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Zabeel Classic

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History

DANZDANZDANCE winning the Zabeel Classic.
DANZDANZDANCE winning the Zabeel Classic. Picture: Trish Dunell

The Zabeel Classic is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for middle distance horses at Ellerslie racecourse conducted by the Auckland Racing Club.
The Zabeel Classic is run over 2000m.
The Zabeel Classic is conducted on Boxing Day. The NZ Derby used to be on that day but was moved to March.
The race became a G1 in 1987.
A couple of New Zealand’s famous WFA horses (Our) Waverley Star and Horlicks won in the 80s.
The Zabeel Classic is worth NZ$200,000 in 2019.
Recent notable winners of Zabeel Classic include Danzdanzdance (2018), Kawi (2015), Veyron (2012), Sir Slick (2007), St Reims (2005), Hail (2003), Giovana (2002), Zonda (2001), Vialli (1998), Star Dancer (1995/1996), All In Fun (1994), Horlicks (1990) and Waverley Star (1986).
The 2018 Zabeel Classic was won by Danzdanzdance from Lizzie L’Amour and Jon Snow.
Racing and Sports

Previous Zabeel Classic Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
DANZDANZDANCE (AUS) 4M
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NIGHT DANZA (AUS) DANZERO (AUS)
O P BOSSON 56.5 CHRISTOPHER GIBBS & MICHELLE BRADLEY 7
AUTHENTIC PADDY (NZ) 8G
HOWBADDOUWANTIT (USA) - AUTHENTIC CROSS (NZ) CAPE CROSS (IRE)
T D THORNTON 59.0 L LATTA 4
CONSENSUS (NZ) 5M
POSTPONED (USA) - KATE CROSS (NZ) CAPE CROSS (IRE)
ALYSHA COLLETT 57.0 STEPHEN MCKEE 7
KAWI (NZ) 5G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - MAGIC TIME (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
L G INNES 59.0 A SHARROCK 11
Soriano (NZ) 5M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - CALL ME LILY (NZ) JUST A DANCER (NZ)
R HUTCHINGS 57.0 GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON 8
HISTORIAN (NZ) 6G
CHOISIR (AUS) - CYCLONIC (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
M CAMERON 59.0 G ALTON 3
VEYRON (NZ) 7G
THORN PARK (AUS) - OVER THE LIMIT (NZ) CENTRO (NZ)
R M NORVALL 59.0 LINDA LAING 1
SHEZ SINSATIONAL (NZ) 4M
EKRAAR (USA) - ORIGINAL SIN (NZ) SHINKO KING (IRE)
J B MCDONALD 56.5 A SHARROCK 2
BOOMING (NZ) 6G
DON EDUARDO (NZ) - BEAUTIFUL SEA (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
V A COLGAN 59.0 JEFF LYNDS 8
VOSNE ROMANEE (NZ) 7G
ELECTRONIC ZONE (USA) - MADISON AVENUE (NZ) MORCON (GB)
M CAMERON 59.0 JEFF LYNDS 2
GALLIONS REACH (NZ) 6G
VICTORY DANCE (IRE) - DORINKA (NZ) STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
S C SPRATT 59.0 RICHARD YUILL 11
SIR SLICK (NZ) 6G
VOLKSRAAD (GB) - OUR MISS OPERA (NZ) PARIS OPERA (AUS)
B S HERD 59.0 GRAEME NICHOLSON & PAUL ALLBON 9
MIKKI STREET (NZ) 5H
CAPE CROSS (IRE) - OCEAN PEARL (NZ) CRESTED WAVE (USA)
B S HERD 59.0 8
BAZELLE (NZ) 6M
ZABEEL (NZ) - SHOW GAMES (AUS) SHOWDOWN (GB)
J L WADDELL 56.0 PAUL JENKINS 12
ST REIMS (NZ) 5H
ZABEEL (NZ) - L'QUIZ (USA) L'ENJOLEUR (CAN)
L G INNES 58.5 C MCNAB 5
LASHED (AUS) 4M
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - TRAFFIC WATCH (AUS) SALIERI (USA)
O P BOSSON 55.5 GRAEME ROGERSON & STEPHEN AUTRIDGE 2
HAIL (NZ) 5G
STARK SOUTH (USA) - VALLEY COURT (NZ) POMPEII COURT (USA)
G CHILDS 58.5 BRUCE & STEPHEN MARSH 2
GIOVANA (NZ) 5M
BLUES TRAVELLER (IRE) - TRISTAINE (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
P D JOHNSON 57.0 C MARSHALL 9
ZONDA (NZ) 6G
ZABEEL (NZ) - GONE WITH THE WIND (NZ) LIGHT WIND (FR)
D OLIVER 58.5 R JAMES 3
REBEL (NZ) 6G
FAMOUS STAR (GB) - MY GOODNESS ME (NZ) NORFOLK AIR (GB)
L M BALLANTYNE 58.5 RICHARD LANGFORD 4

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