns to Winner's Circle in Thursday Feature

Nominations Close This Weekend for Thanksgiving Stakes at Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD – Louis J. Ulman and H. Neil Glasser’s multiple stakes winner Kenny Had a Notion collared long shot leader Rookie Salsa in deep stretch and surged past late to snap a seven-race losing streak in Thursday’s stakes-quality feature at Laurel Park.

G1-Placed Off Topic Chases Stakes Win in Thirty Eight Go Go

Among Three Stakes Worth $300,000 in Purses Saturday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – Before she heads off to the breeding shed at the end of the year, D Hatman Thoroughbreds’ Grade 1-placed Off Topic will continue her quest to become a stakes winner in Saturday’s $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go at Laurel Park.

Three Juvenile Races Top Friday's Stronach 5

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream, and Golden Gate
Low 12-Percent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – The key to having a winning ticket in Friday’s Stronach 5 could rest on three juvenile races, including a maiden special weight event from Laurel Park and a starter optional claimer from Gulfstream Park.

The Stronach 5, featuring a low 12-percent takeout and a maiden event at Golden Gate Fields, will begin at approximately 3:40 ET when maiden fillies and mares go six furlongs in a $10,000 claiming event at Laurel.

Undefeated Run to Daylight Targets $100,000 James F. Lewis III

Buff My Boots, Sparkle Sprinkle Meet Again in $100,000 Smart Halo

LAUREL, MD – David Raim’s Run to Daylight, undefeated through three starts including back-to-back stakes wins, hits the road for the first time in an attempt to keep his perfect record intact in Saturday’s $100,000 James F. Lewis III at Laurel Park.

Voss Celebrates Aloha West’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint G1 Victory

4-Year-Old Gelding Bred in Maryland by Laurel Park-Based Trainer

LAUREL, MD – Katy Voss watched this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships with great interest. The breeder, owner and Laurel Park-based trainer was cheering on her younger sister, Elizabeth Merryman, who bred and co-owns Turf Sprint (G1) contender Caravel.

Stronach 5 returns $8,826

LAUREL, MD – There were four winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring a 12-percent takeout and races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

Each ticket was worth $8,826.10.

It was Barak Farm’s 2-year-old filly She Is Wisky kicking off the Stronach 5, winning Laurel’s seventh race in her third career start and returning $9.80.

Mr Jefferson Gives Trombetta 2,000th Career Victory

Maryland-Based Trainer Runs 1-2 in 2-Year-Old Feature

LAUREL, MD – R. Larry Johnson’s homebred 2-year-old colt Mr Jefferson slipped through an opening along the rail in mid-stretch and outran stablemate Bold Leader to give trainer Mike Trombetta his 2,000th career victory in Thursday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Wondrwherecraigis Back at Laurel Park After Milestone G3 Victory

Multiple Stakes Winner Laki Resumes Training Following Short Break
Rainbow 6 Carryover, Trombetta’s Quest Continues Thursday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group, Madaket Stables and Michael Caruso’s Wondrwherecraigis is back home at Laurel Park after giving trainer Brittany Russell her first career graded-stakes victory.

Stronach 5 Highlighted by Field of 12 in $65,000 Cellars Shiraz Stakes

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream, and Golden Gate
Seven for Cellars Shiraz From Out-of-Town, Low 12-Percent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 will offer an interesting puzzle for bettors Friday with several new faces arriving at Gulfstream Park for the $65,000 Cellars Shiraz and a stakes-quality optional allowance claiming event on the turf at Laurel Park.