BLACK GOLD 5 REACHES $130,326 HEADING INTO SUNDAY
BLACK GOLD 5 REACHES $130,326 AT FAIR GROUNDS HEADING INTO SUNDAY
New Orleans (January 4, 2019) – The Black Gold 5 jackpot, a .50 cent minimum wager where bettors are required to pick the winners of the final five races of the day at Fair Grounds Racecourse, reached $130,326 heading into the nine race Sunday card. If you hold the only winning ticket, you take home the entire pot.
Race 5 on the Sunday card, an allowance optional claiming race going one mile and one sixteenth over the main track, will kick off the Black Gold 5 with Brad Cox’s Spider Dance listed as the 5/2 morning line favorite with Florent Geroux aboard. Approximate post time for race 5 is 2:26 pm (CST).
The Sunday Black Gold 5 will also feature a maiden special weight race over the turf course that drew a field of ten in race 9. Reluctant Warrior for trainer Beverly Buress is listed as the 7/2 morning line favorite with James Graham aboard. Approximate post time is 3:53 pm (CST)
First post for the Sunday card is 12:30 Pm (CST).
About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots: Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, one of the nation’s oldest racetracks, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, LA, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global
Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 13 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. The 148th Thoroughbred Racing Season – highlighted by the 107 th running of the Louisiana Derby – will run from November 28, 2019 through March 29, 2020. More information can be found online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.
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