Zippy Chippy

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Zippy Chippy
SireCompliance
DamListen Lady
DamsireBuckfinder
SexGelding
FoaledApril 20, 1991
DiedApril 2022 (aged 30)[a]
CountryUnited States
BreederCapritaur Farm
OwnerFelix Monserrate
TrainerFelix Monserrate
Record100: 0-8-12
Earnings$30,834
Major wins
None

Zippy Chippy (April 20, 1991 – April 2022) was a thoroughbred race horse, a bay gelding, who is notable for being winless in 100 races. Zippy Chippy's pedigree includes many famous horses, such as Ben Brush, Buckpasser, Busanda, Bold Ruler, Count Fleet, Man o' War, Nasrullah, Native Dancer, Northern Dancer, Round Table, Tom Fool, War Admiral, and the greatest "blue hen" broodmare of the twentieth century, La Troienne.[1]

Career[edit]

Zippy Chippy was owned and trained by Felix Monserrate at Capritaur Farm in New York. Tom Gilcoyne, a retired historian for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York, said that Zippy Chippy "...hasn't done anything to harm the sport. But it's a little bit like looking at the recorded performances of all horse races through the wrong end of the telescope."[2]

Felix Monserrate (d. 2015),[3] who had boarded Zippy Chippy, acquired the horse in 1995, in a trade for a 1988 Ford truck. The horse was not always cooperative at races, and was eventually banned from competing at a number of tracks for such antics as "refusing to break from the starting gate".[4] He was also known to bite people and pick people up "by their collars and not letting them down".[5] According to Monserrate, "This horse is mean. ... He's been mean all his life."[6]

In 2000, the magazine People included Zippy Chippy on its list of that year's most interesting personalities.[7][8]

In August 2001, Zippy came in first against a minor league baseball player in a 120-foot (37 m) race. (Although there are sources that say he lost this 40-yard dash, it seems there may have been two races. On August 18, 2000, Rochester outfielder José Herrera outran Zippy Chippy in a 40-yard race.) Zippy also won against a harness racer called Paddy's Laddy in a publicity stunt in which he spotted the trotter a twenty-length lead.[9]

Zippy Chippy's 100th loss occurred on September 10, 2004, in the Northampton Fair at the Three County Fairgrounds. He went off at odds of 7-2, making him the second betting choice; however, Zippy Chippy finished last.[10] In December 2004, he retired from racing to become an outrider pony at his hometown track, Finger Lakes racetrack in Farmington, New York, where he'd been banned from racing on September 8, 1998, after failing to leave the gate with the rest of the field for the third consecutive time. As an outrider pony, he escorted horses in the post parade and led them to the gate. Other horses with similarly long losing streaks include Dance Saber (active in Japan, 0 wins for 229 starts as of October 26, 2021),[11] Meine Attrice (0 wins for 192 starts, Japan),[12] Dona Chepa (0 for 135, Puerto Rico),[13] Quixall Crossett (0 for 103, Britain),[14] Costano Mille (0 for 123, Australia), Ouroene (0 for 124, Australia),[15] and Haru Urara (0 for 113, Japan).[16]

Zippy Chippy's lifetime record is: 100 starts, 0 wins, and lifetime earnings of $30,834; he also had eight second-place and 12 third-place finishes.[10]

Retirement[edit]

Zippy Chippy retired to the Bobby Frankel Division of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm at Cabin Creek near Saratoga Race Course in New York on April 22, 2010. The 19-year-old gelding joined Cabin Creek's seven other retirees and lived out his life there.[17][18]

Zippy Chippy went on tour in Kentucky in the summer of 2012 to bring attention to the safe retirement of race horses.[19] Zippy-themed merchandises were also sold to raise funds to support the retirement of race horses at the farm.[20]

At the age of 30, Zippy Chippy was featured in the 2020 children's picture book, The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't.[21] He was previously featured in the 2016 book The Legend of Zippy Chippy: Life Lessons from Horse Racing’s Most Lovable Loser.[22][23]

Zippy Chippy's death was announced by Old Friends farm on April 16, 2022; he was officially 31 years old (by horse racing standards, all horses turn a year older on January 1).[4][24]

Race record[edit]

