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.