Fair Grounds News: Black Gold 5 Carryover Up to $153,218 Going Into Thursday’s Race Card

A total of $153,218 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 Thursday, February 14 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.


(Well Defined) has a ton of natural talent and I was going to take advantage of that today,” Morales explained. “I wasn’t too worried about where I was going to be because we were really lucky with the draw position on the outside, so I figured I was going to ride a cool race.

“The horse is naturally fast and has a super-long stride, so I was going to come out running, but if somebody wanted to take the lead, I was OK with that,” Morales said. No one did, and he stretched the lead to three lengths from Knicks Go up the backstretch.

“All I wanted to do was ride a cool and collected race and keep my horse running,” Morales said. “I didn’t feel like I was going that fast at all, and my horse was going as comfortable as he possible could.

“I knew he was doing it relaxed and very much on his own. I had a lot of horse going into the second turn, so I figured I was going to ask him a little more and not wait for them to get me. If they were going to catch me, they were really going to have to come running.”


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