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  • Minding rolls home an easy winner of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.Posted 2 days ago
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 3 days ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 3 days ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 3 days ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 3 days ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 3 days ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 4 days ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 9 days ago

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Pedigree Power
Posted Friday, June 24, 2016
Untapable starts a new career next year. Can she carry on the legacy of her female family?
Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016
The freshman sires' offspring are emerging. Take a closer look at this year's stars.
Posted Monday, June 06, 2016
Pedigree is a major factor in the Belmont Stakes. Which contenders can get the distance?
Posted Thursday, May 26, 2016
Join the only website in the world that offers up to the minute news and an ever expanding wiki of Thoroughbred racehorses.
Posted Saturday, May 21, 2016
With a perfectly timed ride, Joel Rosario rallied Takeover Target to victory the Dixie Stakes.
Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Nyquist is poised to become our second Triple Crown hero this century, following on the heels of American Pharoah.
Posted Friday, April 22, 2016
Laurie Ross from Pedigree Power analyzes the impact of birth order in Kentucky Derby winners.
Posted Monday, April 11, 2016
Will Outwork give Todd Pletcher another Kentucky Derby Victory?
Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross weed out the pretenders in the Blue Grass Stakes, but do they agree on the same contenders?
Posted Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Destin made history with his Tampa Bay Derby victory. Will he become the first classic winner for his sire Giant's Causeway?
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I've been around horses for most of my life, working in racing stables as a hot walker and exercise rider in my teenage years, and later as a volunteer with rescued and retired racehorses. I became interested in pedigree when the sons and daughters of my favorite horses started their racing careers.   

 

For more than a decade, I've passionately studied pedigree, how it applies to handicapping and breeding theories. In 2010, I joined Horse Racing Nation as their Pedigree Analyst, focusing on juvenile stakes winners, Triple Crown contenders and first crop sires from a handicapping perspective.   

 

In 2011, I accepted the role of South Florida Coordinator and Advisory Board Member for the national non-profit Thoroughbred Racing Fan Association (ThoroFan). Working closely with Gulfstream Park management and other race fans, we created a ThoroFan Chapter at Gulfstream Race Track. Our main project is assisting Thoroughbred rescue and re-training groups.

 

I continue to maintain my website Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds and blog of the same name. As a pedigree consultant, I specialize in assisting small to mid-size breeding/training operations with broodmare breeding reports, sales catalog analysis and recommendations on claims and private sales. 10 - 20% of all proceeds are donated to Thoroughbred rescue and retraining groups.
 
I welcome your questions regarding pedigree, handicapping and breeding. If you would like me to cover a specific topic please contact me at lross@horseracingnation.com.
 
 

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