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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 ...

Tasmanian quality to the fore at Wangaratta

Tasmanian quality to the fore at Wangaratta

Jun 22, 2017

Who says trainers can’t buy quality in Tasmania?Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have headed to Tasmania to assess the local stock at yearling sales over the last couple of years and outstanding debut winner Smart Coupe is one of those purchases.The stable paid only ...

'He should be a trainer' - Essence Of Terror back to winning form at Valley

'He should be a trainer' - Essence Of Terror back to winning form at Valley

Jun 17, 2017

A fired-up Essence OF Terror relished the addition of blinkers in her strong success in Saturday’s Zouki Handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley.Jockey Chris Symons suggested trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra put the blinkers on Essence Of Terror after a disappointing run at ...

Ballarat win not a Shock for Ellerton Zahra

Ballarat win not a Shock for Ellerton Zahra

Jun 15, 2017

What A Shock could not have prepared for a Flemington test in better fashion than his comfortable win at Ballarat.The three-year-old had scored well at his previous visit to Ballarat on May 14 but circumstances had gone against What A Shock in his two subsequent runs at Sandown ...

Baby Whistles again back at Moonee Valley

Baby Whistles again back at Moonee Valley

Jun 03, 2017

A simple shift was enough for Whistle Baby to return to the winner’s stall with another deserved city success.Whistle Baby hadn’t won since her November 2015 victory at Moonee Valley but that appearance was her last at the unique circuit before her outing in the Dominant ...

Gear change makes River the Goddess of Moe

Gear change makes River the Goddess of Moe

May 25, 2017

A gear change was enough for River Goddess to return to winning ways at Moe.River Goddess has shown ability throughout her career, which includes a solid fifth placing in stakes company during last year’s Melbourne Cup carnival, but had taken time to hit her best form this ...

Seas part for Josephine in Sale success

Seas part for Josephine in Sale success

May 17, 2017

The pre-race plan meant little out on the track but that failed to prevent Josephine Sea recording a terrific debut win at Sale.Josephine Sea had pleased jockey Chris Symons with her jumpout efforts leading up to her first start but trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra still ...

Ballarat victory was no Shock

Ballarat victory was no Shock

May 14, 2017

The manner of his win was unintended but What A Shock showed his undoubted talent with his decisive victory at Ballarat.What A Shock started his campaign with a struggling effort on heavy ground but improved sharply on firmer footing when second at Bendigo before his latest ...

Robert and Brandon the heroes at Cranbourne

Robert and Brandon the heroes at Cranbourne

May 12, 2017

Youngster Brandon Stockdale’s victory on Robert De Hero at Cranbourne was important for more than one reason.Stockdale’s perfect ride got the honest performer home for a strong win in the Travis Harrison Apprentices’ Cup (1300m), which commemorates the life of a young ...

Odeon ready for his shot at the big time in SA Derby

Odeon ready for his shot at the big time in SA Derby

May 11, 2017

The decision to geld Odeon has already paid dividends but the stayer could achieve the ultimate in Saturday’s Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra aborted a Victoria Derby campaign for the son of Zacinto in the ...

Ollie The Third is first in the wet at Pakenham

Ollie The Third is first in the wet at Pakenham

May 07, 2017

Ollie The Third is a work in progress but the three-year-old underlined his potential with a strong maiden win in wet ground at Pakenham.The Polytrack Maiden Plate was only Ollie The Third’s fourth start but the gelding relished the step up to 2000m and the heavy ground to ...

Dreamer off for a rest after terrific Flemington win

Dreamer off for a rest after terrific Flemington win

May 06, 2017

Crystal Dreamer has headed off for a well-earned break after his fighting win at Flemington.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have had the sprinter in work form some time but the son of Stratum notched his second win in his last three starts in the Sports Handicap ...

Booker confirms potential at Flemington

Booker confirms potential at Flemington

May 06, 2017

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra could only wonder what might have been for Booker after her outstanding debut win at Flemington.Booker was too good for her opposition with Andrew Mallyon in the saddle in the Phar Lap Club Plate (1100m) but the Written Tycoon filly would ...

Sword out to Light up Adelaide in Oaks

Sword out to Light up Adelaide in Oaks

May 05, 2017

She started her career as a Group 3-winning sprinter but Sword Of Light’s amazing development has taken her within touching distance of an Oaks victory.Sword Of Light won the Blue Diamond Preview at Group 3 level over 1000m at her second start but the three-year-old will ...

Derby next for Odeon after easy Caulfield win

Derby next for Odeon after easy Caulfield win

Apr 29, 2017

Odeon will run in the South Australian Derby next following his impressive win in Saturday's Sky High Mt Dandenong Handicap (2000m) at Caulfield.Settled midfield by Katelyn Mallyon but in clear room to halfway as Zahspeed set a steady speed, Odeon came with his challenge in the ...

Oaks a possibility for Sword after Caulfield win

Oaks a possibility for Sword after Caulfield win

Apr 22, 2017

Sword Of Light could have earned a shot at at the Group 1 Australasian Oaks in Adelaide after her win in the $250,000 VOBIS Gold Reef (1600m) at Caulfield.Sword Of Light was a Group 3 winner as a two-year-old but has regained her best form with two straight wins in town to ...

Ellerton Zahra double at Caulfield

Ellerton Zahra double at Caulfield

Apr 08, 2017

Sword Of Light has relished the step back up to 1600m to record a deserved win, starting a stable double, at Caulfield.Sword Of Light won her first two starts as a two-year-old but endured a winless run stretching over 14 months before her strong Caulfield success in the ...

Tropicana gets her day in the sun at Cranbourne

Tropicana gets her day in the sun at Cranbourne

Apr 07, 2017

Club Tropicana showed short courses were her go with her emphatic maiden win at Cranbourne.The three-year-old had shown talent over longer trips but the drop back to 1000m helped the daughter Smart Missile hit top form in her easy win in the Ivan's Pies Maiden Plate.Club ...

Ashleigh Rae fights them off at Cranbourne

Ashleigh Rae fights them off at Cranbourne

Mar 31, 2017

Ashleigh Rae’s fighting qualities were on show in her determined maiden win at Cranbourne.The filly had produced what jockey Chris Symons had described as disappointing efforts at her first two runs but lived up to the promise she had shown at the Ellerton Zahra Racing stable ...

Blinkers do the trick for Biseau at Cranbourne

Blinkers do the trick for Biseau at Cranbourne

Mar 31, 2017

A second go with the blinkers was enough to get Biseau over the line in a breakthrough success at Cranbourne.The Lonhro filly was placed in town on debut but mixed her form in varied races, including a couple of runs when trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra tried blinkers ...