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Voluto gets Ellerton Zahra Racing on the board in 2016/17

Voluto gets Ellerton Zahra Racing on the board in 2016/17

Aug 09, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing expects Voluto to be the first of many after the gelding got the stable on the board for the 2016/17 season when dead-heating on the Geelong Synthetic track.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra prepared 88 winners last season, which was their best tally ...

Belle provides perfect finish to season at Caulfield

Belle provides perfect finish to season at Caulfield

Jul 30, 2016

Blithe Belle lived up to co-trainer Mathew Ellerton’s quiet confidence when she finished the 2015/16 season with a win in the John Skewes Handicap (1200m) at Caulfield.Ellerton thought the filly could end her three-year-old days with a big run after finishing close up behind ...

Pin Your Hopes racks up another Flemington victory

Pin Your Hopes racks up another Flemington victory

Jul 23, 2016

Pin Your Hopes was a candidate for retirement three months ago but the handy galloper continued his resurgence in Saturday's Henry Bolte Handicap (1800m).Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra considered retiring the gelding in the autumn but his form since a let-up has been ...

Lane brings out the Love at Geelong

Lane brings out the Love at Geelong

Jul 22, 2016

Top jockey Damian Lane marked his return to the saddle with a fitting win aboard No Love on the Geelong Synthetic track.Lane headed across from Perth to join Ellerton Zahra Racing as an apprentice and has flourished into one of Australia’s best riders while maintaining a ...

Fresh is best for Gin Lizzie

Fresh is best for Gin Lizzie

Jul 08, 2016

Gin Lizzie lit up the gloom when she scored a terrific first-up win on the Pakenham Synthetic track.Gin Lizzie stepped out in the last race of the 10-event card, the Bate Design Strategies BM64 Handicap (1200m), which was run with the aid of the Pakenham lights as the winter sun ...

Pin Your Hopes goes back-to-back at Caulfield.

Pin Your Hopes goes back-to-back at Caulfield.

Jul 02, 2016

A lack of alternatives led Pin Your Hopes to a victory on the quick back-up at Caulfield.Pin Your Hopes got home narrowly at Flemington last Saturday before the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained galloper repeated the effort in the Crown Golden Ale Handicap (1700m).The ...

Pin Your Hopes does it tough in Flemington victory

Pin Your Hopes does it tough in Flemington victory

Jun 25, 2016

Co-trainer Simon Zahra gave plenty of credit to emerging apprentice Ben Thompson after Pin Your Hopes posted his second win three starts in the Gippsland Region Handicap (1600m) at Flemington.Pin Your Hopes broke a two-year winning drought when he scored at Cranbourne on May 27 ...

Synthetic tracks continue to prove a bonanza for EZR

Synthetic tracks continue to prove a bonanza for EZR

Jun 24, 2016

Synthetic tracks continue to be the gift that keeps on giving for Ellerton Zahra Racing after Smooth Edge’s terrific win on the Geelong Synthetic circuit.Smooth Edge gave the Flemington stable its 10th win on synthetic surfaces in the last six weeks and there is a lot more ...

Running Bull on the warpath at Pakenham

Running Bull on the warpath at Pakenham

Jun 22, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing guided talented galloper Running Bull back into the winner’s circle after a run of outs on the Pakenham Synthetic track.Running Bull had not win since a Flemington success in May last year for his previous trainer Peter Moody before the gelding ...

Double strike for Ellerton Zahra at Geelong

Double strike for Ellerton Zahra at Geelong

Jun 20, 2016

Iamhere gave a perfectly-timed advertisement of her talent when notching her second straight win on the Geelong Synthetic track.The mare is set to pass through the sales ring as part of a Contract Racing reduction sale at the Inglis sales complex at Oaklands Junction on ...

Class rise no worries for Dreamer at Swan Hill

Class rise no worries for Dreamer at Swan Hill

Jun 10, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing made an impact at the three-day Swan Hill carnival when Crystal Dream handled a rise in class in emphatic fashion.Crystal Dreamer won his maiden by five lengths at Kyneton in Decmber last year but returned for his winter campaign in terrific form with the ...

