Known as the Sandown Classic for many years, The Zipping Classic is one of the main races to close out the Spring Racing Carnival.
A good lead in for this race is the Melbourne Cup. Since the Zipping Classic is one of the last races of the season to offer a good prize purse at a long distance, it can often been seen as one of the last chances for a horse to make a nice little bonus before year’s end.
Zipping Classic 2018 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, November 17th, 2018
- Track Location: Sandown Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 2,400 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Open (excluding maidens)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $300,000
- Inaugural Race: 1888
Zipping Classic Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Zipping Classic, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Zipping Classic|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Zipping Classic.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Zipping Classic. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Zipping Classic, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Zipping Classic, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Zipping Classic to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Zipping Classic to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Zipping Classic to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Zipping Classic, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Zipping Classic
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Zipping Classic Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Zipping Classic 2018 Odds
Early market odds will become available after nominations. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Zipping Classic here.
Zipping Classic 2017 Results
The top four finishers of 2017’s Zipping Classic are displayed in the table below:
|Finishing Order||Horse No.|
|1||The Taj Mahal|
Which Horse Will Win The Zipping Classic
The best way to pick who will win the Zipping Classic is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Long distance – This race favours horses that have experience running over a mile and a half.
- Melbourne Cup – This race can be seen as easy pickings for horses that did well in the ‘race that stops a nation’ the week prior.
- Conservative Odds – It’s been over a decade since a horse who was paying $10 or more on race day was first over the line.
Zipping Classic Favourites
Early favourites will be announced after nominations are released.
Zipping Classic Form Guide
The form guide will become the Saturday before the Zipping Classic. Once finalised, you will be able to read our 2018 Form Guide here.
Zipping Classic 2018 Field
We will display the full field, once nominations have been announced.
Zipping Classic 2018 Tips
Favourite: TBA. Please check back after nominations.
Best Bet: TBA. Please check back after nominations.
Best Roughie: TBA. Please check back after nominations.
Zipping Classic Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 17th of November, 2018.
Zipping Classic Nominations
Nominations close 12PM, Monday the 12th of November, 2018. You can find 2018’s nominations right here.
Zipping Classic Weights
Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Weights will be declared by 4 PM, Monday, the 12th of November, 2018.
Zipping Classic Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 14th of November, 2018.
Zipping Classic Riders Announcement
Riders must be declared by 1 PM Wednesday, the 14th of November, 2018.
Zipping Classic Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 17th of November, 2018.
Zipping Classic Prize Money
The Zipping Classic prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Zipping Classic Race Number
The Zipping Classic is race number 8 on the 17th of November, 2018, part of the Sandown Spring Carnival Race Day. There are ten races in total that day at Sandown Racecourse.
Zipping Classic Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2018’s Zipping Classic has been released.
Zipping Classic Live
You can watch or listen to the 2018 Zipping Classic live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Zipping Classic Race Day Tickets
Tickets for the 2018 Zipping Classic Carnival are available through the Melbourne Racing Club for $20 in advance or $25 at the gate.
Zipping Classic Race List
|Race Number||Race Name||Prize Purse||Distance|
|1||Merson Cooper Stakes||$120,000||1000 metres|
|2||Sandown Guineas||$250,000||1600 metres|
|3||Twilight Glow Stakes||$120,000||1400 metres|
|4||Doveton Stakes||$120,000||1000 metres|
|5||Kevin Heffernan Stakes||$150,000||1000 metres|
|6||Sandown Stakes||$150,000||1500 metres|
|7||Eclipse Stakes||$150,000||1800 metres|
|8||Zipping Classic||$300,000||2400 metres|
|9||Sandown Cup||$150,000||3200 metres|
|10||Summoned Stakes||$150,000||1500 metres|
Zipping Classic Winners
Winners of the Zipping Classic for the past eighteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Zipping Classic winners, going all the way back to 1888, please visit our Zipping Classic Winners page.
|2017||The Taj Mahal||Robert Hickmott||Ben Melham||2:30.09|
|2016||Beautiful Romance||Saeed Bin Suroor||Glyn Schofield||2:29.05|
|2015||Who Shot Thebarman||Chris Waller||James McDonald||2:29.10|
|2014||Au Revoir||Andre Fabre||Kerrin McEvoy||2:32.06|
|2013||Sertorius||Bruce Elkington||Ryan Maloney||2:30.97|
|2012||Tanby||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||2:32.01|
|2011||Americain||Alain de Royer Dupre||Gerald Mosse||2:37.87|
|2010||Zipping||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||2:39.49|
|2009||Zipping||Robert Hickmott||Michael Rodd||2:32.29|
|2008||Zipping||John Sadler||Michael Rodd||2:35.05|
|2007||Zipping||John Sadler||Steven Arnold||2:33.72|
|2006||Gallant Guru||Lee Freedman||Steven Arnold||2:30.87|
|2005||Roman Arch||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||2:33.75|
|2004||Count Ricardo||Stephen Theodore||Blake Shinn||2:37.94|
|2003||Legible||Bradley Marzato||Danny Nikolic||2:29.83|
|2002||Hail||Bruce Marsh||Greg Childs||2:27.91|
|2001||Sky Heights||Colin Alderson||Damien Oliver||2:28.35|
|2000||Brave Chief||John Ledger||Patrick Payne||2:24.31|
|1999||Aerosmith||Peter Hurdle||Greg Childs||2:30.30|