Zippy Chippy was a bay gelding thoroughbred racing horse.
Rather than being remembered for its winning skill, Zippy Chippy was remembered for its winless run; for being winless in 100 races.
On September 10, 2004, Zippy Chippy suffered his 100th defeat at the Northampton Fair at the Three County Fairgrounds.
Zippy Chippy was the second betting choice, at odds of 7-2; nevertheless, Zippy Chippy finished last.
Zippy Chippy resigned from racing in December 2004 to become an outrider pony at his home track, Finger Lakes Racetrack in Farmington, New York, where he’d been barred from racing on September 8, 1998, after failing to leave the gate with the rest of the field for the third time in a row.
Zippy Chippy escorted horses in the post parade and led them to the gate as an outrider pony.
People magazine named Zippy Chippy one of the year’s most intriguing people in 2000.
Felix Monserrate owned and trained Zippy Chippy at Capritaur Farm in New York.
Zippy Chippy, a former historian for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York, “…hasn’t done anything to harm the sport,” according to Tom Gilcoyne. But it’s a little like looking at all horse races’ recorded performances via the wrong end of a telescope.”
Felix Monserrate, who had previously boarded Zippy Chippy, purchased the horse in 1995 in exchange for a 1988 Ford vehicle. Zippy Chippy was eventually barred from competing at a number of tracks. The only track where he wasn’t banned was at the Northampton Fair.
Zippy Chippy died on April 16, 2022, at the age of 31.
Zippy Chippy died with a career record of 100 starts, 0 wins, and $30,834 in earnings.