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.



Tom’s filly is fast. My filly got bounced around a little down the backside and didn’t get herself put together until the top of the lane. I was real proud of the effort.”

Channing Hill, Jockey of Liora, second
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