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Friday Stronach 5 has 55 Winners

Each Winning Ticket Worth $2,929   
BALTIMORE – There were 55 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $2,929.80.
The sequence began with Reflect ($5.60) winning Laurel’s seventh race and ended with Yolanda’s Pride ($14.80) winning the 10th race at Gulfstream Park. Yolanda’s Pride also provided the biggest price of the sequence.


BALTIMORE - With the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees and in following the best available guidance from local and international health authorities, the Maryland Jockey Club will temporarily close Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course and Rosecroft Raceway to the public effective immediately.

Stronach 5 Offers $100,000 Guaranteed Pool Friday

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream & Golden Gate Fields                      
LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, which had six winning tickets last week each worth $31,273, returns Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout.
The Stronach 5 will feature races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

Statement from The Stronach Group on Federal Horse Racing Indictments

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Stronach Group, operators of Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows Training Center, complied fully with the search warrants that were executed by federal authorities this morning. The warrants issued were specific only to the barns and stalls that were occupied by the individuals charged today.
The Stronach Group is not included in the charges.

Six Bettors Win $31,273 Each in Friday Stronach 5

BALTIMORE – There were six winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $31,273.30.

Rough Sea ($51.80) opened Friday’s sequence with a 24-1 upset in Laurel Park’s eighth race, before Fender Baby ($12.20) captured Laurel’s ninth-race finale in the second leg. King Parker ($8.40) took Santa Anita’s second race, followed by My Friend Tony ($6.40) in the third at Golden Gate Fields and Miss Auramet ($5.40) in the ninth at Gulfstream Park.

Maryland Jockey Club Appoints Jillian Tullock Racing Secretary

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that respected racing official Jillian Tullock has been appointed racing secretary at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.

Tullock worked in nearly every capacity for the Maryland Jockey Club from 1994-2019, including assistant racing secretary under Georganne Hale.

Entries Now Welcome for David Woods & Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Awards

Recipients to be Honored at Legendary Alibi Breakfast May 14 at Pimlico

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it is accepting entries for the David F. Woods Memorial Award, presented annually to the writer of the best Preakness story from the previous year, and the Jerry Frutkoff Photography Award, presented to the photographer of the best Preakness picture from the previous year.

Stronach 5 Returns Friday with Four Tracks & $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, returns Friday with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park.

Friday’s sequence begins at 3:49 p.m. with Laurel’s eighth race, a $42,000 allowance contest at seven furlongs led by 4-year-olds Benintendi and Mungojerrie.

The Stronach Group Announces Management Update

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., March 2, 2020  -- The Stronach Group announced today that Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, will step away from the company effective March 2, 2020 to pursue new opportunities. Ritvo has held several roles in his tenure with the company moving from General Manager of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida to become the company's Chief Operating Officer.

536 Bettors Win $1,407 Each in Friday's Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – There were 536 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $1,407.40.

Bolstered by a carryover of $167,951.23 from Feb. 21, the popular national wager with an industry-low 12 percent takeout saw its pool swell to $833,513.