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Digest (Sept. 27): Stronach 5 to debut with Laurel Park

Digest (Sept. 27): Stronach 5 to debut with Laurel Park

Laurel Park 's ninth race today will serve as the launching pad of the inaugural Stronach 5, a national wager featuring five races at four tracks across the country and offering an industry low 12 percent takeout. A field of nine was entered in the $22,000 maiden claiming event for 2-year-olds going 5 furlongs on the main track. After Laurel's ninth, which has a post time of 5:26 p.m., the Stronach 5 will continue with Race 4 from Santa Anita (5:32 post), Race 8 from Gulfstream Park (5:38), Race 4 from Golden Gate Fields (5:50) and Race 9 from Gulfstream (6:08). A total of 52 horses were entered in the five races, an average of 10.4 starters per race. The inaugural Stronach 5 will have...

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