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  • Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 1 day ago
  • El Kabeir breezed 5F in 1:00.18 (3/16) Sunday at BelmontPosted 1 day ago
  • Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 2 days ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 2 days ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 2 days ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 2 days ago
  • Baffert says One Lucky Dane is out of the Kentucky Derby, per DRFPosted 2 days ago
  • Materiality, Stanford breeze 5F in 1:00.52 at Palm Beach Downs on SaturdayPosted 2 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
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?
Posted Monday, March 30, 2015
Does International Star have the bloodlines to continue his winning streak in the Kentucky Derby?
Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015
With all eyes on Dubai for the World Cup, what better time to review the pedigree of Dubai Sky, the latest Kentucky Derby nominee.
Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Firing Line shoots to the top of Kentucky Derby lists after blasting away rivals in the Sunland Derby (G-3).
Posted Saturday, March 21, 2015
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross are all fired up over the Sunland Derby.
Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015
The Juvenile Champion of 2014, American Pharoah returns to racing with a Rebel yell.
Posted Friday, March 13, 2015
Bob Baffert has won four of the last five, and looks primed to add another Rebel Stakes win to his resume with American Pharoah, but one of our fearless 'cappers is looking for the Truth.
Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Carpe Diem has seized the attention of racing fans with his runaway victory in the Tampa Bay Derby.
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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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