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  • Highland Reel wins another big one, this time in the Prince of Wales's at Royal Ascot.Posted 2 days ago
  • Highland Reel (2-1) powers to victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal AscotPosted 2 days ago
  • Lady Aurelia (2-1) easily wins at Royal Ascot again in the King's Stand (G1).Posted 3 days ago
  • Timeline (1-10) cruises in Monmouth's Pegasus Stakes to remain perfect..Posted 5 days ago
  • Sweeping Paddy (7-2) pounces and scores in the Regret Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-2) romps home much the best in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster.Posted 5 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled (1-1) way too much for her Fleur de Lis foes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Kasaqui (3-1) rolls down the lane to victory in the Wise Dan.Posted 5 days ago
  • Faypien (7-2) edges Mopotism in the Grade 2 Summertime Oaks.Posted 6 days ago
  • McCraken (1-5) rolls to a facile score in the Matt Winn.Posted 6 days ago
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Royal Ascot 2017


HRN Original Blog:
Dueling Down The Stretch
Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017
We will miss Mastery, and the potential that will be left unfilled.
Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Classic Empire, the reigning Juvenile Champion, has once again been re-routed.
Posted Sunday, March 19, 2017
Malagacy has given Todd Pletcher the hottest hand of any trainer aiming for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Friday, March 17, 2017
Going into this year’s Rebel Stakes, I wonder which of the Baffert won Rebel editions was the best? American Pharoah was obviously the best Baffert trainee to emerge from the Rebel, but was his performance the most exciting? If not, who gets that honor, and will American Anthem upstage them?
Posted Friday, March 10, 2017
The numbers say that Unique Bella is not just equal to Songbird, but faster.
Posted Sunday, February 12, 2017
McCraken's win in the Sam F. Davis makes him a top Kentucky Derby prospect.
Posted Friday, February 03, 2017
Bidding farewell to four-time champion Beholder.
Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017
“The scary part is he just keeps getting better and better. I feel like this year, we will be seeing what Pharoah could have done if he were to run at four.”
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.
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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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