• Cool Catomine (14-1) wins the Prince of Wales over Aurora Way and State of Honor.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Miss Ella (5-2) wins the Caress Stakes at Saratoga for the second straight year.Posted 1 day ago
  • Madam Dancealot (21-1) rolls from last to win the San Clemente going away.Posted 2 days ago
  • Abel Tasman (4-5) edges Elate in the Coaching Club American Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Accelerate (7-1) wins in a romp as Arrogate finishes way back in the San Diego Handicap. Posted 3 days ago
  • Hunt (3-1) waits and then blows by in the Grade 2 Eddie Read.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lady Eli (9-10), giving eight pounds, edges Quidura on the wire of the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 3 days ago
  • Firenze Fire (12-1) holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (7-10) scores a hard-earned win in the New York Derby.Posted 3 days ago
  • Proctor's Ledge (6-1), with first-time Lasix, rolls on the turf in the Lake George.Posted 4 days ago
Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017
*Bred in Kentucky, my sire was a champion outside of the United States. *I was third in my career debut, but by the time I finished my third race, I had won twice, and was a graded stakes winner.
Posted Monday, July 24, 2017
The Royal meet at Ascot offered the best depth of grass horses I've ever seen in a lifetime of enjoying racing, and perhaps more than any other, the race I most savored was the Ascot Gold Cup.
Posted Sunday, July 23, 2017
We are on the verge of another intriguing edition of the race named after the 100-1 shot who defeated the Triple Crown winning Gallant Fox in the 1930 Travers.
Posted Saturday, July 22, 2017
What unfolded today at Del Mar was a truly shocking upset, as Accelerate romped to an impressive 8 1/2-length victory, while the mighty Arrogate finished at the other end of the field.
Posted Friday, July 21, 2017
She looked good on Tapeta, but today, Dream It was is really good on the dirt.
Posted Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Duke of Del Mar, the Master of his Domain, the King of the World, whatever you want to call him, Arrogate figures to rule with a mighty stride in the TVG San Diego Handicap.
Posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The 2017 season at Saratoga gets off to a bang with five nice graded stakes races over the first three days, and the best of the bunch is Saturday's Grade 1 Diana Stakes.
Posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017
*Bred in Kentucky, my grandsire ran a big race to be second in the Breeders' Cup Classic. *I did not make my career debut until I was three, but it came in a stakes race.
Posted Monday, July 17, 2017
Win three Grade 1 races in your first eight career starts and you have effectively set the bar pretty darn high for yourself.
Posted Sunday, July 16, 2017
In revisiting the fantastic career of Formal Gold, it's hard to understand how the 24-year-old stallion is not in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
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Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing his entire life. 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, adds his editorial flare to the overall content of the website, and co-hosts the popular racing show, HorseCenter. A big supporter of thoroughbred aftercare, he serves as the President of The Exceller Fund.

Brian's work has also been published on several leading industry sites. He has consulted for leading contest site Derby Wars, is both a Hall of Fame and NTRA poll voter, 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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