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See Me Fly sprouts wings to score at Kyneton

See Me Fly sprouts wings to score at Kyneton

Dec 08, 2016

The aptly-named See Me Fly sprouted wings late to score a determined second-up win at Kyneton.The lightly-raced galloper had only had seven starts before the Bet365 BM64 Handicap (1100m) but See Me Fly managed to notch his second win with a powerful final 200m.A good speed left ...

Essence Of Terror makes it two in a row at Werribee

Essence Of Terror makes it two in a row at Werribee

Nov 29, 2016

The experience of Chris Symons played a large part in Essence Of Terror’s second consecutive win when resuming at Werribee.Essence Of Terror went out for a spell on a high after a victory on the Geelong Synthetic track in June before picking up where he left off in the Fifth ...

Meadow Sprite spring to Ballarat victory

Meadow Sprite spring to Ballarat victory

Nov 21, 2016

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra enjoyed a painless watch as Meadow Sprite strode to a strong first-up win at Ballarat.Meadow Sprite had not raced since struggled on soft tracks in two runs in May but firmer footing ensured the mare produced a much-improved performance ...

Pakenham track perfect for Sir Sagamore's charge

Pakenham track perfect for Sir Sagamore's charge

Nov 17, 2016

Track bias played into Sir Sagamore’s hands in his first-up win on the Pakenham turf track.The smart galloper raced well but without luck last time in during a 12-run campaign that stretched from a first-up win at Geelong to a terrific placing in the $120,000 Silver Bowl Final ...

Another 3rd-up win for Sword Of Justice at Sale

Another 3rd-up win for Sword Of Justice at Sale

Nov 15, 2016

The third run of Sword Of Justice’s preparation proved successful again when the four-year-old scored another win at Sale.Sword Of Justice broke his maiden with a comfortable third-up success at Kyneton in April before notching his second victory at the same stage of his ...

Another big summer coming up for EZR

Another big summer coming up for EZR

Nov 14, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing enjoyed a wonderful summer period last season and have gathered the troops for another go at the multitude of meetings in the time between mid-November and the end of February.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra produced a significant portion of their ...

Arctic Angel too quick in Merson Cooper Stakes

Arctic Angel too quick in Merson Cooper Stakes

Nov 12, 2016

Arctic Angel will head to the spelling paddock a winner after showing too much pace for her rivals in Saturday's Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) at Sandown.The Merson Cooper Stakes was Arctic Angel's second start but co-trainer Mathew Ellerton said the daughter of Hard Spun ...

Five runners for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Sandown

Five runners for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Sandown

Nov 11, 2016

Arctic Angel will begin a big day for Ellerton Zahra Racing when she has her second start in Saturday’s Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) on the Sandown Hillside track.Recent Merson Cooper Stakes history indicates either a first-starter or a runner coming through the Group 3 ...

No Shock in Ellerton Zahra's Bendigo victory

No Shock in Ellerton Zahra's Bendigo victory

Nov 09, 2016

What A Shock has plenty to learn but the three-year-old showed his untapped ability with a fighting success at Bendigo.The son of Melbourne Cup winner Shocking promised plenty in his three runs but showed the benefit of experience in the Schweppes Australia Maiden Plate ...

La Volt fights hard for Wodonga win

La Volt fights hard for Wodonga win

Oct 27, 2016

Getting on to a firmer surface proved enough for La Volt to break his maiden with a determined success at Wodonga.La Volt struggled in soft conditions on debut at Ballarat in June but a bit more time to develop and a good track helped the son of Charge Forward show his ...

Lane helps filly Rock Bendigo

Lane helps filly Rock Bendigo

Oct 26, 2016

Want To Rock made the most of an easier assignment to post a comfortable win at Bendigo.The smart filly had raced in strong races since her debut win at Flemington on new Year’s Day but relished the softer company in the Orange Pride 3YO BM64 Handicap (1400m).Want To Rock was ...

Floodgates set to open for River Goddess after breakthrough win

Floodgates set to open for River Goddess after breakthrough win

Oct 20, 2016

Blinkers did the trick for River Goddess at the second attempt in the Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Plate (1600m) at PakenhamTrainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra added the headgear to River Goddess after an even run at Geelong in September but the blinkers produced an ...

