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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.
Previous Zabeel Classic Winners
| 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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