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Breeders' Cup 2017

HRN Original Blog:
Zipse At The Track

Who Am I ???

Who Am I ??? 615 X 400

 

*Bred in Kentucky, my sire retired undefeated and my broodmare sire was a Preakness winner.


*I ran in only one leg of the Triple Crown and finished off the board.


*A stakes winner 14 times over, my initial stakes victory came in Louisville, Kentucky.


*Well traveled, I raced in eight different states, with victories in six of them.


*I excelled at a variety of distances, including wins of nine lengths or more at both 5 ½ furlongs and 1 ¼ miles.


*Despite losing my last two, my overall record at Churchill Downs was 7-5-1-0.


*It wasn’t with me, but my owner and trainer enjoyed Kentucky Derby success together.


*You may be surprised to learn that I never competed at the Great Race Place.


*I finished 3rd in my career finale as the 9-10 favorite in a ten furlong affair which acts as the state’s signature race.


*Always popular with the bettors, I was favored at 8-5 or lower 21 times.


*If you are wondering about my career as a sire, you are barking up the wrong tree.


You should know by now … Who Am I ??? 

 

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Lost Code.
Well played, Dark Horse ... Come back and try to defend your crown next week!
Pine Bluff.
And career as a sire, barking up the wrong tree meant gelding or filly.
Initial stakes victory in Louisville meant to me a 2 or 3 year old at Churchill. Never ran at the Great Race Place means normal california connections (who also had success at the Derby). Then broodmare sire winning the preakness sealed the deal.
Nice win!
How did you nail this one down, Dark Horse?
Can I still guess Lost Code?
The DARK HORSE gets the win! Not Buttery Pancakes, either.
WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd like to thank Brian Zipse for making this possible. I'd also like to thank Lost Code, without whom none of this would be possible. I'd also like to thank....
Sorry, Michael ... 2nd place tonight.
Dark Horse, is that you? And with tonight's answer?? And it's not Lost Code??? Outstanding, Chris ... It is Silverbulletday!
silverbulletday
Silverbulletday
Sorry, it is not Perfect Drift.
perfect drift

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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, 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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