Date Age Distance Race Grade Track Surface Odds Field Finish Winning Time Winning
(Losing)
Margin
Jockey Ref
Sep 13, 1994 3 6+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Belmont Park Dirt 14.50 10 8 1:18.13 (13+14 lengths) Julio Pezua [25]
Sep 23, 1994 3 7 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Belmont Park Dirt 36.10 11 3 1:24.53 (10 lengths) Julio Pezua [26]
Oct 1, 1994 3 1+116 miles Maiden Special Weight Maiden Belmont Park Dirt 4.60 7 4 1:45.55 (30+12 lengths) Robbie Davis [27]
Oct 6, 1994 3 1+116 miles Maiden Special Weight Maiden Belmont Park Turf 6.40 8 3 1:45.97 (2+34 lengths) Jose Santos [28]
Oct 14, 1994 3 1+116 miles Maiden Special Weight Maiden Belmont Park Turf 9.70 12 10 1:41.95 (28+14 lengths) Mike Smith [29]
Oct 28, 1994 3 1+18 miles Maiden Special Weight Maiden Aqueduct Turf 10.00 12 9 1:52.45 (20+12 lengths) Robbie Davis [30]
Nov 16, 1994 3 1 mile Maiden Special Weight Maiden Aqueduct Dirt 12.20 8 8 1:39.50 (54 lengths) Jorge Chavez [31]
Nov 26, 1994 3 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 3.75 7 4 1:13.60 (4+12 lengths) Kevin Whitley [32]
Dec 9, 1994 3 5+12 furlongs Allowance Allowance Finger Lakes Dirt 2.55 7 3 1:05.60 (3+12 lengths) Leslie Hulet [33]
Jan 8, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Aqueduct Inner Track 4.40 11 10 1:14.73 (25+34 lengths) Richard Migliore [34]
Jan 23, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Suffolk Downs Dirt 19.30 10 5 1:16.73 (4+14 lengths) Jorge Vargas [35]
Feb 15, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Suffolk Downs Dirt 7.70 12 12 1:13.21 (15+12 lengths) Jorge Vargas [36]
Mar 10, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Suffolk Downs Dirt 20.80 8 8 1:14.18 (18+14 lengths) Jorge Vargas [37]
Apr 12, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Suffolk Downs Dirt 21.40 6 4 1:15.02 (13+12 lengths) Jorge Vargas [38]
Apr 19, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Suffolk Downs Dirt 6.00 9 8 1:15.30 (14+12 lengths) Jorge Vargas [39]
Apr 28, 1995 4 1 mile Maiden Claiming Maiden Suffolk Downs Dirt 5.00 6 3 1:45.76 (1+14 lengths) Jorge Vargas [40]
May 23, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 9.30 8 4 1:12.80 (14 lengths) Kevin Whitley [41]
Jun 3, 1995 4 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 5.70 5 4 1:48.60 (30+34 lengths) Kevin Whitley [42]
Jun 16, 1995 4 1 mile Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 4.40 7 6 1:45.80 (14 lengths) Jose Gutierrez [43]
Jul 6, 1995 4 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 7.80 8 3 1:07.40 (2+34 lengths) David Rivera [44]
Jul 29, 1995 4 1 mile Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 3.75 8 5 1:44.40 (14 lengths) David Rivera [45]
Aug 8, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 11.10 8 3 1:13.00 (12 lengths) David Rivera [46]
Aug 20, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 9.60 6 5 1:14.00 (18+14 lengths) Carlos Dominguez [47]
Aug 30, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 16.00 10 7 1:13.80 (14+14 lengths) David Rivera [48]
Sep 10, 1995 4 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 11.10 6 6 1:49.00 (19+34 lengths) David Rivera [49]
Sep 23, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 2.75 8 2 1:16.80 (1+14 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [50]
Oct 3, 1995 4 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt *2.25 11 2 1:09.20 (neck) Jorge Hiraldo [51]
Oct 13, 1995 4 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 4.10 8 7 1:07.40 (16+34 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [52]
Oct 16, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 22.90 7 7 1:13.60 (16+12 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [53]
Oct 22, 1995 4 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 5.80 6 5 1:08.00 (12+12 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [54]
Nov 3, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 15.20 8 7 1:14.80 (14+12 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [55]
Nov 14, 1995 4 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt *3.50 11 6 1:09.00 (9+34 lengths) Pedro Monterrey [56]
Nov 21, 1995 4 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 5.70 8 5 1:52.20 (4+12 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [57]
Nov 26, 1995 4 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 10.50 7 2 1:14.30 (3+14 lengths) Leslie Hulet [58]
Dec 4, 1995 4 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 8.50 6 6 1:52.30 (15+14 lengths) Leslie Hulet [59]
Jul 6, 1996 5 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 19.40 6 4 1:13.40 (23+12 lengths) Julio Leon, Jr. [60]
Jul 15, 1996 5 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 16.40 7 5 1:16.20 (13 lengths) Julio Leon, Jr. [61]
Jul 20, 1996 5 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 13.90 6 6 1:51.60 (43+34 lengths) Julio Leon, Jr. [62]
Jul 27, 1996 5 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 30.25 8 7 1:07.80 (10+34 lengths) Julio Leon, Jr. [63]
Jul 30, 1996 5 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 21.30 7 6 1:49.00 (18+14 lengths) Julio Leon, Jr. [64]
Aug 10, 1996 5 1 mile Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 46.25 7 5 1:43.60 (20+14 lengths) Miguel Escribano [65]
Aug 23, 1996 5 1 mile Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 38.25 8 4 1:43.20 (14+12 lengths) Miguel Escribano [66]
Sep 4, 1996 5 1 mile Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 3.80 7 7 1:44.20 (14+14 lengths) Miguel Escribano [67]
Sep 13, 1996 5 1 mile Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 14.60 7 3 1:46.00 (34 length) Carlos Camilo [68]
Sep 23, 1996 5 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 7.90 6 5 1:49.40 (18+14 lengths) Carlos Camilo [69]
Oct 6, 1996 5 1 mile Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 9.70 10 9 1:40.60 (30 lengths) David Rivera [70]
Nov 6, 1996 5 5+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 11.50 7 3 1:07.00 (8+14 lengths) Scott Leo [71]
Nov 16, 1996 5 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 12.80 9 6 1:04.60 (14+12 lengths) Scott Leo [72]
Nov 30, 1996 5 5+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 10.40 7 6 1:07.20 (9+12 lengths) Leslie Hulet [73]
Dec 2, 1996 5 1 mile and 70 yards Allowance Allowance Finger Lakes Dirt 21.90 9 DNF 1:46.80 DNF Elis Roque [74]
