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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 ...

Three chances for Ellerton Zahra Racing to make a fast start to spring

Three chances for Ellerton Zahra Racing to make a fast start to spring

Aug 31, 2018

Ellerton Zahra Racing will be in the thick of the action on the first day of spring with runners in three Group races at Caulfield’s Memsie Stakes meeting.Creativity will represent the stable in the Group 3 Cockram Stakes over 1200m, while Ollivander will have his second-up ...

Big weight no worries for Burgonet at Sale

Big weight no worries for Burgonet at Sale

Aug 16, 2018

Burgonet had plenty of weight, but the promising galloper was up to the task when posting another win at Sale.Burgonet was a winning at Moe on debut for the Julien Welsh stable back in January but the four-year-old joined the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra stable for his ...

Farstar gets Ellerton Zahra Racing on the board in 2018/19

Farstar gets Ellerton Zahra Racing on the board in 2018/19

Aug 12, 2018

It took a few goes but Ellerton Zahra Racing notched its first victory in its chase for a century of winners in the 2018/19 when smart three-year-old Farstar scored at Cranbourne.Flemington trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra prepared 89 winners but amazingly recorded 116 ...

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 ...