Effinex Will Skip Woodward, Target Jockey Club Gold Cup

Effinex Will Skip Woodward, Target Jockey Club Gold Cup

Effinex (background) will attempt to improve on his third-place finish in the 2015 Jockey Club Gold Cup. Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand NYRA Press Release: … Continued

Bradester Brings Win Streak into Woodward Stakes

Bradester Brings Win Streak into Woodward Stakes

Coady Photography NYRA Press Release: Joseph Sutton’s Bradester will look to ride his three-race win streak all the way into Saratoga’s closing weekend in the … Continued

Samraat Ready for Woodward Stakes

Samraat Ready for Woodward Stakes

Morning at Saratoga – Photo by Coglianese Photos/Susie Raisher NYRA Press Release: Grade 2 Suburban Handicap runner-up Samraat remains on track for the Grade 1, $600,000 … Continued

2017 is “Ultimate Goal” for Not This Time, Reedini

2017 is “Ultimate Goal” for Not This Time, Reedini

Reedini breaks his maiden at Ellis Park – Coady Photography Ellis Park Press Release: Ellis Park last summer launched Brody’s Cause on his way to running … Continued

Not This Time Dazzles By 10 Lengths at Ellis Park

Not This Time Dazzles By 10 Lengths at Ellis Park

Coady Photography Ellis Park Press Release: Dennis Albaugh’s Albaugh Family Stable and trainer Dale Romans swept Ellis Park’s pair of 2-year-old maiden races Friday, with Not … 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”)