Jul 14, 1997 6 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 35.75 9 8 1:13.20 (11+34 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [75]
Jul 22, 1997 6 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 2.55 8 7 1:13.80 (9+12 lengths) Jesus Miranda [76]
Jul 27, 1997 6 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 5.70 8 7 1:45.40 (24+14 lengths) Jesus Miranda [77]
Aug 1, 1997 6 1+116 miles Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 4.30 7 6 1:51.40 (14+34 lengths) Jose Gutierrez [78]
Aug 10, 1997 6 1+116 miles Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 3.00 8 7 1:49.00 (9+12 lengths) Jorge Guerra [79]
Aug 17, 1997 6 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 20.10 8 6 1:48.20 (7 lengths) Elis Roque [80]
Aug 26, 1997 6 1+116 miles Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 20.40 7 5 1:50.40 (7+14 lengths) Elis Roque [81]
Sep 4, 1997 6 1+18 miles Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 11.20 7 4 1:57.40 (15+34 lengths) David Rivera [82]
Sep 14, 1997 6 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 12.20 8 6 1:47.40 (13 lengths) David Rivera [83]
Sep 27, 1997 6 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 14.20 8 4 1:07.20 (10+14 lengths) Jeremias Flores [84]
Oct 5, 1997 6 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 11.40 7 7 1:15.20 (7+34 lengths) Jeremias Flores [85]
Oct 10, 1997 6 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 22.80 7 4 1:07.60 (6+12 lengths) Leslie Hulet [86]
Oct 18, 1997 6 1+116 miles Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 13.00 6 5 1:49.20 (14+12 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [87]
Oct 21, 1997 6 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 10.30 7 5 1:48.40 (6+34 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [88]
Nov 2, 1997 6 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 11.50 9 3 1:46.60 (8 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [89]
Nov 12, 1997 6 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 11.60 8 8 1:12.80 (13 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [90]
Nov 16, 1997 6 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 3.05 7 4 1:14.40 (9 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [91]
Nov 24, 1997 6 1+116 miles Allowance Allowance Finger Lakes Dirt 23.60 10 10 1:48.80 (30 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [92]
Nov 30, 1997 6 1+18 miles Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 2.40 5 2 1:58.60 (22+12 lengths) Jorge Hiraldo [93]
Dec 2, 1997 6 1+18 miles Claiming Claiming Finger Lakes Dirt 9.00 6 4 1:58.60 (5 lengths) Jeremias Flores [94]
Apr 3, 1998 7 4+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 26.75 7 4 0:52.60 (8+12 lengths) Benjamin Afanador [95]
Apr 8, 1998 7 4+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 11.60 7 4 0:53.20 (4+34 lengths) Benjamin Afanador [96]
Apr 14, 1998 7 5 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 6.20 7 2 0:59.20 (2+14 lengths) Benjamin Afanador [97]
Apr 25, 1998 7 5 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 5.80 6 2 1:00.00 (1 length) Benjamin Afanador [98]
Apr 27, 1998 7 1+116 miles Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 5.90 8 7 1:47.40 (30+14 lengths) Benjamin Afanador [99]
May 5, 1998 7 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 2.55 8 5 1:07.00 (15+14 lengths) David Rivera [100]
May 15, 1998 7 5+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 6.90 10 7 1:06.80 (13+34 lengths) Benjamin Afanador [101]
May 23, 1998 7 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 15.60 7 3 1:14.60 (1+12 lengths) Benjamin Afanador [102]
May 30, 1998 7 5+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 6.90 7 4 1:06.40 (15+12 lengths) Benjamin Afanador [103]
Jun 13, 1998 7 5+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 9.30 8 7 1:06.20 (13+14 lengths) Benjamin Afanador [104]
Jun 23, 1998 7 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 17.90 7 7 1:11.60 (26+14 lengths) Benjamin Afanador [105]
Jul 6, 1998 7 6 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 8.80 7 5 1:14.00 (14+12 lengths) Benjamin Afanador [106]
Sep 8, 1998 7 1+116 miles Maiden Special Weight Maiden Finger Lakes Dirt 2.70 9 9 1:52.20 (38 lengths) Juan Rohena [107]
Sep 5, 1999 8 About 6+12 furlongs Maiden Claiming Maiden Northampton Dirt 5.70 6 3 1:23.94 (13+14 lengths) Clemente Crispin [108]
Sep 1, 2000 9 About 5 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Northampton Dirt 2.60 7 2 0:58.40 (head) Juan Rohena [109]
Sep 16, 2000 9 About 6+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Northampton Dirt 2.20 8 3 1:25.34 (3 lengths) Juan Rohena [110]
Feb 16, 2001 10 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Penn National Dirt 4.20 7 7 1:12.47 (32+12 lengths) Pedro Carrasquel [111]
Sep 9, 2001 10 About 5 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Northampton Dirt 3.00 6 5 0:57.80 (16+12 lengths) Juan Rohena [112]
Sep 15, 2001 10 About 6+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Northampton Dirt 10.50 8 7 1:27.00 (17+34 lengths) Juan Rohena [113]
Jan 31, 2002 11 6 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Penn National Dirt 14.20 7 7 1:13.43 (32+34 lengths) David Hernandez [114]
Feb 28, 2002 11 5 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Penn National Dirt 13.00 9 8 1:00.49 (24+34 lengths) David Hernandez [115]
Aug 31, 2002 11 About 6+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Northampton Dirt 6.20 8 7 1:24.55 (24+34 lengths) Juan Rohena [116]
Sep 8, 2002 11 About 6+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Northampton Dirt 9.70 7 4 1:23.89 (15 lengths) Juan Rohena [117]
Sep 15, 2002 11 About 5 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Northampton Dirt 8.30 8 6 0:58.44 (5+34 lengths) Willie Belmonte [118]
Apr 16, 2003 12 5+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Thistledown Dirt 42.30 8 8 1:05.32 (32 lengths) Benjamin Cacha-Padilla [119]
Sep 6, 2003 12 About 5 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Northampton Dirt 7.00 8 2 0:58.74 (1+12 lengths) Howard Lanci [120]
Sep 4, 2004 13 About 6+12 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Northampton Dirt 5.60 8 7 1:25.01 (31+34 lengths) Joseph Riston [121]
Sep 10, 2004 13 About 5 furlongs Maiden Special Weight Maiden Northampton Dirt 3.70 8 8 1:00.55 (11 lengths) Willie Belmonte [122]

