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Stronach 5 Has Three Winning Tickets Each Worth $43,099
LAUREL, MD – There were three winning tickets in Friday’s popular Stronach 5, each worth $43,099.40.
The Stronach 5 featured three turf sprints, races from Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.
Friday’s sequence began with Gulfstream’s seventh race and Putman ($14) winning the five-furlong turf event. The second leg, Laurel’s ninth race of the afternoon, was won by Extra Medium ($6), providing leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez his fourth winner on the program.
Things turned a bit more interesting when the Stronach 5 headed west. The third leg of the sequence, Santa Anita’s third race, was won by Sensemaker ($24.20), who drew in off the also-eligible list and then withstood a steward’s inquiry, The fourth leg of the sequence, Golden Gate’s third race also produced a double-digit winner in Jimmy Blue Jeans ($20.40).
The Stronach 5 wrapped up with Gulfstream’s ninth race and 5-2 shot Mai Ty One On ($7.80) upsetting 6-5 favorite Yes I Am Free.
Friday’s races and sequence
- Leg One – Gulfstream Park 7th Race: Putman $14
- Leg Two –Laurel Park 9th Race: Extra Medium $6
- Leg Three –Santa Anita Park 3rd Race: Sensemaker $24.20
- Leg Four –Golden Gate Fields 3rd Race: Jimmy Blue Jeans $20.40
- Leg Five –Gulfstream West 9th Race: Mai Ty One On $7.80
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.