• Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 2 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 4 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 5 days ago
  • Stanford finds his way back to the winner's circle in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 5 days ago
  • Rose Brier sets new course record in the Henry S. Clark.Posted 5 days ago
  • Da Big Hoss lives up to his name with the Dixiana Elkhorn win.Posted 5 days ago
  • Raging Smoke leads all the way in the Sugar Maple.Posted 5 days ago
  • Highland Sky flies home to Woodhaven victory.Posted 5 days ago
  • Brooklynsway upsets I'm A Chatterbox in the Doubledogdare at 25-1.Posted 6 days ago
  • Cupid has been removed from consideration from the Kentucky Derby; Mo Tom is now in.Posted 10 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Friday, April 22, 2016
Laurie Ross from Pedigree Power analyzes the impact of birth order in Kentucky Derby winners.
Posted Monday, April 11, 2016
Will Outwork give Todd Pletcher another Kentucky Derby Victory?
Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross weed out the pretenders in the Blue Grass Stakes, but do they agree on the same contenders?
Posted Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Destin made history with his Tampa Bay Derby victory. Will he become the first classic winner for his sire Giant's Causeway?
Posted Monday, March 28, 2016
Can Gun Runner break the 19 year drought of Louisiana Derby winners in Kentucky?
Posted Friday, March 25, 2016
Laurie Ross and Ashley Tamulonis are jazzed about the Louisiana Derby, and the two have differing views about how the race will unfold.
Posted Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The late-blooming Cupid has natural ability. Is it enough to endure the rigors of the Kentucky Derby?
Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Danzig Candy's victory in the San Felipe raises more questions than answers.
Posted Thursday, March 10, 2016
Will Destin continue his winning streak or will a long shot win? Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross debate the Tampa Bay Derby.
Posted Wednesday, March 09, 2016
The unconquered Shagaf is the newest Kentucky Derby contender. How does he measure up against Mohayman and Nyquist?
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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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