Posted Saturday, December 9, 2023
Zipse: Who is your favorite racehorse of 2023? Mine takes me back to Chicago.
Posted Sunday, December 3, 2023
Saturday’s winner of the Cigar Mile will not get many excited. Brian Zipse thinks he should.
Posted Sunday, November 26, 2023
Señor Buscador is well-suited for Saturday's Cigar Mile, which would be his biggest win yet.
Posted Sunday, November 19, 2023
Brian Zipse reflects on Bill Mott, the likable Hall of Fame trainer who's going strong at 70.
Posted Sunday, November 12, 2023
Brian Zipse says Xigera is becoming easy to root for as she heads to the Falls City.
Posted Sunday, November 5, 2023
Brian Zipse believes Inspiral was the star of the European stars at the Breeders' Cup.
Posted Sunday, October 29, 2023
Zipse: This may be the year Clairière breaks through the door to win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
Posted Sunday, October 22, 2023
Zipse: There is a big reason why Zozos should not be ignored in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.
Posted Sunday, October 15, 2023
How good has Breeders' Cup Classic contender White Abarrio become for Rick Dutrow?
Posted Sunday, October 8, 2023
The 3rd time could be the charm for War Like Goddess in the Breeders' Cup.
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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 HRN, 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 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 webcast 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 on the Board 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 and is a Vox Populi committee member. He is a voter for racing's Hall of Fame, as well as a weekly NTRA poll voter. 

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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