• Tapestry shocks Taghrooda in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks! Posted 19 hours ago
  • Australia very impressive in the Juddmonte International! Posted 1 day ago
  • Postponed gallops away in the Great Voltigeur! Posted 1 day ago
  • Endless Chatter wins her third straight in the Summer Colony! Posted 3 days ago
  • Judy the Beauty rolls right on by in the Rancho Bernardo!Posted 4 days ago
  • Main Sequence surges late to win the Sword Dancer! Posted 4 days ago
  • Moulin De Mougin swoops up the rail to win the Mabee! Posted 11 days ago
  • Enterprising rolls from last in the La Jolla! Posted 12 days ago
  • Cassatt much the best in the Monmouth Oaks! Posted 12 days ago
  • Wallyanna upsets the Hall of Fame with a late rush! Posted 13 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014
It’s no stretch to say that Holy Bull was on a short list of the most talented American runners of the nineties. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001, the steely gray son of Great Above won 13-of-16 lifetime starts from 1993 through 1995. The Horse of the Year of 1994 often overwhelmed his opponents with blazing speed that eventually broke the heart of many a good horse that tried to rally at him. At his best, he was electrifying, but it was an afternoon at Saratoga that he showed the heart that only the great ones possess. It’s hard to believe that it’s been this long, but this week marks the 20-year anniversary of Holy Bull’s gutsy win in the Travers.
Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014
*Bred in Kentucky, I was owned by my breeder, but only after more than one failed attempt to sell at auction. *Winning races at a high percentage, I had as many three race winning streaks as one race losing streaks.
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Double Derby winner Australia could find Wednesday's Juddmonte International to be his toughest test to date.
Posted Monday, August 18, 2014
Has California Chrome already done enough to clinch a championship, or does he need to finish the season off strong in order to collect the hardware in January?
Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014
Persistence is the art of staying the course in spite of difficulty or opposition. Sunday at Woodbine, Ami’s Holiday demonstrated true persistence in the Breeders’ Stakes.
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
Euro Charline made history today at Arlington International by becoming the first three-year-old to win the Grade 1 Beverly D.
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
Arlington Million is not only as good as it gets in American turf racing, but it is hosted by the showplace on United States racing.
Posted Thursday, August 14, 2014
In a loaded edition of the Beverly D., Alterite could prove to be the class of the class.
Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Race Clue #1 - Two scratches brought this historically significant race down to six starters. Race Clue #2 - The race winner was let go as the fourth choice, but looked strong the entire way.
Posted Monday, August 11, 2014
When last seen, the Todd Pletcher-trained Dame Dorothy closed out the month of January by undressing a small but solid field of three-year-old fillies in an optional claimer at Gulfstream Park. The twelve length victory in the slop over Bird Maker, and the rest, immediately announced the unbeaten filly as a major player on the road to the Kentucky Oaks. A physical setback ended that dream, but today in Erie, PA, the potential star returned in the pink with a four-length victory in the $75,000 Malvern Rose Stakes at Presque Isle Downs.
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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.