• Stopchargingmaria out-duels Untapable to win the G3 Shuvee.Posted 11 hours ago
  • American Pharoah wins the Haskell completely in hand!Posted 12 hours ago
  • Heart to Heart takes them wire to wire in the G3 Oceanport.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Casual Smile closes from second last to win the G3 Matchmaker Stakes.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Bradester snags the G2 Monmouth Cup in front-running fashion.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Rachel's Valentina, daughter of champion Rachel Alexandra, wins her debut at the Spa!Posted 13 hours ago
  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 1 day ago
  • Texas Red returns to the winner's circle with a Jim Dandy victory over Frosted!Posted 1 day ago
  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 1 day ago
  • Madefromlucky takes the G2 West Virginia Derby.Posted 1 day ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Saturday, July 25, 2015
Uncle Vinny earns his first stakes victory via disqualification of Magna Light in the Sanford Stakes.
Posted Saturday, July 25, 2015
Yesterday's selections netted 'cappers $555.
Posted Friday, July 24, 2015
Longshot Off the Tracks remained undefeated with a dominating victory in the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes for two-year-old fillies to kick off the Saratoga 2015 stakes schedule.
Posted Friday, July 24, 2015
Maiden Races require a lot of research to reap huge payouts.
Posted Monday, July 20, 2015
Five maidens recently sparkled in their debut. They are the ones to watch for in future stakes races.
Posted Thursday, July 16, 2015
Summer racing heralds the traditional unveiling of the year’s two year old crop and the freshmen sires' offspring are starting to emerge.
Posted Wednesday, July 08, 2015
322 of this year’s most precocious yearlings are on display. We’ll get a first glimpse offspring by Shackleford, Bodemeister, Hansen, Union Rags and more.
Posted Saturday, June 27, 2015
There was a heatwave in Louisville as He's Comin in Hot won the Bashford Manor and Cosmic Evolution dominated the Debutante.
Posted Friday, June 26, 2015
The Bashford Manor Stakes (G-3) is the first chance for two year old colts flash their speed in a graded stakes race.
Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Take these factors into account before handicapping your next maiden race.
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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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