• Miss Temple City (8-5) hits the wire just in front in the Grade 1 Matriarch.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 1 day ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 1 day ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 1 day ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 1 day ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 1 day ago
  • Whitmore wins the 6th race at Aqueduct, his first race back since the Kentucky Derby.Posted 1 day ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Saturday, November 26, 2016
McCraken remained undefeated while capturing his first graded stakes victory.
Posted Friday, November 25, 2016
Ten two-year-olds will stretch their legs in the 1 1/8 mile Remsen. Who has the pedigree to handle the distance?
Posted Saturday, November 19, 2016
Gunnevera made short work of a competitive group of two-year-old colts to win the Delta Downs Jackpot by 5 3/4 lengths.
Posted Friday, November 18, 2016
Not This Time was a neck shy of becoming the 2016 Juvenile Champion. Does he have the pedigree to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby?
Posted Saturday, November 05, 2016
Champagne Room pulls off the upset in the Juvenile Fillies at 33-1.
Posted Thursday, November 03, 2016
Longshots rule in the Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita.
Posted Thursday, October 27, 2016
Reviewing the pros and cons of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies contenders.
Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Race 4 on the Breeders' Cup Saturday Card may wind up with ten entrants, the smallest field since 2013.
Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies has been contested for 31 years. During this time, racing fans have witnessed thrilling finishes and champions in the making.
Posted Monday, October 10, 2016
Practical Joke is undefeated, but how far can he go?
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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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