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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 pthjree-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 ...

Kensington Stakes triumph for Rock 'N' Gold

Kensington Stakes triumph for Rock 'N' Gold

Jan 20, 2018

Some horses simply deserve a stakes win and grand stable performer Rock ‘N’ Gold fitted that description with his win in the Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.Rock ‘N’ Gold was one of three Ellerton Zahra Racing runners in the Kensington Stakes but the ...

Confluence finally breaks through at Pakenham

Confluence finally breaks through at Pakenham

Jan 18, 2018

A frustrating run of five successive second placings came to an end with Confluence’s deserved breakthrough win at Pakenham.Confluence started his career with a good fifth at Sandown in February 2017 but it was surprising to see the smart galloper had to wait almost 12 months ...

Sprinters head Ellerton Zahra Racing's powerful Flemington line-up

Sprinters head Ellerton Zahra Racing's powerful Flemington line-up

Jan 18, 2018

Returning Group 1 winners Amber Sky and Flamberge will lead Ellerton Zahra Racing’s strong team for Saturday’s Flemington meeting.Amber Sky, the winner of the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint (1000m) in Dubai, and six races in Hong Kong but his owner has sent the Australian-bred son ...

Light Romance closes 2017 in style at Sandown

Light Romance closes 2017 in style at Sandown

Dec 30, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing ended 2017 in winning fashion after the smart filly Light Romance over-ran her rivals to notch a city win at Sandown.Light Romance scored on debut at Seymour in October but returned from a short break with a solid third at Moonee Valley before her Sandown ...

Cranbourne double makes braving traffic worthwhile

Cranbourne double makes braving traffic worthwhile

Dec 29, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing made yet another profitable trip to Cranbourne with Karmonaaron and Eluded combining to give the stable a winning double.The drive from Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra’s Flemington stable to Cranbourne can be a tiresome effort in Melbourne’s Friday ...

Ellerton Zahra Racing fires again with Caulfield treble

Ellerton Zahra Racing fires again with Caulfield treble

Dec 16, 2017

The switch from spring to summer has made no difference to Ellerton Zahra Racing – the winners are still flowing after the Flemington stable produced a treble of victories at Caulfield.Ellerton Zahra Racing had an outstanding spring period but the lead-up to Christmas has ...

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 ...