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Lots of Winners in Friday's Stronach 5
BALTIMORE, MD – There were 142 winning tickets on Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $838.70.
The Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout.
Laurel’s eighth race, the first leg of the sequence, was won by Fille d’Esprit ($6.80). The 4-year-old Great Notion filly won for the fourth consecutive time and for the seventh time in her last eight starts for trainer John Robb. The second leg of the Stronach 5, Gulfstream’s eighth race, was won by Honorable ($11) for trainer Todd Pletcher, while the third leg was taken at Laurel by Itgot Grandma ($10).
The fourth leg resulted in a dead heat in Gulfstream’s ninth race with Bienville Street ($11.20) and Sister Hanan ($5.40). The final leg, Gulfstream’s 10th race, was won by even-money favorite Bird Map ($4).
Friday’s races and sequence
- Leg One – Laurel Park 8th Race: Fille d’Esprit $6.80
- Leg Two –Gulfstream Park 8th Race: Honorable $11
- Leg Three –Laurel Park 9th Race: Itgot Grandma $10
Leg Four –Gulfstream Park 9th Race: (10 entries, 1 mile turf)
DH Sister Hanan $5.40, Bienville Street $11.20
- Leg Five –Gulfstream West 10th Race: Bird Map $4
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.