• Ulysses (Galileo) powers by Churchill and Barney Roy in the Group 1 Juddmonte International.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Cracksman (Frankel) cruises to a big victory in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Diversify (1-2) rolls home a big winner in the Evan Shipman.Posted 2 days ago
  • Blackjackcat (8-1) holds off Vyjack to win the Del Mar Mile.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dak Attack (2-1) is an impressive winner of the Ellis Park Juvenile.Posted 3 days ago
  • Channel Maker (8-5) wins the photo and survives multiple objections to win the Breeders' Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Kelly's Humor (11-1) rolls late to win Ellis Park Debutante.Posted 3 days ago
  • Dream Dancing (6-1) nips Beau Recall in the Del Mar Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Collected (3-1) holds off Arrogate in the TVG Pacific Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Hunt (3-1) scores his second graded stakes win of the meet, this time in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 3 days ago
Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track
Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes is clearly the headliner of the day, but sleeping on the supporting card Saturday afternoon at Saratoga would be a big mistake.
Posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The tendency is to place too much stock in the result of one race. That being said, it's easy to imagine Good Samaritan racing fastest of all down the Saratoga stretch on his way to victory in the 2017 Travers Stakes.
Posted Monday, August 21, 2017
Saturday's Grade 1 Travers Stakes could well be the race of the year for the three-year-old males in 2017.
Posted Sunday, August 20, 2017
Remember the name Dak Attack. The well put together son of Ghostzapper has a big future.
Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017
Elate, building upon a summer emergence, took command at the head of the stretch and rolled home a big winner of the Grade 1 Alabama.
Posted Friday, August 18, 2017
I have been following racing long enough to remember when a son of Buckpasser, named Norcliffe, won the Queen's Plate way back in 1976. The well-bred colt went on to become a multiple champion in Canada, and a very good sire. You will remember his most famous son, Groovy. As good as Norcliffe was, though, it was his young English trainer who really went on to become the biggest star of the team. It was a lifetime ago, but Roger Attfield has still yet to slow down.
Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017
While there will be no Triple Crown winner this year, Sunday's Breeders’ Stakes, at twelve furlongs over the beautiful E.P. Taylor Turf Course will be a terrific way to close out the series.
Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Outside of the Kentucky Derby or Breeders' Cup, seldom does a big race bring together such an eclectic and competitive bunch as will the Alabama.
Posted Monday, August 14, 2017
Looking back at the 133rd edition of the Alabama Stakes, it was all Princess of Sylmar.
Posted Sunday, August 13, 2017
Watching World Approval roll home in the Grade 1 Fourstardave in person on Saturday at Saratoga was a reminder of plenty of things. It was a reminder that the son of Northern Afleet is one of the most reliable and consistent turf horses in the nation. It was also a reminder that when there is a little give and dampness to the turf, the gray gelding only becomes tougher to beat. More than anything though, it was a reminder of what a wonderful broodmare Win Approval is.
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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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