• There's no catching Moonlight Song in the John Morrissey over Saratoga's slop.Posted 39 minutes ago
  • La Verdad wins another, dominating today's Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Solow wins the Qatar Sussex Stakes over a stubborn Arod.Posted 1 day ago
  • Breaking Lucky edges Shaman Ghost in the Prince of Wales.Posted 1 day ago
  • Shore Runner turns it on late to win the Lucky Coin.Posted 2 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox DQ'd giving Curalina the win in the Grade 1 CCA Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • In defense of her Royal North win of last year, Ageless sets a new course record at Woodbine.Posted 3 days ago
  • Catch A Flight gets up in the final stride to win the San Diego.Posted 4 days ago
  • Hard Not to Like gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 4 days ago
  • Big Book remains undefeated with a score in the Fleet Treat.Posted 4 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Thursday, July 30, 2015
Frosted and Texas Red both look to start a big second half of the season when they headline Saturday's Grade 2 Jim Dandy at the Spa.
Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015
There is just something so appealing about the racetrack road trip, that makes the sport of racing all the better.
Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Race Clue #1 - A field of ten lined up for this prestigious and historic one-turn race. Race Clue #2 - The field included two horses who had dead-heated in a Grade 1 race the month before, beating a future Breeders’ Cup winner in the process.
Posted Monday, July 27, 2015
After #1 with a bullet, trying to identify the best horses in America in 2015 is no easy task.
Posted Sunday, July 26, 2015
Any hope held out for by the chalk eating weasels that Masochistic would turn back his rallying rival, were short-lived, as Wild Dude’s rally proved irresistible.
Posted Saturday, July 25, 2015
As a runner, Hard Spun was the genuine article. The last Grade 1 winning son of Danzig was both fast enough to beat top sprinters, but substantial enough to run with the best at classic distances. Proof of that is easily illustrated by his excellent second place finish to Curlin in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and in the Kentucky Derby to Street Sense, a rival he would later defeat in the nine furlong Kentucky Cup Classic, as well as his fantastic win in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop at seven furlongs. Overall, the Pennsylvania-bred compiled a 13-7-3-1 for owner Fox Hill Farm, and trainer Larry Jones, in just a few days over 12 months on the track. As good as he was on the track, Hard Spun has the potential to be even better as a sire. Standing for $35,000 at Darley America, the 11-year-old stallion has been a major hit at stud with his first three crops, and this weekend may have been the young sire’s best yet.
Posted Friday, July 24, 2015
Carpe Diem had so much potential; for it all to end with an extremely disappointing middle of the pack finish in the Kentucky Derby, is such a same.
Posted Thursday, July 23, 2015
Saturday welcomes in the first Grade 1 of the Saratoga meet, with the nine furlong, $500,000 TVG Diana. As seven horse fields go, this is a very good one.
Posted Wednesday, July 22, 2015
As excellent as American Pharoah has been this year, a defeat in the Haskell sounds like an unlikely scenario, but history shows us it’s not as far-fetched as you may think.
Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015
*A homebred, my racing career began outside of the United States, where I won my first three starts as a top class juvenile. *Back in America at three, I became a stakes winner in the U.S. in my second start here.
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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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