City Zip - Precious Princess, by Horse Chestnut | HIP #245


HIP NO.245 | CONSIGNED BY St. George Sales, Agent XXI

ZIPESSA is a Grade 1 stakes-winning daughter of CITY ZIP offered in foal to leading sire MEDAGLIA D’ORO.

A 7-length debut winner at 6 furlongs, the versatile Zipessa is a Grade 1 winner at a mile and was a Grade 1 performer at 1 ¼ miles. Winning or place in 8 career graded stakes races, Zipessa is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners PERFECT SOUL and FLASHY BULL, as well as Champion two-year-old filly QUEEN LOUIE and Graded Stakes Winner DEAREST.

A turf specialist, she successfully competed in elite stakes company through three seasons of racing, capturing the First Lady (G1) at Keeneland in the fall of 2017. In that race, she overtook the pacesetter in the stretch to win going away by 1½ lengths.

Zipessa signaled her talent with an authoritative win in the 2016 James Penny Memorial (G3). Her gameness propelled her to close seconds in the Rodeo Drive (G1), Robert G. Dick Memorial (G3) and Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf (G3), and a third-place finish in the Beverly D (G1), all against top fillies and mares.

In total, Zipessa recorded five wins, three seconds and three thirds for career earnings of $783,550.

"Zipessa always had class and finesse. She relished training and dug deep in competition. She was talented and precocious. I personally am a huge believer in City Zip as a broodmare sire. The best of luck to her. I am a believer."

- Marette Farrell, who purchased Zipessa as a yearling
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"She had an amazing career. She was a sound, durable filly who broke her maiden going 6 furlongs and she won a Grade 1 going a mile… you couldn’t ask for more. We sold her as a yearling for a client, so we followed her the whole way along. To see her achieve at the highest level is great."

- Consignor Archie St. George

Grade 1 stakes winner by City Zip in foal to leading sire Medaglia d’Oro.

Versatile debut winner at 6 furlongs, Grade 1 winner at a mile, and Grade 1 performer at 1 1/4 miles.

From the family of Grade 1 winners Perfect Soul and Flashy Bull, as well as Champion two-year-old filly Queen Louie and Graded Stakes Winner Dearest.

8 career Graded Stakes wins or placings in 16 starts, with earnings of nearly $800,000

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TVG with Archie St George on Zipessa


First Lady (G1)


Dr. James Penny Memorial S. (G3)