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  • Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 1 day ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mokat (7-1) turns the San Clemente into a one-filly show.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dacita just gets up in the Grade 1 Diana in a four-horse photo.Posted 1 day ago
  • Front Pocket Money grinds to victory in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hit It Once More romps home a big winner of the New York Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bitumen (4-5) powers home to win the Grade 3 Sanford at Saratoga.Posted 2 days ago
  • Secretariat winner Highland Reel goes all the way in the Group 1 King George.Posted 2 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Sunday, July 24, 2016
Another day, another pair of graded stakes win for America’s top young sire, Uncle Mo
Posted Saturday, July 23, 2016
There are times when races expected to be big ones end in disappointment. This was not one of those occasions.
Posted Friday, July 22, 2016
St. Elias Stable’s Sweet Loretta uncorked a flashy late run that carried her to an impressive 4 ¼-length score in the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes.
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016
If you thought Miss Temple City's connections would find an easy spot for her return from Royal Ascot, think again.
Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016
While many will be looking for the triumphant return of Chrome, this spot may not be as easy as 1-2-3, due to the presence of another talented runner also making his long awaited return.
Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2016
*Bred in Kentucky, my sire was an earner of better than $2 million. *I only raced once as a juvenile, and I made the most of it, winning by more than five lengths.
Posted Monday, July 18, 2016
Let’s see how America’s best horses currently rank at this key point of the year …
Posted Sunday, July 17, 2016
Cupid showed why bettors continue to have confidence in the good looking gray, with a bounce back victory in Saturday night’s $500,000 Indiana Derby.
Posted Saturday, July 16, 2016
The 2016 Haskell looks all set to host a field that could rival last year’s edition won by the Triple Crown Champion, American Pharoah.
Posted Friday, July 15, 2016
Indiana Grand has put together a nice card on Saturday evening to support the main event, the $500,000 Indiana Derby. From a fan perspective, the Grade 2 feature certainly brings the most interest, but from a betting perspective, I am looking at a stakes race a bit earlier in the card.
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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, 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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