Zipping Classic 2012 – Sandown Race Preview

June 29th, 2012

The Group 2 Zipping Classic is set to run at Sandown Racecourse on Saturday November 17, 2012.

Run over a distance of 2,400 metres, the 2012 Zipping Classic is worth $350,000 in prize money.

The 2012 Zipping Classic is open to horses aged two-years-old and upwards and is run under weight-for-age conditions.

The Zipping Classic 2012 is run on the same day as the Group 2 Sandown Guineas, Group 3 Sandown Stakes and Group 3 Eclipse Stakes.

The race was known as the Sandown Classic until last year, when it was renamed the Zipping Classic in honour of Zipping, who won the race three years in a row.

Horses that have run in the Melbourne Cup often go on to have their final spring start in the Zipping Classic.

Americain won last year’s Zipping Classic after finishing fourth in the Melbourne Cup.