Posted Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Analyzing how the Kentucky Derby contenders are working for the big race.
Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Who benefits the most (and the least) from their Kentucky Derby post positions?
Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2020
That's how columnist Laura Pugh categorizes changes to the 2020 Belmont Stakes.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Laura Pugh weighs the benefits and drawbacks of a Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Monday, March 16, 2020
Laura Pugh recaps last weekend's Kentucky Derby preps. Who made the grade?
Posted Monday, March 9, 2020
Indictments against his trainer add another chapter to Maximum Security's dramatic story.
Posted Monday, March 9, 2020
Laura Pugh shares final thoughts on the San Felipe, Tampa Bay Derby and Gotham Stakes.
Posted Tuesday, March 3, 2020
How does Ete Indien's Fountain of Youth victory measure up in the bigger picture?
Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Laura Pugh assesses split divisions of the Risen Star Stakes and two other points races.
Posted Monday, February 10, 2020
Laura Pugh takes a closer look at the Sam F. Davis and San Vicente Stakes.
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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. At 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 Virginia Intermont College and then again at Delaware State University. Unfortunately, after back and shoulder injuries, she had to hang up her saddle. 

In 2010, Laura began writing for Horse Racing Nation and has also contributed to Lady and the Track, TwinSpires and USRacing. She currently works at a local newspaper as a community reporter.

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