$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*NEW ACC ONLY, EXC NSW, SA, WA & VIC. SEE T&CS ON WEBSITE.

An extraordinary spring ended with more success for Lloyd Williams when Tanby added the race named after one of the owner’s all-time favourite horses at Sandown on Saturday.

Tanby ($7.50) proved to be the strongest stayer in the Group Two Zipping Classic (2400), claiming a three-quarter length win that gave the Williams family its fifth win in the race in the past six years and their sixth in the past 10.

Tanby winning the Deadly Design Zipping Classic at Sandown - photo by Race Horse Photos Australia (Steven Dowden)

“If there’s a race other than the Melbourne Cup that we wanted to win it’s this one,” said part-owner Nick Williams.

“Zipping was Dad’s favourite horse, it’s a special win.”

Zipping won the race named in his honour four times in succession from 2007 and was at Sandown to lead the field out on Saturday.

While Tanby is unlikely to reach the same level as his former stablemate, he will get his chance to improve on his record in the autumn.

“The Sydney Cup looks like the sort of race that’ll suit him, so that’s on the cards for now,” Williams said.

With a little more luck Tanby would have been given the chance to add to the Williams dominance of the Melbourne Cup the stable won with Green Moon, only to miss out by a couple of spots to make the final 24.

“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,” Williams said.

As was the situation in the Melbourne Cup, the stable’s top pick was the Irish-bred Mourayan who ran a similar race at Sandown the one that had him looking the winner 300m from the finish at Flemington.

“I was focused on Mourayan until the 300 (metres) and then Tanby just swept past them,” Williams said.

Tanby held off the strong finish of Exceptionally ($7.50) who had 1-3/4 lengths to spare over third placegetter Precedence ($9).

Unlike the Melbourne Cup, the finish of the Zipping Classic was all-Australian with each of the three placegetters being bred locally.

The Zipping also brought an end to a frustrating spring for the runner-up Exceptionally.

After controversially missing a run at Flemington in October because of the firmness of the track, the mare has been placed at her past two and will also be aimed at the Sydney Cup in the autumn with another Melbourne Cup campaign planned next spring.

 
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*NEW ACC ONLY, EXC NSW, SA, WA & VIC. SEE T&CS ON WEBSITE.
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $250*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
*NEW ACC ONLY, EXC NSW, SA, WA & VIC. SEE T&CS ON WEBSITE.
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Melbourne Cup hit by doping scandal

Australia’s biggest race the Melbourne Cup has been rocked by a doping scandal with trainers from the Aquanita partnership at...

Blue Diamond Stakes Field – 2018

View the final field and barriers for the 2018 Blue Diamond Stakes. The Blue Diamond Stakes will be run on...

Futurity Stakes Field – 2018

View the final field and barriers for the 2018 Futurity Stakes. The Futurity Stakes will be run on Saturday 24th...

Oakleigh Plate Field – 2018

View the final field and barriers for the 2018 Oakleigh Plate. The Oakleigh Plate will be run on Saturday 24th...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.