Posted Monday, April 22, 2019
Brian Zipse on why Code of Honor's his top Kentucky Derby longshot.
Posted Monday, April 15, 2019
19 days out, Brian Zipse categorizes the prospective Kentucky Derby field.
Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Plus Que Parfait's breeders hope to be celebrating their longshot at Churchill.
Posted Monday, April 01, 2019
The Tampa Bay Derby winner Tacitus looks to solidify his standing Saturday.
Posted Monday, March 25, 2019
Brian Zipse runs down the U.S. runners to watch on Dubai World Cup night.
Posted Monday, March 18, 2019
It hasn't produced a Kentucky Derby winner in 16 years. Here's why that may change.
Posted Monday, March 11, 2019
Will late seasonal debuts by Game Winner and Improbable hurt their Derby chances?
Posted Monday, March 04, 2019
Instagrand has found an ideal spot in the Gotham for his first race back.
Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The Friday feature at Santa Anita Park could have Derby trail implications.
Posted Monday, February 18, 2019
Hidden Scroll remains on track for the Fountain of Youth. So, how good is he?
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Meet Brian Zipse

Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing his entire life. 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, American Pharoah and Justify. 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. His new racing partnership venture, Derby Day Racing, invites more fans to experience the thrill of racehorse ownership.

The Editor of Horse Racing Nation from 2010-2017, Brian authored a daily column as Zipse at the Track, created the popular racing show, HorseCenter and added his editorial flare to the overall content of the website. Now a Senior Writer for HRN, Brian continues to contribute his thoughts on racing, as well as hosting HorseCenter. A big supporter of thoroughbred aftercare, he serves as the President of The Exceller Fund.

Brian's work has also been published on several leading industry sites. He has consulted for leading contest site Derby Wars, is both a Hall of Fame and NTRA poll voter, and is a Vox Populi committee member. 

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

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