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Friday's Stronach 5 Features Full Fields, Three Tracks, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool
BALTIMORE – The Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout and $100,000 guaranteed pool, will feature races Friday from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.
The first race in the sequence will be Laurel’s seventh race, a six furlong event for a dozen 2-year-old fillies. Post time is 3:58 p.m.
Friday’s sequence has the last four races scheduled on the turf, including a 5 ½ furlong allowance test at Laurel with a $42,000 purse for 3-year-olds and up, and a $25,000 maiden event for 3-year-olds and up at Gulfstream Park. The sequence wraps up at Golden Gate with a competitive mile turf event for maidens 3-year-olds and up.
Friday’s races and sequence
- Leg One – Laurel Park 7th Race: (12 entries, 6 furlongs) 3:58 ET, 12:58 PT
- Leg Two –Gulfstream Park 9th Race: (10 entries, 1 mile turf) 4:14 ET, 1:14 PT
- Leg Three –Laurel Park 8th Race: (11 entries, 5 ½ furlongs turf) 4:31 ET, 1:31 PT
- Leg Four –Laurel Park 9th Race: (12 entries, 5 ½ furlongs turf) 5:02 ET, 2:02 PT
- Leg Five –Golden Gate Fields 3rd race: (11 entries, 1 mile turf) 5:25 ET, 2:25 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.