Owner/trainer Felix Monserrate, with Zippy Chippy.

Owner/trainer Felix Monserrate, with Zippy Chippy.


Now 0-For-98, Zippy Chippy to Try Yet Again

Zippy Chippy, the popular 13-year-old maiden who has failed to earn a victory in 98 career starts, will give it another shot when he makes his 2004 debut Sept. 4 at the Three-County Fair in Northampton, Mass.

Owned and trained by Felix Monserrate, Zippy Chippy has been stabled at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in western New York with Monserrate's other horses, though he has been banned from competing there. The gelding hasn't raced since Sept. 6, 2003, when he finished second, beaten 1 1/2 lengths, in a maiden special weight at Northampton.

Zippy Chippy drew post one in a two-turn, 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event that goes as the sixth race on the program. The race drew 12 entrants, but Northampton has a half-mile track that accommodates only eight starters. Zippy Chippy will carry 124 pounds in a field of 3- and 4-year-olds.

Zippy Chippy, a New York-bred by Compliance out of the Buckfinder mare Listen Lady, began his career in 1994 in maiden special weight company at Belmont Park. In 2001 at Northampton, he came within a head of breaking his maiden.

Zippy Chippy has finished second eight times and third 12 times. His career earnings stand at $30,534.