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Turf Paradise 🏇🏾// Thurs., March 14 2024

Happy Thursday & National Pi Day! π 🥧

What an exciting Thursday this is. We've got the biggest day on the Turf Paradise calendar, falling on Pi Day π..

(quick reminder if it's been a while since you took a geometry class)

Pi is a mathematical constant representing the ratio of a circle's

circumference to its diameter. It's approximately equal to 3.14159, but the

decimal representation never ends and has no repeating patterns. If you're thinking - "aren't there people who memorize an insane number of decimal places for pi"?

Yes, and the Guinness World record is 70,000.

All that being said - the key number for today isn't 3.14 but rather 5, as in 5 stakes races on today's action-packed 9-race card at Turf Paradise. Highlighting this big day of racing in Phoenix, Arizona, is the Turf Paradise Derby in R7. Inaugurated in 1986, this non-graded stakes race for three-year-olds will be run on the dirt track at a distance of 1 1/16 miles. According to Wikipedia, The Turf Paradise is "a prep for the Kentucky Derby, although it does not offer Derby qualifying points.". We're not exactly sure how that works, but if someone knows, please shoot us a note.

Points or no points, we are excited for the Derby and all the other races. Since we don't cap quarter horse races, you will receive our picks for R3 through R9 with Best Bets in R4 & R5 (Did someone say Pick 3 (Races 3-4-5)?

(If you're not very familiar with Turf Paradise, see ✱ below)


Need help pickin' winners? We've got you covered! Our #LundinLine - (Always Free) top pix and best bets are below in this post. We use them to help narrow down the field while we're puttin' our tickets together. 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! 🏇🏾


Turf Paradise 🏇🏾 // Thurs., March 14th,2024

1st Post @ 1:25 MT (10:25 ET)

R1: Quarter Horses -No Picks

R2: Quarter Horses -No Picks

R3: 6-4-3-1

R4: 6⭑-8-2-4

R5Ⓢ: 2⭑-3-4-7

R6Ⓢ: 1-7-2-6

R7Ⓢ: 4-2-8-1

R8Ⓢ: 12-9-7-5

R9Ⓢ: 2-7-3-5

⭑Best Bets

R4: Westport Captain (#6)

R5: War at Sea (#2)

Ⓢtakes Races

R5: 60K R5 Cotton Fitzsimmons S.

R6: 60K Arizona Oaks

R7: 60K Turf Paradise Derby

R8: 60K Phoenix Gold Cup S.

R9: 60K Queen of the Green S.



✱ Turf Paradise, located in Phoenix, Arizona includes a 1 mi. oval track & 7 furlong turf oval. Lately, it's been a roller coaster ride for this track, which opened in 1956. Last September, it was announced that the track was being sold and that all live racing would cease in October. After the sale of the Turf Paradise property fell through, owner Jerry Sims found a new buyer, and it was announced that live racing would continue under new ownership. Unfortunately, that deal also fell through. Jerry Sims continues to look for a new buyer with the hope that live racing will continue. We hope that happens.

Hit us up @_TurtleSports and let us know what you think!


/ As always, please forgive any typos and grammatical errors

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