Diamonds in the Rough: 7-18-16

Diamonds in the Rough: 7-18-16

Every summer, the start of racing at Del Mar and Saratoga ushers in another season of top-notch two-year-old racing, where the possibility exists to see future … Continued

I’m a Chatterbox Adds Intrigue to Deep Division

I’m a Chatterbox Adds Intrigue to Deep Division

I’m a Chatterbox at Keeneland on October 11th – Keeneland Photo With Beholder and Cavorting staking their claims as the leading older females in the country, and with Songbird and Carina Mia impressing … Continued

Sticksstatelydude a Rising Star in the 3yo Division

Sticksstatelydude a Rising Star in the 3yo Division

Sticksstatelydude training at Keeneland in October 2015 – Keeneland Photo Look out, Nyquist, Exaggerator, and Creator–there’s a promising new three-year-old on the scene, and he looks poised … Continued

Filly Wins at Ellis One Year After Mom’s Victory

Filly Wins at Ellis One Year After Mom’s Victory

Coady Photography Ellis Park Press Release: Horse owner-breeder Bobby Hunt had wanted to run Betrothal and Runaway Betty on the same day last year at … Continued

Tagg Shares Updates on Highland Sky, Tale of S’avall

Tagg Shares Updates on Highland Sky, Tale of S’avall

Tale of S’avall winning his debut at Saratoga – Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos NYRA Press Release: Highland Sky came within a neck of his first career … Continued

Honor Thy Father Romps in Ellis Park Maiden Race

Honor Thy Father Romps in Ellis Park Maiden Race

Ellis Park Press Release: Trainer Kenny McPeek has used Ellis Park’s maiden races for 2-year-olds to great effect as a launching pad to future stakes … Continued

Horse racing is the perfect sport for discussions and debates. Put five handicappers in a room together and ask them to choose the winner of a given race, and you might very well end up with five different selections. Ask five history fans which horse is the greatest of all time, and you’ll likely receive another five different answers. Which trainer is the best? Which jockey is the best? Which was the greatest Kentucky Derby of all time? The greatest Breeders’ Cup Classic? The greatest upset? The greatest racetrack?

Here at The Turf Board, you will find general news stories, reports of morning workouts, fascinating history articles, and handicapping insights for the world’s greatest horse races. But The Turf Board is more than just a news site–it’s a place for people to gather and discuss their favorite sport with fellow racing fans. The articles on The Turf Board are intended to be a jumping-off point for discussions in the comments section of each article, and on the Turf Board Forums. Have a question about the Kentucky Derby? Looking for advice on handicapping European races? Feel free to start a topic and let the conversation begin! I will be an active participant in the forums and comments, and I hope you will join me throughout the year to discuss all the latest news in the “Sport of Kings!”

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to having you as a member of the Turf Board community!

-J. Keeler Johnson (“Keelerman”)