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Zipping Classic

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History

SOUND winning the Zipping Classic.
SOUND winning the Zipping Classic. Picture: Racing Photos

The Zipping Classic is a Group 2 race run under Weight For Age conditions for stayers at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.
The Zipping Classic is run over 2400m. It was first run in 1888 and was won by Mara.
The early runnings of this race were as the Williamstown Cup and run by the Williamstown Racing Club. The race moved to Sandown in 1947 and eventually run by the VATC (now MRC).
From 1963 it was the Sandown Cup then the Sandown Classic in 1999 when it went to WFA. From 2011 it was named after the four time winner Zipping.
Despite early editions at 2200m, the vast majority were run at 2400m.
The Zipping Classic was a Principal Race until 1979 then Group 2.
Zipping's wins from 2007 to 2010 were remarkable in that he had run in three of those after taking on the Melbourne Cup. He is part of owner Lloyd Williams love affair with this race.
Count Ricardo was the last three year old to win in 2004. He'd placed in the Victoria Derby beforehand.
International runners have had good success of late with Beautiful Romance, Au Revoir and Americain all winning and The Taj Mahal along with Southern France and Sound were imports too but trained locally.
They ran the race at Caulfield in 2013. It is back at Caulfield again in 2021.
The Zipping Classic was worth $750,000 in 2021.
Notable winners of the Zipping Classic include Southern France (2019), The Taj Mahal (2017/2018), Who Shot Thebarman (2015), Americain (2011), Zipping (2007/2008/2009/2010), Roman Arch (2005), Legible (2003), Sky Heights (2001), Aerosmith (1999), Count Chivas (1995), Our Pompeii (1994), Stylish Century (1991), Sydeston (1989), Arwon (1980), Salamander (1978), Baghdad Note (1973), Gunsynd (1971), Light Fingers (1966), Sailor's Guide (1957), Prince Cortauld (1954), Shadow King (1933), Amounis (1928) and King Ingoda (1922).
The 2020 Zipping Classic was won by Sound from Brimham Rocks and Future Score.


Racing and Sports

Previous Zipping Classic Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
SOUND (GER) 8H
LANDO (GER) - SKY DANCING (IRE) EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
J MOTT59.0MICHAEL MORONEY2
SOUND (GER) 7H
LANDO (GER) - SKY DANCING (IRE) EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
JAMIE KAH59.0MICHAEL MORONEY8
SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) 4H
GALILEO (IRE) - ALTA ANNA (FR) ANABAA (USA)
M J ZAHRA59.0C MAHER & D EUSTACE5
THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) 4H
GALILEO (IRE) - YOU'RESOTHRILLING (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
B MELHAM59.0LIAM HOWLEY7
THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) 3C
GALILEO (IRE) - YOU'RESOTHRILLING (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
B MELHAM56.5ROBERT HICKMOTT5
BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE (GB) 4F
NEW APPROACH (IRE) - MAZUNA (IRE) CAPE CROSS (IRE)
G SCHOFIELD57.0SAEED BIN SUROOR5
WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) 7G
YAMANIN VITAL (NZ) - EARS CAROL (NZ) CAROLINGIAN (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD59.0CHRIS WALLER4
AU REVOIR (IRE) 4H
SINGSPIEL (IRE) - FIRST (GB) HIGHEST HONOR (FR)
K MCEVOY59.0A FABRE7
SERTORIUS (AUS) 6G
GALILEO (IRE) - PRETTY PENNY (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
RYAN MALONEY59.0JAMIE EDWARDS1
TANBY (AUS) 6G
GALILEO (IRE) - DANE BELLTAR (AUS) DANEWIN (AUS)
NICHOLAS HALL59.0ROBERT HICKMOTT7
AMERICAIN (USA) 6H
DYNAFORMER (USA) - AMERICA (IRE) ARAZI (USA)
G MOSSE59.0A DE ROYER DUPRE5
ZIPPING (AUS) 9G
DANEHILL (USA) - SOCIAL SCENE (IRE) GRAND LODGE (USA)
NICHOLAS HALL59.0ROBERT HICKMOTT1
ZIPPING (AUS) 8G
DANEHILL (USA) - SOCIAL SCENE (IRE) GRAND LODGE (USA)
M RODD59.0ROBERT HICKMOTT10
ZIPPING (AUS) 7G
DANEHILL (USA) - SOCIAL SCENE (IRE) GRAND LODGE (USA)
M RODD59.0JOHN SADLER9
ZIPPING (AUS) 6G
DANEHILL (USA) - SOCIAL SCENE (IRE) GRAND LODGE (USA)
S W ARNOLD59.0JOHN SADLER7
GALLANT GURU (AUS) 4H
MONTJEU (IRE) - PROUD HALO (AUS) DON'T SAY HALO (USA)
S W ARNOLD57.0D L FREEDMAN14
ROMAN ARCH (AUS) 7G
ARCHWAY (IRE) - CELESTIAL OPTION (AUS) CLEAR CHOICE (USA)
N CALLOW58.0ROBBIE LAING5
COUNT RICARDO (AUS) 3G
PRINCIPALITY (AUS) - SHANGHAI SURPRISE (AUS) IMPERIAL PRINCE (IRE)
B SHINN49.5STEPHEN THEODORE1
LEGIBLE (NZ) 4M
ZABEEL (NZ) - WAIHORA'S LASS (NZ) TIGHTS (USA)
D NIKOLIC54.5BRADLEY MARZATO3
HAIL (NZ) 5G
STARK SOUTH (USA) - VALLEY COURT (NZ) POMPEII COURT (USA)
G CHILDS58.0RANGI BRUCE MARSH3
SKY HEIGHTS (NZ) 6G
ZABEEL (NZ) - MOET HEIGHTS (NZ) ENGAGEMENT (USA)
D OLIVER58.0COLIN ALDERSON13
BRAVE CHIEF (AUS) 7G
HULA CHIEF (NZ) - ARTESIAN QUEEN (AUS) WATERFORD ROAD (AUS)
P PAYNE58.0JOHN LEDGER15

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