Zippy Chippy was a thoroughbred racehorse, a bay gelding, who is notable for being winless in 100 races. Ben Brush, Buckpasser, Busanda, Bold Ruler, Count Fleet, Man o’ War, Nasrullah, Native Dancer, Northern Dancer, Round Table, Tom Fool, War Admiral, and La Troienne, the best “blue hen” broodmare of the twentieth century, are all in Zippy Chippy’s pedigree.
Zippy Chippy, the charming loser in horse racing, died at the age of 31.
Zippy Chippy, the beloved loser in horse racing who never won in 100 races, died at the age of 31.
Since 2010, the bay gelding has been a resident of the Bobby Frankel Division of Old Friends Thoroughbred Farm at Cabin Creek near Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York. He died Friday night, according to the farm. According to Cynthia Grisolia of the farm, a veterinarian had yet to discover the cause.
Zippy Chippy Age, Family, and Early Life
Zippy was born on April 20, 1991 (Age 31 Years). Chippy was owned and trained by Felix Monserrate at Capritaur Farm in New York. Tom Gilcoyne, a retired historian for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York, said that Zippy Chippy ” hasn’t done anything to harm the sport.
But it’s a little bit like looking at the recorded performances of all horse races through the wrong end of the telescope.”
Zippy Chippy Career, What was his profession?
Felix Monserrate, who had boarded Zippy, acquired the horse in 1995, in a trade for a 1988 Ford truck. As an outrider pony, he escorted horses in the post parade and led them to the gate. In August 2001, Zippy came in first against a minor league baseball player in a 120-foot (37 m) race.
In 2000, the magazine People included Zippy on its list of that year’s most interesting personalities.
Chippy’s lifetime record is 100 starts, 0 wins, and lifetime earnings of $30,834; he also had eight second-place and 12 third-place finishes
In December 2004, he retired from racing to become an outrider pony at his hometown track, Finger Lakes Racetrack in Farmington, New York, where he’d been banned from racing on September 8, 1998, after failing to leave the gate with the rest of the field for the third consecutive time. The horse was not always cooperative at races, and was eventually banned from competing at a number of tracks for such antics as “refusing to break from the starting gate”.
Zippy Chippy Net Worth, How much does he earn?
The earnings of Zippy is $30,834.
On April 22, 2010, Zippy Chippy retired to the Bobby Frankel Division at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Cabin Creek, New York, near Saratoga Race Course. The 19-year-old gelding joined the other seven retirees at Cabin Creek and lived out his days there. In the summer of 2012, Zippy Chippy embarked on a tour in Kentucky to raise awareness about the safe retirement of racehorses. Zippy-themed items were also offered to raise revenue for the farm’s race horses’ retirement. At the age of 30, Zippy Chippy was featured in The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t, a children’s picture book published in 2020. He was previously profiled in The Legend of Zippy Chippy: Life Lessons from Horse Racing’s Most Lovable Loser, published in 2016.
On April 16, 2022, Old Friends Farm confirmed Zippy Chippy’s death; he was officially 31 years old (by horse racing standards, all horses turn a year older on January 1).