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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 ...

Sheez Dashing to an easy Cranbourne win

Sheez Dashing to an easy Cranbourne win

Oct 13, 2017

Fortune didn’t favour her at her previous run and luck played little part in Sheezdashing’s soft maiden victory at Pakenham.Sheezadashing had improved at each outing in her second racing campaign but she was held up at a crucial stage when second at Wangaratta at her ...

No stars in Booker's way in 1000 Guineas

No stars in Booker's way in 1000 Guineas

Oct 13, 2017

Two star fillies stood in the way of Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra’s last Thousand Guineas placegetter but a far more even field confronts the training duo’s 2017 contender.Ellerton and Zahra prepared Sharnee Rose, who went into the 2011 Thousand Guineas as a maiden before ...

Romance shows plenty of heart at Seymour

Romance shows plenty of heart at Seymour

Oct 08, 2017

Light Romance made a terrific start to her career when she held off all challengers to score on debut at Seymour.The Lonhro filly was one of three Ellerton Zahra Racing runners in the Jumpabout Bouncers 3YO Maiden Plate (1300m) and the trio filled three of the first four places ...

Booker booked for Thousand Guineas with Group 2 win

Booker booked for Thousand Guineas with Group 2 win

Oct 01, 2017

Booker earned herself a shot at a Group 1 target with her win in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have aimed Booker at the Thousand Guineas and the filly will go into the race as one of the favourites after her determined ...

Plenty to see in Fly's Mornington victory

Plenty to see in Fly's Mornington victory

Sep 30, 2017

Making an early run played a large part in See Me Fly’s maiden city success at Mornington.See Me Fly campaigned town for a significant portion of his previous campaign but trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra had the son of Sebring right his first-up test at Mornington.The ...

Joan wins for Joan at Moe

Joan wins for Joan at Moe

Sep 25, 2017

Her namesake was on course and Joan Constance did the job again with another impressive success at Moe.Joan Constance is named after the mother-in-law of Epona Park principal and terrific stable supporter Jeff Allis and the lady herself made the trip to Moe to cheer on the ...

Blithe Belle back to best at Ballarat

Blithe Belle back to best at Ballarat

Sep 24, 2017

Blithe Belle gave her rivals a start and beating to continue a great run for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Ballarat.The mare became the stable’s fifth winner in eight days when she let down brilliantly to claim the Hygain Winners Choice BM64 Handicap (1200m).Blithe Belle struggled ...

Double Jeopardy takes a major step at Pakenham

Double Jeopardy takes a major step at Pakenham

Sep 21, 2017

Double Jeopardy took a significant step to putting aside the problems that ruined his two-year-old season with a solid win on the Pakenham Synthetic track.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra had Double Jeopardy up and running for the first two-year-old race of last season, ...

Stable BBQ & parade

Stable BBQ & parade

Sep 21, 2017

We're going to crank up the BBQ and would like to invite everyone to join us for a Sunday morning at our Flemington stable.  We'll also parade available horses by Hinchinbrook, Nicconi, Shamexpress and Zacinto. It's a great morning to catch up with some fellow co-owners, ...

Justice backs up little sister at Cranbourne

Justice backs up little sister at Cranbourne

Sep 20, 2017

Sword Of Justice continued a great week for his family with his determined Cranbourne success.Sword Of Justice’s little sister Sword Of Light scored her career-best win in the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington five days before the gelding’s first-up ...

Casares headed but fights back for Wangaratta win

Casares headed but fights back for Wangaratta win

Sep 19, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing had four runners in the race but Casares was the one that got the job done with a fighting debut win at Wangaratta.Casares and stablemates Vivendi, Sheezdashing and Crushed all faced the starter in the Wangaratta Chronicle SV 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate ...

