Friday The 13th Luck On The Line In Special Stronach 5

Bettors will have an opportunity to get lucky on a special Friday the 13th edition of the Stronach 5 with races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park West and Golden Gate Fields.

Beginning at approximately 3:24 p.m. EST, the Stronach 5 will once again feature an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Laurel will kick off the Stronach 5 with three consecutive racing starting in Race 7, a waiver maiden claimer for 2-year-olds sprinting seven furlongs that attracted a field of 12 juveniles led by 9-5 program favorite Hello Hot Rod from the red-hot barn of trainer Brittany Russell.

The sequence continues in Race 8, a starter optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up going six furlongs where Nomo Ron, a last out winner at the track and distance, is the 5-2 top choice in a field of nine, and Laurel’s Race 9 finale, a maiden claiming event for 3-year-olds and up at about 1 1/16 miles.

Action moves to Gulfstream Park West’s Race 9 finale for Leg D, a one-mile claiming event for fillies and mares 3 and up scheduled for the grass featuring 2-1 turf favorite Hoponthebusgus, a seven-time career winner of nearly $260,000 in purses, and Free to Fly, the top choice should the race be moved to the main track.

Wrapping up the Stronach 5 is Race 3 from Golden Gate, a maiden claimer for fillies and mares 3 and up sprinting five furlongs over the all-weather surface. Barbara DeLima homebred Irenie, second in her previous start, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite.

Friday’s races and sequence


· Leg One – Laurel Park 7th Race: (12 entries, 7 furlongs) 3:24 ET, 12:24 PT

· Leg Two –Laurel Park 8th Race: (9 entries, 6 furlongs) 3:54 ET, 12:54 PT

· Leg Three –Laurel Park 9th Race: (12 entries, abt. 1 1/16 miles) 4:24 ET, 1:24 PT

· Leg Four –Gulfstream West 9th Race: (14 entries, 1 mile turf) 4:42 ET, 1:42 PT

· Leg Five –Golden Gate Fields 3rd Race: (8 entries, 5 furlongs) 4:44 ET, 1:44 PT

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,,, and

The Stronach 5 In the Money podcast, hosted by Jonathan Kinchen and Peter Thomas Fornatale, will be posted by 2 p.m. Thursday at 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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