Veyron Delivers Mackay A Third Futurity Title

ZIPPING Veyron delivered trainer Jason Mackay a third National Futurity with a dashing all-the-way victory in the G1 at Wentworth Park on Friday night.

Adam Dobbin

24 January 2020

ZIPPING Veyron delivered trainer Jason Mackay a third National Futurity title with a dashing all-the-way victory in the group 1 showpiece at Wentworth Park on Friday night.

Bred and owned by Martin and Fiona Hallinan, Zipping Veyron, a daughter of Black Magic Opal and Zipping Willow, went into the $75,000 to-the-winner final as the second favourite behind fellow Mackay-trained chaser, the unbeaten Aston Maeve.

But putting her blistering early speed on full display for the strong crowd in attendance, Zipping Veyron joined Zipping Midge and Sometime’s Speedy as winners’ of the bitches classic for leading NSW trainer Jason Mackay.

And while the performance of the winner was full of merit, scoring by a length in 29.95, the effort of the runner-up Wild Flyer was out of this world.

Trained by Hank Vanderburg, who steered 2001 Futurity winner Queen Muffin to victory, Wild Flyer gave the winner the best part of a dozen lengths mid race before rattling off a devastating finish.

Third in the bitches event was race favourite Aston Maeve, an outstanding performance for just her fifth race start.

But back to the winner.

Zipping Veyron’s Group 1 Futurity triumph continues the outstanding success the Hallinan family continue to enjoy with progeny from their former grand racer turned brood Zipping Willow.

Her progeny is now responsible for 132 race wins and over $850,000 in prize money, a large chunk of that through the deeds of 2019 Golden Easter Egg winner Zipping Bailey.