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  • California Chrome and Beholder are the Champion Older Dirt Horses.Posted 34 minutes ago
  • Tepin and Flintshire are the Champions of the Turf.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Drefong and Finest City are the Eclipse Award winning Sprinters.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Guest Suite (5-2) powers home best in the Lecomte Stakes.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Hy Riverside (3-1) gets the bob to win the Sunshine Millions Classic.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Finest City (2-5) easily scoots away in the Grade 2 Santa Monica.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Farrell (4-5) rolls to victory in the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Hawaakom (7-2) rolls home late to win the Louisiana Stakes.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Away nearly a year, Early Entry (4-1) returns to best the favorites in the SM Sprint.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Prize Exhibit (3-1) powers home the best in the Megahertz.Posted 5 days ago


HRN Original Blog:
Dueling Down The Stretch
Posted Friday, January 13, 2017
There are three Horse of the Year nominees, all worthy in their own way, but only one will be crowned victor. Who is your Horse of the Year?
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.
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Meet Laura Pugh


Laura Pugh got her first taste of Thoroughbred Racing when she watched War Emblem take the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2001. After that point, she fell in love with the sport, reading every piece of news and information she could get her fingertips on.


Laura has a long history with horses in general, taking her first ride on her fifth birthday, with her first official riding lesson when she was eight years old. Both years she attended college she joined her school’s equestrian team, first at the now closed Virginia Intermont College, then again at Delaware State University. Unfortunately, after back and shoulder injuries, she had to hang up her saddle. 


In 2010 Laura came to Horse Racing Nation, but soon branched out to other media outlets, such as Lady and the Track, TwinSpires.com, and USRacing. She currently works at a local newspaper as a community reporter, while making a return to Horse Racing Nation, where she will once again feature her opinionated columns on the latest in horse racing. 

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