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  • Prize Exhibit (3-1) powers home the best in the Megahertz.Posted 3 days ago
  • Uncontested (6-5) romps wire to wire in the sloppy Smarty Jones.Posted 3 days ago
  • Green Gratto (5-2) is a game winner of Aqueduct's Toboggan Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lockdown (2-1), full sister to Close Hatches, wins the Busanda at Aqueduct.Posted 4 days ago
  • Back at Oaklawn Park, Terra Promessa (6-5) rolls in the Pippin.Posted 5 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-5) is too much for her La Canada competition.Posted 5 days ago
  • Tommy Macho (5-2) tons the best in the Hal's Hope at Gulfstream Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • Flatlined (15-1) wins a wild finish in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Sandiva (7-5) powers by to win the Marshua's River Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Sunny Ridge (5-2) powers home to victory in Aqueduct's Jazil Stakes.Posted 5 days ago

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Pedigree Power
Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017
Mo Town is number 5 with a bullet on the 2017 Kentucky Derby leaderboard. Can he go all the way to #1?
Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gormley has class, speed and tenacity. How will he fare on the 2017 Kentucky Derby Trail?
Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Choosing the winners of the Eclipse Awards is no easy task.
Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Is the untested Mastery Baffert's best Kentucky Derby bet?
Posted Saturday, December 10, 2016
Mastery's 7 1/4-length winning margin was the largest in CashCall Futurity history.
Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2016
McCraken is the latest star on the 2017 Triple Crown Trail, and he's just getting started.
Posted Saturday, November 26, 2016
McCraken remained undefeated while capturing his first graded stakes victory.
Posted Friday, November 25, 2016
Ten two-year-olds will stretch their legs in the 1 1/8 mile Remsen. Who has the pedigree to handle the distance?
Posted Saturday, November 19, 2016
Gunnevera made short work of a competitive group of two-year-old colts to win the Delta Downs Jackpot by 5 3/4 lengths.
Posted Friday, November 18, 2016
Not This Time was a neck shy of becoming the 2016 Juvenile Champion. Does he have the pedigree to win the 2017 Kentucky 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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