• Miss Serendipity rolls late in the Yellow Ribbon! Posted 1 day ago
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  • It's all Competitive Edge in the Hopeful!Posted 1 day ago
  • Midnight Storm romps in the Del Mar Derby! Posted 2 days ago
  • Condo Commando romps home in the Spinaway! Posted 2 days ago
  • Irish Mission powers home late to win the Glens Falls!Posted 2 days ago
  • Sunset Glow drives to victory in the Del Mar Debutante! Posted 3 days ago
  • Itsmyluckyday guts out a thrilling win over Moreno in the Woodward! Posted 3 days ago
  • Palace romps home an easy Forego winner! Posted 3 days ago
  • Stonetastic runs them off their feet in the Prioress! Posted 3 days ago

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There was a great article on Bloodhorse about Dan's "Day in the Life." Towards the end, it mentioned that "One day, Wise Dan will join his brother Successful Dan at LoPresti's farm." Obviously it would be awesome to see him at the horse park, but I can't imagine him living a better life anywhere else.
Hey,Superkook000 you boast regarding all the "power" you have @ your fingertips lol CHECK OUT THREADS FOR SHARED BELIEF,WISE DAN. Do you notice anything different or shall I say missing? Interesting what a couple calls can accomplish.
The old timer ran 2nd yesterday. Great way to end summer.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Crown congratulations. Believe me it is great to win theses races. But bottom line not only with Pete,but any horse. So long as they continue to pay their own way ,and you enjoy watching the. Can't ask for anything else. · 7 hours ago
  • cedar · Congratulations! I'm sure it's been a lot of fun for you getting to watch him race. It seems like he's a pretty healthy guy? · 3 hours ago
This year's G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe is now down to 16 entries, and it's a real who's-who of middle distance turf racing still left among those 16 horses. From Japan still entered are Gold Ship, Harp Star, and the mega impressive Dubai Duty Free winner Just A Way. Among the top older European horses left in the field are last year's Arc winner Treve, last year's Epsom Derby winner Ruler of the World, last year's Irish Oaks winner Chicquita, and last year's Grand Prix De Paris winner Flintshire. The field is still loaded chalk full of top European 3yo with the likes of Taghrooda, Australia, Sea The Moon, Avenir Certain, Kingston Hill, Eagle Top, Shamkala, Tapestry, & Prince Gibraltar among the 16 horses still entered.
  • Northport · As of now my top 3 for the Arc are Sea the Moon, Harp Star, and Treve. I was reading that Treve is the second favourite as of now, but I am totally blanking on who the favourite is - Sea the Moon? · 7 hours ago
  • paul.nathan.946 · Just booked me tickets minuets ago, Can't wait to see harp star been banging on about her for about a year now knew she was special! Going to be such a good race one of the best Arcs IMO. · 6 hours ago
I know the Saranac was not the strongest of fields, but I really believe the 3yo gelding Ring Weekend has turf star written all over him.
Hope to see your old self out there Chrome!!! Run a great race and prove you are the champ once again!!
Great run Wise Dan!!! You did a great job!! I am so happy that you came back sound and your same old champion self!!
Great run Itsmyluckyday!!! You showed them who's boss!!
I am really looking forward to the next time you run!!!! You are a really great racehorse!
I was HP's hotwalker sure wish I had a winners circle picture. I recall him escaping from his stall night before winning Florida Derby, he ran straight down the shedrow to me as I stepped out of room at end of C-barn.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Honest Pleasure, Florida Derby. Not sure if the photos will post here in this comment, so I uploaded two of his wins, Bluegrass and Florida Derby to his page. The website is:http://wiretowire.yuku.com/topic/248#.VAVXNvldWSp Scroll down to Honest Pleasure. Neat story,Gary. · 23 hours ago
  • travel_vic · Most track photographers keep huge backlogs of negatives and I have purchased many a shot over the years. Contact the tracks involved and they can refer you to the photographer. · 10 hours ago
there should be no irrelevant rankings: just put groups of 10 or so into exceptional, elite, world beaters, above average etc
East Hall, Naval Command and My POint Exactly all arrived in good shape at Louisana Downs yesterday, for the big Day Sep 6th. Best of luck!
S WAPS. Zenyata. Round Table ,and Affirmed should be rated higher. Back East voting being biased may have something to do with that
This is one strong looking colt: https://www.flickr.com/photos/easygoer/15113969381/
Talk about over rated.
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  • travel_vic · Matter of fact I have NEVER met a single Equus whom I hated, but really, the only horses qualified to have the label GREAT next to their name, the few, the memorable, the ones who's names will last over time due to the level of their ONGOING and repetitive high level performances at jar dropping levels: Cigar and the Z girl and that's it. · 1 day ago
  • GypsyRose · I don't see the need to throw Zenyatta under the bus to make a claim on Wise Dan's greatness. She too has earned her praise. However, Wise Dan is anything but overrated! Are you freaking kidding me? Some people I swear...... · 15 hours ago
I reached out to Spicer Cub's trainer and here's what she said about how he's doing!
Absolutely love this filly!!
First time tested, but Wake Up Nick now 4 for 4 after game win in Cal-bred I'm Smokin at DMR.
Stormy Lucy is the 5-1 fifth choice on the morning line for Monday’s $200,000 Grade II Yellow Ribbon. But that number could go down considering red-hot Rafael Bejarano, aboard for two straight victories before he was injured last spring, will be back in the irons.“We’re feeling great about having him back, as anybody would the way he’s riding now,” said Mike Boag, aide to trainer Ed Moger, Jr., Sunday morning. “Rafael knows her, he knows when to move with her.”
Live action returns on Friday at Laurel Park with nine races that includes free admission, free programs and drawings for tickets to OktoberFest and the Brew & Bourbon Classic on the Laurel Park apron.



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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.