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Blinkers do the trick for Cape To Cairo at Echuca

Blinkers do the trick for Cape To Cairo at Echuca

Jul 19, 2018

Cape To Cairo has only been a member of the Ellerton Zahra Racing team for a short time but the mare is already a winner for the stable after her determined success at Echuca.Owners Wyadup Valley Farm sent the mare to trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra for her latest ...

Like his sire Commands before him, Epaulette just gets the job done.

Like his sire Commands before him, Epaulette just gets the job done.

Jun 21, 2018

Epaulette was a tough but classy racehorse, winning the Listed Black Opal at two before hitting his peak at three, winning the Group 1 Golden Rose, casting Group 1 winners Your Song and Shamexpress into his shadow.Only the great Black Caviar could stop Epaulette returning a ...

Grumpy Josephine completes EZR city double at Mornington

Grumpy Josephine completes EZR city double at Mornington

Jun 11, 2018

Josephine Sea wasn’t in the best of moods before the race but her connections were thrilled after she completed a city double for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Mornington.Josephine Sea was a handful for jockey Damian Lane and the barrier attendants before the Anchor Point ...

Double Jeopardy stuns all bar the stable with Flemington win

Double Jeopardy stuns all bar the stable with Flemington win

Jun 09, 2018

There are few better ways for a horse to advertise his wares before a sale than a win down the famous Flemington straight.Double Jeopardy is part of the Hesket Bloodstock draft at the Inglis Great Southern Sale next week along with a few other members of the breeders’ large ...

Experience propels Propelle to Sale victory

Experience propels Propelle to Sale victory

May 30, 2018

Race experience was all Propelle needed to show her true ability with an easy Sale success.Propelled promised plenty in her excellent trials leading up to her Sandown debut but the Smart Missile filly was slow away and did a few things wrong before finishing less than a length ...

Linguist speaks the language of victory at Cranbourne

Linguist speaks the language of victory at Cranbourne

May 25, 2018

The planets aligned for smart mare Linguist at Cranbourne and the handy mare duly delivered a victory in the $50,000 Mercedes-Benz Mornington Mile Series Final.Linguist had her favourite 1600m trip, soft ground and the Cranbourne track in her favour but the fact the race was her ...

Pakenham double strike for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Pakenham double strike for Ellerton Zahra Racing

May 24, 2018

Developing galloper Gaudi had little trouble completing a double for Ellerton Zahra Racing on a cold night at the Pakenham Synthetic track.Gaudi had promised plenty at two of his previous three runs of his autumn preparation before the step up to 1400m proved the right distance ...

Another Group 1 shot for Sheezdashing in Queensland Oaks

Another Group 1 shot for Sheezdashing in Queensland Oaks

May 24, 2018

Can Sheezdashing’s run of minor placings end with a win in Saturday’s Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben.Sheezdashing has finished second at her last three starts, including a fast-finishing effort behind Sopressa in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) in Adelaide ...

Marcel From Madrid produces some magic in National Stakes

Marcel From Madrid produces some magic in National Stakes

May 19, 2018

Marcel From Madrid stamped himself as one to watch in the spring after he led home an Ellerton Zahra Racing quinella in the Group 3 National Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.Marcel From Madrid was an outstanding debut winner at Benalla but had to make the jump from a maiden to ...

EZR on the road again chasing Adelaide riches on Saturday

EZR on the road again chasing Adelaide riches on Saturday

May 18, 2018

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have been around the mark in Adelaide on the last two Saturday’s and will have a shot at another Group 1 race at Morphettville.Sheezdashing ran a terrific second in the Group I Australasian Oaks (2000m) and has headed to Brisbane to ...

Exceltara's late charge brings Caulfield victory

Exceltara's late charge brings Caulfield victory

May 12, 2018

His rider dropping his reins wasn’t enough to stop Exceltara notching his maiden city win at Caulfield.Apprentice Liam Riordan had a little trouble with his gear late in the race but Exceltara had built up enough momentum to overhaul the leaders to win the Sheen Panel Service ...

River flows through the wet at Cranbourne

River flows through the wet at Cranbourne

May 11, 2018

It makes sense that a horse named River Star would relish the wet.The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained River Star ploughed through heavy (10) conditions to break her maiden in the TAB Multiplier Handicap (1200m).River Star ran third on debut Werribee before a fair effort ...

