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Formful Stronach 5 Yields Multiple $617.80 Payoffs

BALTIMORE – The Stronach 5 returned multiple payoffs of $617.80 following a rather formful sequence Friday.

The Stronach 5, the multi-race, multi-track wager that features an industry-low 12 percent takeout, offered a sequence with three straight races from Gulfstream Park, followed by two from Golden Gate Fields. There were 146 tickets that correctly selected all five winners.

Preakness Prep Federico Tesio Returns to Pimlico

‘Win and In’ for Triple Crown-Nominated 3-Year-Olds

BALTIMORE – For the first time since 2015, Maryland’s local audition for the 146th Preakness Stakes (G1) will provide horses with an opportunity to prep over the same legendary Pimlico Race Course main track that serves as home for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Gulfstream, Golden Gate Featured in Friday's Stronach 5

Three on the Turf, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout

BALTIMORE – Three races from Gulfstream Park and two from Golden Gate Fields, including three turf races, will highlight Friday’s Stronach 5.

The Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will begin with three consecutive races from Gulfstream before concluding with two from Golden Gate.

Stronach 5 Returns $717

144 Winning Tickets

BALTIMORE – With favorites winning three of the five races, Friday’s Stronach 5 returned $717.70. There were 144 winning tickets.

The Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Friday's Stronach 5 - Three Tracks, Two Turf Races, 50 Minutes

Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout

BALTIMORE – Races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields, along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will highlight Friday’s Stronach 5.

The multi-track wager continues to show a strong return on investment. Last week’s Stronach 5, with three of the five winners returning $7 or less, had 42 winning tickets with each worth $2,752.

Laurel, Pimlico Primary Home for 2021 MATCH Series

Live Racing Returns to Laurel Thursday

BALTIMORE – Beginning with Preakness (G1) weekend in mid-May at Pimlico Race Course and concluding the day after Christmas at Laurel Park, Maryland racetracks will host 20 of 24 races in the newly configured Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship (MATCH) Series for 2021.

The MATCH Series, which has proved popular with horsemen since returning to the racing calendar in 2018 following a 16-year hiatus, was shelved in 2020 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that also threatened a 2021 return.

Stronach 5 Returns $2,752

42 Winning Tickets

Three Tracks, Three on the Turf in Friday Stronach 5

Races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields    

BALTIMORE – The Stronach 5 returns Friday with races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Friday’s sequence includes three turf races – two maiden turf races from Gulfstream and Golden Gate and a competitive 10-horse $32,000 claiming event from Santa Anita.

Turf Races from Santa Anita, Gulfstream Highlight Stronach 5

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

BALTIMORE – The Stronach 5 will feature five competitive races from four tracks along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout when it begins at approximately 4:30 p.m.


BALTIMORE1/ST and the Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Preakness 146 will run with a socially distant, limited crowd of 10,000 in attendance when it returns as the second jewel of the Triple Crown Series on Saturday, May 15 to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The decision to include fans was made in consultation with and by approval of local and state health and governmental authorities and includes the approval for a limited number of fans for Black-Eyed Susan Day on Friday, May 14.