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Finally! A victory for Uzayli at Werribee

Finally! A victory for Uzayli at Werribee

Apr 19, 2018

Eight second placings made Uzayli’s breakthrough win at Werribee even more enjoyable.Uzayli’s Werribee win came at her 14th start but the four-year-old’s ability was never in question with some near misses among those brave efforts.But the photo went the Mathew Ellerton ...

Rare Callow ride produces a Mornington victory

Rare Callow ride produces a Mornington victory

Apr 16, 2018

Noel Callow doesn’t ride for Ellerton Zahra Racing often but the jockey gave Mieszko the right trip to break his maiden in the Ladbrokes Maiden Plate (1500m) at Mornington.Callow won three Group races on the grand Mathew Ellerton-trained galloper Casual Pass more than a decade ...

Cross-town trip pays off with another Cranbourne double

Cross-town trip pays off with another Cranbourne double

Apr 13, 2018

The trip from Flemington to Cranbourne is often a nightmare on a Friday but the drive back across Melbourne is always sweet with a couple of winners in the Ellerton Zahra Racing float.The stable took three runners down the Monash Freeway to Cranbourne but took the night’s ...

Odeon takes on Winx in Ellerton Zahra Racing's three-state raid

Odeon takes on Winx in Ellerton Zahra Racing's three-state raid

Apr 13, 2018

Ellerton Zahra Racing will be on the world stage again when Odeon takes on super mare Winx in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.Enormous international interest centres on Winx’s attempt to notch her 25th straight win but Odeon will be competing for a big ...

Shifty Seymour track not enough to stop Golden Key

Shifty Seymour track not enough to stop Golden Key

Apr 10, 2018

The Seymour surface was less than ideal but Golden Key continued his rise through the grades with a determined win.Golden Key easily won his maiden at Ballarat at his previous start and trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra gave him his chance at Class 1 level in the ...

Redwood filly shines at perfect time at Kyneton

Redwood filly shines at perfect time at Kyneton

Apr 06, 2018

Sometimes a horse’s breakthrough performance occurs at the perfect time and Haylin Rouge fell into that category at Kyneton.The developing Haylin Rouge is a daughter of New Zealand-bred sire Redwood. Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra are keen on the Redwood stock and ...

​How good was Dundeel?

​How good was Dundeel?

Apr 06, 2018

It’s Australian Derby time, which marks the perfect opportunity to take a moment to highlight the amazing racehorse Dundeel.Ellerton Zahra Racing has a superb colt by Dundeel, who raced as It’s A Dundeel in Australia, who shows all the qualities of his sire.Dundeel was ...

Social's ability is not a Secret after Benalla victory

Social's ability is not a Secret after Benalla victory

Apr 05, 2018

Social Secret showed the penny is starting to drop with her dominant maiden success at Sale.The three-year-old filly has been a work in progress for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra, but Social Secret showed her talent with a comfortable win in the McDonalds Benalla 3YO ...

High 'N' Dry wows them with blinkers at Sandown

High 'N' Dry wows them with blinkers at Sandown

Apr 02, 2018

High ‘N’ Dry relished the addition of blinkers in his stunning second-up win at Sandown.The son of High Chaparral struggled in his first two starts in the spring but High ‘N’ Dry returned a different horse in his latest campaign, showing plenty of promise with his ...

Exceltara overcomes difficulty to score at Pakenham

Exceltara overcomes difficulty to score at Pakenham

Mar 29, 2018

Exceltara looked a chance for another unlucky placing at the 400m of the Fyna Foods Australia Classic 3YO Maiden Plate (1200m).Exceltara had been in the minor money at his last three starts and jockey Damian Lane had little room to manoeuvre, string up behind runners at the 400m ...

Ballarat unlocks Golden Key's brilliance

Ballarat unlocks Golden Key's brilliance

Mar 27, 2018

Maiden wins don’t come much easier than that of Golden Key at Ballarat.Golden Key simply dominated the Mortimer Petroleum Maiden Plate (1100m). Jockey Damian Lane let Golden Key roll forward before he dashed away to win the $25,000 race by five lengths.The son of Pins had ...

Two chances for back-to-back Mornington Guineas wins on Saturday

Two chances for back-to-back Mornington Guineas wins on Saturday

Mar 23, 2018

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will chase a second consecutive Mornington Guineas (1500m) win with two runners on Saturday.Odeon blitzed his opposition to claim last year’s edition of the $120,000 feature. Into Rio and Sheezdashing will represent the Flemington ...

