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Dead Heat Debates
Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014
Racing needs its new fans to stay. It cannot afford to let the "bad apples" chase them out. Our words have the potential to embrace or hurt, to give a new fan the first impression that tells them whether they should stay or go. Let us make sure that we give them a good and welcoming first impression.
Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Dead Heat Debates' Laura Pugh gives her take on the second round of the yearling sales, at Saratoga's Fasig Tipton Sale.
Posted Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Blogger, Laura Pugh, tries her hand at accessing bloodstock, while evaluating the yearlings during Day One, at Saratoga's Fasig Tipton Sale.
Posted Sunday, July 13, 2014
Don't take my word for it, take a look at the beauty and pageantry of Delaware Park at its finest!
Posted Friday, July 11, 2014
As Princess of Sylmar looks to add her name to the growing list of top class mares that have taken Delaware Park's prized jewel, I find myself thinking back to when another small, plucky chestnut filly ran, in what would what would later be named the race of the year, and what was the last race in what would be a terrific rivalry.....Blind Luck.
Posted Sunday, June 08, 2014
Laura Pugh, of Dead Heat Debates, offers her thoughts and reflections, after an eventful Belmont Stakes Day.
Posted Friday, June 06, 2014
A friend of mine told me that the Derby is won by the luckiest horse, the Preakness by the best horse, and the Belmont by the horse with the most stamina. For the most part, I believe those are wise words and above all true words. However, there are always caveats.
Posted Friday, May 02, 2014
As promised, Laura Pugh is back with her final, top four for the Kentucky Derby. Which one do you think has the best shot to take the Run for the Roses?
Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In her return to the blogging circles, author, Laura Pugh offers her take on the Derby field, post Derby Post Post Position Draw.
Posted Sunday, February 23, 2014
Recapping the Fountain of Youth, Davona Dale, Risen Star and Rachel Alexandra Stakes. What to take away from each and who looks like they have the most potential to succeed the first Friday and Saturday in May.
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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!