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  • Nyquist has spiked a fever, delaying his trip to Belmont, via DRF's Dave Grening.Posted 2 days ago
  • Second Summer holds off Hard Aces to win the Grade 2 Californian.Posted 2 days ago
  • Exaggerator turns the tables and is victorious in the Preakness (G1).Posted 3 days ago
  • Takeover Target flies home late to win from last in the Grade 2 Dixie.Posted 3 days ago
  • American Freedom fights back for Sir Barton victory.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mizz Money holds on to take the Gallorette (G3) by a nose.Posted 3 days ago
  • Justin Squared was too fast to catch in the Chick Lang.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lady Shipman does not disappoint with a victory in The Very One.Posted 3 days ago
  • Marengo Road gets ahead to take the James W. Murphy.Posted 4 days ago
  • Awtaad upsets Galileo Gold to win the Irish 2000 Guineas.Posted 4 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016
With the defection of the Kentucky Derby winner, Nyquist, from the Belmont Stakes, the prospective field for the final leg of the 2016 Triple Crown appears to be devoid of pace.
Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016
*Bred in one country, I began my career in another, and broke through as a major winner in a third. *I started my racing career as a juvenile with two straight wins on the grass.
Posted Monday, May 23, 2016
The best American racing has to offer through the first five months of 2016
Posted Sunday, May 22, 2016
For the first time in three years, the Triple Crown will not be on the line in the Belmont Stakes, but still, this year's edition looks to be coming up big.
Posted Saturday, May 21, 2016
Trained by Keith Desormeaux, and given a perfectly timed ride by his brother Kent Desormeaux, Exaggerator rolled past Nyquist and on to Preakness victory by 3 ½ lengths.
Posted Friday, May 20, 2016
A video look at the Triple Crown history that only 12 horses have been able to successfully join.
Posted Thursday, May 19, 2016
Land Over Sea is a deserving favorite, but she will not lack competition in the Black-Eyed Susan, especially from a pair of fillies who will be making only their fourth lifetime start respectively.
Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016
These five editions of the Preakness Stakes are the best of the best
Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Rival Clue #1 - Born the same year, one rival was bred in Kentucky, while the other was bred in Florida. Rival Clue #2 - Each rival made it to the races by the summer of their juvenile year, while on opposite coasts.
Posted Monday, May 16, 2016
A stellar group of experienced mares all pointing for one of two races could make this the most exciting and interesting division over the next calendar month.
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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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