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Zipping Classic 2017

DateSaturday, 18 November
TrackSandown
Distance2400m
ClassGroup 2
Race TypeWeight-for-age
Prize Money$300,000
Age3YO and Upwards

ZIPPING CLASSIC BETTING SELECTIONS & TIPS

Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Zipping Classic betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key Zipping Classic pointers are:

  • Don't rule out horses backing up from the Melbourne Cup
  • The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is often a handy guide

ZIPPING CLASSIC LIVE STREAM

Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Zipping Classic (and all other races from Victorian tracks) free of charge.

You can watch all Sandown races including the Zipping Classic streamed live online at:


Become a member of any of the four bookmakers and enjoy the coverage free. To find out how to stream the Zipping Classic live, click on the dedicated link.

WHERE TO BET ON THE ZIPPING CLASSIC

Bookmakers Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet and bet365 are the best places to bet on the Zipping Classic and all Flemington races. They offer some of the best odds and promotions on the big race and also stream the race live online. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

For the best way to make a profit on the Zipping Classic, read our guide on "How to make money betting online".

ZIPPING CLASSIC HISTORY AND GUIDE

The Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) takes place at Melbourne’s Sandown Racecourse annually in November during the Melbourne Spring Carnival and is an open weight-for-age race for horses aged three years and upwards.

With $350,000 in prizemoney, the Zipping Classic generally attracts second tier stayers, and in recent times, Melbourne Cup runners with a strong constitution have backed up in the event 11 days later.

In 2013, the race was run at Caulfield due to ongoing redevelopment at the Sandown Racecourse.

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes on the final day of the Flemington carnival has been a handy guide to this event in recent times.

Gallant Guru (2006) won the Queen Elizabeth & Sandown Classic double, while Sertorious (2013) and Tanby (2012) both placed in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes prior to winning the Sandown Classic.

First run in 1888, the Zipping Classic was won by Mara when it known as the Williamstown Cup and run over 11 furlongs (approximately 2200m).

Known as the Sandown Cup since 1964, and then the Sandown Classic from 1999, the race was renamed the Zipping Classic in 2011 in honour of four-time winner Zipping (2007-10).

Other feature races on the day include the Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1400m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1600m).

Other horses to have won the race include: Tarcoola (1889), Tangalooma (1921), Amounis (1928), Second Win (1930-31), Sailor’s Guide (1957), Light Fingers (1966), Gunsynd (1971), Arwon (1980), Sydeston (1989), Stylish Century (1991), Count Chivas (1995), Aerosmith (1999), Sky Heights (2001), Roman Arch (2005), Gallant Guru (2006) and Americain (2011).

Zipping Classic Winners (Since 2000)

2000Brave Chief
2001Sky Heights
2002Hail
2003Legible
2004Count Ricardo
2005Roman Arch
2006Gallant Guru
2007Zipping
2008Zipping
2009Zipping
2010Zipping
2011Americain
2012Tanby
2013Sertorius
2014Au Revoir
2015Who Shot Thebarman
2016Beautiful Romance

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