Anchored by two longshot winners, Friday’s Stronach 5 had four winning tickets with each worth $27,477,70.
The Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park with a low 12-percent takeout.
The first three legs of the Stronach 5 produced winners returning under $10. But things changed dramatically. First, jockey Chantel Sutherland shook things up in Leg 4 when she piloted Drillomatic to victory in Gulfstream’s ninth race returning $39.40. The Stronach 5 concluded with Kyle Frey winning Santa Anita’s third race with the 30-1 shot Bender.
Leg A: Laurel Race 8: Rippolino $9.40
Leg B: Gulfstream Race 8: Absolute Grit $3.40
Leg C: Golden Gate Race 3: Circulodeganadoras $6.40
Leg D: Gulfstream Race 9: Drillomatic $39.40
Leg E: Santa Anita Race 3: Bender $67.60
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 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.