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.”

PABLO MORALES, RIDER OF THE WINNER WELL DEFINED

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