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Lucques fights hard for Flemington success

Lucques fights hard for Flemington success

Jan 16, 2016

Developing stayer Lucques survived a dual challenge from the Chris Waller stable before claiming Saturday’s Rain Lover Handicap (2500m) at Femington.Lucques emulated his half-brother Rebel Raider when he won over the Flemington 2500m course with Rebel Raider’s victory at ...

Ticket makes trip to Ararat worthwhile

Ticket makes trip to Ararat worthwhile

Jan 15, 2016

Ticket To Paris travelled to Ararat but came back to Flemington a first-up winner in the ClassicBet 3YO Maiden Plate (1100m).The three-year-old filly showed terrific ability in her maiden campaign with placings on soft tracks at Seymour in August last year but found herself on ...

Heatherly joins the Ellerton Zahra Racing roll

Heatherly joins the Ellerton Zahra Racing roll

Jan 02, 2016

Heatherly rewarded Ellerton Zahra Racing’s hard work with a dominant win in Saturday’s Slickpix Handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley.The filly created a big impression with a brilliant debut win at Moonee Valley in February last year but failed to score again in four subsequent ...

Durendal caps brilliant day with Standish win

Durendal caps brilliant day with Standish win

Jan 01, 2016

Durendal completed his evolution into a Group performer when he completed an amazing day for Ellerton Zahra Racing with his victory in the Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) at Flemington.Durendal gave trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra their fourth win of the New Year’s ...

Rough Justice gets the money again at Flemington

Rough Justice gets the money again at Flemington

Jan 01, 2016

There aren’t many horses that outdo the game Rough Justice for honesty and consistency.And, the smart galloper added to his already impressive record with a strong win in the Red Tempo Handicap (1000m) at Flemington. Rough Justice notched his fifth win in a 19-start career ...

Magna Rossa makes it two in a row at Flemington

Magna Rossa makes it two in a row at Flemington

Jan 01, 2016

Magna Rossa showed her quality with her first-up victory at Sale before building on that effort with a strong second-up success down the Flemington straight course.Magna Rossa formed part of a wonderful day for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra when she took out the ...

Classy filly Rocks on debut at Flemington

Classy filly Rocks on debut at Flemington

Jan 01, 2016

Natural development has put Want To Rock in the Blue Diamond Stakes picture after her fighting win in Friday’s New Year Plate (1000m) at Flemington.Want To Rock had pleased trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra with her demeanour and performances in jumpouts at Werribee and ...

Tough Tempered gets the money again at Sandown

Tough Tempered gets the money again at Sandown

Dec 30, 2015

Temprered had to fight hard for a long way but he managed to complete back-to-back wins in his latest assignment at Sandown.Tempered broke his maiden with a gritty on pace performance at Echuca on December 17 before posting another victory when stepping up to Benchmark 64 grade ...

She's done it! - Katelyn Mallyon outrides claim

She's done it! - Katelyn Mallyon outrides claim

Dec 30, 2015

Ellerton Zahra Racing apprentice Katelyn Mallyon won’t forget her win in the thebigscreencompany.com.au Plate (1600m) at Sandown in a hurry.Mallyon steered Miss Cooper to an all the way success in the $40,000 event but the race will hold a special place in her heart after she ...

Santa's not here yet but it's been a great December for EZR

Santa's not here yet but it's been a great December for EZR

Dec 23, 2015

As is the case in any sport – form comes and goes but the ability to compete against the best doesn’t disappear from most top sportsmen.Thoroughbred racing is no different in that it has peaks and troughs for all participants but Ellerton Zahra Racing is riding high in ...

Tempered makes it an Echuca treble for Ellerton Zahra

Tempered makes it an Echuca treble for Ellerton Zahra

Dec 17, 2015

A solid city outing was always going to leave Tempered in a prime position to break his maiden at Echuca.Tempered finished second in a slowly-run race at Sandown at December 2 before stepping up to 1400m in the National Jockeys Trust Plate at Echuca, in which the promising ...

Light puts Echuca rivals to the Sword

Light puts Echuca rivals to the Sword

Dec 17, 2015

Sword Of Light did a lot of things wrong but she got the result right with a dynamic debut win at Echuca.The New Approach filly faced a tough ask when having her first start on a day on which temperatures nudged 40 degrees but Sword Of Light showed her promise with a 5-¼ length ...

