Posted Monday, August 19, 2019
Midnight Bisou and Elate will meet for the third time this year Saturday at Saratoga.
Posted Monday, August 12, 2019
Horses based outside of California could have a say in Saturday's Pacific Classic.
Posted Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Focus shifts to the turf, and two of America's best in Bricks and Mortar and Sistercharlie.
Posted Monday, July 29, 2019
Saturday's field is looking loaded. So why does Brian Zipse consider Bellafina the one to beat?
Posted Monday, July 22, 2019
It's War of Will's turn to prove himself once again as one of the nation's best 3-year-olds.
Posted Monday, July 15, 2019
No longer an unknown, the Haskell contender looks like a legit contender Saturday.
Posted Tuesday, July 09, 2019
That's the story of two former top juvenile fillies who ran to varying results Saturday.
Posted Monday, July 01, 2019
Recent history says this 3-year-old trio has a shot to upend Triple Crown race winners.
Posted Monday, June 24, 2019
Brian Zipse on why the Breeders' Cup cannot be run this year at Santa Anita.
Posted Monday, June 17, 2019
Brian Zipse reflects on Maximum Security's defeat as it relates to the bigger picture.
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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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