Black Gold 5 Carryover Now Exceeds $515,000 at the Fair Grounds

2/16/2019 – Silver Dust with jockey Jack Gilligan aboard turns into the stretch and goes on to capture the 34th running of the Grade III $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap from Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Britt Benson

A total of $515,317 will be carried over into the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Black Gold 5, a bet which only pays out the entire pool if there is a single winning ticket.

Live racing action resumes on Sunday, March 10 at 12:30 p.m. CT. The Black Gold will begin in Race 5, which has a scheduled post time of 2:23 p.m. CT.



The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds
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