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  • Cool Catomine (14-1) wins the Prince of Wales over Aurora Way and State of Honor.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Miss Ella (5-2) wins the Caress Stakes at Saratoga for the second straight year.Posted 1 day ago
  • Madam Dancealot (21-1) rolls from last to win the San Clemente going away.Posted 2 days ago
  • Abel Tasman (4-5) edges Elate in the Coaching Club American Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Accelerate (7-1) wins in a romp as Arrogate finishes way back in the San Diego Handicap. Posted 3 days ago
  • Hunt (3-1) waits and then blows by in the Grade 2 Eddie Read.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lady Eli (9-10), giving eight pounds, edges Quidura on the wire of the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 3 days ago
  • Firenze Fire (12-1) holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (7-10) scores a hard-earned win in the New York Derby.Posted 3 days ago
  • Proctor's Ledge (6-1), with first-time Lasix, rolls on the turf in the Lake George.Posted 4 days ago
Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Monday, July 10, 2017
Summer racing is just around the corner. Join Horse Racing Nation as we unveil the 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders and the 2018 Kentucky Oaks Contenders.
Posted Friday, June 30, 2017
Ten City is one to watch this summer after an easy victory in the 2017 Bashford Manor Stakes.
Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) is the first graded stakes race for two-year-old colts.
Posted Monday, June 12, 2017
Tapwrit makes it an amazing three out of four for Tapit in the Belmont Stakes, putting him in very elite company.
Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The forecast on Cloud Computing's distance ability.
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.
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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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