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  • Favorite Tale is long gone in the Smile Sprint.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Big Blue Kitten powers home for his 2nd win in the United Nations.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Shaman Ghost flies home to win the Queen's Plate.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Bradester a strong winner of the Salvator Mile.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Aldous Snow just holds off Dynamic Sky in the Singspiel.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Dogwood Trail cannot be caught in the Grade 3 Azalea.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Gimme Da Lute just holds off Prospect Park in the Los Alamitos Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Private Zone dominates the Belmont Sprint from start to finish.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lady Eli magnificent in Belmont Oaks victory.Posted 1 day ago
  • Force The Pass wins the $1.25 Belmont Derby in a laugher.Posted 1 day ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Sunday, July 05, 2015
Shaman Ghost thrilled the fans with a strong rally that carried him to his fourth straight victory, and more importantly a popular win in the Queen’s Plate.
Posted Saturday, July 04, 2015
The unbeaten WinStar Farm runner scampered away to win the Dwyer Stakes by an impressive 2 ½-lengths over Texas Red, as part of a huge Stars and Stripes card at Belmont Park.
Posted Friday, July 03, 2015
The 2015 Haskell is sure to be the most celebrated in its near half century history, but that’s not to say there haven’t been plenty of huge editions in the past.
Posted Thursday, July 02, 2015
In a similar position as Shared Belief was at this same time last year, will Texas Red become the next big thing?
Posted Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Race Clue #1 - A field of nine lined up for this prestigious one-turn race. Race Clue #2 - The field included a Preakness winner, a Cigar Mile winner, an Arkansas Derby winner, a future ...
Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2015
In traditional horse racing lingo, it is time to handicap the Best Championship ESPY, and see where American Pharoah stacks up against his esteemed award candidates.
Posted Monday, June 29, 2015
What the current Queen of the turf is doing is truly reaching uncharted territories.
Posted Sunday, June 28, 2015
Masochistic, American Pharoah, tough beats, no respect, Gosden monsters, Travers rematch, and Blame part deux are all part of this week's Bits and Pieces.
Posted Friday, June 26, 2015
It seems like just yesterday that Rachel Alexandra scorched the earth one early summer afternoon at Belmont Park. The occasion was the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes, and the specifics of the performance included a 19 ¼-length winning margin, and a final time of 1:46.33 for nine furlongs. All this while under wraps late, in what was her first appearance removed from becoming the first female to win the Preakness in nearly a century. Today may not have been the anniversary of her Mother Goose tour de force, but it was only 24 hours shy of six years to the day when Rachel made a lasting impression in what would be her only lifetime start at Big Sandy. So the timing of today’s game and gritty win by her full sister, Samantha Nicole, in her first start at Belmont, seemed quite appropriate.
Posted Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Iowa Festival of Racing is highlighted by six stakes races the next two evenings at Prairie Meadows, and Zipse at the Track offers his selections for all.
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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, Forego, and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and American Pharoah. 

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 consults for Derby Wars, is on the the Board of Directors of ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption and is a Vox Populi committee member. 
  
A graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives just outside of Louisville with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra.  

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