Stronach 5 Kicks Off With 25-1 Long Shot, Pays $6,284.80

The Stronach 5 started with a bang Friday with a 25-1 shot winning the opening leg. In the end, there were 22 winning tickets each worth $6,284.80.

Friday’s sequence began with Laurel’s sixth race and the longshot B Determined ($52.40) driving between horses to win a 5 ½ furlong maiden turf event. The Stronach 5 moved to Gulfstream next where the 5-2 favorite Joyful Heat won the eighth race, a five furlong affair on the turf, while the 6-5 favorite Victory Given won Laurel’s seventh race and the third leg of the Stronach 5.

Bettors got an ‘all’ in the fourth leg of the Stronach 5 when rain moved Gulfstream’s ninth race off the turf and to a sloppy main track. The race, delayed due to the heavy rains, was won by Reagan’s Heart ($11.80).

Laurel’s eighth race, the last leg of the Stronach 5, was won by Epic Idea ($15.60).

Friday’s races and sequence

  • Leg One – Laurel Park 6th Race: Be Determined $52.40
  • Leg Two –Gulfstream Park 8th Race: Joyful Heart $7.20
  • Leg Three –Laurel Park 7th Race: Victory Given $4.60
  • Leg Four –Gulfstream Park 9th Race: Reagan’s Heart $11.80
  • Leg Five –Laurel Park 8th race: Epic Idea $15.60

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, is 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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