Chilean Wonder emerges as staying prospect at Echuca

Chilean Wonder emerges as staying prospect at Echuca

Dec 17, 2015

Chilean Wonder’s steady improvement culminated in yet another December success for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Echuca. The First Light Racing-syndicated galloper became Ellerton Zahra’s 13th winner of the month when he strode to a dominant victory in the American Hotel Echuca ...

Gilt Edge fights hard for second-up win

Gilt Edge fights hard for second-up win

Dec 14, 2015

The margin was narrow but Gilt Edge got the right result for Ellerton Zahra Racing with her second-up victory at Kilmore.Gilt Edge broke her maiden at her last outing before a spell in May before running a solid second when resuming in Rating 58 grade at Yarra Valley on November ...

Brilliant Flemington win for Durendal

Brilliant Flemington win for Durendal

Dec 12, 2015

A profitable spring campaign stretched into the summer months when Durendal posted a strong win in Saturday’s Western Health Foundation Handicap (1200m) at Flemington.Durendal scored at Pakenham in October and Ballarat in November before proving too strong in the lead-up to ...

Magna Rossa classes above at Sale

Magna Rossa classes above at Sale

Dec 11, 2015

Returning to the Sale racecourse brought the ultimate dividend for the promising filly Magna Rossa.Magna Rossa made her debut at Sale in June where she was narrowly beaten by Sky Dazzle in a maiden that also included the recent impressive Moonee Valley winner Rillito.The ...

Hard work brings EZR great summer results

Hard work brings EZR great summer results

Dec 10, 2015

Ellerton Zahra Racing’s run of 20 winners in six weeks is no fluke.Such success is the result of planning, hard work and patience from the trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra, the stable’s terrific stand and our wonderful band of owners.Ellerton and Zahra decided to ...

Pure speed gets Crystal Dreamer home at Kyneton

Pure speed gets Crystal Dreamer home at Kyneton

Dec 10, 2015

Sheer brilliance landed Crystal Dreamer his first win at Kyneton.Crystal Dreamer started his career with a second in a strong maiden at Mornington on November 22 before showing terrific speed to lead throughout in the Cams Security 3YO Maiden Plate.The benefit of his first race ...

Welcome back to the winner's circle Miss Maggiebeel

Welcome back to the winner's circle Miss Maggiebeel

Dec 09, 2015

Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra’s winning bonanza continued when Miss Maggiebeel broke a lengthy winning drought at Wednesday’s Sandown Hillside meeting.Ellerton and Zahra decided to avoid the strong spring period with their team with the aim campaigning their ...

Siding springs to another win at Sandown

Siding springs to another win at Sandown

Dec 09, 2015

Exciting galloper Siding Spring continued his charge through the grades with a dominant maiden city win on the Sandown Hillside track.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have been patient with the son of Starcraft, who has repaid his handling with a pair of emphatic ...

Moparee joins Ellerton Zahra's winning roll at Wangaratta

Moparee joins Ellerton Zahra's winning roll at Wangaratta

Dec 08, 2015

Wangaratta became the latest venue to feature in Ellerton Zahra Racing’s wonderful summer roll when Moparee swamped her opposition to win the Insite Real Estate BM70 Handicap (1170m).Recent Kilmore, Sandown and Terang meetings have featured doubles for Ellerton Zahra Racing in ...

Another day, another double for red-hot EZR

Another day, another double for red-hot EZR

Dec 07, 2015

Ellerton Zahra Racing’s outstanding summer run continued when the team produced another double at Terang.The Flemington stable of trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra prepared a double in town at Sandown on Saturday before backing up with another pair of victories at ...

Brave Sammy gets home at Sandown

Brave Sammy gets home at Sandown

Dec 05, 2015

The winning post was a long away in front of Sammy The Snake at the 200m of the Vawdrey Semi Trailers Handicap (2400m) Sandown.Sammy The Snake had led for most of the $50,000 race but looked set to be swamped as jockey Chris Symons tried to extract every ounce of effort from the ...

Great ride means a great win for Lucques

Great ride means a great win for Lucques

Dec 05, 2015

A little initiative from jockey Chris Symons went a long way towards Lucques posting a fighting victory at Sandown.Symons has ridden in fine form since resuming from a lengthy injury lay-off. Lucques provided Symons with his sixth winner since he returned to the saddle in late ...