Only One Double Digit Winner, But Stronach 5 Still Pays $7,435

There were 11 winning tickets in the Stronach 5 Friday afternoon with each ticket returning $7,435.

Doubleoseven, who won Laurel’s ninth race and leg four of the sequence, represented the largest win payoff at $12.

The popular Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, kicked off with Magical Anna ($9.40) winning the seventh race at Laurel Park. The eighth race at Gulfstream, the second leg of the sequence, was taken off the turf and won by Super Edgar ($8.60).

Laurel’s eighth and ninth races made up comprised the third and fourth legs of the Stronach 5. Trainer Hamilton Smith saddled Stone Courageous ($7.40) to victory in the eighth while Doubleoseven, a 2-year-old son of Hard Spun won his second career start at odds of 5-1. The Stronach 5 concluded at Golden Gate with Trina ($8.20) winning first off the claim for trainer Victory Trujillo.

Friday’s races and sequence

  • Leg One – Laurel Park 7th Race: Magical Anna $9.40
  • Leg Two –Gulfstream West 8th Race: Super Edgar $8.60
  • Leg Three –Laurel Park 8th Race: Stone Courageous $7.40
  • Leg Four –Laurel Park 9th Race: Doubleoseven $12
  • Leg Five –Golden Gate Fields 3rd Race: Trina $8.20

 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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