Light shines on Lane and Sword in Let's Elope Stakes

Light shines on Lane and Sword in Let's Elope Stakes

Sep 16, 2017

Damian Lane was lucky to escape injury in a fall 40 minutes earlier but the jockey dusted himself off to pilot the game Sword Of light to victory in the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.Lane fell from the David Moodie-trained Limestone in the Danehill Stakes ...

Joan Constance makes it two in two days at Sale

Joan Constance makes it two in two days at Sale

Sep 10, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing struck a bow for the second successive day when Joan Constance was too good for her rivals at Sale.Overstay completed her comeback from a long-term injury with her success at Kilmore 24 hours before Joan Constance scored on debut for the stable.Joan ...

Brave Overstay outstays them at Kilmore

Brave Overstay outstays them at Kilmore

Sep 09, 2017

Perseverance finally paid off for Overstay with her determined victory at Kilmore.Overstay had spent more than a year away from racing due a tendon injury and took time to build fitness and confidence since resuming from her long break.Overstay ran a promising fourth at Echuca ...

More Zacinto success and another opportunity awaits

More Zacinto success and another opportunity awaits

Aug 28, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing maintained its perfect record with the progeny of Kiwi stallion Zacinto when Into Rio scored a determined win at Wangaratta.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra went close to a winning a Group I with a son of Zacinto when smart stayer Odeon ran third in ...

Girl rips home for easy Pakenham win

Girl rips home for easy Pakenham win

Aug 22, 2017

Jockey Chris Symons showed he has unlocked the secret to getting the best out of promising filly Rip Girl in her outstanding maiden win at Pakenham.Rip Girl had shown promise with solid outings at her previous three runs before posting an easy three-length win in Wise Choice ...

Foxling gets Ellerton Zahra Racing off the mark in season 2017/18

Foxling gets Ellerton Zahra Racing off the mark in season 2017/18

Aug 19, 2017

Developing mare Foxling became the first of many Ellerton Zahra Racing winners for the 2017/18 season after a late dive at the line at Seymour.Foxling competed well but without luck in the summer but returned a stronger mare for his first outing of the season in the JBL Catering ...

Another good season for EZR

Another good season for EZR

Aug 15, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing notched a significant milestone during yet another consistent season in which the stable remained among the top echelon of Melbourne trainers. Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra prepared their 500th winner as a combination when River Goddess saluted ...

Trojan storms to strong Geelong win

Trojan storms to strong Geelong win

Jul 28, 2017

Trojan Storm proved once again that result matters more than looks in his maiden win on the Geelong Synthetic track.The son of Mosayter had shown ability with a pair of city placings either side of a Bendigo disappointment but Trojan Storm had to work hard for his success in the ...

Special win for Crystal Kingdom at Bendigo

Special win for Crystal Kingdom at Bendigo

Jul 07, 2017

Early initiative paced the way for Crystal Kingdom to herald the end of an era with a comfortable win at Bendigo.Crystal Kingdom is the last foal out of Crystal Snip, the dam of the stable’s Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily, who died in October 2013.The New Approach ...

Dry June? Not for EZR

Dry June? Not for EZR

Jul 07, 2017

A couple more city wins were the highlights of an extremely busy month of June at Ellerton Zahra Racing.The grand mare Whistle Baby managed to score another city win in the latter stages of her racing career at Moonee Valley on June 3 while Essence Of Terror responded to some ...

Now a city victory for Smart Coupe

Now a city victory for Smart Coupe

Jul 06, 2017

Promising filly Smart Coupe allayed the concerns of her co-trainer with her strong success in the Comcater Handicap (1200m) at Sandown.Simon Zahra said pre-race he was worried about the last 100m of the $35,000 contest but the filly he prepares in partnership with Mathew ...

River Goddess powers to another win at Ballarat

River Goddess powers to another win at Ballarat

Jun 29, 2017

River Goddess continued her rapid improvement with an outstanding victory at Ballarat.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have been patient with the Northern Meteor filly and River Goddess has continued to repay them with wins at two of her last three starts.River ...