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HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track

Who Am I ???

Who Am I ???

*Knowing the name of my dam is the key to knowing in which state I was bred.

*My connections were especially hopeful of my prospects after my third lifetime start.

*I wasn't the first big winner for my well known trainer, who was also famous as a rider.

*A winner of better than 80% of my races, I was favored in more than 90% of them.

*My debut came in a stakes race; as a matter of fact, my first five career races were all stake wins.

*Racing only on the dirt, I won at distances ranging from 5 ½ furlongs to 1 ¼ miles.

*My most important victory came in the only race I ever ran outside of New York.

*I was a strong contributor to my sire's national ranking during my first two years of racing.

*My defeat in the Brooklyn may have been avoided if I was asked for more.

*I hold a special distinction that only two other horses have since joined.

*My first three career races came at Saratoga, the final three were at Aqueduct.

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

 

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Regret
yes that what i meant about the fillies winning the Kentucky Derby....but i had found the Hopeful one first before i went back and read all the clues again!
Dang, I Regret that I'm too late
Ha! The Hopeful yes, but ... I was referring to a filly winning the Derby with thatspecial distinction that 2 horses have since joined clue, but still ... well done, Bill!
Jockey objection.....I was squeezed at the gate
The 2 hints special distinction that 2 horses have since joined and the hopeful after 3rd start...so see who swept the 2 yo series in Saratoga...thank you Brian
Bold Lad
I wasn't even in the right half of last century. Good job, William Mc Cabe !
same for me. no idea why it repeated it so many times.....
Close!!! But Bill was first ... how did you get it, Bill?
sorry for the multiple posts...wonky browser
Regret
I regret to inform all the other players ... tonight's game is over. Bill McCabe knew it was the great Regret!
regret
Bold Venture
Bold Lad
Evening Attire is my husband's guess
Regret
No, not First Landing.
First Landing

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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 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.