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Breeders' Cup 2017

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track

Name These Rivals!

Name These Rivals

 

Rival Clue #1 - Both rivals were bred in Kentucky, but began their careers more than three thousand miles apart.

Rival Clue #2 - Our first meeting took place in a race a quarter mile shorter than our final meeting.

Rival Clue #3- One rival’s first career victory came at six furlongs, while the other broke their maiden going 1 1/8 miles.

Rival Clue #4 - Our rivalry was short-lived, but anyone who saw our second meeting, witnessed a race they will never forget.

Rival Clue #5 - Combined, we ran exactly 50 times, winning more than half of them, and collecting nearly $3 million in earnings.

Rival Clue #6 - Although we were racing contemporaries, we entered racing’s Hall of Fame 18 years apart.

Do you know who we are yet?  

Rival Clue #7 - One rival won a race at twelve furlongs, the other won several times in races longer than that.

Rival Clue #8 - While one rival never raced outside of the U.S., the other raced in two different European countries, as well as, two North American countries.

Rival Clue #9 - Our respective records in the rivalry were: 2-1-1-0 and 2-1-1-0.

Rival Clue #10 - One rival’s longest winning streak was four, while the other’s was more than double that.

Rival Clue #11 - Both rivals will be remembered for years to come, but for very different reasons.

Rival Clue #12 - Born one year apart, one rival retired at six, while the other’s racing career ended at the age of four.

Go ahead … Name us both!  

 

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i'll have to miss Name These Rivals because of college classes.): UGH.
If you got it from 2 & 4 ... that is borderline psychic. Any way you slice it, you've become the guy everyone has to beat. Congratulations once again!
I had it, but was slow logging in on an iPad from vacation. Congrats Chris
I was almost positive I knew after clues 2 and four, but 11 just confirmed it. I remember watching the Gold Cup as a kid and it was a race that stuck with me to this day...even without watching it on YouTube.
Whoa
That has to be a record! Congrats Chris!
That is just plain impressive ... how did you solve tonight's rivals (Seattle Slew & Exceller) so quickly?
Chris ... you, my friend, are good!
Seattle Slew and Exceller

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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, and American Pharoah. 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. 

  
The Editor of Horse Racing Nation from 2010-2017, Brian authored a daily column as Zipse at the Track, or ZATT for short, 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 co-hosting the popular racing show, 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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