Zipping Classic Tips & Betting Advice 2021

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Traditionally run on the final day of the Melbourne Spring Carnival, the Zipping Classic is the headline event of Sandown's Racing Carnival. In 2021, it will take place at Caulfield.

Stakes on the same day as the Sandown Guineas, some of the best middle-distance gallopers appear in search of a final prize of the year in the 2400m Group 2 event. provides with Zipping Classic betting tips and previews and a complete guide to the Group 1.

Zipping Classic Information

  • DateSat 02 Dec, 2023
  • Race Time05:30
  • RacecourseSandown
  • Race Distance2400m
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 2
  • Prize Money$250,000

Zipping Classic 2021 Betting Odds

The latest betting odds for the 2021 Zipping Classic are below:

3 SOUND (GER) $15
6 DR DRILL (GB) $13
7 SKELM $61

Odds from Ladbrokes correct at 12.30pm on 25/11/2021.

Zipping Classic Betting Tips

Our experts provide their free Zipping Classic tips and betting preview in the lead up to the Spring Carnival Group 2.

Our early preview and Zipping Classic best bets are available in advance of the race as our tipsters pick out the best value from the futures markets and the final field.

Zipping Classic Bookmaker Promotions

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Zipping Classic Field & Barrier Draw

The Zipping Classic final field is available and the barrier draw concluded with the runners for the 2021 listed below.

1 SPANISH MISSION (USA) Peter G Moody Glen Boss 4 59kg
2 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Oliver 1 59kg
3 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Jamie Mott 2 59kg
4 WENTWOOD (GB) Maddie Raymond Damian Lane 6 59kg
5 FLASH AAH Matt Kropp Daniel Moor 9 59kg
6 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Brett Prebble 5 59kg
7 SKELM Terry Kelly John Allen 8 59kg
8 LUNAR FLARE Grahame Begg Michael Dee 7 57kg
9 SILENT SOVEREIGN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 3 57kg

Zipping Classic Form Guide

Zipping Classic contenders typical come from the bigger days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, some times even from the big ones itself.

The 2400m makes it an ideal final target of the spring from middle-distance horses and those stepping back from the 3200m of the Melbourne Cup.

Zipping Classic Live Stream

Want to watch a live stream of the Zipping Classic? A number of bookmakers including Sportsbet and TAB stream Australian horse racing live online and you can watch on your PC, Tablet or Smartphone. Check out our live streaming section to find where you watch the race.

Zipping Classic History

The Sandown Classic, as the race is more commonly known, has a long and rich history. But it was only in 1999 that it stepped up to elite level having long been an open handicap.

It is a Group 2 event targetting middle-distances horses for one final race of the Spring. Since 2011 it has been named in honour of Zipping, who won the then Sandown Classic for years in row between 2007-2010.

Zipping Classic Results

2020 Sound
2019 Southern France
2018 The Taj Mahal
2017 The Taj Mahal
2016 Beautiful Romance
2015 Who Shot Thebarman
2014 Au Revior
2013 Sertorius
2012 Tanby
2011 Americain
2010 Zipping
2009 Zipping
2008 Zipping
2007 Zipping
2006 Gallant Guru
2005 Roman Arch
2004 Count Ricardo
2003 Legible
2002 Hail
2001 Sky Heights
2000 Brave Chief

Zipping Classic 2020 Result

1st - Sound
2nd - Brimham Rocks
3rd - Future Score

Zipping Classic FAQs

When is the 2021 Zipping Classic?

The 2021 Zipping Classic runs on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

How long is the Zipping Classic?

The Group 2 contest is run over 2400m.

Where is the Zipping Classic held?

The Zipping Classic is held at Sandown, which is located in Melbourne, Australia. In 2021, the race will be staged at Caulfield.

What time does the Zipping Classic run?

The Zipping Classic is held at 4.30pm on Saturday 13th November 2021.

Who won the 2020 Zipping Classic?

The 2020 Zipping Classic was taken out by Sound.