• Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 1 day ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 2 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 2 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 2 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 6 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 7 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 8 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 8 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Thursday, September 08, 2016
Is Klimt Bob Baffert's next Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner?
Posted Monday, September 05, 2016
Practical Joke remains undefeated in a Hopeful Stakes thriller.
Posted Friday, September 02, 2016
The field for the $350,000 Hopeful (G1) at Saratoga features two graded stakes winners and five eager newcomers in the final juvenile stakes of the meeting.
Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Fresh off of a maiden score at Gulfstream Park, a little-known colt named Gunnevera quickly caught the attention of racing fans when he captured the Grade 2 Saratoga Special. The two-year-old has developed a habit of settling far behind the pack and is developing a closer’s running style. Gunnevera displayed this characteristic in the Saratoga Special, running down the pacesetting favorite, Recruiting Ready, to score a one-length victory.
Posted Sunday, August 14, 2016
Gunnevara and Javier Castellano caught Recruiting Ready late and zoomed right on by to win the Saratoga Special.
Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016
The 2016 Saratoga Special (G2) is the second leg of a trio of graded stakes races carded for two year old colts at Saratoga.
Posted Friday, August 05, 2016
Miss Southern Miss will be trying to add more stakes cred to her young resume.
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?
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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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