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  • Prize Exhibit (3-1) powers home the best in the Megahertz.Posted 3 days ago
  • Uncontested (6-5) romps wire to wire in the sloppy Smarty Jones.Posted 3 days ago
  • Green Gratto (5-2) is a game winner of Aqueduct's Toboggan Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lockdown (2-1), full sister to Close Hatches, wins the Busanda at Aqueduct.Posted 4 days ago
  • Back at Oaklawn Park, Terra Promessa (6-5) rolls in the Pippin.Posted 5 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-5) is too much for her La Canada competition.Posted 5 days ago
  • Tommy Macho (5-2) tons the best in the Hal's Hope at Gulfstream Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • Flatlined (15-1) wins a wild finish in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Sandiva (7-5) powers by to win the Marshua's River Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Sunny Ridge (5-2) powers home to victory in Aqueduct's Jazil Stakes.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017
Not a household name by any means, the question begs … just who is Neolithic?
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
It's time to talk about all the young fillies.
Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2017
*Bred in one country, I began my career in another, where I ran all my races in my first season of racing. *A first-out winner, I won half of my starts at three, but finished well back in my only stakes attempt.
Posted Monday, January 16, 2017
Announcing himself as a horse to be reckoned with on the 2017 Kentucky Derby trail, Uncontested rolled to a dominating 5 ¼-length romp in the Smarty Jones at Oaklawn Park.
Posted Sunday, January 15, 2017
You won’t find a much more challenging handicapping puzzle than the 72nd running of the Lecomte Stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds.
Posted Saturday, January 14, 2017
You a Jersey-bred? I’m a Jersey-bred! In fact, both halves of HorseCenter, Matt (Andy Scoggin) Shifman, and yours truly, were born and bred in the Garden State. So were Frank Sinatra, Meryl Streep, and Danny DeVito too.
Posted Friday, January 13, 2017
In an overpowering performance, Wonder Gal kicked off the 2017 season by dominating her opposition in the historic Ladies Handicap to the tune of a 13 ½-length runaway.
Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017
With ten 2017 Kentucky Derby qualifying points on the line to the winner, let’s take a look at the Smarty Jones field, including analysis and projected odds …
Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
I will never forget the afternoon that I first laid eyes on Turkoman.
Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017
See if you can Follow That Horse … Clue #1 – What horse finished 3rd in the most recent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile held at Churchill Downs?
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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 horse owner and graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives just outside of Louisville with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra.  

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