Zipping Kansas On Track For $1m Payday

ZIPPING Kansas has accumulated just on $100k in stakes yet the record breaking sprinter now stayer can surpass $1m between now and July.

Peter Davis

24 March 2022

FROM only 22 outings, Zipping Kansas has accumulated just on $100,000 in stakes yet the record breaking sprinter now stayer can surpass the $1 million mark between now and July.

Bred to be a super stayer, Zipping Kansas stamped himself as a supreme canine athlete early on.

“We do our early (educational) trials at Bathurst over 307m and he ran something in the order of 17.70 seconds with a final section well under 10 seconds … that was especially pleasing,” owner-breeder Martin Hallinan said.

“The (Zipping) Katelyn litter broke in really well but Kansas and (Zipping) Conway were the best.”

Both dogs won maidens in sizzling times at Bulli yet, as a stayer, Zipping Kansas is heading for superhero status and kryptonite is in short supply!

On Monday, the fawn dog demolished Bulli’s 590m record, registering 32.55 – a remarkable .40 seconds inside the mark set by Trunkey Bill on January 4.

The Group Race Calendar now aligns for Zipping Kansas with the Group 1 Association Cup ($75,000 to-the-winner) heats on April 2 at Wentworth Park his next target.

The Wentworth Park Gold Cup ($25,000) runs in conjunction with the Million Dollar Chase and gets underway on April 29 before trainer Jason Magri will turn his attention to Victoria and the rich Sandown Cup.

The world’s richest staying race – ‘The 715’ at The Gardens – offers $500,000 to-the-winner on June 11 while Queensland’s richest test of stamina – the Queensland Cup on July 7 – has $150,00 up for grabs.

At his Sandown Park 715m debut, Zipping Kansas posted a near record 41.27 on March 10 which came three weeks after a stunning 41.57 initial effort over 720m at Wentworth Park.

In 2012/13 Miata was imperious and boasted 42 wins from only 51 starts when owner-trainer Paul Stuart called ‘time’.

Stuart travelled extensively with the fawn bitch, racing and winning in every racing jurisdiction but the Northern Territory.

More recently, Wentworth Park record holder Tornado Tears banked $1.003m, winning 35 of 69 starts yet his standing as the highest earning stayer of all time is seemingly under threat.

Having established track records at Wentworth Park (41.38), Sandown Park (41.20) and Albion Park (41.20), Tornado Tears ranks as an all-time great yet Zipping Kansas has the potential to test every record on any day.

His pedigree is that of a stayer yet he’s broken the magical 26-second mark at Bulli over 472m and a cracking 29.40 for 520m at Wentworth Park.

The world is his oyster.