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Friday Stronach 5 Returns $19,386

LAUREL, MD – There were seven winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $19,386.60.

The Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, $100,000 guaranteed pool and races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields, kicked off with Barbsgray Lion ($17.20) winning the eighth race at Laurel and Spicy Meatball ($12.80) winning Laurel’s ninth race. They would be the highest payoffs of the sequence.

Friday’s races and sequence

Maryland Jockey Club Paying Tribute to 'Backstretch Heroes'

Viral Campaign Recognizes Those Working Behind the Scenes

LAUREL, MD – While the spotlight regularly shines on the horses and horsemen that bring national and international attention to Maryland’s Thoroughbred industry, the Maryland Jockey Club has launched a campaign to recognize the people whose passion and work behind the scenes play a large part in that success.

Lots of Winners in Friday's Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – There were 108 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, with each winner receiving $824.90.

Once again, the Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout, paid generously when considering the highest payoff was $10.20 and Taste’s Legend, the winner of the second leg from Golden Gate, returned $2.40.

Friday’s races and sequence

Opening Day Turf Races at Gulfstream Highlight Friday's Stronach 5

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
Sequence Includes Races from Laurel and Golden Gate

LAUREL, MD – The Championship Meet begins Friday at Gulfstream Park, and two turf races from the South Florida track will play a key role in solving the popular Stronach 5.

Strong First Half for 2020 Stakes Anchored by 145th Preakness

Total of 38 Stakes, 11 Graded, Worth $6.325 Million Through Mid-May

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a total of 38 stakes, 11 graded, worth $6.325 million in purses scheduled through mid-May 2020 at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, highlighted by the 145th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, May 16.

Stronach 5 Attracts Competitive Fields, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

All-Star Ticket, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
Races from Gulfstream West, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields   

LAUREL, MD – A $100,000 guaranteed pool, industry-low 12-percent takeout and competitive fields highlight Friday’s Stronach 5 with races from Gulfstream Park West, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.


Middle Jewel of The Triple Crown to be run May 16th, 2020 at Pimlico Race Course

BALTIMORE, MD – November 21st, 2019 – The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of the legendary Pimlico Race Course, announced today that facility and Preakness Village tickets to Preakness 145 are on sale.

Leading Thoroughbred Racing Organizations Launch Safety Coalition

LEXINGTON (November 19, 2019) – The nation’s leading Thoroughbred racing organizations today announced the creation of an industry-led effort to unify and enhance existing protections and work together to develop new reforms to ensure the safety of the sport’s equine and human athletes.

Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $11,291 to 37 Winners

Races from Gulfstream, Laurel and Golden Gate
Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – There were 37 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $11,291.80.

MJC Introduces 'Win Today, See You in May' Stakes Qualifiers

Nationwide Automatic Entry to Preakness 2020 Weekend Stakes
Laurel, Gulfstream, Golden Gate, Oaklawn, Charles Town Included

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a “Win Today, See You in May” series of races from tracks across the country that will offer automatic entry into stakes on Preakness weekend 2020 at Pimlico Race Course.