There were no winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, which means there will be a carryover Friday, March 12 of $154,931.
The Stronach 5, which features an industry-low 12-percent takeout, featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields. There were no winning favorites. The lowest payoff in Friday’s Stronach 5 was $13.40. The highest was $43.20.
The sequence began with the 9-1 shot Valued Notion ($20.40) winning Race 8 at Laurel for Hillwood Stable LLC and trainer Rodney Jenkins. The prices kept coming in the second leg of the sequence when 11-1 shot Serenade a Kitten ($24.60) got up in deep stretch for trainer Mary Eppler.
The Stronach 5 headed west to Santa Anita Park for the third leg of the sequence. Santa Anita’s third race, a maiden special weight event for 3-year-olds colts, was won by another longshot in Twin Creeks Racing Stables LLC’s Law Professor ($43.20), a 20-1 longshot making his second start for trainer Michael McCarthy. Golden Gate’s third race was next and, yes, the race resulted in another longshot in the 12-1 shot Foragoodtimecall ($26.80).
The Stronach 5 concluded with Gulfstream’s ninth race and Toffen ($13.40) winning under jockey Joe Bravo.
Friday’s races and sequence
Leg One – Laurel Park 8th Race: Valued Notion $20.40
Leg Two – Gulfstream Park 7th Race: Serenade a Kitten $24.60
Leg Three –Santa Anita Park 3rd Race: Law Professor $43.20
Leg Four –Golden Gate Fields 3rd Race: Foragoodtimecall $26.80
Leg Five –Gulfstream Park 9th Race: Toffen $13.40
Fans can watch and wager on the action at https://secure.xbglobal.com/main.aspx 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, will be 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 Stronach 5 Pick 5 will be comprised of the following races for this week (all times Eastern) on Friday March 10th, 2021
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 3:55
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 7 with an approximate post time of 4:12
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:28
Leg D – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:35
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:53