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Pedigree Power
Posted Saturday, June 27, 2015
There was a heatwave in Louisville as He's Comin in Hot won the Bashford Manor and Cosmic Evolution dominated the Debutante.
Posted Friday, June 26, 2015
The Bashford Manor Stakes (G-3) is the first chance for two year old colts flash their speed in a graded stakes race.
Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Take these factors into account before handicapping your next maiden race.
Posted Sunday, June 21, 2015
A basic knowledge of how to read a pedigree chart can increase a bettor’s bankroll by opening up a whole new segment of racing.
Posted Sunday, June 14, 2015
There are two common factors that almost all of the Triple Crown winners share as sires. Does American Pharoah carry these traits?
Posted Sunday, May 31, 2015
The summer racing season is just around the corner. Join Horse Racing Nation as we unveil the new 2016 Kentucky Derby Rankings.
Posted Friday, May 29, 2015
The Belmont Stakes has long been anointed as the true test of champions. However, the race hasn't been kind to the majority of the last 15 winners.
Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Laurie Ross presents the seven important factors to consider when betting the Belmont Stakes.
Posted Friday, May 15, 2015
Under masterful guidance by Javier Castellano, Keen Pauline stole a blanket of Black-Eyed Susans.
Posted Thursday, May 14, 2015
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross don't see eye to eye on the three-year-old fillies lining up for Friday's Black-Eyed Susan.
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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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