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Stable BBQ - Saturday 19th January

Stable BBQ - Saturday 19th January

Jan 17, 2019

We're holding a BBQ this Saturday, 9-10 am & everyone is welcome to join.  Mat & Simon will even pay for the breakfast!  The egg & bacon rolls are always a hit.We purchased a new yearling at the Magic Millions, Deep Field x In The Moment colt, & it's a ...

Huge finish to December for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Huge finish to December for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Jan 03, 2019

Ellerton Zahra Racing signed off for 2018 with a flourish in December with the Flemington stable notching a dozen victories in the final month of the year.November had brought Group 1 success when Aristia scored a memorable triumph in the VRC Oaks for trainers Mathew Ellerton ...

Another Zacinto winner for EZR at Seymour

Another Zacinto winner for EZR at Seymour

Dec 30, 2018

It was no surprise to see Ellerton Zahra Racing produce another impressive winner by New Zealand sire Zacinto at Seymour.Flemington trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have had great success with Zacinto’s progeny with top galloper Odeon, handy performer Into Rio and now ...

Christmas week double strike at Cranbourne

Christmas week double strike at Cranbourne

Dec 28, 2018

Christmas week kept on delivering the presents for Ellerton Zahra Racing after the team enjoyed a double success at Cranbourne.Boxing Day produced winners at Caulfield and Geelong before the Flemington team made yet another successful trip across Melbourne to Cranbourne on ...

Riordan helps Rock get the gold at Caulfield

Riordan helps Rock get the gold at Caulfield

Dec 26, 2018

A smart piece of riding from apprentice Liam Riordan drew accolades after Rock ‘N’ Gold broke through for his first Caulfield win on Boxing Day.Rock ‘N’ Gold had missed a place at each of his previous seven runs at Caulfield but managed to change that statistic in the ...

Serious fillies in Geelong Boxing Day quinella

Serious fillies in Geelong Boxing Day quinella

Dec 26, 2018

There was little in it in the finish but Something Serious led home an Ellerton Zahra Racing quinella at Geelong on Boxing Day.Something Serious held on to beat stablemate Darmasun by a head in a tight end to the Petstock Belmont SV 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate (1312m) under ...

Fallen Empire strikes back at Flemington

Fallen Empire strikes back at Flemington

Dec 22, 2018

Fallen Empire delivered the ultimate Christmas gift for his patient owners with a wonderful comeback win at Flemington.Fallen Empire broke his maiden at Donald in the autumn but an injury halted his promising career after three starts, keeping the son of Smart Missile off the ...

Matty fires again at The Valley

Matty fires again at The Valley

Dec 21, 2018

Returning to the Moonee Valley circuit sent Matty back into the winner’s circle in the ninth heat of the 55-Second Challenge (955m).Matty scored over the short course two starts back before running a sound fifth at Pakenham at his next outing on December 8.Trainers Mathew ...

Coupe rolls to another Smart win at Flemington

Coupe rolls to another Smart win at Flemington

Dec 15, 2018

Melbourne’s rain worried trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra but Smart Coupe handled the soft track with aplomb when breaking through for a Flemington victory.Smart Coupe had raced below her best at her last two runs in soft ground and a storm threatened to push the ...

Freeze Over dominant again at Moonee Valley

Freeze Over dominant again at Moonee Valley

Dec 14, 2018

Freeze Over continued her terrific Moonee Valley form with another win on the unique circuit in a heat of the 55-Second Challenge over 955m.Freeze Over won well at her first outing at The Valley in February before running a good third at the track in November ahead of her latest ...

Prezado powers back into winning form at Pakenham

Prezado powers back into winning form at Pakenham

Dec 08, 2018

Prezado’s frustrating run ended with a dominant drought-breaking win at Pakenham.Prezado burst on to the scene with an amazing win at Flemington during last year’s Melbourne Cup carnival but few would have thought the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained sprinter would ...

Kaipaki's learnings take in a Kyneton victory

Kaipaki's learnings take in a Kyneton victory

Dec 06, 2018

New Zealand-bred colt Kaipaki is still a work in progress but the three-year-old broke his maiden with a determined effort at Kyneton.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra saw enough in Kaipaki to start off the son of Shamexpress in city races in the winter months before ...

