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Zipse At The Track

Remember This Race?

Remember This Race?

 

Race Clue #1 - A full field of current and future stakes winners made this one of the most interesting races the first half of the year.

Race Clue #2 - While the winner was respected going in, he was not sent off as one of the top few choices.

Race Clue #3- The race favorite was coming in off a stakes win over the track, and would finish second.

Race Clue #4 - Meanwhile, it was the first race of the season for the winner of the race.

Race Clue #5 - The fourth place finisher in this race went off as one of the favorites for the Breeders’ Cup Classic later in the year.

Race Clue #6- Regally bred, the winner of this race was anything but a one-hit wonder.

Race Clue #7 - The fifth place finisher in this race went off as the favorite in a different Breeders’ Cup race the same year.

Race Clue #8 - It was the fourth victory in this race for the winner’s veteran rider.

Race Clue #9 - The race winner was not the first Horse of the Year for his trainer, but likely the best. 

Race Clue #10 - The 14th place finisher in this race went on to win an important race on the Dubai World Cup card. 

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

 

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Time to toss another pretender from the 2014 Kentucky Derby list until we are down to only the true contenders - #2 Ring Weekend. 

 

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Older Comments about Remember This Race?...

You are amazing at this, Chris ... Truly the greatest champion of racing trivia I've seen.
The moment I realized it was probably an international race I immediately gravitated to either Sea The Stars or Giants Causeway and I remembered GC didn't win the 2000 Guineas so it had to be one of my all-time favorites, Sea The Stars.
Thanks, Chris for ending this search as I was lost in the USA.
There he is, and ... this race is over! You did it again, King Chris ... It is the 2000 Guineas of 2009!
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the 2009 2000 Guineas
Ok, where is Chris when we really need him?
Sorry, it is not the 1990 Kentucky Derby.
1990 kentucky derby
1994 Kentucky Derby is not tonight's answer.
1994 Kentucky Derby*
Nor is it the 1989 Kentucky Derby.
1989 Kentucky Derby
Sorry, it is not the 1999 Kentucky Derby.
1999 Kentucky Derby

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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, 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. 
  
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A graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives just outside of Louisville with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra.  

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