Posted Monday, June 1, 2020
Overlooked in her last two, Swiss Skydiver's now the one to beat in the Santa Anita Oaks.
Posted Monday, May 25, 2020
As racing action picks up again, Brian Zipse's anticipating these runners' returns.
Posted Monday, May 18, 2020
The way Monomoy Girl returned last weekend, she may run herself into the conversation.
Posted Monday, May 11, 2020
Was Genuine Risk robbed of a fair chance? They're still talking about the 1980 Preakness.
Posted Monday, May 4, 2020
Starting with Alydar, Brian Zipse runs down 26 of his all-time favorite horses.
Posted Monday, April 27, 2020
Derby memories: Seattle Slew made the 1977 renewal an unforgettable edition.
Posted Monday, April 20, 2020
Tom's d'Etat, Whitmore, and Zulu Alpha, all at an advanced age, have been terrific in 2020.
Posted Monday, April 13, 2020
Serengeti Empress' competition will hope to keep up in Saturday's Apple Blossom.
Posted Monday, April 6, 2020
That's true of Oaklawn Mile headliner Tom's d'Etat even at the ripe old age of 7.
Posted Monday, March 30, 2020
Watch and remember the great winners of the Santa Anita Derby.
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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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