Favorites Dominate Stronach 5; 144 Winners Each Get $717

With favorites winning three of the five races, Friday’s Stronach 5 returned $717.70. There were 144 winning tickets.

The Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Shane’s Jewel, an even-money favorite ridden by Sheldon Russell, began the Stronach 5 by winning Laurel’s eighth race, a seven-furlong starter optional claimer. Gulfstream’s eighth race, a mile turf event, served as the second leg of the sequence, and it was won by the stakes winner and graded stakes placed Kelsey’s Cross ($11), ridden by Chantal Sutherland.

Laurel’s ninth race, a waiver maiden claimer for 3-year-olds, was the third leg of the Stronach 5 sequence, and it was won by favored Portal One for trainer Hugh McMahon. The Stronach 5 returned to Gulfstream for Race 9, an optional claimer at 7 ½ furlongs on the turf. Serenade a Kitten ($9.60), trained by Mary Eppler, was game winner for jockey Edwin Gonzalez. The Stronach 5 concluded with Golden Gate’s third race, a claiming event for fillies and mares at 5 ½ furlongs, won by the 6-5 favorite Real Keeper ($4.60).

Friday’s races and sequence

  • Leg One –Laurel Park 8th Race: Shane’s Jewel $4
  • Leg Two – Gulfstream Park 8th Race: Kelsey’s Cross $11
  • Leg Three –Laurel Park 9th Race: Portal One $5.80
  • Leg Four –Gulfstream Park 9th Race: Serenade a Kitten $9.60
  • Leg Five –Golden Gate Fields 3rd Race: Real Keeper $4.60

 Fans can watch and wager on the action at 1st.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 atInTheMoneyPodcast.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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