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  • The breeding rights to Classic Empire have been acquired by Coolmore.Posted 2 days ago
  • Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 4 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 4 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Cambodia (9-2) gets the trip and rolls in the Gallorette.Posted 4 days ago
  • Whitmore (6-5) surges past A.P. Indian in the Maryland Sprint.Posted 4 days ago
  • Yoshida (5-2) wins the James W. Murphy Stakes like a good thing.Posted 4 days ago
  • Recruiting Ready (5-2) rolls to an impressive win in the Chick Lang.Posted 5 days ago
  • Get 10-1 Odds on Always Dreaming on TVG! Posted 5 days ago
  • No catching Everything Lovely (5-2) in The Very One Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015
Belmont Stakes 2017

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Zipse At The Track
Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017
Songbird is headed back east, to compete in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps, as part of the sensational Belmont Stakes card of June 10.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
From the most modest of beginnings, Lava Man would go on to become a California racing legend.
Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Once known as a good bet for the favorites, the Belmont Stakes has increasingly become a race known for upsets.
Posted Monday, May 22, 2017
Is there a stronger division in American racing right now than the sprint males?
Posted Sunday, May 21, 2017
After everything that he had been through in 2017, it was easy to be excited for Classic Empire, as the field made their way from the far turn and into the stretch of the Preakness.
Posted Saturday, May 20, 2017
While there are ten, all eyes will be on two in particular, for this edition of the Preakness is setting up as a showdown between the best two three-year-olds in training.
Posted Friday, May 19, 2017
In the best of possible outcomes for trainer, Jimmy Jerkens, his big horse, Shaman Ghost, wore down the his other horse, Dolphus, to win the Grade 3 Pimlico Special by a determined neck.
Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Preakness has been clearly the best indicator of which horse will win the Award as Champion 3yo Male.
Posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017
You better believe the two-day double featuring the Black-Eyed Susan on Friday, with Preakness 2017 on Saturday, is one bet that I will not be missing this weekend. Maybe it is the anticipation that makes the two-day play so appealing to me, or perhaps I love it because it only happens on really big race days. Either way, it is a most enjoyable wager. The BES-Preakness double can be played for as little as $1. With that in mind, let's dive right in ...
Posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017
When handicapping Preakness Stakes 2017, it's important to not get too hung up on what happened in the Kentucky Derby two weeks before.
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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, and adds his editorial flare to the overall content of the website. A big supporter of thoroughbred aftercare, he serves on the Board of Directors of The Exceller Fund. 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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