• Miss Serendipity rolls late in the Yellow Ribbon! Posted 5 hours ago
  • Protonico surges late to win the Smarty Jones! Posted 9 hours ago
  • It's all Competitive Edge in the Hopeful!Posted 11 hours ago
  • Midnight Storm romps in the Del Mar Derby! Posted 1 day ago
  • Condo Commando romps home in the Spinaway! Posted 1 day ago
  • Irish Mission powers home late to win the Glens Falls!Posted 1 day ago
  • Sunset Glow drives to victory in the Del Mar Debutante! Posted 2 days ago
  • Itsmyluckyday guts out a thrilling win over Moreno in the Woodward! Posted 2 days ago
  • Palace romps home an easy Forego winner! Posted 2 days ago
  • Stonetastic runs them off their feet in the Prioress! Posted 2 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014
Sunset Glow is on a fast track to the Breeders' Cup after a determined win in today's Del Mar Debutante.
Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Laurie Ross takes a look at the Top Ten Freshmen Sires with a mid-season review of their offspring.
Posted Monday, August 25, 2014
Before the start of the Keeneland Yearling Sale of 2013, I reviewed 14 moderately priced colts and fillies with nice pedigrees in the Diamonds in the Rough article.
Posted Saturday, August 23, 2014
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross discuss dudes, shared beliefs and Pacific Classic contenders. Game on!
Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Recap of the weekends juvenile stakes and a preview of this week's baby races.
Posted Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Reviewing upcoming juvenile races at Saratoga.
Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross go head-and-head handicapping the Haskell!
Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014
Featuring the debut of Tapit's half brother & the week's results.
Posted Friday, July 18, 2014
'Capping the Schuylerville and Race 2 of Saratoga's opening day.
Posted Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Race Picks & two year olds to watch across the nation.
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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.