BALTIMORE, Md. – There was only one winning ticket in Friday’s Stronach 5, and that one ticket was worth $99,519.40.
The big ticket was driven by a 45-1 longshot at Golden Gate Fields and a $30 winner at Laurel Park.
Featuring a low 12-percent takeout, the Stronach 5 also featured two races from Gulfstream Park.
The Stronach 5 kicked off with the 13-1 longshot My Super Sally ($30.60) winning Laurel’s seventh race. That was followed by Gulfstream’s eighth race and the 3-5 favorite Peter D ($3.40) being a popular winner. The third leg of the sequence returned to Laurel for the eighth race. Determined Truth ($10.20), a 2-year-old filly by Flatter, drew away down the stretch for the win.
The Stronach 5 moved to Golden Gate for the fourth leg, and it resulted in the 45-1 shot Shanghai Mist holding off the 6-5 favorite Quick Time. The sequence concluded with California Frolic ($7.80) winning Gulfstream’s ninth race and the final leg of the Stronach 5.
Friday’s races and sequence
Leg One –Laurel Race 7: My Super Sally $30.60
Leg Two –Gulfstream Race 8: Peter D $3.40.
Leg Three –Laurel Race 8: Determined Truth $10.20
Leg Four – Golden Gate Race 2: Shanghai Mist $95.20
Leg Five –Gulfstream Race 9: California Frolic $7.80
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.
David Joseph/Maryland Jockey Club