Fallen Empire comes from nowhere for Donald win

Fallen Empire comes from nowhere for Donald win

Mar 22, 2018

It wasn’t looking good at the 400m, but Fallen Empire showed how quickly a race can change with his exciting win at Donald.Jockey Linda Meech was hard at work to get the three-year-old to make ground on his rivals before the home turn but the rider herself wasn’t too ...

Blinkers set Atomic on the Charge at Sale

Blinkers set Atomic on the Charge at Sale

Mar 16, 2018

She started at big odds, but the addition of blinkers made all the difference to Atomic Charge at Sale.Atomic Charge had shown ability on the training track but had previously struggled to take that form to the racetrack. Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra decided to use ...

Yearling Parade - Sunday 18th March, 11am start

Yearling Parade - Sunday 18th March, 11am start

Mar 11, 2018

We'll be parading the new yearlings at our Flemington stable on Sunday, 18th March and would like to invite everyone to attend.  11 am start and we'll supply coffee and lunch and it's a great day to see our available yearlings and catch up with our staff and fellow racing ...

Into Rio simply outstanding first-up at Cranbourne

Into Rio simply outstanding first-up at Cranbourne

Mar 09, 2018

He’s raw and gangly but Into Rio made up for that with determination in his fighting first-up win at Cranbourne.The son of Zacinto showed enough in the spring for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra to consider him a possible VRC Derby contender but the pair decided to ...

Ellerton Zahra Racing in the thick of it on 'Super Saturday' at Flemington

Ellerton Zahra Racing in the thick of it on 'Super Saturday' at Flemington

Mar 08, 2018

Classy filly Booker will tackle the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap to lead a strong Ellerton Zahra Racing team at Saturday’s ‘Super Saturday’ meeting at Flemington.Booker will try to become the first three-year-old filly to win the Newmarket Handicap since Alinghi defeated ...

Impeccably-bred Crystal sprouts Wings at Wangaratta

Impeccably-bred Crystal sprouts Wings at Wangaratta

Mar 03, 2018

With her pedigree, it was only a matter of time until Crystal Wings showed her talent with an impressive breakthrough win.Owners Hesket Bloodstock and trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra had to wait eight starts for Crystal Wings to emerge but the three-year-old broke ...

Pakenham winner a handy galloper Forsure

Pakenham winner a handy galloper Forsure

Mar 01, 2018

Forsure carried the colours of a former superstar galloper in his strong maiden win at Pakenham.The three-year-old had been placed at his last four starts but enjoyed returning to the spacious Pakenham circuit to score impressively in the XXXX Gold 3YO Maiden Plate ...

Ellerton Zahra Racing shooting for dual Group 1 glory at Caulfield

Ellerton Zahra Racing shooting for dual Group 1 glory at Caulfield

Feb 23, 2018

Race days don’t get much bigger than Saturday at Caulfield where Ellerton Zahra Racing has five runners in two Group 1 races and will compete for $2 million in prizemoney.Smart Charge Forward colt Ollivander will carry the stable’s hopes in the $1.5 million Blue Diamond ...

New tactics help Last light up Ballarat

New tactics help Last light up Ballarat

Feb 13, 2018

Andrew Mallyon made the most of a late opportunity to guide Last Light to a deserved maiden win at Ballarat.Damian Lane had been riding the three-year-old and went close to breaking through at her last start at Pakenham on February 1 but had to pass up the ride in the City of ...

Booker blazes an Oakleigh Plate trail with Group 3 victory

Booker blazes an Oakleigh Plate trail with Group 3 victory

Feb 10, 2018

The Group 1 Oakleigh Plate is next for classy filly Booker after her dominant first-up win in the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.Booker won the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield in the spring but started her latest preparation with a strong ...

Freeze Over makes hot debut for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Valley

Freeze Over makes hot debut for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Valley

Feb 09, 2018

Freeze Over made the perfect start to her career with Ellerton Zahra Racing with a smart win at Moonee Valley.Freeze Over was a debut winner in town for the John Sadler stable last autumn and had not raced since last May before joining trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon ...

We're looking forward to a big February at Caulfield

We're looking forward to a big February at Caulfield

Feb 02, 2018

The Caulfield racetrack will host some rich target races for Ellerton Zahra-trained runners during a hectic February for the Flemington-based stable.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have their team up and firing with two live chances of winning Victoria’s richest ...