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  • On Leave (9-5) wins the Riskaverse for her third consecutive victory.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Chad Brown earns career victory #1,000 as Mr. Maybe scores in the John's Call.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rachel's Temper (3-1) gets the job done in the Summer Colony.Posted 3 days ago
  • Midnight Storm (3-10) holds off Om to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile.Posted 4 days ago
  • Camp Creek (26-1) comes from well back to pull the upset in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 4 days ago
  • Time and Motion (8-5) powers by Catch a Glimpse late in the Lake Placid.Posted 4 days ago
  • California Chrome rolls to victory over Beholder and Dortmund in the Pacific Classic.Posted 5 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2)  just holds off Metaboss in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 5 days ago
  • Harmonize (7-2) gets there in a blanket finish in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks.Posted 5 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gallops to ten in a row with an easy Grade 1 Alabama score.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Fresh off of a maiden score at Gulfstream Park, a little-known colt named Gunnevera quickly caught the attention of racing fans when he captured the Grade 2 Saratoga Special. The two-year-old has developed a habit of settling far behind the pack and is developing a closer’s running style. Gunnevera displayed this characteristic in the Saratoga Special, running down the pacesetting favorite, Recruiting Ready, to score a one-length victory.
Posted Sunday, August 14, 2016
Gunnevara and Javier Castellano caught Recruiting Ready late and zoomed right on by to win the Saratoga Special.
Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016
The 2016 Saratoga Special (G2) is the second leg of a trio of graded stakes races carded for two year old colts at Saratoga.
Posted Friday, August 05, 2016
Miss Southern Miss will be trying to add more stakes cred to her young resume.
Posted Saturday, July 23, 2016
Bitumen scores over four opponents in his stakes debut in today's Grade 3 Sanford Stakes.
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016
With only five contenders in the Sanford Stakes, it could be anyone's race.
Posted Wednesday, July 06, 2016
A young star was unveiled in the Bashford Manor Stakes. Why might Classic Empire be so special?
Posted Saturday, July 02, 2016
Classic Empire's surging triumph in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor is the start of a bright future.
Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016
The Bashford Manor features promising young colts -- Today the Bashford Manor, tomorrow the Kentucky Derby?
Posted Friday, June 24, 2016
Untapable starts a new career next year. Can she carry on the legacy of her female family?
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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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