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  • Disco Partner (5-2) rolls last to first to win the Elusive Quality on the Belmont lawn.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Battalion Runner and Malagacy will NOT run in the Kentucky Derby, per Todd Pletcher.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Thunder Snow confirmed for the Kentucky Derby by Godolphin.Posted 1 day ago
  • Quiet Business (16-1) powers home to win the Bewitch at Keeneland.Posted 1 day ago
  • Celtic Chaos (7-1) gets up on the wire to win the Affirmed Success.Posted 1 day ago
  • Girvin, the Kentucky Derby points leader, has a quarter crack, via Byron King.Posted 3 days ago
  • Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 6 days ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 7 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 7 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 7 days ago
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HRN Original Blog:
Dueling Down The Stretch
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.
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?
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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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