Zipping (horse)

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Zipping
Sire Danehill
Dam Social Scene
Sex Gelding
Foaled 2001.09.24
Country Australia
Colour Bay/Brown
Owner Mr & Mrs L J Williams
Trainer Robert Hickmott
Record 45:15-3-7
Earnings $4,320,195

Zipping is an Australian champion racehorse who is notable for winning the prestigious Sandown Classic race in four consecutive years.[1]

Racing history[edit]

He won his first Sandown Classic in 2007, defeating Jukebox Johhny, and Baughurst as a 6-year-old.[2] The following year as $3.20 favourite won a second Classic in defeating Douro Valley and Red Ruler, by 0.2 lengths.[3] In 2009 Zipping made it three on end with his victory over the Peter Snowden trained Purple, and the 2007 Caulfield Cup winner Master O'Reilly.[4] 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.[5] Nick Hall had the winning ride, and Zipping again started the race favourite at $1.90.

Big races wins[edit]

Major placings[edit]

Zipping was the first horse included in the Hickmott stable and placed fourth on three occasions in the Emirates Melbourne cup. Lloyd Williams, the owner of the horse, described him as more than an animal. He called his Zipping his friend and his greatest horse in all of twenty five years of racing.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Mark (2010-11-13). "Four In a Row for History Maker Zipping". Breednet.com.au. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  2. ^ Stewart, Matt (2007-11-18). "Resounding win for Zipping in the Sandown Classic". Herald Sun. Australia. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  3. ^ Pickering, Paul (2008-11-20). "Rodd times it just right on Zipping". Dandenong Star. Australia: Star News Group. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  4. ^ AAP (2009-11-14). "Zipping's Sandown Classic hat-trick". Herald Sun. Australia. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  5. ^ Nicholson, Rod (2010-11-13). "Zipping's fourth Sandown win cups everything". Herald Sun. Australia. Retrieved 2010-12-11.