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HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Laurie Ross presents the seven important factors to consider when betting the Belmont Stakes.
Posted Friday, May 15, 2015
Under masterful guidance by Javier Castellano, Keen Pauline stole a blanket of Black-Eyed Susans.
Posted Thursday, May 14, 2015
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross don't see eye to eye on the three-year-old fillies lining up for Friday's Black-Eyed Susan.
Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015
In the shadow of the wire, courageous Dame Dorothy made a desperate lunge to beat Judy the Beauty to win the Grade 1 Humana Distaff.
Posted Friday, May 01, 2015
Lovely Maria pulls away from a strong field of fillies to capture the Kentucky Oaks.
Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Does the large heart factor play a role in the Kentucky Derby?
Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The most important aspect in determining if your Derby hopeful can handle the distance.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Birth order and the Kentucky Derby? Sounds like one of those fuzzy articles one would find in the Lifestyle section, right? Wrong -- There’s actually merit to this.
Posted Monday, April 06, 2015
Frosted iced the competition in the Wood Memorial. Can he fulfill Godolphin’s decade long quest for a Kentucky Derby winner?
Posted Thursday, April 02, 2015
Materiality wasn’t even on the public radar four months ago, so what are his Triple Crown chances?
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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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