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Maiden win no longer eludes Eluded after Werribee success

Maiden win no longer eludes Eluded after Werribee success

Dec 10, 2017

A short break made all the difference to Eluded, who returned to racing with a determined win at Werribee.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra gave Eluded two spring runs in which the three-year-old finished fifth at Mornington and Echuca before the son of Excelebration had ...

Brave Nasdex holds on to score at first run for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Brave Nasdex holds on to score at first run for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Dec 09, 2017

His trainers are still learning about him but Nasdex showed plenty of fight to score first-up in Saturday’s John Duff & Co BM78 Handicap (1000m) at Pakenham.Flemington trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra took over Nasdex’s training after his previous trainer Ciaron ...

Grand broodmare gets another EZR winner at Mornington

Grand broodmare gets another EZR winner at Mornington

Dec 08, 2017

A grand broodmare produced another winner for Ellerton Zahra Racing when All Of Me broke through for a victory at Mornington.All Of Me is a daughter of Princesa, the dam of Group 2 winners Star Of Giselle and Solicit, who gave Ellerton Zahra Racing many thrills during their time ...

River Goddess dead-heats for first at Wangaratta

River Goddess dead-heats for first at Wangaratta

Dec 05, 2017

River Goddess was the second Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained runner to dead-heat for first in the space of five weeks at Wangaratta.Do It For Dottie was dead-heated for the major prize in a race at Benalla before River Goddess shared the major prize when resuming at ...

Synthetic shift no worries for Crystal Spirit

Synthetic shift no worries for Crystal Spirit

Dec 03, 2017

The shift to the Pakenham Synthetic surface made no difference to Crystal Spirit’s bid for victory in the Ladbrokes 3YO Maiden Plate.Heavy rain across Victoria forced the shift of the meeting from a turf surface but Crystal Spirit had no trouble with the synthetic circuit, ...

Now a city win for Club Tropicana at Sandown

Now a city win for Club Tropicana at Sandown

Nov 29, 2017

Club Tropicana can be unpredictable but her talent was again on show when she notched her maiden city success at Sandown.Club Tropicana demolished a small field from the front at Sale at her previous outing, but she faced a contrasting set of circumstances in the United ...

Ballarat finds out how good Found Out can be

Ballarat finds out how good Found Out can be

Nov 28, 2017

Found Out was narrowly beaten at his first try at 1600m but his second go at the trip produced an impressive maiden success at Ballarat.The son of Exceed And Excel had improved markedly throughout his three-year-old campaign before a strong on-pace effort to run second at ...

Crystal helps owners live the dream at Sandown

Crystal helps owners live the dream at Sandown

Nov 18, 2017

Crystal Dreamer could hardly have been more impressive in his return to winning ways at Sandown.The son of Stratum has competed well when second at Listed level during the Flemington carnival but was searching for his first spring success in the Listed Doveton Stakes at ...

Gippsland stroll for Club Tropicana at Sale

Gippsland stroll for Club Tropicana at Sale

Nov 15, 2017

Small fields can be a graveyard for short-priced favourites but Club Tropicana had no such trouble accounting for her opposition at Sale.Club Tropicana started as a long odds-on favourite to win the Wellington Regional Tourism F&M BM64 Handicap (1100m) after an excellent ...

Quirky Justice gets it done at Bendigo

Quirky Justice gets it done at Bendigo

Nov 14, 2017

He has his quirks but Sword Of Justice showed his undoubted ability again with a determined win at Bendigo.Sword Of Justice needs a few things to go his way to show his best form and his best was good enough to claim the J Keogh and Sons Handicap (1300m) with a game ...

Ellerton Zahra's Cup week show rolls on to Cranbourne

Ellerton Zahra's Cup week show rolls on to Cranbourne

Nov 10, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing’s brilliant spring run continued when Gaudi led his rivals a merry dance at Cranbourne.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra as well as their wonderful team of staff had previously enjoyed a terrific Melbourne Cup week with a Flemington double on Cup ...

Odeon going for Group 1 glory in Emirates Stakes 2017

Odeon going for Group 1 glory in Emirates Stakes 2017

Nov 10, 2017

When a stable is on a roll, it makes sense to try and cash in on that fortune in Saturday’s $2 million Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.Training partners Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have had three winners at the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2017 with a double on Tuesday and ...

