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Zipping Classic

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History

MILITARY MISSION winning the Zipping Classic at Caulfield in Australia.
MILITARY MISSION winning the Zipping Classic at Caulfield in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

The Zipping Classic is a Group 2 race run under Weight For Age conditions for stayers at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.

The Zipping Classic is run over 2400m. It was first run in 1888 and was won by Mara.

The early runnings of this race were as the Williamstown Cup and run by the Williamstown Racing Club. The race moved to Sandown in 1947 and eventually run by the VATC (now MRC).

From 1963 it was the Sandown Cup then the Sandown Classic in 1999 when it went to WFA. From 2011 it was named after the four time winner Zipping.

Despite early editions at 2200m, the vast majority were run at 2400m.

The Zipping Classic was a Principal Race until 1979 then Group 2.

Zipping's wins from 2007 to 2010 were remarkable in that he had run in three of those after taking on the Melbourne Cup. He is part of owner Lloyd Williams love affair with this race.

Count Ricardo was the last three year old to win in 2004. He'd placed in the Victoria Derby beforehand.

International runners have had good success of late with Beautiful Romance, Au Revoir and Americain all winning and The Taj Mahal along with Southern France, Sound and Military Mission who were imports too but trained locally.

In 2022, Vow And Declare won his first race since taking the 2019 Melbourne Cup.

They ran the race at Caulfield in 2013. It was back at Caulfield again from 2021.

The Zipping Classic was worth $750,000 in 2023.

Notable winners of the Zipping Classic include Vow And Declare (2022), Sound (2020/2021), Southern France (2019), The Taj Mahal (2017/2018), Who Shot Thebarman (2015), Americain (2011), Zipping (2007/2008/2009/2010), Roman Arch (2005), Legible (2003), Sky Heights (2001), Aerosmith (1999), Count Chivas (1995), Our Pompeii (1994), Stylish Century (1991), Sydeston (1989), Arwon (1980), Salamander (1978), Baghdad Note (1973), Gunsynd (1971), Light Fingers (1966), Sailor's Guide (1957), Prince Cortauld (1954), Shadow King (1933), Amounis (1928) and King Ingoda (1922).

The 2023 Zipping Classic was won by Military Mission from Bankers Choice and Duke De Sessa.


Racing and Sports

Previous Zipping Classic Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
MILITARY MISSION (IRE) 5G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - ATLANTIC ISLE (GER) TAMAYUZ (GB)
JYE MCNEIL 59.0 G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT 7
VOW AND DECLARE (AUS) 7G
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) - GEBLITZT (AUS) TESTA ROSSA (AUS)
J ALLEN 59.0 DANNY O'BRIEN 2
SOUND (GER) 8H
LANDO (GER) - SKY DANCING (IRE) EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
J MOTT 59.0 MICHAEL MORONEY 2
SOUND (GER) 7H
LANDO (GER) - SKY DANCING (IRE) EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
JAMIE KAH 59.0 MICHAEL MORONEY 8
SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) 4H
GALILEO (IRE) - ALTA ANNA (FR) ANABAA (USA)
M J ZAHRA 59.0 C MAHER & D EUSTACE 5
THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) 4H
GALILEO (IRE) - YOU'RESOTHRILLING (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
B MELHAM 59.0 LIAM HOWLEY 7
THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) 3C
GALILEO (IRE) - YOU'RESOTHRILLING (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
B MELHAM 56.5 ROBERT HICKMOTT 5
BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE (GB) 4F
NEW APPROACH (IRE) - MAZUNA (IRE) CAPE CROSS (IRE)
G SCHOFIELD 57.0 SAEED BIN SUROOR 5
WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) 7G
YAMANIN VITAL (NZ) - EARS CAROL (NZ) CAROLINGIAN (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD 59.0 CHRIS WALLER 4
AU REVOIR (IRE) 4H
SINGSPIEL (IRE) - FIRST (GB) HIGHEST HONOR (FR)
K MCEVOY 59.0 A FABRE 7
SERTORIUS (AUS) 6G
GALILEO (IRE) - PRETTY PENNY (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
RYAN MALONEY 59.0 JAMIE EDWARDS 1
TANBY (AUS) 6G
GALILEO (IRE) - DANE BELLTAR (AUS) DANEWIN (AUS)
NICHOLAS HALL 59.0 ROBERT HICKMOTT 7
AMERICAIN (USA) 6H
DYNAFORMER (USA) - AMERICA (IRE) ARAZI (USA)
G MOSSE 59.0 A DE ROYER DUPRE 5
ZIPPING (AUS) 9G
DANEHILL (USA) - SOCIAL SCENE (IRE) GRAND LODGE (USA)
NICHOLAS HALL 59.0 ROBERT HICKMOTT 1
ZIPPING (AUS) 8G
DANEHILL (USA) - SOCIAL SCENE (IRE) GRAND LODGE (USA)
M RODD 59.0 ROBERT HICKMOTT 10
ZIPPING (AUS) 7G
DANEHILL (USA) - SOCIAL SCENE (IRE) GRAND LODGE (USA)
M RODD 59.0 JOHN SADLER 9
ZIPPING (AUS) 6G
DANEHILL (USA) - SOCIAL SCENE (IRE) GRAND LODGE (USA)
S W ARNOLD 59.0 JOHN SADLER 7
GALLANT GURU (AUS) 4H
MONTJEU (IRE) - PROUD HALO (AUS) DON'T SAY HALO (USA)
S W ARNOLD 57.0 D L FREEDMAN 14
ROMAN ARCH (AUS) 7G
ARCHWAY (IRE) - CELESTIAL OPTION (AUS) CLEAR CHOICE (USA)
N CALLOW 58.0 ROBBIE LAING 5
COUNT RICARDO (AUS) 3G
PRINCIPALITY (AUS) - SHANGHAI SURPRISE (AUS) IMPERIAL PRINCE (IRE)
B SHINN 49.5 STEPHEN THEODORE 1
LEGIBLE (NZ) 4M
ZABEEL (NZ) - WAIHORA'S LASS (NZ) TIGHTS (USA)
D NIKOLIC 54.5 BRADLEY MARZATO 3
HAIL (NZ) 5G
STARK SOUTH (USA) - VALLEY COURT (NZ) POMPEII COURT (USA)
G CHILDS 58.0 RANGI BRUCE MARSH 3
SKY HEIGHTS (NZ) 6G
ZABEEL (NZ) - MOET HEIGHTS (NZ) ENGAGEMENT (USA)
DAMIEN OLIVER 58.0 COLIN ALDERSON 13
BRAVE CHIEF (AUS) 7G
HULA CHIEF (NZ) - ARTESIAN QUEEN (AUS) WATERFORD ROAD (AUS)
P PAYNE 58.0 JOHN LEDGER 15

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