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Fair Grounds 🏇🏾 // Thursday, Nov. 23rd, 2023 🏇

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last week we welcomed back racing at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, our nation's third-oldest racetrack, in operation since 1872. This 152nd season will see 73 stakes on the schedule worth a combined $9.7 million. The 76-day meet will certainly witness a plethora of drama and excitement, including The Road to the Derby series, which begins on Dec. 23 with the Gun Runner Stakes, the Claiming Crown on Dec. 2nd (the first time at FG since 2011), and, today we have the 99th running of the 200K Thanksgiving Classic, one of many stakes purses that will be the recipient of a 1.2 million increase from last year.

Let's start with a little Thanksgiving History as we are thankful for each person who reads our posts almost daily!

1621: First Thanksgiving thought have taken place

1863: Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each Nov.

1924: Macy's becomes the featured presenter of the Thanksgiving day parade

1934: Detroit Spartans play first Thanksgiving Day NFL game

1966: Dallas Cowboys play their first Thanksgiving Day game

2023: 99th running of the Thanksgiving Stakes at Fairgrounds

Whew, that's a lot of history there so let's get to it! Today's card has 10 races with of course the featured race coming in the 9th for the Thanksgiving classic. When checking on the Lundin Line ranks for this classic you will see four sets of picks. Each of our cappers took a shot at this race so we have our LL consensus picks and each of our picks as well. We thought this would allow you to get some insight on how each of us looks at any given card along with listing our top rated as usual!!!

It's currently raining in New Orleans but it should clear up as the first post leaves the gate we hope. Its going to be a mild day with highs in the mid 50s. As of the writing of this post we have a fast track and good turf meaning today should end up being a great day of racing!!!

Need help pickin' winners? We've got you covered! Our #LundinLine - (Always Free) top pick and best bets are below in this post. We use them to help narrow the field while putting our tickets together. The first post will be here soon, so don't be late - It's time to get #InTheMoney! 💰🏇🏻💰🏇🏻💰🤑

Oh, and don't forget to follow us @_TurtleSports and subscribe to our site so you don't miss any of the action. You'll be glad you did! Let's Ride!

🏇🏻 Fair Grounds // Thur., Nov. 23rd, 2023 🏇🏾

1st Post @ 10:00 PT

R1: 6 - 4 - 7 - 1

R2: 8 - 5 - 6 - 1

R3: 7 - 5 - 2 - 4

R4: 13 - 7 - 11 - 3

R5: 1* - 6 - 5 - 2

R6: 3 - 6 - 8 - 2

R7: 2 - 3 - 1 - 6

R8: 6 - 3 - 10 - 11

R9Ⓢ: 9 - 2 - 4

Mr Lundin: 9-5-6-1

Mr W: 9-2-4-8

Mr Fink: 2-9-4-3

R10: 7* - 11 - 9 - 3

⭑Best Bets

R5: Next Level (#1)

R10: Aztec Gem (#7)

Ⓢtakes Races

R9: $100K Thanksgiving Classic S. (BT)

Hit us up @_TurtleSports, and let us know

what you think!


/ As always, please forgive any typos and grammatical errors

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