LAUREL, Md. – There were 20 winning tickets on Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $2,828.40.
The Stronach 5 featured races from Pimlico Race Course, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, return
Originally an all-turf wager, the first leg of the Stronach 5, Pimlico’s eighth race, was taken off the turf due to overnight rain. The race was won by Shanghaied Astoria ($6.40) and jockey Horacio Karamanos. Beauty Boss ($20.60), trained by Jose Garoffalo, rallied from off the pace to win Gulfstream’s sixth race and the second leg of the Stronach 5.
The Stronach 5 headed west for the next two legs. Sunshine Babe ($3.40), the 3-5 favorite, made it look easy winning Santa Anita’s third race while Balius ($8.80) was placed first through a disqualification in Golden Gate’s third race and the Stronach 5’s fourth leg.
The Stronach 5 concluded with Gulfstream’s eighth race and Breakthrough ($10.40) drawing off down the stretch for the victory.
Friday’s races and sequence
Leg One – Pimlico Race 8: Shanghaied Astoria $6.40
Leg Two – Gulfstream Race 6: Beauty Boss $20.60
Leg Three – Santa Anita Race 3: Sunshine Babe $3.40
Leg Four – Golden Gate Race 3: Balius (via disqualification) $8.80
Leg Five – Gulfstream Race 8: Breakthrough $10.40
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 available on iTunes and other major podcast distributors.
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.
Maryland Jockey Club Press Release