• Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 26 minutes ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 3 hours ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 2 days ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 2 days ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 2 days ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 2 days ago
  • Multiple graded stakes winner, Alsvid, has been retired from racing.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Monday, February 20, 2017
In his first start of the year, Gun Runner controlled the race gate to wire, and romped home easily in the Razorback Handicap.
Posted Sunday, February 19, 2017
Just Jenda was a very good filly for Larry and Cindy Jones. She won seven stakes races in a career that spanned 17 lifetime races over three seasons of racing. The daughter of Menifee went out a winner in 2010, winning the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher Stakes at Monmouth Park by 3 1/2-lengths in career finale. Certainly a success on the track, she gives every indication that she will be a success as a broodmare, as well.
Posted Saturday, February 18, 2017
With one mare flying on the far outside, and one mare reaching for the wire on the rail, it turned out to be a thriller in today's Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie at Laurel Park.
Posted Friday, February 17, 2017
Can anyone stop Uncontested as he looks for his second straight Kentucky Derby prep win at Oaklawn Park?
Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017
A good performance in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby could lead to big things for Ann Arbor Eddie.
Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017
To have the best opportunity to win the big one, it helps to have great training on your side.
Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017
*Sired by a Kentucky Derby winner, I was purchased as a two-year-old for more than $300,000. *Unraced at two, I made my debut soon after New Year’s Day at Gulfstream Park.
Posted Monday, February 13, 2017
Gun Runner will make his 4yo debut in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park.
Posted Sunday, February 12, 2017
I bet you expected me to say McCraken, didn’t you? With all due respect to the unbeaten son of Ghostzapper, who likely has moved to the top as the current favorite for the 2017 Kentucky Derby, his track record performance, in winning the Sam F. Davis, was not the performance of the week. That honor instead goes to Sharp Azteca, the sensational winner of yesterday’s Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap. Before you string me up in the town square by my toenails, let’s take a look at what some of the speed figure gurus had to say about the respective races from Florida …
Posted Saturday, February 11, 2017
McCraken might not be a horse who blows your doors off, but to this point, he is a perfect horse.
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Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing his entire life. 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 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. A big supporter of thoroughbred aftercare, he serves on the Board of Directors of The Exceller Fund. Brian also consults for leading contest site Derby Wars, and is a Vox Populi committee member. 
A horse owner and graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives just outside of Louisville with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra.


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