Linguist keeps EZR roll going on Oaks Day 2017

Linguist keeps EZR roll going on Oaks Day 2017

Nov 09, 2017

Aiming the right team members at the Melbourne Cup Carnival provided another outstanding result for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra on Oaks Day at Flemington.Ellerton and Zahra’s team usually hits its peak in the summer months but a slight shift in programming has ...

Ellerton Zahra Racing continues to fly high on Kyneton Cup day

Ellerton Zahra Racing continues to fly high on Kyneton Cup day

Nov 08, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing’s glorious Melbourne Cup week continued with another double at the Kyneton Cup meeting.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra were in the winner’s circle twice on Melbourne Cup day when Prezado and Odeon scored outstanding victories on one of the ...

Ellerton Zahra Racing double act on the big stage on Melbourne Cup Day.

Ellerton Zahra Racing double act on the big stage on Melbourne Cup Day.

Nov 07, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing shone while the world was watching with a double on one of Australia’s great race days.Trainers Mathew Ellerton, Simon Zahra and their wonderful staff had the horses ready to perform on Melbourne Cup day and Prezado and Odeon showed their class with ...

12 winners at 9 tracks for October

12 winners at 9 tracks for October

Nov 02, 2017

A bumper month of October catapulted Ellerton Zahra Racing into the top five on the Victorian trainers’ premiership. Mathew Ellerton, Simon Zahra and the Flemington-based team had an outstanding month, preparing 12 winners at nine tracks in a super October to leap to fourth ...

Dottie does it in a dead heat at Benalla

Dottie does it in a dead heat at Benalla

Oct 31, 2017

She had to share the spoils but Do It For Dottie made a winning start to her campaign at Benalla.Do It For Dottie dead-heated for first in the LJ Hooker Christmas Races Maiden Plate (1106m) to notch her first win at her third outing.Trainers Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra ...

Winning speaks all languages at Ballarat

Winning speaks all languages at Ballarat

Oct 26, 2017

If jockey Linda Meech’s confidence was anything to go by, Linguist’s rivals had no chance of beating her at Ballarat.Linguist had steadily improved in her spring campaign before stepping out in the Hygain Winner Choice F&M BM70 Handicap (1600m) after a solid second at ...

Meazza calls the tune at Kilmore

Meazza calls the tune at Kilmore

Oct 24, 2017

Extra fitness and a step up in trip combined to propel Meazza into the winner’s stall for the first time at Kilmore.Meazza had three runs this season and hadn’t been far away in two of those efforts, including a luckless run at Mornington at his previous outing on October ...

Promising Pres De Toi relishes 2000m at Mornington

Promising Pres De Toi relishes 2000m at Mornington

Oct 22, 2017

Three-year-old Pres De Toi confirmed her staying promise with her determined maiden win at Mornington.Pres De Toi, French for ‘next to you’ has shown plenty of ability for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra in her short career to date with a city placing behind Derby ...

Better track means better result for Manning Road

Better track means better result for Manning Road

Oct 21, 2017

Getting back on to a superior racing surface was one reason for Manning Road’s return to form at Bendigo.Manning Road had struggled in her previous two runs on poor tracks at Geelong after a sold first-up outing at Bendigo back on September 1.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon ...

Odeon shows Zacinto quality again at Caulfield

Odeon shows Zacinto quality again at Caulfield

Oct 18, 2017

Odeon proved to be a galloping advertisement during his impressive midweek victory at Caulfield.The gelding strode to an easy win in thebigscreencompany.com.au Handicap (1700m) to again showcase Ellerton Zahra Racing’s ability to find quality at the Ready To Run Sale in New ...

Jay Belle delivers in dynamic style at Kyneton

Jay Belle delivers in dynamic style at Kyneton

Oct 17, 2017

It took a few goes but Jay Belle managed to put it all together in her dynamic maiden win at Kyneton.Jay Belle had been a work in progress for some time, showing glimpses of her ability before her class came to the fore in the Cams Security Maiden Plate (1212m).Trainers Mathew ...

Gold rocks Cranbourne in Apache Cat Classic

Gold rocks Cranbourne in Apache Cat Classic

Oct 15, 2017

The inevitable occurred when Rock ‘n’ Gold finished hard to claim the $100,000 Apache Cat Classic (1000m) at Cranbourne.Rock ‘n’ Gold was always going to win a decent race in the spring after returning in terrific order from a spell and the sprinter turned in a pair of ...