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.

Interesting Fact
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


Career Record

Prize Money: $4,531,195
Starts: 47       Wins: 16       2nds: 3       3rds: 7

Zipping wins his fourth straight Sandown Classic

Zipping wins his fourth straight Sandown Classic

Major Wins:

  • Moonee Valley Cup (2006)
  • Sandown Classic (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Australia Cup (2010)
  • Turnbull Stakes (2010)


Date Venue Track Distance Race
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)
23/09/2006 CAUL Good 2000 NATURALISM STAKES
25/03/2006 M V Good 2040 HANDICAP
05/11/2005 FLEM/td> Good 2000 STEVIE NICKS PLATE
01/11/2005 FLEM Good 1800 HKJC PLATE
15/10/2005 MORP Good 2032 HANDICAP
25/09/2005 SANH Dead 1800 4YO&UP CLASS 6
11/09/2005 BDGO Dead 1600 CLASS 4
31/07/2004 GCST Dead 1300 2YO MAIDEN



Video: Zipping makes history at Sandown Classic 2010

See Zipping winning the 2010 Turnbull Stakes – 2010 Turnbull Stakes on YouTube


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