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Zipse At The Track

Name These Rivals!

Name These Rivals

 

Rival Clue #1 - Both rivals were bred in Kentucky and had Mr. Prospector blood coursing through their veins.

Rival Clue #2 - Our first meeting took place on the 3rd of May, where we finished 1st and 4th respectively.

Rival Clue #3- Both rivals won their career debut, one at 4-5, the other at odds of 20-1.

Rival Clue #4 - Our rivalry lasted just under six months, and one of us finished first in each race in which we faced each other.

Rival Clue #5 - Combined, our trainers have won more than ten Breeders’ Cup races.

Rival Clue #6 - One rival was favored in the 2nd, 3rd, and the 4th of our meetings; the other rival was never favored within the rivalry.

Do you know who we are yet?  

Rival Clue #7 - Each rival only finished out of the money on one occasion, and both of those races came at a flat mile.

Rival Clue #8 - Our only meeting in California saw both rivals let go at double-digit odds.

Rival Clue #9 - Our respective records in the rivalry were: 5-3-2-0 and 5-2-2-0.

Rival Clue #10 - In our final meeting, both rivals ran for the last time in their two-year careers.

Rival Clue #11 - In our five meetings, we ran at only two different distances.

Rival Clue #12 - Born the same year, both rivals won only six races, with each one taking home five stakes victories.

Go ahead … Name us both! 

 

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Older Comments about Name These Rivals!...

Can't believe it took so long. DEFINITELY easy to say when it's over. I think biggest misdirection was the very first clue - their names were made in Europe
Congrats
Congratulations, Michael! You proved yourself a true champion, tonight.
some major misdirection with the May 3, LOL
Sunday Silence and Easy Goer
Ravens Pass and Henrythenavigator
80 minutes ... That is a record!
some major misdirection with the May 3, LOL
thank God someone got it finally. hahaha.
this one was driving me bonkers, brian!
Ravens Pass/Henrythenavigator
Curlin & Hard Spun.
Michael Harris ... Thank you! Raven's Pass and Henrythenavigator it is!
I think with this latest clue, someone should get it soon...
raven's pass and henrythenavigator
AWESOME AGAIN & SILVER CHARM.
intangaroo & miraculous miss (stab!!)
Fusaichi Pegasus & More Than Ready
Here it is ... These two rivals ran 1-2 in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Strike the Gold and Green Alligator

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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. 

  
The Editor of Horse Racing Nation from 2010-2017, Brian authored a daily column as Zipse at the Track, or ZATT for short, and added his editorial flare to the overall content of the website. Now a Senior Writer for HRN, Brian continues to contribute his thoughts on racing, as well as co-hosting 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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