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Friday Stronach 5 Returns to Main Track at Laurel, Gulfstream & Golden Gate

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Industry-Low 12-Pecrent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – A week after featuring five turf races, Friday’s Stronach 5 will take to the main tracks at Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and 12-percent takeout.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Returns $3,997

88 Winners     

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, which featured a $96,906.44 carryover, had 88 winning tickets with each receiving $3,997.

The sequence kicked off with Tricky Lion ($7.80) winning the eighth race at Laurel Park and ended with Ete Indien (($7.60) winning the closing leg in Gulfstream Park’s ninth race. The highest payoff occurred in the fourth race at Golden Gate Fields with Gas Can (12.20).       

CRAIG FRAVEL TO DEPART BREEDERS CUP TO JOIN THE STRONACH GROUP

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 13, 2019) – Craig R. Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Fravel has been appointed as The Stronach Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Racing Operations.

STATEMENT FROM MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB RE: MEDIA REPORTS


“Justify, as with every horse who raced in the 2018 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD, was subjected to pre-race drug testing by the Maryland Racing Commission. Justify, as the winner of the 143rd Preakness, along with several other horses who competed, also received extensive post-race testing by that same body. The Maryland Jockey Club was informed that all of those tests came back negative for any illicit substance or for the overages of any prohibited medication.”

Five Turf Races, $96,906 Carryover for Friday’s Stronach 5 Bettors

12-Percent Takeout   

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5 will not only have a carryover of $96,906.44, but all five races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields will be contested over the turf.

Stronach 5 Carryover of $96,906 for Friday, Sept. 13

LAUREL, MD – With no winning ticket in Friday’s Stronach 5, the popular wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout will have a carryover of $96,906.44 on Friday, Sept. 13.

The carryover occurred when the 60-1 longshot Channeledslongshot won Gulfstream Park’s ninth race and the final leg of the Stronach 5 sequence and returned $141.40.

The sequence kicked off with Stroll Smokin ($11.20) winning Laurel Park’s eighth race. The entry of Midship Lady/More Or Less ($4.40) won the fourth leg at Laurel.

The Stronach 5 Returns

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream and Golden Gate
Four on the Turf, $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, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

The sequence kicks off at 5:12 p.m. with a field of 10 Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired allowance runners going six furlongs at Laurel. The remaining four races of the Stronach 5 are all scheduled on the turf.

Preakness Trio to Line Up Again in G1 Travers at Saratoga

Everfast, Owendale, Laughing Fox Among Field of 12 Saturday

BALTIMORE – For the first time since they met in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, three of the top five finishers in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown will line up again in Saturday’s $1.25 million Travers (G1) at Saratoga.

Calumet Farm’s Everfast, Rupp Racing’s Owendale and Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox are among the field of 12 set to assemble for the 150th Travers.

53 Winners Each Take Home $1,837 in Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – There were 53 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5 with each ticket worth $1,837.70.

Friday’s sequence began with two races at Laurel Park. Zitarrosa ($7.40) won the opening leg of the Stronach 5 and Mice and Men ($12.60) the second leg. After heavy favorite Slingin Sammy B ($3.40) won the third leg from Gulfstream, 11-1 shot Bandito ($25.40) lit up the board at Laurel in the fourth leg. The final leg, a scratch-filled affair from Gulfstream taken off the turf, was won by 1-5 favorite Vinnie Van Go.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Wraps Up with Two on the Turf

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Free Past Performances, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
Races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool, will feature races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park Friday afternoon with the last two legs on the turf.