Group 1 test for Heatherly in Moir Stakes

Group 1 test for Heatherly in Moir Stakes

Sep 29, 2016

Heatherly will have another shot at Australia’s best sprinters when she tackles Friday night’s Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.The mare finished third in the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) as a three-year-old filly in the autumn, prompting trainers Mathew Ellerton and ...

Lucques chasing Bart Cummings win at Flemington

Lucques chasing Bart Cummings win at Flemington

Sep 29, 2016

Smart stayer Lucques is a great chance to claim the lion's share of $300,000 in stakes in Sunday’s Group III Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington.Training partners Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have Lucques in great order and ready to impress at the Turnbull Stakes ...

Gold Rocks the Valley first-up

Gold Rocks the Valley first-up

Sep 23, 2016

Rock ‘N’ Gold had little trouble handling the short course in a terrific return to racing at Moonee Valley.The gelding had not raced since a fair effort in May but dropping back to Benchmark 78 company helped Rock ‘N’ Gold make a winning start to his campaign.Damian Lane ...

Two from two for exciting Matty

Two from two for exciting Matty

Sep 18, 2016

Matty’s connections had an easier watch second time around as the smart three-year-old strolled to an easy victory on the Pakenham Synthetic track.Matty had to fight hard to get home narrowly in a maiden on debut at the Pakenham Synthetic circuit on August 23 but the ...

Odeon continues drive to Derby at Caulfield

Odeon continues drive to Derby at Caulfield

Sep 15, 2016

Promising young stayer Odeon will take a step towards a Victoria Derby start with a strong performance in Saturday’s Ladbrokes supports National Jockey Trust Plate (1600m) at Caulfield.While the race carries no black type status and standard Saturday metropolitan prizemoney, ...

We're all happy campers after Pakenham success

We're all happy campers after Pakenham success

Sep 14, 2016

The race didn’t pan out as planned but Not A Happy Camper had little trouble breaking her winning drought on the Pakenham Synthetic track.The mare’s previous win was in November last year but Not A Happy Camper had indicated another victory was imminent with two excellent ...

Glorious Flemington victory for Lucques

Glorious Flemington victory for Lucques

Sep 10, 2016

His first three runs back from a spell indicated a win was imminent before Lucques delivered a deserved success for connections at Flemington.Lucques had steadily improved with the fitness gained in races over unsuitable trips but the son of High Chaparral relished the step up ...

Heatherly leads Ellerton Zahra Racing's Moonee Valley line-up

Heatherly leads Ellerton Zahra Racing's Moonee Valley line-up

Sep 01, 2016

Heatherly has drawn the outside gate but co-trainer Simon Zahra says the filly’s work on Tuesday morning indicates another strong performance is likely in Saturday’s Group II McEwen Stakes (1000m at Moonee Valley.Zahra and training partner Mathew Ellerton have earmarked ...

Gutsy Matty withstands pressure at Pakenham

Gutsy Matty withstands pressure at Pakenham

Aug 23, 2016

Who is under more pressure when a horse is named after its trainer – the trainer or the horse?Mathew Ellerton had nothing to do with the naming of Matty but he and training partner Simon Zahra were able to prepare the three-year-old for a debut win on the Pakenham Synthetic ...

Heatherly's pace prevails in Carlyon Stakes

Heatherly's pace prevails in Carlyon Stakes

Aug 20, 2016

Heatherly has plenty of improvement in her but her class prevailed in Saturday’s Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.Co-trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have set the classy mare for the Group I Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley in September and Heatherly ...

Odeon powers to dominant maiden victory at Geelong

Odeon powers to dominant maiden victory at Geelong

Aug 17, 2016

Exciting three-year-old Odeon underlined his enormous potential with a runaway maiden win at Geelong.Racing resumed on the turf track after a winter break and Odeon gave connections a whiff of spring when he demolished his opposition in the Pro-Ride Racing Maiden Plate.Odeon ...

Record breaking season for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Record breaking season for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Aug 12, 2016

The 2015/16 campaign was simply a record-breaking season for Ellerton Zahra Racing. The Flemington-based team prepared 88 winners for the season, eclipsing the stable’s previous best of 73 victories in the season, achieved in the 2014/15 season. Trainers Mathew Ellerton and ...