Essence terrorises Geelong rivals

Essence terrorises Geelong rivals

Jun 07, 2016

Synthetic tracks continued to provide Ellerton Zahra Racing with winter winners when Essence Of Terror scored a determined victory at Geelong.Six of the stable’s last 10 winners have come on synthetic tracks with Iamhere, Prized Lily and Trinity River scoring at Geelong while ...

Justice to lead Sandown Hillside team

Justice to lead Sandown Hillside team

Jun 03, 2016

Blinkers have been the key to Sword Of Justice's consistency, which could bring the gelding another win in Saturday's Ladbrokes Cash In Handicap (1300m) at Sandown.Katelyn Mallyon will ride Sword Of Justice in his Sandown assignment on Saturday. Photo: Darryl ShererThe gelding ...

Blithe Belle shares the prize at Bendigo

Blithe Belle shares the prize at Bendigo

Jun 02, 2016

She had to share the spoils but Blithe Belle enjoyed a much better racing experience at Bendigo.The filly dead-heated for first in the @_BendigoJC 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate (1300m) a week after trailing the field by more than 83 lengths at Sale.However, the Sale disappointment ...

Night and day double for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Night and day double for Ellerton Zahra Racing

May 27, 2016

Fridays are long days for the racing industry but Ellerton Zahra Racing managed to make this particular Friday a winning one with successes at the Geelong Synthetic and Cranbourne meetings.The stable has enjoyed a good run on synthetic tracks in recent weeks and that continued ...

Dream result for Crystal at Pakenham

Dream result for Crystal at Pakenham

May 26, 2016

Developing galloper Crystal Dreamer improved his consistent record with a strong win on the Pakenham Synthetic track.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra had success at the previous Pakenham Synthetic meeting when Constant Return scored before a power failure caused the ...

Mick's Hustler back to his best at Sale

Mick's Hustler back to his best at Sale

May 25, 2016

Returning to a happy hunting ground has landed Mick’s Hustler a strong fresh win at Sale.Mick’s Hustler won his maiden on debut at the premier Gippsland track in February 2014 before running a solid second to the smart mare Miss Softhands at his only other appearance at Sale ...

Constant Return scores before lights go out at Pakenham

Constant Return scores before lights go out at Pakenham

May 19, 2016

The lights stayed on just long enough for Constant Return to recorded a terrific maiden win on the Pakenham Synthetic circuit.Constant Return’s race was the last to that was run at the meeting before a major power failure caused the abandonment of the night fixture after four ...

Flamberge ready for crack at back-to-back Goodwoods

May 19, 2016

His draw looks terrible on paper but Ellerton Zahra Racing has Flamberge primed for another Group 1 win in the Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville.A wide draw didn’t worry the sprinter when Flamberge won last year’s edition of the Goodwood from barrier 16 and has drawn barrier ...

Lily gets the Prize at Geelong

Lily gets the Prize at Geelong

May 17, 2016

Steady improvement led to a deserved breakthrough win for Prize Lily on the Geelong Synthetic track.The three-year-old filly took 10 starts to notch her first win but Prize Lily had improved with the experience to get within a length of the winner when resuming at her previous ...

Robert de Werribee hero after maiden win

Robert de Werribee hero after maiden win

May 12, 2016

Time improves nearly all horses and a lengthy spell certainly did Robert De Hero no harm judging by his emphatic win at Werribee.An immature Robert De Hero showed glimpses of talent in his maiden two-year-old campaign that preceded almost a year off the scene due to a couple of ...

More ground means victory for Trinity River

More ground means victory for Trinity River

May 10, 2016

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra are still learning about Trinity River but managed to prepare the filly for her maiden win on the Geelong Synthetic track.Trinity River joined Ellerton Zahra Racing as part of the dispersal of horses from the retired trainer Peter Moody ...

Euston Road delivers on promise at Flemington

Euston Road delivers on promise at Flemington

May 07, 2016

Euston Road promised plenty at her previous outing before scoring a welcome win at Flemington.The filly broke her maiden at her second start on the Geelong Synthetic track in August last year before returning to post three solid efforts to start her autumn campaign but broke ...

Giroux scores at Ballarat

Giroux scores at Ballarat

Apr 26, 2016

Giroux made the perfect start to life with Ellerton Zahra Racing with a dominant first-up win at Ballarat.The Sepoy filly joined the stable of trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra for her autumn preparation after starting her career elsewhere, where she finished second at ...