LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will have a carryover Friday of $91,481.74.
The popular wager, which has consistently offered bettors a strong return on investment, will feature races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park West.
The Stronach 5 begins at approximately 3:20 p.m. with Laurel’s seventh race, a $35,000 restricted allowance event at seven furlongs that attracted a field of nine including last year’s Schuylerville (G3) runner-up Kiss the Girl and stakes-placed Stickingtogether.
The second leg of the Stronach 5 will be Laurel’s eighth race, a starter optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up going six furlongs. Day the Music Died, Belle Tapisserie, Wonder In and Marco Island all enter off victories.
The action turns to Gulfstream West and its eighth race for the third leg, a claiming event for fillies and mares before returning to Laurel for its ninth race, a $10,000 maiden claiming event at a mile that drew 14 fillies and mares. The Stronach 5 concludes with Gulfstream’s ninth race, the lone turf event in the sequence. The five furlong sprint will feature 3-year-olds and up including last-out winners R Man Joe and Balistico as well as Kantharos’ Image, who has a victory, two seconds and two thirds in his last five starts.
Friday’s races and sequence
· Leg One – Laurel Park 7th Race: (9 entries, 7 furlongs) 3:20 ET, 12:20 PT
· Leg Two –Laurel Park 8th Race: (11 entries, 6 furlong) 3:350 ET, 12:50 PT
· Leg Three –Gulfstream Park 8th Race: (9 entries, 6 ½ furlongs) 3:58 ET, 12:58 PT
· Leg Four –Laurel Park 9th Race: (14 entries, 5 ½ furlongs) 4:20 ET, 1:40 PT
· Leg Five –Gulfstream West 9th Race: (14 entries, 1 mile turf) 4:27 ET, 1:27 PT
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 availableon iTunes and other major podcast distributorsThe 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.
The Stronach Group Press Release