One Longshot In Stronach 5; 145 Winning Tickets Each Pay $705.80

There were 145 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $705.80.

The Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, featured races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park West. The fifth leg of the Stronach 5 was an ‘all’ when Golden Gate Fields cancelled its Friday program.

Laurel kicked off the Stronach 5 with three consecutive races starting in Race 7, a waiver maiden claimer for 2-year-olds sprinting seven furlongs that was won by the 2-5 favorite Hello Hot Rod.

The sequence continued in Race 8, a starter optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up going six furlongs, that was won by the 4-5 favorite Phantom Ro. The third and last leg of the Stronach 5 from Laurel wrapped up with Find Your Boaz, a 15-1 shot, winning the ninth race.

Gulfstream’s ninth race, the fourth leg of the Stronach 5, was won by favored Free to Fly.

Friday’s races and sequence

  • Leg One – Laurel Park 7th Race: Hello Hot Rod $2.80
  • Leg Two –Laurel Park 8th Race: Phantom Ro $3.60
  • Leg Three –Laurel Park 9th Race: Find Your Boaz $33.80
  • Leg Four –Gulfstream Park West 9th Race: Free to Fly $4.60
  • Leg Five –Golden Gate Fields 3rd Race: ALL

Fans can watch and wager on the action at 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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