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HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross go head-and-head handicapping the Haskell!
Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014
Featuring the debut of Tapit's half brother & the week's results.
Posted Friday, July 18, 2014
'Capping the Schuylerville and Race 2 of Saratoga's opening day.
Posted Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Race Picks & two year olds to watch across the nation.
Posted Monday, July 07, 2014
Recapping the weekend's two year old winners.
Posted Thursday, July 03, 2014
Highlighting today's maidens at Belmont and recent winners.
Posted Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Featuring recent winners, entries at Belmont and works at Saratoga.
Posted Sunday, June 29, 2014
Maiden winners watch list, plus works from Arlington, Belmont and Gulfstream.
Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Reviewing the top workers and blue bloods from Saratoga and Santa Anita.
Posted Monday, June 23, 2014
The Kiddie List searches for the best and brightest of this next generation of two year olds. Discover them here before they hit the national radar.
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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.