Stable BBQ - 8th December

Stable BBQ - 8th December

Dec 06, 2018

Join us for our last stable BBQ for 2018.   We'll parade a selected group of horses for their owners but everyone is welcome to visit all the horses in the stable and the team at EZR.Saturday 8th December, 9-10amFriends and family all welcome.

Exceltara powers home to Valley victory

Exceltara powers home to Valley victory

Dec 01, 2018

Exceltara showed how quickly racing can turn when he stormed home to win the Woodside Park Stud Handicap (1200m) at Moonee Valley.The Ellerton Zahra Racing team had endured a frustrating day at The Valley but Exceltara sent trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra home with a ...

Matty brilliant again at The Valley

Matty brilliant again at The Valley

Nov 23, 2018

The equine Matty continued his terrific spring preparation with another strong win at The Valley.Matty won a Benchmark 70 race at Cranbourne two starts back before getting home in Benchmark 84 class in a leg of the 955m Challenge.Jockey Damian Lane had the task of getting Matty ...

Aristia triumphs in VRC Oaks

Aristia triumphs in VRC Oaks

Nov 08, 2018

Aristia has capped an amazing preparation with a Group 1 win for Ellerton Zahra Racing, First Light Racing and jockey Damian Lane in the Kennedy Oaks (2500m) at Flemington.The Lonhro filly has continued to improve since starting her spring campaign in a maiden at Sandown in ...

Coupe too Smart again at Kyneton

Coupe too Smart again at Kyneton

Nov 07, 2018

Ellerton Zahra Racing and First Light Racing teamed up for a second winner in four days when talented mare Smart Coupe scored at Kyneton.Aristia carried the navy and gold silks of First Light Racing to victory in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday, ...

Aristia going for Oaks crown at Flemington

Aristia going for Oaks crown at Flemington

Nov 07, 2018

Co-trainer Simon Zahra says Kennedy Oaks second favourite Aristia has actually improved after her Wakeful Stakes win and won’t have a problem backing up again at Flemington on Thursday.Aristia picked the perfect time to break through for her maiden win when defeating Qafila ...

Exceltara storms to first-up win at Mornington

Exceltara storms to first-up win at Mornington

Nov 04, 2018

Exceltara gave his opposition a start and a beating when making the perfect start to his campaign at Mornington.Exceltara had his first run since May when he stepped out in the Progress Signs Handicap (1200m) and the four-year-old took time to find his feet early in the race.The ...

Three great chances to start Melbourne Cup week at Flemington

Three great chances to start Melbourne Cup week at Flemington

Nov 02, 2018

Promising three-year-old Zoutori has the job of kicking off a big Melbourne Cup week for Ellerton Zahra Racing in Saturday’s Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra earmarked the traditional Derby day opener for Zoutori before his impressive ...

Tsushima makes the wait worthwhile at Yarra Valley

Tsushima makes the wait worthwhile at Yarra Valley

Oct 27, 2018

Tsushima took a while to get to the races but the filly made the wait worthwhile for her huge band of owners at Yarra Valley.A succession of little things stopped Tsushima from getting the races until the spring portion of her three-year-old season but she showed her ability in ...

Propelle launches late for city win at The Valley

Propelle launches late for city win at The Valley

Oct 26, 2018

Propelle gave connections a few anxious moments before lifting late to become a city winner at The Valley.Propelle has shown trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra plenty of ability in her time in the stable, convincing the Flemington stable to give her another shot in town ...

Booker on the back-up one of five EZR runners on Caulfield Cup day

Booker on the back-up one of five EZR runners on Caulfield Cup day

Oct 18, 2018

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will put classy mare Booker on the quick back-up in Saturday’s Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.Booker improved significantly on her second-up run when narrowly beaten in the Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes (1200m) last ...

Stable BBQ - 20th October

Stable BBQ - 20th October

Oct 17, 2018

We love to see owners & friends visit the stable to see their horses & another opportunity exists this Saturday. We'll have a selected group of horses to parade for their owners & guests, as well as some of the 2yr olds still available to race.The following horses ...