Zipping is an Australian champion racehorse who is notable for winning the prestigious Sandown Classic race in four consecutive years (2007–2010).
Zipping won his first Sandown Classic in 2007, ridden by jockey Steven Arnold, defeating Jukebox Johhny, and Baughurst as a 6 year old.
The following year, as $3.20 favourite, Zipping won a second Sandown Classic, ridden by jockey Michael Rodd, in defeating Douro Valley and Red Ruler, by 0.2 lengths.
In 2009 Zipping made it three on end in the Sandown Classic, ridden by jockey Michael Rodd, with a victory over the Peter Snowden trained Purple, and the 2007 Caulfield Cup winner Master O’Reilly.
In 2010 Zipping in a five horse field including the David Jones Handicap winner the kiwi Ginga Dude, won his 4th Sandown Classic by 2 lengths defeating Exceptionally and Manighar. Nicholas Hall had the winning ride, and Zipping again started the race favourite at $1.90.
In 2011 the Sandown Classic was renamed the Zipping Classic in honour of Zipping’s four straight wins in the race from 2007 to 2010.
Date of Birth: 24/09/2001 in Australia
Sex: Gelding Colour: Bay or Brown
Sire: Danehill (USA) Dam: Social Scene (IRE)
Grand Sire: Grand Lodge (USA)
Trainers: Graeme Rogerson (Sep-2007 to Nov-2007), John Sadler (Nov-2007 to Nov-2009), Robert Hickmott (Nov-2009 to retirement)
Owners: Mr L J Williams, Mrs S J Williams
Prize Money: $4,531,195
Starts: 47 Wins: 16 2nds: 3 3rds: 7
- Moonee Valley Cup (2006)
- Sandown Classic (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
- Australia Cup (2010)
- Turnbull Stakes (2010)
|12/11/2010||SANH||Heavy||2400||SANDOWN CLASSIC (G2)|
|03/10/2010||FLEM||Dead||2000||TURNBULL STAKES (G1)|
|13/03/2010||FLEM||Good||2000||AUSTRALIA CUP (G1)|
|14/11/2009||SANH||Good||2400||SANDOWN CLASSIC (G2)|
|15/11/2008||SANH||Dead||2400||SANDOWN CLASSIC (G2)|
|17/11/2007||SANL||Good||2400||SANDOWN CLASSIC (G2)|
|28/10/2006||M V||Good||2500||MOONEE VALLEY CUP (G2)|
|05/11/2005||FLEM/td>||Good||2000||STEVIE NICKS PLATE|
|25/09/2005||SANH||Dead||1800||4YO&UP CLASS 6|
Video: Zipping makes history at Sandown Classic 2010
See Zipping winning the 2010 Turnbull Stakes – 2010 Turnbull Stakes on YouTube