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Dueling Down The Stretch
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018
HRN's Laura Pugh doesn't think there's one when it comes to him and the Belmont.
Posted Sunday, May 20, 2018
No matter what way you spin it, Justify earned this Preakness victory.
Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018
Laura Pugh debates whether the Derby field was worth the hype after all.
Posted Thursday, May 03, 2018
HRN's Laura Pugh makes her Kentucky Derby weekend predictions.
Posted Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Justify landed an ideal Kentucky Derby post position, but what about his rivals?
Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018
Thursday's gallop has HRN's Laura Pugh off the Good Magic Derby hype train.
Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018
See all recent Derby contenders' workouts -- and how we evaluate them.
Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018
HRN's Laura Pugh ranks 'em based on how she sees the finishing order at Churchill Downs.
Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018
At least that's what HRN's Laura Pugh thinks when it comes to Magnum Moon.
Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018
Unique Bella stands heads and shoulders against her Apple Blossom foes
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Meet Laura Pugh


Laura Pugh got her first taste of Thoroughbred Racing when she watched War Emblem take the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2002. After that point, she fell in love with the sport, reading every piece of news and information she could get her fingertips on.


Laura has a long history with horses in general, taking her first ride on her fifth birthday, with her first official riding lesson when she was eight years old. Both years she attended college she joined her school’s equestrian team, first at the now closed Virginia Intermont College, then again at Delaware State University. Unfortunately, after back and shoulder injuries, she had to hang up her saddle. 


In 2010 Laura came to Horse Racing Nation, but soon branched out to other media outlets, such as Lady and the Track, TwinSpires.com, and USRacing. She currently works at a local newspaper as a community reporter, while making a return to Horse Racing Nation, where she will once again feature her opinionated columns on the latest in horse racing. 

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