Turfway Park in Boone County, Kentucky, runs races over an all-weather track. About 5 years ago many tracks switched to synthetic surfaces because they thought that dirt led to more injuries. It turns out that dirt doesn’t lead to more injuries. Turfway Park never switched back. Now that you know some history about the racetrack, keep reading for three top picks! Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Turfway Park for Thursday, March 26. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Turfway Park Horse Racing Picks
- When: Thursday, March 26 at 6:15 pm ET
- Where: Boone County, Kentucky
- Weather: Rain Showers
- Temperature: High 71 – Low 60
Horse Racing Picks for Turfway Park on March 26
Race 4 – 7:42 pm ET – 1 Mile All-Weather– Claiming $10,000
Trainer Bob Hess saddles 9/2 Horse Racing Odds on the morning line Cause for Pardon in the fourth on Turfway’s Thursday card. Cause for Pardon gets blinkers, showed speed on the turf in a race at Gulfstream in its last, and drops from the $25,000 claiming level. If the Hess trainee takes to the all-weather, forget it. Pardon should win by open lengths.
Quality Road sired Tobacco Road hasn’t raced in anything close to this bottom-level claimer. The 4-year-old ran in a $48K Allowance n3L in his last. Trainer John Ennis wants to cash a check with this guy. Putting bug boy Joshua Morales on Tobacco’s back should definitely help the cause.
Let’s try and add value in the trifecta with 15/1 on the morning line Warrior’s Dream. The 6-year-old gelding finished third in its last. That was at 6 ½ furlongs. This race is at 1-mile, which should help this one’s chances. Warrior’s Dream has a win from 2 races at the distance.
- Win: Cause for Pardon
- Place: Tobacco Road
- Show: Warrior’s Dream
Race 6 – 8:42 pm ET – 1 1/8 miles All-Weather – Allowance OC $25,000
Finnick the Fierce looks tough but why does he show up in this optional claimer? He raced in the Grade 3 Lecomte and the Grade 2 Risen Star.
We landed on 12/1 Horse Racing Odds on the morning line El Ahijado. Make no mistake, there are some bad races in EA’s past performances. But when this Sal Guerrero trained, English Channel sired runner wants to race, he can. 1 win from 20 starts is worrisome. This event is wide-open, though. Sometimes, you must take a shot.
The aforementioned Finnick the Fierce should fill out the exacta. The runs in the Lecomte and Risen Star were good enough to win this. The sole question is whether Finnick takes to the all-weather.
Bahama Channel is another 12/1 on the morning line shot with a single win from over 10 races. Channel finished second at the optional claiming $50K level. This is a drop. Also, the colt should relish the 1 1/8 mile distance since his sire is English Channel.
- Win: El Ahijado
- Place: Finnick the Fierce
- Show: Bahama Channel
Race 7 – 9:12 pm ET – 1 Mile All-Weather – Allowance OC $25,000
Shakes Creek goes first time for trainer Genaro Garcia. That’s only a 12% winning move. But, Creek has a 4-4-2 record from 15 races, a win and second on the AW from 4 races, and gets bug boy Joseph Ramos. Shakes Creek looks like a great choice to build exotic tickets around.
Tom Amoss saddles Landofthepharoahs. The Cairo Prince sired colt takes a massive drop in class for Amoss. Tom is 27% winners with his sprint to route runners while this dude has 2 wins and 3 seconds from 7 races on the all-weather.
JW Ruckus hasn’t won since Oct. 16. That race happened on the dirt at Mountaineer. But, Ruckus has 6 seconds and 5 thirds from 19 races, making the 5-year-old horse a must use in all exotic wagers.
- Win: Shakes Creek
- Place: Landofthepharoahs
- Show: Bahama Channel