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Zipse At The Track

Who Am I ???

Who Am I ???

 

*Bred in Kentucky, my grandsire was of one of America's most influential sires.

*My first stakes victory came in a race I would go on to win three times.

*A winner of 43% of my races, I also finished in the money in 75% over my four-year racing career.

*I was the first champion of several for my well known second racing owner.

*After my racing career, I went to stud at his farm in Maryland.

*I was beaten by the same horse in both the Breeders' Futurity and Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

*Yes, I raced in early May at Churchill Downs, finishing second in an important stakes race at odds of 12-1.

*I won at eight different distances ranging from 5 ½ furlongs to 1 ¼ miles.

*My final career win came in a stakes race in the mud at Saratoga.

*In my twelve starts at Saratoga, I won eight times, including seven in a row.

*My final career start came in a race with the same name as a Horse of the Year.

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

 

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Congrats, Greg ... Vanderbilt had some great horses at Sagamore over the years. Interestingly, Discovery is the only Horse of the Year ever to win it despite another horse winning the Triple Crown.
Dang it. That was my first ever try on "Who Am I???" I was to late! Nice job, Greg!
Thanks Brian! Maryland was hint I went with, knowing history of Sagamore did it for me. I will take the "120 Beyer", thanks again :-)
Thanks!
Great try, rafirox!
Well done, Greg ... a 120 Beyer at least! How did you solve this one?
Discovery?
The 1935 Horse of the Year it is ... Discovery!
Discovery
No, not Slew O' Gold.
Slew O' Gold...
Nor is it Broad Brush.
Broad Brush.....
Sorry, it is not Bet Twice.
Bet Twice....

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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.