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Zipse At The Track
Posted Sunday, September 21, 2014
How thrilling was Artemis Agrotera's win in the Gallant Bloom? Enough for a longtime race fan to suggest it was Forego-like.
Posted Saturday, September 20, 2014
Bouncing back after a loss in the Haskell, Untapable proved once again that she is the mistress of her domain with a one-length victory over Sweet Reason in the $1 million Cotillion.
Posted Friday, September 19, 2014
Time to play the ‘what if’ game … What if California Chrome beats a solid field in tomorrow’s Pennsylvania Derby by daylight just as he did in races like the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, and Preakness. And ... What if the Shared Belief train keeps on rolling, and the unbeaten champion returns the following week to defeat older horses once again in the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes. And ... What if both California Chrome and Shared Belief come out of their respective impressive victories in the picture of health, and maintain that well being right through the Breeders’ Cup Classic. And finally the big question, because I’m still not sure … California Chrome or Shared Belief?
Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014
As Wise Dan moves ever closer to his date with destiny, let’s take a look back at the great repeaters of the Breeders’ Cup Mile.
Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014
*Bred west of the Mississippi, I was campaigned by my breeder in four seasons of racing. *A winner of 36% of my lifetime races, five of my six stakes wins were of the Grade 1 variety.
Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Simply put, the million dollar showdown Saturday at Parx is the best field of three-year-old fillies assembled in 2014, bar none.
Posted Monday, September 15, 2014
The million dollar Pennsylvania Derby has attracted a strong field of eight, featuring the long awaited return of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, California Chrome.
Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Grey Gatsby took on the challenge of Australia once more in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes, and what would transpire at Leopardstown would become an instant classic.
Posted Saturday, September 13, 2014
In the grand tradition of top notch Pucker Up winners of the past, Sistas Stroll exploded on the soft turf of the Arlington stretch to score an emphatic victory in the Grade 3 feature.
Posted Friday, September 12, 2014
The following list represents Zipse at the Track's ranking of the greatest horses in American racing history who just so happened to have never won a championship.
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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 and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. 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 serves on the the Board of Directors of ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption and is a Vox Populi committee member. 
A graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives in Suburban Chicago with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra, where he is a professional golf instructor when he is not following the horses.