Posted Thursday, May 13, 2021
Somewhat lost in the Kentucky Derby uproar was yet another stakes win for Firenze Fire.
Posted Monday, May 3, 2021
No current rider is better in a big race than 49-year-old John Velazquez.
Posted Thursday, April 29, 2021
There are plenty of great wagering opportunities besides the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Monday, April 26, 2021
Brian Zipse on who offers the best betting value in this year's Run for the Roses.
Posted Monday, April 19, 2021
Third as a Louisiana Derby longshot, can O Besos do even better in the Kentucky Derby?
Posted Monday, April 12, 2021
The Kentucky Oaks is shaping up to be an outstanding race with a long list of potential winners.
Posted Monday, April 5, 2021
How could each top Kentucky Derby contender win the biggest race of their careers?
Posted Monday, March 29, 2021
UAE Derby hero Rebel's Romance would give Godolphin a strong Kentucky Derby pair.
Posted Monday, March 22, 2021
Can anyone derail the Greatest Honour express in Saturday's Florida Derby?
Posted Monday, March 15, 2021
Why is Swiss Skydiver so easy to love? Here are five reasons.
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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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