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  • Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 24 minutes ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 3 hours ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 2 days ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 2 days ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 2 days ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 2 days ago
  • Multiple graded stakes winner, Alsvid, has been retired from racing.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Sunday, February 12, 2017
The popular contest designated for women handicappers returns Saturday, February 18.
Posted Friday, February 10, 2017
The latest surprise on the 2017 Kentucky Derby trail still has questions to answer.
Posted Tuesday, February 07, 2017
El Areeb has dominated the shorter New York preps for the Kentucky Derby. Can he handle the distance test?
Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017
Undefeated Maryland invader Irish War Cry beats up on 2YO Champ Classic Empire.
Posted Saturday, January 28, 2017
The highly anticipated match melted, as Arrogate turned on the heat in the Pegasus World Cup.
Posted Saturday, January 21, 2017
The 2016 Eclipse Awards are underway at Gulfstream Park, and as expected the Horse of the Year, for the second time is California Chrome!
Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017
Mo Town is number 5 with a bullet on the 2017 Kentucky Derby leaderboard. Can he go all the way to #1?
Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gormley has class, speed and tenacity. How will he fare on the 2017 Kentucky Derby Trail?
Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Choosing the winners of the Eclipse Awards is no easy task.
Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Is the untested Mastery Baffert's best Kentucky Derby bet?
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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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