• High Noon Rider wins the Better Talk Now as the longest shot on the board.Posted 14 hours ago
  • It's all Stellar Wind in Del Mar's Torrey Pines.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lady Shipman both Smart and Fancy in winning another one at the Spa.Posted 1 day ago
  • Keen Ice shocks American Pharoah in the Travers.Posted 2 days ago
  • Flintshire flaunts his class in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 2 days ago
  • Nothing but a walk in the park for Private Zone in the Grade 1 Forego.Posted 2 days ago
  • Runhappy runs them off their feet in the Grade 1 King's Bishop.Posted 2 days ago
  • Unbridled Forever storms to victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 2 days ago
  • Sheer Drama makes her claim as the East's best mare with a Personal Ensign win.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lubash runs by King Kreesa to score in the West Point.Posted 3 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Monday, August 31, 2015
The win early, sprint-oriented stallions will slip down the ranks as the miler-middle distance types start to make their presence felt.
Posted Saturday, August 22, 2015
Showgood defeats a full field of juvenile colts in a show-stopping performance at Arlington Park.
Posted Sunday, August 16, 2015
Exaggerator invaded from California, snuck up the rail and stole the Grade 2 Saratoga Special for two year old colts traveling 6 ½ furlongs.
Posted Saturday, August 15, 2015
In an electrifying renewal of the Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, Just Wicked got up to win in the final strides.
Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Pretty N Cool was a cool customer in Wednesday's Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar, running away from the Grade 2 field of juvenile fillies by 2 ¾ lengths.
Posted Saturday, August 08, 2015
The undefeated Nyquist dominates his Best Pal foes by 5 1/4 lengths in today's Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar.
Posted Saturday, July 25, 2015
Uncle Vinny earns his first stakes victory via disqualification of Magna Light in the Sanford Stakes.
Posted Saturday, July 25, 2015
Yesterday's selections netted 'cappers $555.
Posted Friday, July 24, 2015
Longshot Off the Tracks remained undefeated with a dominating victory in the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes for two-year-old fillies to kick off the Saratoga 2015 stakes schedule.
Posted Friday, July 24, 2015
Maiden Races require a lot of research to reap huge payouts.
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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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