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HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
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.
Posted Thursday, July 17, 2014
Hell month at the golf course is officially over as of about an hour ago. Six summer classes have come and gone ... time to celebrate. And how does a race fan celebrate? My name isn't Zipse at the Track for nothing. It’s time for a good old fashioned road trip. Four tracks in four days, culminating with one of the biggest races of the summer. It sounds like a good idea to me. I can do this, let’s get the racetrack road trip checklist fired up…
Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Race Clue #1 - This running remains one of the fastest ever in the more than 100 editions of this grade 1 race. Race Clue #2 - The bettors’ top choice would not win, nor the second choice, but the winner still paid less than $7 for the win.
Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Suddenly, the future of Cleveland sports looks as bright as the summer sun shimmering off Lake Erie.
Posted Monday, July 14, 2014
From a big upset at Delaware, to a large day of turf racing near Chicago, to finally opening day at Saratoga and Del Mar, Zipse at the Track has plenty to cover in this week's recap.
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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.