The Group 2 2015 Zipping Classic, also known as the Sandown Classic, is a 2400m staying event held at Melbourne’s Sandown Racecourse after the Flemington four day carnival.
Worth $350,000 in prize money, the weight-for-age event is held on the same day as the Group 2 Sandown Guineas and the Group 3 Sandown Stakes.
The 2015 Zipping Classic is the feature race of Zipping Classic Day on Saturday November 14th.
|Zipping Classic 2015|
|Date:||November 14th, 2015|
2015 Zipping Classic Field
The Zipping Classic field usually features some pretty talented horses. Because the race takes place so late in the spring racing carnival, the Zipping Classic field attracts a host of horses well into their preparation and with plenty of form to look to.
The 2015 Zipping Classic field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||624×008421||DANDINO (GB)||Darren Weir||Dwayne Dunn||4||59kg||106|
|2||5442×75870||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||5||59kg||109|
|3||8x21x00690||SERTORIUS||Jamie Edwards||Craig Newitt||7||59kg||101|
|4||81111×8848||TALL SHIP (IRE)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||2||59kg||97|
|5||130×409803||DON DOREMO (NZ)||Robbie Laing||Mark Zahra||3||59kg||90|
|6||x122x62002||RISING ROMANCE (NZ)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||8||57kg||109|
|7||6650×55503||KIRRAMOSA (NZ)||John Sargent||Kerrin McEvoy||6||57kg||102|
|8||2213x300x9||DO YOU REMEMBER (SAF)||Peter G Moody||Vlad Duric||1||57kg||95|
2015 Zipping Classic Nominations
The Zipping Classic nominations are fairly interesting every year, mainly because it’s kind of difficult to determine which horses will enter them. The Zipping Classic nominations largely depend on how well a horse has performed during the spring racing carnival. Trainers might elect to get one more run out of their better horses, or try and scrape a placing with their less-effective runners by entering them into the Zipping Classic nominations.
The 2015 Zipping Classic nominations will be provided here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||624×008421||DANDINO (GB)||H||9||Darren Weir||1||59kg||106|
|2||x122x62002||RISING ROMANCE (NZ)||M||5||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||2||57kg||109|
|3||5442×75870||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||G||7||Chris Waller||3||59kg||109|
|5||416×506710||ALMOONQITH (USA)||H||6||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||5||59kg||105|
|6||81111×8848||TALL SHIP (IRE)||G||5||Darren Weir||6||59kg||97|
|7||31532×8444||UNGRATEFUL ELLEN||M||4||Robert Smerdon||7||56kg||85|
|8||130×409803||DON DOREMO (NZ)||G||5||Robbie Laing||8||59kg||90|
|9||6650×55503||KIRRAMOSA (NZ)||M||5||John Sargent||9||57kg||102|
|10||x452x78624||SYSMO (FR)||G||7||Tony McEvoy||10||59kg||92|
|11||2213x300x9||DO YOU REMEMBER (SAF)||M||6||Peter G Moody||11||57kg||95|
|12||4x5421x469||MANALAPAN (IRE)||G||6||Ciaron Maher||12||59kg||90|
2015 Zipping Classic Day
Sandown Classic Day is the feature race day of the year at Sandown Park and it marks the end of the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. With four group races, including the Group 2 Sandown Classic and Group 2 Sandown Guineas, and four listed races on the nine race card, Sandown Classic Day offers top quality racing for fans and punters alike.
Many horses contesting races on Sandown Classic Day have run in some of the main events during the Spring Racing Carnival, including the Melbourne Cup.
The 2015 Zipping Classic Day will be run on Saturday, November 14th at Sandown Racecourse.
Sandown Classic History
The Sandown Classic was first run in 1888 and won by Mara however it was originally named the Williamstown Cup before becoming the Sandown Cup and eventually the Sandown Classic. Over the years, the race distance has increased from 11 furlongs to 12 furlongs and 13 furlongs. Second Wind managed to win the event twice in 1930-31, however the true champion of this race is Zipping with four consecutive wins from 2007 to 2010. Zipping’s four straight wins in the Sandown Classic means that the gelding joins Manikato, Tie The Knot and Lord as the only horses to win the same group race consecutively four or more times.
In 2006, Gallant Guru managed to win the Sandown Classic/Queen Elizabeth Stakes double while Sydeston won the Sandown Classic/Cathay Pacific Airways Cup double in 1989. Since 1988, the fastest horse to cross the finish line has been Brave Chief in 2000 with 2 minutes 24.3 seconds while Count Ricardo was the slowest winner in 2004 with 2 minutes 37.9 seconds.
Recent Sandown Classic Winners
|1st||Who Shot Thebarman||2 minutes 29.1 seconds|
|3rd||Do You Remember|
|1st||Au Revoir||2 minutes 32.1 seconds|
|3rd||Prince Of Penzance|
|1st||Sertorius||2 minutes 30.97 seconds|
|1st||Tanby||2 minutes 32.01 seconds|
|1st||Americain||2 minutes 37.87 seconds|
|1st||Zipping||2 minutes 39.49 seconds|
|1st||Zipping||2 minutes 32.2 seconds|
|1st||Zipping||2 minutes 35 seconds|
|1st||Zipping||2 minutes 33.7 seconds|
|1st||Gallant Guru||2 minutes 30.8 seconds|
|1st||Roman Arch||2 minutes 33.7 seconds|
|1st||Count Ricardo||2 minutes 37.9 seconds|
|1st||Legible||2 minutes 29.8 seconds|
|1st||Hail||2 minutes 27.9 seconds|
|2nd||Hill Of Grace|
|1st||Sky Heights||2 minutes 28.3 seconds|
|1st||Brave Chief||2 minutes 24.3 seconds|