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HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Sunday, December 28, 2014
Please enjoy as Zipse at the Track reviews his favorite race of each month of the 2014 calendar year.
Posted Saturday, December 27, 2014
Fans of turf racing might want to push the boundaries of their bedtimes tonight as some of the best grass horses in the world will come together for one last showdown in Japan. The Arima Kinen, run Sunday in Japan, with a 1:25 am Eastern post time in America, is one of the biggest races in the nation. The 1 9/16 miles test is run at Nakayama Racecourse, and interestingly, it calls for the fans to invite much of the field, with the top ten vote getters earning automatic entry into the rich race. 16 will go the post in the 2014 edition of the Arima Kinen, and while the field is littered with major stakes winners, it is headlined by the four biggest stars in Japanese racing in Gentildonna, Just A Way, Gold Ship, and Epiphaneia. The Arima Kinen is without question more than just a four-horse race, but all eyes will be on this fantastic four.
Posted Friday, December 26, 2014
After tasting defeat for the first time, while banged around hard in the early stages of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Shared Belief returned today to his familiar spot in the winner’s circle
Posted Thursday, December 25, 2014
Secret Circle would seem way too good to end the season winless.
Posted Wednesday, December 24, 2014
*My sire, his sire, and his sire, were all bred in France, but I was a Kentucky homebred. *It took a few starts, but my first two wins came at a famous Florida track, and were by an average of nearly nine lengths.
Posted Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Zipse at the Track's favorite horses of 2014 from each of his ten favorite horse racing nations.
Posted Monday, December 22, 2014
If Shared Belief is indeed able to get right back on the winning track, it will come at the direct expense of the trainer who has won two out of the last three editions of the Malibu, Bob Baffert
Posted Sunday, December 21, 2014
The sad news came in from Coolmore Stud this morning ... High Chaparral was put down at Fethard Equine Hospital in Ireland during exploratory colic surgery due to a perforated intestine. As one of the most influential turf horses and sires of the 21st century, it goes without saying that High Chaparral, only 15-years-old, will be sorely missed. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the good looking son of Sadler’s Wells.
Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014
The heavily favored Dortmund made it to the winner’s circle, but he had to survive a heart thumping three-way photo finish with Firing Line and Mr. Z, to earn the tough victory.
Posted Friday, December 19, 2014
There’s going to be a showdown. One is battle tested against top competition. The other is improving and coming off a huge win. No, I’m not talking about Alabama and Ohio St., although I guess I could be. Today’s blog is about a pair of juvenile colts about to throw down on Saturday. Mr. Z and Dortmund? Nope, guess again. I’m talking about Cinco Charlie and Control Stake.
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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.