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HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track

Remember This Race?

Remember This Race?

 

Race Clue #1 - Contested at a race track in the Northeast, there have been more than 60 editions of this well known race.

Race Clue #2- In this particular edition, the top four finishers all were, or went on to become, multiple graded stakes winners.

Race Clue #3 - The top three finishers were all the same age and became very familiar rivals.

Race Clue #4 - Despite it being only a six-horse field, two of the horses in the race were let go at odds of higher than 70-1.

Race Clue #5 - The odds-on favorite ended up winning, but it only came after a wicked stretch drive.

Race Clue #6 - One of the entrants won the Travers the year before, while another was named 3yo champ.

Race Clue #7 - The winner of the race is the only one of the bunch to be inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame.

Race Clue #8 - The final time of 1:47.92 makes it the third fastest in the history of the race.

Race Clue #9- While half the field were coming in off of races in New York, one entrant was coming from Pimlico, one from Suffolk, and one from Dubai.

Race Clue #10 - After bonuses, the winner’s share of this edition reached a cool half-million.


You should know it by now … Tell me the race and the year!

 

 

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Who am I. Hey, how 'bout some future "Who Am I's" for jockeys and trainers?
Remember This Race
I vote Who Am I???
Wednesday nights will now be rotating horse racing trivia night on ZATT. Which game would you like to see tonight, Name These Rivals!, Who Am I ???, or Remember This Race?
Billy's Roast Beef, eh? Sounds like a place I might need to check out, Bingman.
  • tony bada bing · The best around my friend, even beats Kelly's, which is legendary in these parts. You make out this way, we'll go... · 377 days ago
Shout out for East Boston! I was at that race...little known fact Sonny Hine loved to hit a roast beef joint north of Boston, Billy's Roast Beef - the best!
The heavy hitters were out tonight!
Well played, champ! It will only get tougher from here, guys ... What do you think about the new game?
Hi Brian, Clue #4 made me feel confident it was at at Suffolk Downs, the Mass Cap would always have a mix of serious horses and a few impossible local horses who were badly outclassed. #6 made me think Skip Away and Will's Way. Now if I can only master this comment section!
'97 Mass Cap
TimeformUS becomes the first-ever winner of Remember This Race? ... Congratulations! How did you solve it so quickly?
Massachusetts Handicap 1997
1997 Massachusetts Handicap
1997 Mass Cap

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Meet Brian Zipse 

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.