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  • Hence (10-1) rallies to win the Sunland Park Derby going away.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Ghalia (2-1) edges a game Kell Paso in the Sunland Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Itsinthepost (6-1) drives home the win in the Grade 2 San Luis Rey.Posted 1 day ago
  • Fear the Cowboy (7-2) comes running late to capture the Grade 3 Skip Away.Posted 2 days ago
  • Fast and Accurate (24-1) bursts through to upset the Grade 3 Spiral.Posted 2 days ago
  • Purely a Dream (12-1) pulls ahead in the stretch to take the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Arrogate, despite a dreadful break, wins the Dubai World Cup easily.Posted 2 days ago
  • Jack Hobbs is much the best in the Sheema Classic.Posted 2 days ago
  • Vivlos flies late to get up for the win in the $6 million Dubai Turf.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits rallies widest of all to win the Golden Shaheen going away.Posted 2 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Monday, March 20, 2017
Tampa Bay Derby hero Tapwrit has the potential to be Tapit's first Kentucky Derby winner.
Posted Friday, March 17, 2017
Is American Anthem good enough to give Baffert his fourth consecutive Rebel Stakes trophy? As much as I like this horse, I’ll say not this time.
Posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017
J Boys Echo was an easy winner of the Gotham Stakes. Will he be a factor against tougher foes at longer distances?
Posted Thursday, March 09, 2017
Girvin captured the first 50-point 2017 Kentucky Derby Qualifying Race with a commanding two-length victory in the Risen Star Stakes. Will the next Derby winner hail from Louisiana?
Posted Wednesday, March 01, 2017
American Anthem has a chorus of racing fans lauding the colt as a prospective 2017 Kentucky Derby threat.
Posted Friday, February 24, 2017
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross search for the latest rising star on the Kentucky Derby trail.
Posted Sunday, February 12, 2017
The popular contest designated for women handicappers returns Saturday, February 18.
Posted Friday, February 10, 2017
The latest surprise on the 2017 Kentucky Derby trail still has questions to answer.
Posted Tuesday, February 07, 2017
El Areeb has dominated the shorter New York preps for the Kentucky Derby. Can he handle the distance test?
Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017
Undefeated Maryland invader Irish War Cry beats up on 2YO Champ Classic Empire.
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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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