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Four Tracks & Full Fields for Friday Stronach 5
All-Star Ticket $72
BALTIMORE, MD –Full, competitive fields and coast-to-coast racing in under an hour will be delivered by Friday’s Stronach 5.
The popular wager that continually shows a strong return on investment and an industry-low 12-percent takeout will feature races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields when it kicks off at 3:55 ET.
The Stronach begins with Laurel’s eighth race, a 5 ½ furlong claiming event for fillies and mares. Scamper Along, a 4-year-old filly who broke her maiden at Penn National, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. Gulfstream’s eighth race will serve as the second leg of the sequence. A wide-open, claiming event for fillies and mares at six furlongs brings together a field of 12 led by tepid 3-1 favorite Galt Jak. Laurel’s ninth race, a maiden $10,000 claimer for 3-year-olds, serves as the third leg of the sequence. There’s lots of options in the 12-horse field with Shepherd’s Will dropping in class after a short layoff, 5-2 favorite Uncle Cecil, and first-time starters from the barn of Tim Keefe and Ferris Allen III.
We head west for the final two legs of the Stronach 5 beginning with Santa Anita’s third race, a maiden special weight event at six furlongs on the turf for 4-year-olds and up. Fat Stacks, second in his debut at Del Mar in November, is the lukewarm morning-line favorite. Golden Gate’s third race concludes the Stronach 5, a maiden claimer at six furlongs. The 12-horse field has five first-time starters and Mr. Artistic as the 5-2 choice and Colavito at 3-1.
The Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket is only $72 this week.
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Friday’s races and sequence
- Leg One – Laurel Park 8th Race: (10 entries, 5 ½ furlongs) 3:55 ET, 12:5 PT
- Leg Two –Gulfstream Park 8th Race: (12 entries, 6 furlong) 4:11 ET, 1:11 PT
- Leg Three –Laurel Park 9th Race: (12 entries, 7 furlongs) 4:25 ET, 1:25 PT
- Leg Four –Santa Anita Park 3rd Race: (10 entries, 6 furlongs turf) 4:32 ET, 1:32 PT
- Leg Five –Golden Gate Fields 3rd Race: (12 entries, 6 furlongs) 4:49 ET, 1:49 PT
Fans can watch and wager on the action at 1/ST.COM/BET as well as stream all the action in English and Spanish at LaurelPark.com, SantaAnita.com, GulfstreamPark.com, and GoldenGateFields.com.
The Stronach 5 In the Money podcast, hosted by Jonathan Kinchen and Peter Thomas Fornatale, will be posted by 2 p.m. Thursday at InTheMoneyPodcast.com and will be available on iTunes and other major podcast distributors.
The minimum wager on the multi-race, multi-track Stronach 5 is $1. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday.
If a change in racing surface is made after the wagering closes, each selection on any ticket will be considered a winning selection. If a betting interest is scratched, that selection will be substituted with the favorite in the win pool when wagering closes.
The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.