EZR with two-pronged attack on South Australian Derby

EZR with two-pronged attack on South Australian Derby

May 10, 2018

We’ll need a mathematician to advise us of the odds of High ‘n’ Dry drawing yet another outside barrier in Saturday’s Group I South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville.Barrier draws are conducted via computer in 99 percent of races. The machine has done no favours ...

Uzayli starts Ellerton Zahra Racing double at Bendigo

Uzayli starts Ellerton Zahra Racing double at Bendigo

May 04, 2018

Uzayli showed a flood can often follow a period of drought with another determined win at Bendigo.Uzayli snapped a run of eight second placings with her victory at her previous outing at Werribee but she quickly added to her win tally in the Sandhurst Stockfeeds BM58 Handicap ...

EZR Dashing to Adelaide for a crack at the Australasian Oaks

EZR Dashing to Adelaide for a crack at the Australasian Oaks

May 04, 2018

Sheezdashing’s attempt to claim a maiden Group I win in the Australasian Oaks headlines a huge day for Ellerton Zahra Racing in Melbourne and Adelaide.Sheezdashing has been remarkably consistent without winning during her autumn campaign but the daughter of Myboycharlie has ...

New and improved Creativity scores first-up at Caulfield

New and improved Creativity scores first-up at Caulfield

Apr 28, 2018

A little remedial work made all the difference in Creativity’s impressive first-up win at Caulfield.Creativity’s talent is undoubted, but the mare has cost herself the opportunity to live up to her potential by pulling a few tricks at the barriers, which has resulted in her ...

Marcel marvellous in Benalla debut victory

Marcel marvellous in Benalla debut victory

Apr 27, 2018

His half-brother is a star in the making and Marcel From Madrid did his bit to hold up the family honour with a terrific debut win at Benalla.Marcel From Madrid is a half-brother to the Group I Australian Derby winner Levendi and the youngster showed he was an exciting type ...

Into Rio bolsters EZR's SA Derby team with Pakenham win

Into Rio bolsters EZR's SA Derby team with Pakenham win

Apr 26, 2018

The South Australian Derby could be on the agenda for Into Rio after his dominant win on the Pakenham Synthetic track.Into Rio scored a strong first-up win at Cranbourne on March 9 but was a victim of slowly-run races at his next two starts, including in the Listed Port Adelaide ...

Finally! A victory for Uzayli at Werribee

Finally! A victory for Uzayli at Werribee

Apr 19, 2018

Eight second placings made Uzayli’s breakthrough win at Werribee even more enjoyable.Uzayli’s Werribee win came at her 14th start but the four-year-old’s ability was never in question with some near misses among those brave efforts.But the photo went the Mathew Ellerton ...

Rare Callow ride produces a Mornington victory

Rare Callow ride produces a Mornington victory

Apr 16, 2018

Noel Callow doesn’t ride for Ellerton Zahra Racing often but the jockey gave Mieszko the right trip to break his maiden in the Ladbrokes Maiden Plate (1500m) at Mornington.Callow won three Group races on the grand Mathew Ellerton-trained galloper Casual Pass more than a decade ...

Cross-town trip pays off with another Cranbourne double

Cross-town trip pays off with another Cranbourne double

Apr 13, 2018

The trip from Flemington to Cranbourne is often a nightmare on a Friday but the drive back across Melbourne is always sweet with a couple of winners in the Ellerton Zahra Racing float.The stable took three runners down the Monash Freeway to Cranbourne but took the night’s ...

Odeon takes on Winx in Ellerton Zahra Racing's three-state raid

Odeon takes on Winx in Ellerton Zahra Racing's three-state raid

Apr 13, 2018

Ellerton Zahra Racing will be on the world stage again when Odeon takes on super mare Winx in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.Enormous international interest centres on Winx’s attempt to notch her 25th straight win but Odeon will be competing for a big ...

Shifty Seymour track not enough to stop Golden Key

Shifty Seymour track not enough to stop Golden Key

Apr 10, 2018

The Seymour surface was less than ideal but Golden Key continued his rise through the grades with a determined win.Golden Key easily won his maiden at Ballarat at his previous start and trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra gave him his chance at Class 1 level in the ...

Redwood filly shines at perfect time at Kyneton

Redwood filly shines at perfect time at Kyneton

Apr 06, 2018

Sometimes a horse’s breakthrough performance occurs at the perfect time and Haylin Rouge fell into that category at Kyneton.The developing Haylin Rouge is a daughter of New Zealand-bred sire Redwood. Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra are keen on the Redwood stock and ...