• ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Winx!Posted 4 days ago
  • Elektrum (5-2) gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 3 Dowager at Keeneland.Posted 5 days ago
  • Roca Rojo (4-1) storms home to romp in Belmont's Athenia.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 6 days ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 6 days ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 6 days ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 6 days ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 6 days ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 7 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

HRN Original Blog:
Dead Heat Debates
Posted Monday, June 20, 2016
Currently Nyquist heads the three-year-old division, but should he fall short in his next couple starts, Gun Runner will be provided with a chance to overtake him.
Posted Friday, April 15, 2016
Cupid seemingly has all the tools to excel, but can he overcome his inexperience, a wide post, and a questionable pedigree?
Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Can Cathryn Sophia challenge Songbird anytime soon? Dead Heat Debates' Laura Pugh and Zipse At The Track's Brian Zipse argue the topic in this HRN Point/Counterpoint.
Posted Monday, December 14, 2015
It would seem that Sports Illustrated is not pleased at the backlash their decision, to crown Serena Williams the SI Sportaman of the Year, has received. Just before 12:30pm, they posted a story titled “American Pharoah Congratulates Serena Williams”.
Posted Thursday, November 26, 2015
Come see what the fans of racing, and myself, are most thankful!
Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015
In a return to HRN, Dead Heat Debates Author, Laura Pugh picks up right where she left off.....stirring the pot! What do you think? Should American Pharoah keep his crown even if he tastes defeat in the Classic? Some say yes, some say no.....what say you?
Posted Monday, March 09, 2015
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 had plenty of expectations going in and our athletes did not disappoint.
Posted Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Typically used to determine the recipients of that season’s Eclipse Awards, the Breeders' Cup would lose some of that distinction, as several key participants went on to race post-BC.
Posted Friday, November 14, 2014
The connections of Chrome are trying something new, thinking outside the box, like the fans have been asking.
Posted Friday, October 31, 2014
Goldencents was indeed golden, when making history in the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile.
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Meet Laura Pugh


For as long as i can remember I have always loved horses and writing. The first race I ever watched was War Emblem's Preakness Stakes, but I didn't really start to get into racing until the next year where watched and cheered Empire Maker through the Derby, and yes, the Belmont.

I didn't begin writing until a few years later, when I created my own blog Horsin' Around. It didn't take long for me to realize that my niche was stirring the pot and creating heated debates, especially during the time of Big Brown vs Curlin and Rachel Alexandra vs Zenyatta. I was a Curlin and Rachel fan.

Now I am here under the name of Dead Heat Debates, and hoping to live up to that name. Have fun and let the opinions fly! 

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