Tanby has won the Group 2 Zipping Classic, which took place at Sandown Racecourse last Saturday November 17, 2012.
He has now won nine of his 24 race starts and has earned more than $660,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
The six-year-old won the race by a nose ahead of Exceptionally, who placed in second, and Precedence, who finished a gallant third.
Owner Nick Williams revealed the 2012 Zipping Classic was a race he and his father, Lloyd Williams, were striving to win in honour of their talented retired galloper Zipping.
“If there’s a race other than the Melbourne Cup that we wanted to win it’s this one,” Williams said.
“Zipping was Dad’s favourite horse, it’s a special win.”
Tanby will now be spelled before he returns for the Sydney autumn racing carnival.
“The Sydney Cup looks like the sort of race that’ll suit him, so that’s on the cards for now,” Williams said.
Williams admitted that it was a shame that Tanby did not make the field for the 2012 Melbourne Cup this year, with the owner believing he would have had a winning chance.
“He only had 53 (kilograms) which would have been a nice weight for a horse who’s shown he’s an out-and-out stayer,” he said.
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2012 Zipping Classic Race Results
|1||3||TANBY||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||–||7||59kg||$7.50|
|2||7||EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ)||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Dean Yendall||0.75L||8||57kg||$7.50|
|3||2||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Blake Shinn||2.5L||3||59kg||$9|
|4||1||MOURAYAN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Hugh Bowman||5.25L||1||59kg||$2.70F|
|5||9||RAWNAQ||David Hayes||Chad Schofield (a)||5.75L||2||50.5kg||$7|
|6||4||HE’S HOT TO TROT||Mick Whittle||Dom Tourneur||8.5L||6||59kg||$101|
|7||8||DAME CLAIRE (NZ)||Pat Carey||Peter Mertens||11.25L||9||57kg||$15|
|8||6||UMATIC||Shawn Mathrick||Dwayne Dunn||16.25L||4||59kg||$201|
|9||5||GARUD (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Kerrin McEvoy||16.55L||5||59kg||$7|