Posted Monday, April 14, 2014
Will Danza be a one-hit wonder or a star of this year's Kentucky Derby?
Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014
Faced with a full field of 15 in the Blue Grass Stakes, Florida Filly Ashley Tamulonis and Pedigree Power's Laurie Ross weed out the pretenders from the contenders.
Posted Monday, April 07, 2014
He's been beaten by Constitution and Cairo Prince. Does Wicked Strong have what it takes to turn the tables in the 2014 Kentucky Derby?
Posted Thursday, April 03, 2014
Florida Filly Ashley Tamulonis and Pedigree Power Laurie Ross are on a California roll handicapping the Santa Anita Derby.
Posted Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Once again, the “Apollo curse” comments are dragged out and dusted off. Someday, it will be put to rest. Will Constitution be the one to do it?
Posted Saturday, March 29, 2014
Constitution stays an undefeated three for three while earning 100 Derby points.
Posted Thursday, March 27, 2014
Florida Filly Ashley Tamulonis and Pedigree Power Laurie Ross go head and head to 'cap the Florida Derby - much like Wildcat Red and General A Rod.
Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Can We Miss Artie follow Animal Kingdom's hoof prints to the Kentucky Derby?
Posted Friday, March 14, 2014
He’s the fastest colt in training in California right now, but how will California Chrome fare against the east coasters at 1 1/4 miles?
Posted Friday, March 14, 2014
An update on the 2014 Kentucky Derby contenders that are off of the trail, had setbacks, or have not worked out for a month or more. (As of March 14).
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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.