• Just The Judge edges Odeliz in the E.P. Taylor! Posted 1 day ago
  • Beholder is out of the Breeders' Cup after spiking a fever. Posted 1 day ago
  • Hillstar rolls to victory in the Canadian International!Posted 2 days ago
  • Taris smokes the Grade 2 Raven Run field! Posted 2 days ago
  • Discreet Marq much the best in the Ticonderoga! Posted 2 days ago
  • Effinex gets up over So Lonesome to win the Empire Classic! Posted 2 days ago
  • Noble Mission wins a thriller over Al Kazeem in the Champion Stakes! Posted 3 days ago
  • Charm Spirit defeats an unlucky Night of Thunder in the QE II! Posted 3 days ago
  • Madame Chiang pulls the upset in the British Champions Fillies and Mares!Posted 3 days ago
  • Gordon Lord Byron dashes away to victory in the Champions Sprint!Posted 3 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Monday, October 20, 2014
Get to know the Cox Plate better with a look both at the history of the big race, as well as, a preview of the field for Saturday's 2014 edition.
Posted Sunday, October 19, 2014
The recent show of strength by European runners on both surfaces looks to be a threatening portent for the home team with the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita a mere twelve days away.
Posted Saturday, October 18, 2014
Not only is today's Ticonderoga winner, Discreet Marq, a beauty, but she also is as honest as they come.
Posted Friday, October 17, 2014
One of the biggest racing cards of the year north of the border takes place on Sunday at Woodbine. Headlining the huge day of turf racing will be the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International for some of the top distance turf horses in the world. As the 6th race of the card, the International will be part of the first of two Pick 4’s that are sure to generate some sizable pools. While tempting, I actually like the second Pick 4 better, featuring three graded stakes, and plenty of live longshots. Without further ado, let’s jump right into that sequence and try to catch a nice one.
Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014
*A Kentucky homebred, my dam was a graded stakes on the grass in New Jersey. *1-for-2 as a juvenile, I broke my maiden at Aqueduct, after being defeated by ten lengths in my debut.
Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2014
On his best, Bayern is a freewheeling talent who runs the other horses into the dirt with speed to spare.
Posted Monday, October 13, 2014
As the well being of thoroughbred racing in Illinois remains in a perpetual state of turmoil, it’s a good thing that the horses bred and foaled in the Prairie State don’t know politics. This year’s Illini-bred runners are not only cleaning up at their home tracks, but they’re also taking their talents on the road to collect graded stakes wins around the nation. Let’s take a look at some of the state’s shining stars in 2014...
Posted Sunday, October 12, 2014
Learn more about the Breeders’ Cup Mile with this compilation of fun facts from the first 30 years of the race, delivered A to Z style ...
Posted Saturday, October 11, 2014
Crown Queen strutted her regal stuff in winning today's Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland by three-quarters of a length over Ball Dancing.
Posted Friday, October 10, 2014
The long awaited return of the undefeated Florida Derby winner is almost upon us.
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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.