Golden Gate Rejoins Stronach 5; All Turf Races Carded This Week

by | 08.16.2019 | 1:17pm

Friday's Stronach 5 will feature five turf races from Laurel Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park with a $100,000 guaranteed pool, industry-low 12-percent takeout, and mandatory payout.

Friday's Stronach 5 begins with two turf races from Laurel – one a $35,000 allowance optional claimer and the other a $40,000 maiden claimer for 3-year-olds and up – before heading to South Florida for a 7 ½ furlong turf event for $62,500 allowance optional claimers. After a mile event at Golden Gate Fields for maiden fillies and mares, the sequence returns and ends at Gulfstream with a 5 furlong event for $50,000 2-year-old maiden filly claimers.

With Laurel Park beginning its annual two-week summer break after Sunday's live program, the Stronach 5 will return Friday, Sept. 6.

Free Past Performances:

All-Star Stronach Ticket:

Friday's races and sequence

  • Leg One – Laurel Park 8th Race: (11 entries, 5 ½ furlongs turf) 4:53 ET, 1:53 PT
  • Leg Two –Laurel Park 9th Race: ( 9 entries, 1 1/16 mile turf) 5:22 ET, 2:22 PT
  • Leg Three –Gulfstream Park 8th Race: (11 entries, 7 ½ furlongs turf) 5:29 ET, 2:29 PT
  • Leg Four –Golden Gate Fields 4th Race: (8 entries, one mile turf) 6:15 ET, 3:15 PT
  • Leg Five –Gulfstream Park 10th Race: (11 entries, 5 furlongs turf) 6:29 ET, 3:29 PT

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.

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