Zipping Classic Race Information

The Zipping Classic is a 2400 metre weight for age race run by the Melbourne Racing Club in November. It is run at Sandown at the end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 2400 metres
  • Conditions: Weight for age
  • Track: Sandown Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 14 November 2020

Zipping Classic Race History

Coming soon.

Zipping Classic Facts

Last mare to win: Beautiful Romance (2016)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – The Taj Mahal (2017); Filly – Eleanor (1902)

Multiple winners: The Taj Mahal (2017 & 2018); Zipping (2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010); Morse Code (1950 & 1952): Second Wind (1930 & 1931).

Fastest time (2400m): Brave Chief (2000) 2:24:3

Interesting trivia: In 1999 Aerosmith survived a protest from Zerpour. In 1991 Big Colony was first past the post, but later disqualified after a positive swab.

Past winners of the Zipping Classic

Winners of past Zipping Classics include horses that go on to win major races.

Year Winner Second Third
2019 Southern France Miss Siska Chapada
2018 The Taj Mahal Dal Harraild Our Libretto
2017 The Taj Mahal Almandin Big Duke
2016 Beautiful Romance Almoonqith Big Orange