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  • Royal Posse edges Saratoga Snacks in the Evan Shipman.Posted 9 hours ago
  • In a pouring rain, Harmonize rolls on by to a big win in the With AnticipationPosted 1 day ago
  • Azar gets there late to win Saratoga's With Anticipation.Posted 2 days ago
  • High Noon Rider wins the Better Talk Now as the longest shot on the board.Posted 4 days ago
  • It's all Stellar Wind in Del Mar's Torrey Pines.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lady Shipman both Smart and Fancy in winning another one at the Spa.Posted 5 days ago
  • Keen Ice shocks American Pharoah in the Travers.Posted 6 days ago
  • Flintshire flaunts his class in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 6 days ago
  • Nothing but a walk in the park for Private Zone in the Grade 1 Forego.Posted 6 days ago
  • Runhappy runs them off their feet in the Grade 1 King's Bishop.Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Friday, September 04, 2015
As if we needed just a little more pepper to spice up the potential field for this year’s Breeders' Cup Classic, one of Europe’s brightest stars will be coming to America.
Posted Thursday, September 03, 2015
It’s almost time for opening day at one of racing's hidden treasures, Kentucky Downs
Posted Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Liam's Map looks to build upon his Grade 1 caliber performance in the Whitney, with a victory in Saturday's Woodward
Posted Tuesday, September 01, 2015
The first change in six years of running the popular horse racing trivia game, Who Am I ??? is here. Just play the video, enjoy, and most of all ... Good Luck!
Posted Monday, August 31, 2015
NBC is Wrong - American Pharoah did not have it easy in the Travers
Posted Sunday, August 30, 2015
How did yesterday's stunning defeat of American Pharoah effect the Top Ten of Zipseatthetrack? Find out now ...
Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015
A Grade 1 race like Saratoga’s prestigious Forego is not supposed to be this easy, but no one told that to the six-year-old gelding Private Zone.
Posted Friday, August 28, 2015
The fact of the matter is that Upstart could run a big race tomorrow at Saratoga, the same kind of performance that could easily see him in the winners’ circle of the Pennsylvania Derby, but still only finish fourth in the Travers. Or who knows, maybe the champ will not run his best, and it will be the consistent Upstart, who will take full advantage. A difficult decision to be sure. I'm not sure what the right answer is … what would you do?
Posted Thursday, August 27, 2015
Three summers ago, Discreet Marq made her turf debut at Saratoga Race Course, and a beautiful grass career was born. In her most recent start at the Upstate New York racing mecca, the gorgeous, gray daughter of Discreet Cat went off as the favorite in a statebred stakes races, and yadda, yadda, yadda, she crossed the wire in second. I know what you are thinking, I yadda’d over the best part, and you would be right. The winner of better than $1.2 million on the turf ran into a buzzsaw that day in the Yaddo Stakes. Said buzzsaw, Dayatthespa, would go on to win the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf a few months later, on her way to a year end Eclipse Award. On Friday, and sans her old rival, Discreet Marq looks to get that Yaddo victory this time against a field of ten other older New York-bred females.
Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
All eyes will be on American Pharoah as he takes on Texas Red, Frosted, et al in the Travers, but the undercard for the big race is worth getting excited about, as well.
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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 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 consults for Derby Wars, is on the the Board of Directors of ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption 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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