HRN Original Blog:
Dueling Down The Stretch
Posted Monday, January 07, 2019
HRN columnist Laura Pugh analyzes the last week's Derby and Oaks preps.
Posted Thursday, December 27, 2018
Laura Pugh shares takeaways from Wednesday on McKinzie, Dream Tree and more.
Posted Monday, November 26, 2018
Laura Pugh says different nominees would have fit better for the Vox Populi Award.
Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Columnist Laura Pugh offers up five things she's expecting in the Breeders' Cup.
Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Columnist Laura Pugh shares her thoughts on the Breeders' Cup selection process.
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Columnist Laura Pugh lists her five most-anticipated Breeders' Cup races.
Posted Friday, October 12, 2018
Justify's retirement has paved the way for a more diverse Breeders' Cup Classic.
Posted Tuesday, October 09, 2018
One filly or mare's accomplishments seem superior, argues HRN's Laura Pugh.
Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Columnist Laura Pugh believes this year's race sets up for a 3-year-old winner.
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Following recent retirements, we list top 2018 races left to look forward to.
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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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