NEW YORK (WEHT) — Zippy Chippy was horse racing’s lovable loser for never winning in 100 races. The bay gelding was acquired by owner-trainer Felix Montserrate by trading a 1988 Ford truck for him.
Zippy Chippy finished second eight times and was third 12 times. He had career earnings of nearly $31,000. Eventually, he was banned from several tracks for antics that included refusing to break from the starting gate. He participated in stunts that included racing a minor-league baseball player and a harness horse that he spotted a 20-length lead.
He retired in 2004. Zippy Chippy was 31 years old.