Sandown Classic News

Tanby has won the Group 2 Sandown Classic, which took place at Sandown Racecourse last Saturday November 17, 2012. The six-year-old won the race by a nose ahead of Exceptionally, who finished second, and Precedence, who passed the post in third. Tanby has now won nine of his 24 race…


Sandown Classic

The Sandown Classic is a highly anticipated Group 2 race for thoroughbreds, held at Victoria’s Sandown Hillside track in mid November as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The Group 2 Sandown Classic is staying race run over 2400m with a field limit of 16 runners.

The Sandown Classic is often now referred to as the Zipping Classic, and will be held on Saturday, November 15th.

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Conducted under weight-for-age conditions, the Sandown Classic is worth a lucrative $350,000 in prize money and is one of four Group status races at the meeting.
Other highlight events on the day include the Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) and the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m).

Sandown Classic History

The Sandown Classic was first run in 1888 over a distance of 2200m and Mara was the inaugural winner.
Originally registered as the Williamstown Cup, from 1964 – 1998 the race was known as the Sandown Cup before it became the Sandown Classic in 1999.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Sandown Classic Betting

The Sandown Classic is held at the very end of the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and because of this punters can look at the form of runners in the earlier feature races run under similar conditions.

Good lead-up races horses may come via include the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) on Cox Plate Day and the Group 3 Queen’s Cup (2500m) at Flemington on Emirates Stakes Day during the Flemington four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Queen’s Cup especially has been a decent indicator for punters betting on the Sandown Classic with many of the Queen’s Cup winners in recent years continuing on to place in the Sandown Classic.

The best Sandown Classic betting tip is to avoid the TAB and place your wagers online at a better price through a trusted bookie such as Ladbrokes.com.au or bookmaker.com.au.

The Sandown Cup also runs on Zipping Classic Day, and is always worth a punt.