Winless Zippy Chippy Returns at Thistledown

Felix Monserrate's 12-year-old maiden Zippy Chippy will take a 96-race winless streak into the first race at Thistledown Wednesday, an $8,200 maiden special weight contest at 5 1/2 furlongs.

Zippy Chippy will be making his first start against equines since finishing fifth in a field of eight in a maiden contest at Northampton Sept. 15. Prior to that, Zippy Chippy proved a monster at 40-yards on turf with back-to-back wins against minor league baseball players. Twice he beat outfielders for the Rochester Red Wings while running across the outfield at Frontier Field.

A New York-bred Compliance gelding, Zippy Chippy has not placed in an official race since his 9-year-old season in 2000, which ironically was the same year he suffered his only loss in three tries against a human. Zippy Chippy was beat by former Red Wings outfielder Jose Herrera.

Zippy Chippy has seven seconds and 12 thirds entering his tenth season of racing with earnings of $29,952.