Intriguing snippet regarding last Saturday’s Sandown Classic-G2 winner, Zipping, from the desk of former Australian Bloodhorse Review editor, Brian Russell.
Zipping’s victory in the Sandown Classic over 2400m could be a unique achievement in world racing history. This 8YO Danehill gelding has won only three of his 17 starts over the past three years and they have been all in the one race: the Sandown Classic. Zipping is the only horse to win the event (formerly known as the Sandown Cup and – prior to the that, the Williamstown Cup) on three occasions since the race was established in 1888. Only one other horse - Second Wind (1930-31), has won it twice. Zipping has now run 39 times for 13 wins and $2.7million. He has been successful from 1300m (at two) to 2400m, finished second and third in the Cox Plate and fourth in the Melbourne Cup.