Zipping Classic Tips & Betting Advice
Zipping Classic 2019
|Date||Saturday, 16 November|
|Age||3YO 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, BetEasy, Sportsbet and Neds 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.
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.
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).
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), Americain (2011), Who Shot Thebarman (2015) and The Taj Mahal (2017 and 2018).
Zipping Classic Winners (Since 2000)
|2015||Who Shot Thebarman|
|2017||The Taj Mahal|
|2018||The Taj Mahal|