• Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 1 day ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 1 day ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 1 day ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 1 day ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Monday, February 01, 2016
Does the Withers winner Sunny Ridge have Kentucky Derby potential?
Posted Monday, January 25, 2016
The racing world was stunned by the passing of Claiborne’s top stallion Arch from a sudden heart attack on January 20, 2016.
Posted Saturday, January 16, 2016
The 2015 Eclipse Awards are over, and American Pharoah was the star of the evening!
Posted Monday, January 11, 2016
Will Collected become Bob Baffert's next Kentucky Derby horse?
Posted Thursday, January 07, 2016
Laurie Ross reviews her voting for the 2015 Eclipse Awards, and explains why she made the choices she did.
Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Can Brody's Cause become the first son of Giant's Causeway to win the Kentucky Derby?
Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Will Mor Spirit give Bob Baffert another Kentucky Derby trophy?
Posted Thursday, December 17, 2015
If Nyquist is considered to be the best two year old colt in America, Swipe is right behind him as second best. Will Swipe eventually beat his nemesis?
Posted Monday, December 14, 2015
Is Mohaymen this year's version of Frosted?
Posted Wednesday, December 09, 2015
With his unbeaten record culminating in a triumph in the Breeders’ Cup, Nyquist has been installed as the early 2016 Kentucky Derby favorite. Can he beat a 30-year slump?
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Meet Laurie Ross


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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