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Does anyone else think his running style and crazy turn of foot might suit him for turf?
You did AWESOME today Honor Code!!!! Way to get back in the game!!!!
I honestly thought Danessa Deluxe did very well today. Stayed with the leaders in the stretch and only lost by nearly 5 lengths but she easily defeated the fifth place finisher, Temper Mint Patty by nearly 13 lengths. Great improvement from Danessa Deluxe today she showed she is one of them, and also showed she had the heart, determination and talent. Can't wait to see this filly next time.
Likely to run back in the Starlet... oy vey
I wonder when this request will be coming. #yesshesaidthat
I thought most impressive race today at Delta. Passed the 2 horses like they were standing still.
LUBASH, now a millionaire with Tropical Turf 'Cap win!
Good move down the stretch!
Sentimental pick, Decisive Moment 8,4,2
Glad to see he still looks like he did as a two year old- calm and collected, and when he is told to go- he has a monster turn of foot. Is it just me or did he get HUGE?! Either way I'm glad to see his head is in the game and he still has nice form. I am so excited for the older division next year! With The Malice returning,
  • easy lgoer · Palace Malice will be retired early next year after he goes up against all the new four year olds · 6 hours ago
Almost black colt to like, Ocho.
Ochos, Conquest Tsunami, Golden Actor, Wake Up Nick.
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  • sully · 4 deep to kick off the P5...1,4,5,10. · 6 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I did yell for "dummy" to not mess up on the 10. Chalk that up for a win on the fav. i know it's rafi-ing, but the next 3 were considerations last night, just that the 3 has been such a willing loser. the Saratoga one seemed like short speed on sloppy or muddy track only and I forget why I dismissed the other one. · 6 hours ago
888 wins the gritty duel for the Delta Downs Jackpot. He likely won't be the 2 yr old champ, but he is my favorite active dirt colt.
Conquest Tsunami- pulled up. I hope he is ok. Looked like he took a weird step.
Digs in and holds off Mr. Z to take the Delta Jackpot
So glad to see him come back succesful. I always liked him and hate that he's missed basically his whole 3 year old campaign, and then will probably be retired next year. But anyway, I'm wishing him all the best for his following races, and wherever he goes next, I think he'll be even better than today :)
  • Ruffianlover · Lisa he has a lot of winning to do before retirement. I hope they keep him around for 2016 as well if he stays injury free since he missed 2014 · 6 hours ago
the talented three year olds returning from this year, and the addition of the injured few- it will be an awesome 2015 for racing
she dose it again awesome race great ride paco 2 year old champion here you are
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  • amino998 · That was a smart ride letting Vivian go and then getting to her outside · 6 hours ago
  • tcglory · he just said if she comes out good she could go to starlet cause if there running good run em if there not pasture them · 6 hours ago
Holds off all challengers to take the Delta Princess, perhaps also making big statement to become two year old filly champion



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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 and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. 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 Managing 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 serves on the the Board of Directors of ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption and is a Vox Populi committee member. 
A graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives in Suburban Chicago with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra, where he is a professional golf instructor when he is not following the horses.