• La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 3 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 6 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 9 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 9 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 9 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 9 days ago
  • Separationofpowers (9-5) impresses in the Frizette at Belmont Park.Posted 9 days ago
  • Roy H (4-5) lives up to favoritism in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.Posted 10 days ago
Breeders' Cup 2017

HRN Original Blog:
Pedigree Power
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.
Posted Saturday, September 16, 2017
Ignored at 23-1 odds, Patrona Margarita scored a four-length upset in the Pocahontas Stakes.
Posted Monday, September 04, 2017
After taking his debut with a front running score, Bolt d'Oro exhibited a tractable nature in the seven-furlong Futurity with an off the pace, field circling victory.
Posted Monday, July 10, 2017
Summer racing is just around the corner. Join Horse Racing Nation as we unveil the 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders and the 2018 Kentucky Oaks Contenders.
Posted Friday, June 30, 2017
Ten City is one to watch this summer after an easy victory in the 2017 Bashford Manor Stakes.
Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) is the first graded stakes race for two-year-old colts.
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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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