Archives for February 21, 2019

Friday features Huge Stronach 5 Wager Carryover

The Stronach 5 will have a record pool Friday when the national wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout begins with a carryover of $169,305.51.

The Stronach 5 will kick off at 4:35 p.m. with the ninth race at Laurel Park. It will be followed by a pair of turf races from Gulfstream Park and a five furlong dash from Golden Gate Fields before finishing at Santa Anita Park with an allowance optional claimer at 6 1/2- furlongs on the downhill course.

There were no winning tickets in last week’s Stronach 5 after a $140 winner at Golden Gate and an $89.20 winner at Gulfstream.

Stronach 5 past performances:

Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence

Leg One – Laurel Park 9th Race – (10 entries, 6 furlongs) 4:35 ET, 1:35 PT

Leg Two – Gulfstream Park 10th Race – (16 entries, 1 1/16 miles turf) 5:12 ET, 2:12 PT

Leg Three – Gulfstream Park 11th Race – (16 entries, one mile turf) 5:42 ET, 2:42 PT

Leg Four – Golden Gate Fields 5th Race – (12 entries, 5 furlongs) 5:54 ET, 2:54 PT

Leg Five – Santa Anita Park 5th Race – (12 entries, 6 ½ furlongs turf) 6:-07 ET, 3:07 PT

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.

For the Stronach 5, 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.

Is Horse Racing Alive in Georgia? Could Be

Proposal to allow horse racing in Georgia clears Senate panel

Georgia has taken a step toward allowing horse racing in the state.

A Senate panel on Wednesday gave approval to a bill that would allow up to three horse-racing tracks in Georgia.

The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Brandon Beach, said Wednesday’s 5-2 vote was the first time the proposal has cleared a Senate committee.

“It’s a big step,” the Alpharetta Republican said. “I feel real good about it.”

Beach, who is running for the 6th Congressional District seat, said he envisions a racetrack with a mix of uses similar to the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park that would be a boon for the economy in Middle and South Georgia.

Beach proposed legislation in two parts.

Senate Resolution 84 would put a question on an upcoming ballot asking Georgia voters whether betting on horse racing should be legal. Senate Bill 45 would create a Georgia Horse Racing Commission that would be tasked with approving up to three licenses and regulating the facilities.

“Rural Georgia will benefit from this,” Beach said. “There’s horse farms, hay farms, breeding and auctions. It will create thousands of jobs.”

Click here to view original web page at www.ajc.com about horse racing in Georgia