Toby Turrell has been clocking horses in Southern California for more than 20 years, and is widely recognized as one of the circuit's premier morning observers. In 2007-'08, he also spent much of the season around the country at prestigious meets such as Keeneland, Fair Grounds and Churchill Downs, where he was track side clocking Kentucky Derby contenders.
Spent as much time in 2007-'08 following the daily routine of Horse of the Year Curlin than perhaps any man other than the horses' connections.
Turrell has published the popular Winner's Card selection sheet on-track at Southern California's racing meets for two decades, nicknamed "The Yellow Sheet" by local favorites. Moved the Winner's Card online for the first time during the 2006-'07 Santa Anita winter-spring meeting, and added a full-fledged, detailed, daily workout report to his arsenal during the 2007 Del Mar meeting. Toby Turrell is a horse racing aficionado with regal bloodlines. A member of the noted Baedeker family of Southern California racing, his grandfather, Bud, pioneered the racing information business in the area in 1938. Two of his uncles are TVG analyst Bob Baedeker and former Hollywood Park president Rick Baedeker, and his father, Terry Turrell, has been a syndicated newspaper handicapper in Southern California for more than 30 years. A successful stakes-winning owner and breeder as well, enjoying success at many levels of the racing industry.
Toby also is a successful handicapping tournament player, having twice qualified for the prestigious DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship.
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Articles by Toby:
My Breeders' Cup Countdown Is Officially On
Toby Turrell - Trackside at Churchill Downs
Toby Turrell on the Preakness
Toby Turrell On The Belmont 2009
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