Race of the Week 2017

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
Posted Monday, November 27, 2017
Bolt d'Oro has all the qualities of a top Kentucky Derby contender, writes Laurie Ross.
Posted Thursday, November 09, 2017
Good Magic dazzled foes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Is it just an illusion or is he the real thing?
Posted Friday, November 03, 2017
Abel Tasman may end up a champion even off a loss in the Distaff.
Posted Friday, October 27, 2017
How to pick the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner.
Posted Thursday, October 19, 2017
Full analysis of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile fillies, annually one of the best betting opportunities.
Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017
Free Drop Billy captured the Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland by four lengths.
Posted Friday, October 06, 2017
Heavenly Love overwhelmed rivals by 5 1/2 lengths in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1) on opening day at Keeneland.
Posted Friday, October 06, 2017
The Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland has returned to former glory as a significant prep for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Posted Saturday, September 30, 2017
Moonshine Memories emerged as the leading two-year-old filly in California after her win in the Chandelier at Santa Anita.
Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017
Undefeated Moonshine Memories will vie for her second grade one victory in the Chandelier at Santa Anita.
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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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