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HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track

Who Am I ???

Who Am I ???


*Bred, sold, and raced in Kentucky, my sire was an American hero.

*A first-out winner, that victory did not come at one of the nation's bigger tracks.

*I fetched an impressive purchase price at Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.

*A winner of 71% of my races, I remained undefeated longer than most.

*My well known trainer had many champions before ever seeing me.

*Yes, I raced in early May at Churchill Downs, finishing off the board at odds of 8-1.

*My only career start in New York produced my richest victory.

*A graded stakes winner in each year of racing, my initial one came in Kentucky.

*I was ridden by the same Venezuelan born jockey in all of my starts but one.

*My final career race was a disappointment and came in the Garden State.

*I've never seen the striped big cat in person, but I always enjoyed his eye.

You should know by now … Who Am I ???



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Big Brown
i hope the 59 work dont kill my odds too bad
"my sire was an American hero". Darn right he was!
Congratulations and well done ... love the first-time winners!
friday will be here soon all week i told you all i would give out the bet of the week so i hope you have deep pockets /SANTA RACE 3 ON FRIDAY MY CINSATION WILL WIN BET THE HOUSE/ I will give out 1 horse a week so take it or leave it
Me? I am the crazy cat lady on fb
Tigers eye is a kind of gem, then looked up gemologist because I knew he won in NY and failed in the derby lol
How does second place feel, Michael? lol. Nice job, curlin.bandwagoneer, I would have never guessed him.
Like the photo, by the way ... I bet this is someone I know?
Congratulations, curlin.bandwagoneer! This one went longer than I expected ... how did you nail it down?
Yay!!!!!! Finally :)
Ding, ding, ding ... Gemologist!
Didn't post, gemologist
Sorry, it is not Sidney's Candy.
Sidney's Candy
big cat was andres gallaraga

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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, 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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