Short Prices Dominate As Stronach 5 Yields $655 Payout – Horse Racing News

There were 179 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5 with each ticket returning $655.10.

The popular wager, featuring races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, and Golden Gate Fields along with a 12-percent takeout, had five winners returning $8.60 or less.

The Stronach 5 started with two races from Laurel. Heffner dug in down the stretch to win Laurel’s eighth race while Bazinga C won a three-horse photo to win the ninth race. The Stronach 5 headed west for the third leg, where Over Regulated broke his maiden for trainer Doug O’Neill and jockey Mario Gutierrez.

Gulfstream’s ninth race, a 1 1/16-mile turf race moved to the Tapeta, was won by the 5-2 shot Champagne Lady. The Stronach 5 concluded with Golden Gate’s third race and even-money favorite Cat Lady Blues driving to victory.

Leg A: Laurel Race 8: Heffner $8.20

Leg B: Laurel Race 9: Bazinga C $7.40

Leg C: Santa Anita Race 3: Over Regulated $8.60

Leg D: Gulfstream Race 9: Champagne Lady $7.60

Leg E: Golden Gate Race 3: Cat Lady Blues $4    

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.