US Racing Show: Kentucky Derby Edition

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US Racing writer Laura Pugh subs for Derek Simon and welcomes guests Laurie Ross, Brian Zipse and John Scheinman to talk Derby with her.

ABOUT THE GUEST(S)

Laurie Ross

Laurie Ross

Laurie Ross is a bloodlines expert who writes for US Racing as well as her own pedigree Web site Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds and handicapping blog, IMTBreds, where she focuses on two-year-olds and maidens through the Triple Crown Trail.

Since 2008, Laurie has been a featured writer and pedigree analyst with Horse Racing Nation. Laurie’s yearly publications contain tremendous insight and value for bettors and horsemen. The Freshmen Sire Guide has received accolades from leading trainers and handicappers.

Her Triple Crown e-books continue to be a best-selling feature. Laurie’s work has been featured on numerous Web sites and she is a recurring guest on sports radio programs.

This year, US Racing clients can get a $5 discount on Laurie’s Triple Crown e-books. Click HERE to get yours today.

Brian Zipse

Brian Zipse

Brian Zipse is the editor of Horse Racing Nation and has been a passionate fan of horse racing since birth. Taken to the races at a very young age, he has been lucky enough to see many of the greats in person — from Secretariat, Forego and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta and American Pharoah.

Before coming to the Nation, Brian displayed his love for the sport through the development of his horse racing Web site, which quickly became one of the most popular blogs in the game.

As editor of Horse Racing Nation, Brian authors a daily column, Zipse at the Track (or ZATT for short), and adds his editorial flare to the overall content of the website. Brian also consults for leading contest site Derby Wars, and is a Vox Populi committee member.

A graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives just outside of Louisville with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra.

John Scheinman

John Scheinman

John Scheinman is the winner of the 2014 Eclipse Award for writing in the Feature/Commentary category. He also is the recipient of the 2015 Old Hilltop Award, presented Preakness Week, for excellence in covering thoroughbred racing.

Scheinman began his journalism career in New York working for Bert Sugar at The Ring magazine and Boxing Illustrated. At some point in time, he has covered virtually every major and minor sport, but principally has been involved with horse racing and boxing. He covered racing for eight years for The Washington Post, as well as the Thoroughbred Times, and now writes for Bleacher Report, the Blood-Horse and Thoroughbred Racing Commentary.

In 2011, he co-founded and edited “Kentucky Confidential,” a premier Kentucky Derby Web site that focused on storytelling and handicapping and ran for two years.

He also has written sketch comedy that has been performed at, among other places, the Source Theater in Washington. He has written about pop music and jazz and also wrote a humor column called “Rotary Man, Touchtone World.”

A graduate of American University in Washington, Scheinman resides in Baltimore.

Laura Pugh
Laura Pugh has been in love with horses since age five, when she took her first ride as a birthday gift. When she was nine years old she began to take riding lessons as a hunter/jumper. Her first introduction to racing was watching War Emblem’s Triple Crown attempt and, from there, she was hooked. Her knowledge of the sport was self-learned, as she took to reading every book on the topic that she could lay hands on.

In 2009 she began her own blog named Horsin’ Around, where she earned a reputation for her passionate and fiery articles. It was that recognition that soon landed her a position as author of Dead Heat Debates, one of Horse Racing Nation’s many blogs. Since then she has written for other publications such as TwinSpires.com and Lady and the Track, always demonstrating the same fiery passion that her followers have come to expect.

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