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  • Tequilita (5-2) returns to the winner's circle in the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Sharp Azteca (1-2) draws clear in the Grade 2 Kelso.Posted 23 hours ago
  • West Coast (4-5) leaves the field far behind in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 23 hours ago
  • It Tiz Well (5-1) bests Abel Tasman in the Grade 1 Cotillion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Coal Front (4-5) refuses to let American Pastime by in the Grade 3 Gallant Bob.Posted 1 day ago
  • Page McKenney (6-1) digs down and holds on in the Pa Derby Champion Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Off Limits (8-5) glides by her competition in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel.Posted 1 day ago
  • Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 6 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 7 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 7 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Saturday, September 16, 2017
Ignored at 23-1 odds, Patrona Margarita scored a four-length upset in the Pocahontas Stakes.
Posted Monday, September 04, 2017
After taking his debut with a front running score, Bolt d'Oro exhibited a tractable nature in the seven-furlong Futurity with an off the pace, field circling victory.
Posted Monday, July 10, 2017
Summer racing is just around the corner. Join Horse Racing Nation as we unveil the 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders and the 2018 Kentucky Oaks Contenders.
Posted Friday, June 30, 2017
Ten City is one to watch this summer after an easy victory in the 2017 Bashford Manor Stakes.
Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) is the first graded stakes race for two-year-old colts.
Posted Monday, June 12, 2017
Tapwrit makes it an amazing three out of four for Tapit in the Belmont Stakes, putting him in very elite company.
Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The forecast on Cloud Computing's distance ability.
Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Does this year's Derby field follow the trend of the last decade?
Posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Always Dreaming’s dominant Florida Derby victory and quick final time may earn him the favorite’s role in this year’s Kentucky Derby, just like his sire in 2012.
Posted Thursday, April 06, 2017
Alternative opinions on how a wide-open, Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby will be won.
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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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