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  • Lady Shipman sets a new track record in the OBS Sprint Stakes (Fillies). Posted 3 days ago
  • Constitution covers 5F in 1:00 1/5 , fastest of 7 at Palm BeachPosted 4 days ago
  • Pure Tactics score down the hill in the Clocker's Corner. Posted 5 days ago
  • California Chrome breezes a mile in 1:41 2/5 at Los AlPosted 5 days ago
  • El Kabeir worked 5F at Belmont in 1:01.59 (2/19)Posted 5 days ago
  • Cassatt hangs on to win the Houston Ladies Classic.Posted 5 days ago
  • Alert Bay skims the rail to win the California Cup Turf Classic. Posted 6 days ago
  • Mischief Clem edges Pulmarack in the California Cup Derby. Posted 6 days ago
  • Birdatthewire rolls to a powerful victory in the Forward Gal. Posted 6 days ago
  • Singing Kitty proves best in the California Cup Oaks. Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Friday, January 30, 2015
Is horse racing a dying sport? Not by a long shot.
Posted Thursday, January 29, 2015
With the switch to dirt, it looks like the Americans have a reinvigorated interest in Dubai World Cup night.
Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Rival Clue #1 - Born two years apart, the younger was bred in Florida, while the older was bred in Kentucky. Rival Clue #2 - We each became stakes winners in the same season, while aged three and five respectively.
Posted Monday, January 26, 2015
Texas Red will be taking the road less traveled by beginning his three-year-old season in a sprint.
Posted Sunday, January 25, 2015
Sometimes you eat the fog, and sometimes the fog eats you. Such was the case today at scenic Portland Meadows on the occasion of the 47th running of the $35,000 Portland Mile. The signature event of Oregon’s top track turned out to be less scenic than usual due to pea soup like fog that shrouded the area for much of the day.
Posted Saturday, January 24, 2015
Facing older fillies for the first time, it was like old times for Sugar Shock at the friendly confines of Oaklawn Park, as she returned a winner in the $100,000 American Beauty Stakes.
Posted Friday, January 23, 2015
Led by a big win in the Breeders’ Cup, it was a great year for the Illini breds. Zipse at the Track offers his ballot for the state awards.
Posted Thursday, January 22, 2015
On the occasion of 100 Days from the Derby, Zipse at the Track offers his first Kentucky Derby rankings (Top 25) of 2015.
Posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
*Bred in Kentucky, I began my career in New York during the summer of my juvenile year. *A winner of better than my 40% of my career starts, the best I could do as a juvenile was a 2nd place finish.
Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Nevermind that Mike de Kock pooh-poohed his horses chances on Meydan’s new dirt recently, or the fact that he has never before sent a horse to compete on the first Saturday of May. When a three-year-old shows big ability on dirt, every horseman begins to think about one of the world’s most prestigious races, and when Mubtaahij romped home an easy in the UAE 2,000 Guineas Trial for de Kock’s first Dubai World Cup Carnival win on the new main track last Thursday, the wheels began to turn for a possible trip to Louisville.
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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.