• Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 2 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 2 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Cambodia (9-2) gets the trip and rolls in the Gallorette.Posted 2 days ago
  • Whitmore (6-5) surges past A.P. Indian in the Maryland Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Yoshida (5-2) wins the James W. Murphy Stakes like a good thing.Posted 2 days ago
  • Recruiting Ready (5-2) rolls to an impressive win in the Chick Lang.Posted 2 days ago
  • Get 10-1 Odds on Always Dreaming on TVG! Posted 2 days ago
  • No catching Everything Lovely (5-2) in The Very One Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Actress (12-1) edges Lights of Medina in a sloppy Black-Eyed Susan.Posted 3 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
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.
Posted Friday, March 31, 2017
Ashley Tamulonis & Laurie Ross team up to name the next Florida Derby hero.
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.
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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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