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  • Lady Shipman breezes home much the best in Belmont's License Fee.Posted 2 days ago
  • Ben's Cat sprints home late to win his 10yo seasonal debut in thrilling fashion.Posted 2 days ago
  • Minding shows her class, easily winning the 1000 Guineas.Posted 3 days ago
  • Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 3 days ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 4 days ago
  • Olorda takes them all the way in the Bewitch Stakes on closing day at Keeneland.Posted 4 days ago
  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 8 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 9 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 10 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Race Clue #1 – A field of 14 entered the starting gate for this Kentucky Derby prep. Race Clue #2 – The winner came from well back on the muddy track to get up in the final jump.
Posted Monday, May 02, 2016
Who offers the best value in Kentucky Derby 2016? Set a Fair Odds Line, and you can make your own conclusions.
Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016
Rare is the day when an allowance race at Laurel Park yields a performance worthy of ZATT’s Star of the Week, in fact, in better than seven years of doing this, today is the first time it has ever happened. Such is the power of Ben’s Cat.
Posted Saturday, April 30, 2016
Looking for a Kentucky Derby Longshot? You better take a look at Majesto.
Posted Friday, April 29, 2016
Exaggerator is on the grounds at Churchill Downs and eagerly awaiting getting in his work in advance of the 2016 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Thursday, April 28, 2016
Photos and Perspective from the Churchill Downs backside just over a week before Kentucky Derby 2016.
Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Four decades ago, a beautifully talented colt with equal measures speed, talent, and courage began his meteoric rise to the summit of thoroughbred horse racing.
Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016
*Bred in the South, I began my career with a win by more than seven lengths, while going six furlongs. *My second start again came in a non-major racing state, where I stretched out to 8 ½ furlongs.
Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016
In my daily mornings on the Churchill Downs backside leading up to Kentucky Derby 2016, one of the many things I enjoy is to grab the trainers for a quick question or two. Most are extremely gracious and willing to discuss their horse(s). Some, I even catch on camera. The Arkansas Derby runner-up, Suddenbreakingnews may have little early speed, but his late run packs a punch, and it seems like he can run all day. He may be a horse who prefers clear sailing, but if he gets it, and a little pace to run at, he becomes a very dangerous entrant on the first Saturday in May. His trainer Donnie K Von Hemel is one of the good guys in racing. Please enjoy this excerpt from our chat the other day ...
Posted Monday, April 25, 2016
After a seven-year hiatus, the Breeders' Cup will return to Churchill Downs in 2018.
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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 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 leading contest site Derby Wars, 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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