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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 ...

Deserved win for Matty at Cranbourne

Deserved win for Matty at Cranbourne

Oct 12, 2018

It took more than 18 months but Matty is back on the winner’s list after a determined success at Cranbourne.Matty won his first three starts but a succession of problems kept the son of Nicconi out of the winner’s circle between February 2017 and the Mercedes-Benz Mornington ...

Odeon has one last crack at a Caulfield Cup start in Herbert Power

Odeon has one last crack at a Caulfield Cup start in Herbert Power

Oct 11, 2018

Odeon will have his last chance to qualify for a Caulfield Cup start in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield.Odeon went within a half-length of earning a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption when an unlucky third in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) on September ...

Zoutori's big spring starts with Kyneton victory

Zoutori's big spring starts with Kyneton victory

Oct 05, 2018

Zoutori’s bid for spring riches has started on the best possible note with a determined first-up success at Kyneton.Zoutori showed plenty of promise as two-year-old with city placings at Flemington and Sandown to convince trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra he was worth a ...

Odeon still going for Caulfield Cup

Odeon still going for Caulfield Cup

Oct 02, 2018

Ellerton Zahra Racing won’t give up on its attempt to get Odeon into the Caulfield Cup after his near-miss in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield.The Naturalism Stakes offered a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption to the winner but Odeon had little luck at key points ...

Essence proves a Terror for her rivals at The Valley

Essence proves a Terror for her rivals at The Valley

Sep 28, 2018

It’s always a terrific result when a long-range plan comes off and trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra enjoyed such a success when Essence Of Terror scored first-up at The Valley.Ellerton and Zahra aimed Essence Of Terror at the opening heat of the 55-Second Challenge ...

Booker back in action & Marcel ready to fire at Caulfield

Booker back in action & Marcel ready to fire at Caulfield

Sep 27, 2018

Group 2 winner Booker will be back in action while Marcel From Madrid will have his last run before the Caulfield Guineas in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude on a busy post-Grand Final Sunday.Booker will make a belated start to her spring campaign in the Listed Testa Rossa ...

Sheezdashing after a Stock Stakes win at The Valley

Sheezdashing after a Stock Stakes win at The Valley

Sep 27, 2018

After a terrific first-up effort, Sheezdashing’s trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra expect another big run from the talented mare in Friday night’s Group II Stocks Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley.Shezdashing was placed in both the Group I Australasian Oaks and Group I ...

Perfect time to get in on Redwood's Caulfield Cup emergence

Perfect time to get in on Redwood's Caulfield Cup emergence

Sep 27, 2018

Timing makes a stallion and it appears the time has come for Redwood (pic) with his sons Night’s Watch and Rising Red fighting out the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield.Ellerton Zahra Racing’s classy performer Odeon was a narrow third as Night’s Watch booked his place ...

We certainly did See Him Fly in Tatura Cup

We certainly did See Him Fly in Tatura Cup

Sep 22, 2018

See Me Fly notched a win for the second successive September with a strong victory in the Tatura Cup.See Me Fly was a winner at Mornington in September 2017 and a win at Bendigo in May split the gelding’s spring successes.The six-year-old’s lead-up form was solid with ...

Sale winner a smart galloper for sure

Sale winner a smart galloper for sure

Sep 20, 2018

Smart four-year-old Forsure excelled at his return to racing with a dominant win at Sale.Forsure raced in great heart for most of his autumn campaign where he posted a maiden victory and ran second in Saturday city grade at Flemington before he was tested in stakes class.The son ...

Odeon going for Caulfield Cup start in MRC Foundation Cup

Odeon going for Caulfield Cup start in MRC Foundation Cup

Sep 20, 2018

A Caulfield Cup start will be on the line for Odeon when the top galloper steps out in the Group 3 MRC Foundation Cup (2000m) on Saturday.The MRC Foundation Cup, also known as the Naturalism Stakes, offers a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption to the winner. Odeon is one of 16 ...

Kuroshio stock ready to soar this season

Kuroshio stock ready to soar this season

Sep 17, 2018

Kuroshio’s second racing crop is about to hit the track and Ellerton Zahra Racing is thrilled with the young stallion’s progress.Kuroshio was a speed machine in his racing days but his progeny has shown plenty of scope and the capability to stretch out over more ground than ...

Sheezdashing and Marcel in action in Flemington Group 2 races

Sheezdashing and Marcel in action in Flemington Group 2 races

Sep 14, 2018

A little more luck in running would have sent Sheezdashing on a different path to Saturday’s Group II Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.Sheezdashing was a touch unlucky when narrowly beaten into third behind Youngstar and Another Dollar in the Group I Queensland Oaks ...

Odeon back to weight-for-age in 2018 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

Odeon back to weight-for-age in 2018 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

Sep 07, 2018

Caulfield Cup-bound Odeon steps back into the weight-for-age scene in Saturday’s Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at The Valley.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have entered the son of Zacinto in both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and the Dato Tan Chin Nam ...

Caulfield and Melbourne Cup dream alive for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Caulfield and Melbourne Cup dream alive for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Aug 31, 2018

Ellerton Zahra Racing took its first steps towards a dream when nominating two horses for the 2018 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra entered Sheezdashing and Odeon for the Caulfield Cup while Odeon has also been nominated for Australia’s ...