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HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track

Who Am I ???

Who Am I ??? 615 X 400

*Bred in Florida, I began my career under the famed twin spires of Churchill Downs.

*A winner of half of my starts as a juvenile, my first stakes race came as a three-year-old.

*The combined winning margin of my first two stakes victories totaled exactly ten lengths.

*Once on the Kentucky Derby trail, I did not make it back to Louisville for the Run for the Roses.

*A winner of races from six furlongs to 1 ¼ miles, I was a stakes winner on tracks labeled, fast, good, and muddy.

*My last trainer won a Belmont Stakes with a horse one year younger than me.

*Making it to the track in six consecutive seasons, I won at least one race in each of those years.

*My initial stakes win came in Arkansas, as did my first two attempts in graded stakes racing.

*Never a stakes winner himself, my sire was graded stakes placed. My dam was a multiple stakes winner, though.

*My four biggest career wins all came at the same track in the East Coast.

*Besides my favorite track, more of my victories came in New Orleans than anywhere else.

You should know by now … Who Am I ??? 


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Well, you now have my permanent first guess.
Name These Rivals is not dead. A rotating format begins now!
Hallelujah! But may I add, Stymie and Gallorrette? I was waiting for those two the whole time during The Rivals era.
Big news trivia fans ... I'm bringing back Who Am I ??? tonight!
Just read the thread... I love this game! Don't take it down, please? :).
No problemo.
I appreciate that, Jay!
...so endearing, IMO is, it's not only a game but it's also a salute to the horse at the same time. I personally love it, even though I'm not that good.
Brian, one thing that makes "Who Am I
Haha. Never thought of that. Guess cause I've never been at risk of getting claimed by anyone. :)
@Jay lets make it Maiden Optional Claiming....lol
Me too. I was nowhere near Sham's answer tonight.
People eating out of their hands and then using the mouse is my guess. Piggies.
45 years old and up!
yukichan, are you suggesting a "Maiden Who Am I" I like it. I'd be in the Maiden Claiming $12,500 category.
what is making it stick? Device it self mechanically or in the transmission of the signal to the cpy
I love this game even though I can only claim being close 1x. Always learn something! Maybe a "guest writer", maybe having those who have won before sit out next contest or as Mary says, give folks a head start? Maybe "Theme Week" like Belmont Who Am I or Pre WWI Wonders WAI or European runners WAI or Down Under Wonders WAI (I think I would stand a chance at that one!)
Other suggestion: fix my sticky mouse.
Flat Out last week and I was asleep. He had me at I love Belmont. Missed opportunity.
What? I am finally out of my fog brought on from watching the 20lb .exercise weight that was getting a tooth and you want to change my favorite game? No! Helpful changes, though: 1. In case I take a nap(what happened last week--woke up at 6:17) please give a wake-up call. 2. Blog writers must give a 5 minute head-start. 3. No more of those confusing gender clues; I always think it's a boy first. See you tonight for the same beloved Who Am I?

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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. 
As 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 consults for leading contest site Derby Wars, and is a Vox Populi committee member. 
A graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives just outside of Louisville with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra.  

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