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Friday's Stronach 5 features $76,823 Carryover

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

LAUREL, MD – The weekend will begin with a bang Friday with a rare carryover in the Stronach 5 of $76,823.80.

The popular wager will feature a low 12-percent takeout and races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

The Stronach 5 begins with Laurel Park’s very competitive eighth race, a maiden special weight event for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs.

Merryman Family Tradition Still Going Strong in Maryland

Combined 25 Maryland Million Wins as Breeders, Owners, Trainers

LAUREL, MD – There was a time, not long ago, when Michael Merryman considered making his living at something other than the family business. At first, he followed his dream to become a major league pitcher before that gave way to more practical pursuits like architecture or engineering.

Eventually, the lure of a life he had always known won out.

Toasting Maryland Million Turf Winners in Second Careers

Talk Show Man, Phlash Phelps Compete in Mega-Makeover Event
Talk Show Man Gets His Own Hazy Pale Ale

LAUREL, MD – Two years after retiring his multiple stakes-winning homebred, veterinarian Dr. Michael J. Harrison continues to find ways to celebrate Talk Show Man.

Stakes Test Up Next for Moquist Following Saturday Triumph

3-Year-Old Nyquist Filly Remains Undefeated Through Three Starts

LAUREL, MD – Next stop, stakes.

Mopo Racing’s Moquist, a 3-year-old daughter of 2016 Florida Derby (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist, earned a shot at stakes company after keeping her perfect record intact with a front-running 3 ½-length victory in Saturday’s sixth race at Laurel Park.

Get Ready for a Stronach 5 Carryover of $76,823 Oct. 22

Two Longshots Win Friday’s Races at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 will have a rare carryover Oct. 22 of $76,823.80 after there were no winning tickets Friday.

Featuring a low 12-percent takeout, the Stronach 5 proved tough to hit Friday when two races from Laurel Park produced longshot winners of $33.80 and $26. The remaining three races from Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park had payoffs of $10 or less.

He's a Shooter Gives Trainer Gonzalez 1,000th Career Victory

Maryland’s Top Trainer Four Straight Years Watches from Chile

LAUREL, MD – On his way to leading all Maryland trainers in wins for a fifth consecutive year, Claudio Gonzalez earned his 1,000th career victory when MCA Racing Stable’s He’s a Shooter rolled to his third straight triumph in Thursday’s seventh race at Laurel Park.

36th Jim McKay Maryland Million Attracts 249 Pre-Entries

G3-Placed Cordmaker, Galerio Among 23 for $150,000 Classic
Defending Champion Hello Beautiful Tops 20 in $100,000 Distaff
Laurel to Host ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Saturday, Oct. 23

LAUREL, MD – Five defending champions led by multiple stakes-winning filly Hello Beautiful, and graded-stakes placed horses Cordmaker, Galerio, Double Crown and No Mo Lady are among 249 pre-entries in 12 stakes on the 36th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Saturday, Oct. 23 at Laurel Park.

Juveniles, Turf Racing on Display as Live Racing Returns to Laurel Thursday

Trainers Gonzalez (1,000) and Trombetta (2,000) Continue Chasing Win Milestones

LAUREL, MD – Live racing returns to Laurel Park Thursday with the first of back-to-back nine-race programs to open the seventh week of the calendar year-ending fall meet, featuring six races for 2-year-olds and eight more scheduled for its world-class turf course.

First race post time is 12:40 p.m.

Five Intriguing Puzzles to Friday's Stronach 5

Low 12-Percent Takeout
Races from Laurel, Gulfstream, and Santa Anita

LAUREL, MD – Five competitive and interesting races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park will comprise Friday’s Stronach 5.

The coast-to-coast action begins at approximately 4:27 ET and features a low 12-percent takeout.

Hundreds of Riders Canter for a Cause at Pimlico

Supports Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

LAUREL, MD – More than 260 riders from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond cantered, walked, and trotted their horses across Pimlico Race Couse Sunday while raising awareness and money for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) as part of Canter for a Cause.