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Zabeel Classic

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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

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
DANZDANZDANCE (AUS) 4M
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NIGHT DANZA (AUS) DANZERO (AUS)
O P BOSSON56.5CHRISTOPHER GIBBS & MICHELLE BRADLEY7
AUTHENTIC PADDY (NZ) 8G
HOWBADDOUWANTIT (USA) - AUTHENTIC CROSS (NZ) CAPE CROSS (IRE)
T D THORNTON59.0L LATTA4
CONSENSUS (NZ) 5M
POSTPONED (USA) - KATE CROSS (NZ) CAPE CROSS (IRE)
ALYSHA COLLETT57.0STEPHEN MCKEE7
KAWI (NZ) 5G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - MAGIC TIME (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
L G INNES59.0A SHARROCK11
Soriano (NZ) 5M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - CALL ME LILY (NZ) JUST A DANCER (NZ)
R HUTCHINGS57.0GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON8
HISTORIAN (NZ) 6G
CHOISIR (AUS) - CYCLONIC (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
M CAMERON59.0G ALTON3
VEYRON (NZ) 7G
THORN PARK (AUS) - OVER THE LIMIT (NZ) CENTRO (NZ)
R M NORVALL59.0LINDA LAING1
SHEZ SINSATIONAL (NZ) 4M
EKRAAR (USA) - ORIGINAL SIN (NZ) SHINKO KING (IRE)
J B MCDONALD56.5A SHARROCK2
BOOMING (NZ) 6G
DON EDUARDO (NZ) - BEAUTIFUL SEA (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
V A COLGAN59.0JEFF LYNDS8
VOSNE ROMANEE (NZ) 7G
ELECTRONIC ZONE (USA) - MADISON AVENUE (NZ) MORCON (GB)
M CAMERON59.0JEFF LYNDS2
GALLIONS REACH (NZ) 6G
VICTORY DANCE (IRE) - DORINKA (NZ) STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
S C SPRATT59.0RICHARD YUILL11
SIR SLICK (NZ) 6G
VOLKSRAAD (GB) - OUR MISS OPERA (NZ) PARIS OPERA (AUS)
B S HERD59.0GRAEME NICHOLSON & PAUL ALLBON9
MIKKI STREET (NZ) 5H
CAPE CROSS (IRE) - OCEAN PEARL (NZ) CRESTED WAVE (USA)
B S HERD59.08
BAZELLE (NZ) 6M
ZABEEL (NZ) - SHOW GAMES (AUS) SHOWDOWN (GB)
J L WADDELL56.0PAUL JENKINS12
ST REIMS (NZ) 5H
ZABEEL (NZ) - L'QUIZ (USA) L'ENJOLEUR (CAN)
L G INNES58.5C MCNAB5
LASHED (AUS) 4M
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - TRAFFIC WATCH (AUS) SALIERI (USA)
O P BOSSON55.5GRAEME ROGERSON & STEPHEN AUTRIDGE2
HAIL (NZ) 5G
STARK SOUTH (USA) - VALLEY COURT (NZ) POMPEII COURT (USA)
G CHILDS58.5BRUCE & STEPHEN MARSH2
GIOVANA (NZ) 5M
BLUES TRAVELLER (IRE) - TRISTAINE (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
P D JOHNSON57.0C MARSHALL9
ZONDA (NZ) 6G
ZABEEL (NZ) - GONE WITH THE WIND (NZ) LIGHT WIND (FR)
D OLIVER58.5R JAMES3
REBEL (NZ) 6G
FAMOUS STAR (GB) - MY GOODNESS ME (NZ) NORFOLK AIR (GB)
L M BALLANTYNE58.5RICHARD LANGFORD4

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