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  • Gold Rush Dancer (14-1) pulls the upset in Del Mar's Real Good Deal Stakes.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (7-2) wears down Paulassilverlining to win the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Exaggerator is going in the Haskell, according to Steve Edelson of the Asbury Park Press.Posted 23 hours ago
  • The Gurkha wins a Sussex thriller over Galileo Gold and Ribchester.Posted 1 day ago
  • Amis Gizmo romps home in the Prince of Wales at Fort Erie.Posted 1 day ago
  • Long On Value (7-2) cuts back and rolls in the Lucky Coin Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 3 days ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 4 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Saturday, July 23, 2016
Bitumen scores over four opponents in his stakes debut in today's Grade 3 Sanford Stakes.
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016
With only five contenders in the Sanford Stakes, it could be anyone's race.
Posted Wednesday, July 06, 2016
A young star was unveiled in the Bashford Manor Stakes. Why might Classic Empire be so special?
Posted Saturday, July 02, 2016
Classic Empire's surging triumph in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor is the start of a bright future.
Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016
The Bashford Manor features promising young colts -- Today the Bashford Manor, tomorrow the Kentucky Derby?
Posted Friday, June 24, 2016
Untapable starts a new career next year. Can she carry on the legacy of her female family?
Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016
The freshman sires' offspring are emerging. Take a closer look at this year's stars.
Posted Monday, June 06, 2016
Pedigree is a major factor in the Belmont Stakes. Which contenders can get the distance?
Posted Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Posted Saturday, May 21, 2016
With a perfectly timed ride, Joel Rosario rallied Takeover Target to victory the Dixie Stakes.
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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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