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Breeders' Cup 2017

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track

Ron the Greek storms the desert

Ron the Greek Saudi

 

No matter the location, no matter the language, watching a beautiful and regal animal like Ron the Greek is nothing but a pleasure. He may be known as Wattani in Saudi Arabia, where he made his successful initial start for his new owners today, but the horse will always be known as Ron the Greek by his legions of American fans. Just six weeks from the world's richest horse race, as you can see below, he looks as good as ever.

 

 

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It means: "My country" or "my home" in Arabic.
I looked up the meaning of the name Wattani. I can't find it spelled with double t, but Watan means country, and if add an i to thend (Watani) it means my country.

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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.


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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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