• Got Lucky gets there on the wire in the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Airoforce kicks away in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes for hot trainer Mark Casse.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Ben's Duchess takes advantage of a speed duel to win the L.A. Woman.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Inheritance, a $1.9 million 2yo in training purchase, broke her maiden by 13 today at Belmont.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Golden Horn wins the Arc ... Treve runs well, but settles for fourth.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 1 day ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 1 day ago
  • He repeats -- It's all Tonalist in a sloppy Jockey Club Gold Cup.Posted 1 day ago
  • Brody's Cause flies home to win the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tepin runs away and hides in the Grade 1 First Lady -- BC Mile next.Posted 1 day ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Saturday, October 03, 2015
Brody's Cause announced himself as a Breeders' Cup Juvenile contender, and a potential 2016 Kentucky Derby colt, with a powerful late run to win the Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity.
Posted Friday, October 02, 2015
Validating a freakish winning performance at Saratoga, Runhappy did it again, running away with today’s $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix on a sloppy main track at Keeneland.
Posted Thursday, October 01, 2015
If The Pizza Man is to win his second consecutive million dollar race, it will come at the expense of a deep and talented field of middle distance turf specialists at Keeneland.
Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015
On the occasion of 30 days until the Breeders' Cup, Zipse at the Track rolls out his preliminary rankings of all 13 World Championship events.
Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015
A brand new edition of Video Who Am I ??? is here ... Get ready, Get set, Go!
Posted Monday, September 28, 2015
They can’t all be bred in the bluegrass, and that’s OK. Check out this amazing run by statebreds all over the nation during the past six weeks ...
Posted Sunday, September 27, 2015
Would you call me crazy if I said that an unraced maiden would be running in the Breeders’ Cup Classic only four months later?
Posted Saturday, September 26, 2015
Wedding Toast made the most of returning to the friendly confines of her favorite track.
Posted Friday, September 25, 2015
There are no stars in Sunday’s Oklahoma Derby, but taking a look at the overall depth of the field got me thinking about the best Derbies run in the United States in 2015. The following is a list of my rankings for the year. To keep it simple, I ranked only the Derbies that were contested on dirt, and my ratings were based on the quality of winner, as well as the quality of horses that finished behind him. To no surprise, the one on the first Saturday in May was far and away the tops for the year. Some of the biggest omissions from the top 12 include the Super Derby, Illinois Derby, and Iowa Derby. Without further ado, on with the list!
Posted Thursday, September 24, 2015
Yes, Include Betty is far from perfect, but she keeps coming back, and the heavy morning line favorite for Sunday's Remington Park Oaks is putting together quite a noteworthy year.
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Brian 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 all 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 website, which quickly became one of the most popular blogs in the game. 
As Managing Editor of Horse Racing Nation, Brian authors a daily column as Zipse at the Track, or ZATT for short, and adds his editorial flare to the overall content of the website. Brian also consults for Derby Wars, is on the the Board of Directors of ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption 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.  

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