• Champion Sprinter Work All Week has been retired due to a fracture.Posted 1 day ago
  • Harmonize comes widest of all to win the Jessamine Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Got Lucky gets there on the wire in the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland.Posted 5 days ago
  • Airoforce kicks away in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes for hot trainer Mark Casse.Posted 5 days ago
  • Ben's Duchess takes advantage of a speed duel to win the L.A. Woman.Posted 5 days ago
  • Inheritance, a $1.9 million 2yo in training purchase, broke her maiden by 13 today at Belmont.Posted 5 days ago
  • Golden Horn wins the Arc ... Treve runs well, but settles for fourth.Posted 5 days ago
  • Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 6 days ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 6 days ago
  • He repeats -- It's all Tonalist in a sloppy Jockey Club Gold Cup.Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Eight years of data show similarities among the victors of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Here’s how to pick this year's winner.
Posted Saturday, October 03, 2015
Three of the last five Bourbon Stakes winners paid double digits to win.
Posted Saturday, October 03, 2015
Greenpointcrusader became the latest graded stakes winner in his illustrious family with a sparking victory in the Champagne Stakes.
Posted Saturday, September 26, 2015
Nyquist is the first colt since 2009 to sweep the Best Pal, Del Mar Futurity and Frontrunner Stakes.
Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2015
To deep-pocket buyers, the six or seven-figure price for a yearling is just business as usual.
Posted Sunday, September 13, 2015
The 2015 Keeneland Yearling Sale is a preview of what is to come for next year’s races.
Posted Saturday, September 12, 2015
Cocked and Loaded gunned to a record-setting victory in the Grade Three Iroquois Stakes.
Posted Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The two-year-olds are out in full force. Here are ones to watch, with an eye on next year's Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.
Posted Monday, September 07, 2015
The Hopeful Stakes (G1) was billed as a rematch between Uncle Vinny and Magna Light, the top two finishers in the Sanford Stakes, but somebody forgot to tell the California invader, Ralis.
Posted Sunday, September 06, 2015
Magna Light and Uncle Vinny rematch, as Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross go head-to-head in handicapping the Hopeful Stakes.
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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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