There were 16 winning tickets in Friday’s popular Stronach 5, each returning $6,382.70.
The largest payoff in the five-race sequence featuring races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park and an industry-low 12-percent takeout was $9.20.
Friday’s sequence kicked off with Wonderwall, a 3-year-old filly from the barn of leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez, winning Laurel’s eighth race followed by Candygramformongo winning Laurel’s ninth race.
The Stronach 5 moved to Santa Anita Park for its third race. Reddam Racing LLC’s That Corey, a 3-year-old son of Square Eddie who finished second at Del Mar last time out, ran away from nine others on a mile turf course to break his maiden.
The last two legs were both contested at Gulfstream over the turf. Star Weaver, a lightly-raced 4-year-old by Dialed In, led gate-to-wire to win the ninth race for his second victory in his last three starts. The sequence concluded with Gulfstream’s 10th race and Golovkin holding off Lord of War by a nose.
Friday’s races and sequence
· Leg One – Laurel Park 8th Race: Wonderwall $9
· Leg Two –Laurel Park 9th Race: Candygramformongo $9
· Leg Three –Santa Anita 3rd Race: That Corey $6.20
· Leg Four –Gulfstream Park 9th Race: Star Weaver $9.20
· Leg Five –Gulfstream West 10th Race: Golovkin $9
Fans can watch and wager on the action at 1/ST.COM/BET as well as stream all the action in English and Spanish at LaurelPark.com, SantaAnita.com, GulfstreamPark.com, and GoldenGateFields.com.
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.
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