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  • Saturday's Del Mar card includes a Pick Six carryover of $77,661.Posted 4 days ago
  •  Better Lucky rolls late in the Shine Again!Posted 8 days ago
  •  Fashion Alert outduels Take Charge Brandi in the Schuylerville!Posted 11 days ago
  •  Enterprising flies late to win the Oceanside!Posted 12 days ago
  •  Belle Gallantey shocks Princess of Sylmar in the Delaware Handicap!Posted 17 days ago
  •  Finnegans Wake defeats Admiral Kitten by an eyelash in the Arlington 'Cap!Posted 17 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $167,021 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 19 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $42,460 when racing resumes Thursday at Los Alamitos.Posted 20 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 21 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 21 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Monday, July 28, 2014
Three-year-olds took center stage in Upstate New York and on the Jersey Shore as Bayern and Wicked Strong moved closer to a possible showdown in the Travers.
Posted Sunday, July 27, 2014
Starstruck made her return to the Jersey Shore a successful one, winning the Grade 3 WinStar Matchmaker by 1 1/4 lengths for the second consecutive year.
Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014
Today's Jim Dandy features the top two contenders for next month’s Travers
Posted Friday, July 25, 2014
Another road trip day, another racetrack. Today’s visit to Finger Lakes was an opportunity to explore new territory, and to add #48 to my growing list. More than anything, though, it was to pay respect to an old hero of mine. The star of the Western New York’s inaugural Hall of Fame class of 1996, Fio Rito’s spirit still lives strong within the hospitable confines of the 52-year-old track. As well it should. Fio Rito was one of the good ones.
Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014
The quest continues. Those of you who know me best, understand that one of my favorite things is visiting a thoroughbred racetrack which I have never been to before. In fact, it has become a goal of mine to see as many as possible before I leave this world. It had been a little too long since I added any new ones to the list, but I am pleased to announce that today, I added a new one to the master list, and tomorrow, I will add another. Today, it was Presque Isle Downs, and the little track in Northwestern Pennsylvania did not disappoint.
Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014
*My owner purchased my dam in foal with yours truly for a mere $2,300. *All of my first 48 races were run at four different tracks in the same state.
Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014
How could a horse that ran in so many difficult races throughout the year, flourish on the track at year’s end? Will Take Charge did, and he has barely slowed down in 2014.
Posted Monday, July 21, 2014
Somali Lemonade, Tom's Tribute, Stopchargingmaria were just a few of the stars that spiced up opening week at Saratoga and Del Mar.
Posted Sunday, July 20, 2014
East Hall had been knocking on the door for a long time. On Saturday he kicked that door in with a last ditch effort that nailed Jessica’s Star on the wire in the Ohio Derby.
Posted Friday, July 18, 2014
Race favorite Enterprising uncorked a knee-knocking late run to get up on the wire in Del Mar's meet opening feature, the Oceanside Stakes.
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Meet Brian Zipse 

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.