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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 ...

​How good was Dundeel?

​How good was Dundeel?

Apr 06, 2018

It’s Australian Derby time, which marks the perfect opportunity to take a moment to highlight the amazing racehorse Dundeel.Ellerton Zahra Racing has a superb colt by Dundeel, who raced as It’s A Dundeel in Australia, who shows all the qualities of his sire.Dundeel was ...

Social's ability is not a Secret after Benalla victory

Social's ability is not a Secret after Benalla victory

Apr 05, 2018

Social Secret showed the penny is starting to drop with her dominant maiden success at Sale.The three-year-old filly has been a work in progress for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra, but Social Secret showed her talent with a comfortable win in the McDonalds Benalla 3YO ...

High 'N' Dry wows them with blinkers at Sandown

High 'N' Dry wows them with blinkers at Sandown

Apr 02, 2018

High ‘N’ Dry relished the addition of blinkers in his stunning second-up win at Sandown.The son of High Chaparral struggled in his first two starts in the spring but High ‘N’ Dry returned a different horse in his latest campaign, showing plenty of promise with his ...

Exceltara overcomes difficulty to score at Pakenham

Exceltara overcomes difficulty to score at Pakenham

Mar 29, 2018

Exceltara looked a chance for another unlucky placing at the 400m of the Fyna Foods Australia Classic 3YO Maiden Plate (1200m).Exceltara had been in the minor money at his last three starts and jockey Damian Lane had little room to manoeuvre, string up behind runners at the 400m ...

Ballarat unlocks Golden Key's brilliance

Ballarat unlocks Golden Key's brilliance

Mar 27, 2018

Maiden wins don’t come much easier than that of Golden Key at Ballarat.Golden Key simply dominated the Mortimer Petroleum Maiden Plate (1100m). Jockey Damian Lane let Golden Key roll forward before he dashed away to win the $25,000 race by five lengths.The son of Pins had ...

Two chances for back-to-back Mornington Guineas wins on Saturday

Two chances for back-to-back Mornington Guineas wins on Saturday

Mar 23, 2018

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will chase a second consecutive Mornington Guineas (1500m) win with two runners on Saturday.Odeon blitzed his opposition to claim last year’s edition of the $120,000 feature. Into Rio and Sheezdashing will represent the Flemington ...

Fallen Empire comes from nowhere for Donald win

Fallen Empire comes from nowhere for Donald win

Mar 22, 2018

It wasn’t looking good at the 400m, but Fallen Empire showed how quickly a race can change with his exciting win at Donald.Jockey Linda Meech was hard at work to get the three-year-old to make ground on his rivals before the home turn but the rider herself wasn’t too ...

Blinkers set Atomic on the Charge at Sale

Blinkers set Atomic on the Charge at Sale

Mar 16, 2018

She started at big odds, but the addition of blinkers made all the difference to Atomic Charge at Sale.Atomic Charge had shown ability on the training track but had previously struggled to take that form to the racetrack. Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra decided to use ...