Adaptations[edit]

  • Thomas, William (5 April 2016). The Legend of Zippy Chippy: Life Lessons from Horse Racing's Most Lovable Loser. McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 978-0-7710-8162-0.[22][23]
  • Bennett, Artie (February 25, 2020). The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't. Illustrated by Dave Szalay. NorthSouth Books. ISBN 978-0-7358-4396-7. (children's picture-book biography).[21]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Zippy Chippy, bay gelding, foaled April 20, 1991[1]
Sire
Compliance
b. 1978
Northern Dancer
b. 1961
Nearctic
br. 1954
Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma
b. 1957
Native Dancer
Almahmoud
Sex Appeal
ch. 1970
Buckpasser
b. 1963
Tom Fool
Busanda
Best In Show
ch. 1965
Traffic Judge
Stolen Hour
Dam
Listen Lady
dkb/br. 1982
Buckfinder
dkb/br. 1974
Buckpasser
b. 1963
Tom Fool
Busanda
Shenanigans
gr. 1963
Native Dancer
Bold Irish
Wide Application
b. 1978
What a Pleasure
ch. 1965
Bold Ruler
Grey Flight
Running Juliet
b. 1966
Round Table
Juliet's Nurse (Family 23-b)

Zippy Chippy was inbred 3 × 3 to Buckpasser, meaning that Buckpasser appeared twice in the third generation of his pedigree. He was also inbred 4 × 4 to Native Dancer.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ Zippy Chippy was considered a 31 year old, as to being born on January 1.