Ellerton Zahra Racing has gone back to a proven formula for success and purchased a half-brother to stable star ODEON.
ODEON’s abundant talent would need no introduction to Ellerton Zahra Racing’s followers after the outstanding third at Group 1 level as a three-year-old before he proved himself up to Australia best weight-for-age performers when two lengths from a win in the $2 million Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington.
ODEON, by ZACINTO, will be back for another profitable autumn campaign, in which he will be out to enhance an already terrific record of six wins, including a stakes victory, from 17 starts and build on his impressive prizemoney tally, which stands at the $425,000 mark.
With ODEON shooting out the lights for Ellerton Zahra Racing, it made sense for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra to attempt to secure his sibling and managed to secure the latest son of the THEATRICAL mare Theatre Buff by form European star DECLARATION OF WAR.
DECLARATION OF WAR, a son of WAR FRONT, posted seven wins, two at Group 1 level and finished third when taking on the best horses in the world in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in the US at his final start.
DECLARATION OF WAR’s oldest Australian progeny are two-year-olds but he has already had a winner in Victoria with his son Declarationofheart scoring on debut at Geelong in January while the sire’s daughter ACTRESS was a Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed as a two-year-old in Ireland last season.
Purchased for $300,000 nzd at Karaka 2018 - click