• ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Winx!Posted 3 days ago
  • Elektrum (5-2) gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 3 Dowager at Keeneland.Posted 3 days ago
  • Roca Rojo (4-1) storms home to romp in Belmont's Athenia.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 4 days ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 4 days ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 4 days ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 5 days ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 5 days ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 5 days ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 5 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Thursday, October 27, 2016
Reviewing the pros and cons of the 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?
Posted Saturday, October 01, 2016
Gormley upset Klimt in an eventful edition of the FrontRunner Stakes
Posted Friday, September 30, 2016
Will Klimt follow in the hoof prints of American Pharoah and Nyquist?
Posted Thursday, September 08, 2016
Is Klimt Bob Baffert's next Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner?
Posted Monday, September 05, 2016
Practical Joke remains undefeated in a Hopeful Stakes thriller.
Posted Friday, September 02, 2016
The field for the $350,000 Hopeful (G1) at Saratoga features two graded stakes winners and five eager newcomers in the final juvenile stakes of the meeting.
Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Fresh off of a maiden score at Gulfstream Park, a little-known colt named Gunnevera quickly caught the attention of racing fans when he captured the Grade 2 Saratoga Special. The two-year-old has developed a habit of settling far behind the pack and is developing a closer’s running style. Gunnevera displayed this characteristic in the Saratoga Special, running down the pacesetting favorite, Recruiting Ready, to score a one-length victory.
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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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