2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff Pre-Entries

2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff Pre-Entries

Breeders’ Cup Photo © In what is shaping up to be one of the greatest races in the history of the Breeders’ Cup, reigning Eclipse champions Songbird, Stellar Wind, … Continued

2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Pre-Entries

2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Pre-Entries

© Benoit Photo 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Found, and record-breaking Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Arrogate are among the major … Continued

Breeders’ Cup Workouts Report: 10-24-16

Breeders’ Cup Workouts Report: 10-24-16

Coglianese Photos The morning of October 24th was a busy one at Belmont Park, where the inner turf course was filled with major stakes winners … Continued

Keep Quiet: A Live Longshot in the Juvenile Turf?

Keep Quiet: A Live Longshot in the Juvenile Turf?

Coady Photography As usual, the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) is shaping up to be an exciting and competitive race. Horses like Oscar Performance and Good … Continued

Keen Ice, Curalina Headline Pletcher Workouts at Belmont

Keen Ice, Curalina Headline Pletcher Workouts at Belmont

Photo by Coglianese Photos/Courtney Heeney NYRA Press Release: Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice is under serious consideration for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 5 … Continued

Breeders’ Cup Workouts Report: 10-23-16

Breeders’ Cup Workouts Report: 10-23-16

Gun Runner training at Churchill Downs before the 2016 Kentucky Derby – Coady Photography Sunday morning at Santa Anita was a busy one, with several … Continued

Breeders’ Cup Workouts Report: 10-22-16

Breeders’ Cup Workouts Report: 10-22-16

Melatonin winning the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) – © Benoit Photo With the Breeders’ Cup less than two weeks ago, the action is … Continued

Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries Announcement Will Be Streamed Live

Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries Announcement Will Be Streamed Live

Breeders’ Cup Photo © Breeders’ Cup Press Release: Pre-entered fields for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be announced via a live stream on www.breederscup.com … Continued

Tourist, Celestine Headline Keeneland Breeders’ Cup Workers

Tourist, Celestine Headline Keeneland Breeders’ Cup Workers

Tourist (outside) breezing at Keeneland on October 22nd – Keeneland/Coady Photography Two weeks before the Breeders’ Cup is held at Santa Anita, a handful of … 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!”

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