Latest News from Ellerton Zahra Racing

High Beam lights up a cold Bendigo day

Jul 14, 2019

Few wins have been more deserved than High Beam’s success at a cold Bendigo meeting.High Beam took 11 starts to break her maiden but she hadn’t run a bad race in her autumn and winter preparation, which stretched to its seventh run at Bendigo.Damien Thornton was aboard High ...

Some say Parma...but Parmie's a winner at Sandown

Jul 10, 2019

Both horse and trainers have taken time to work things out but Parmie showed plenty of fight to break her maiden status at Sandown on Wednesday.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra had initially pegged Parmie as a sprinting type but the daughter of Snitzel has responded to ...

Fairy Song calls the tune at Tatura

Jul 01, 2019

Fairy Song has plenty to learn but she’s got plenty of ability as shown by her maiden win at Tatura.Fairy Song started her career with a solid second last spring before moving to the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra stable for her winter preparation.The three-year-old was ...

Consistent Confluence gets deserved Echuca win

Consistent Confluence gets deserved Echuca win

Jun 16, 2019

Confluence again showed his second-up prowess with a fighting win at Echuca.Confluence broke his maiden second-up at Pakenham in January and repeated the dose at Echuca after a promising first-up outing at Sale.The son of Denman spent a year out of racing before his Sale run and ...

Double strike for EZR at Seymour

Double strike for EZR at Seymour

Jun 06, 2019

Their styles contrasted but Into Rio and La Volt produced terrific efforts to give Ellerton Zahra Racing a winning double at Seymour.La Volt raced on the speed before proving too strong in the Bet365 Handicap (1418m) while Into Rio came from well back for a dominant win in the G ...

Brave Darmasun fights for Moe maiden win

Brave Darmasun fights for Moe maiden win

Jun 03, 2019

Darmasun’s fighting qualities went to a new level in the filly’s brave maiden win at Moe.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra made a rare trip to Moe to run the filly in the Gippsland Solar 3YO Maiden Plate (1200m) but cold and wet conditions greeted the three-year-old ...

Blinkers help La Volt to a breakthough win at Cranbourne

Blinkers help La Volt to a breakthough win at Cranbourne

May 17, 2019

Blinkers produced an amazing turnaround in La Volt’s form at Cranbourne.La Volt won two of his first six starts but broke a winning drought that stretched back to December 2016 with his bold front-running win in the Mercedes-Benz Mornington BM64 Handicap (1600m).Trainers ...

Support the Off And Racing team raise money for MS

Support the Off And Racing team raise money for MS

May 14, 2019

Almost 12 months ago our Racing Manager, Sharnee Rose, made it public that she had been living with Multiple Sclerosis for some time and had decided to participate in the MS Walk + Fun Run. Sharnee with her team of supporters ended up the second highest Victorian fundraiser ...

Brisbane now for Zoutori after Caulfield victory

Brisbane now for Zoutori after Caulfield victory

May 11, 2019

A start in the Stradbroke Handicap is an outside possibility but trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will send Zoutori to Brisbane for a Group III race after the three-year-old scored again at Caulfield.Zoutori scored at Pakenham and Flemington at his first two starts this ...

Another Smart Missile filly purchased by EZR....& Vobis nominated!

Another Smart Missile filly purchased by EZR....& Vobis nominated!

May 10, 2019

Ellerton Zahra Racing continue to rack up the winners with the progeny of SMART MISSILE and have unearthed this terrific late-season ownership opportunity by the former brilliant two-year-old.Ellerton Zahra Racing has had a hot run of success with Smart Missile’s stock in ...

Hautclere home easily at Seymour

Hautclere home easily at Seymour

May 09, 2019

Hautclere’s maiden win was certainly worth the wait after his dominant performance at Seymour.Hautclere had shown plenty of ability, running second in six of his first 12 starts and wasn’t far away in some of his unplaced runs.But those luckless outings were all put aside ...

Bargain filly by G1 winner Your Song

Bargain filly by G1 winner Your Song

May 07, 2019

Ellerton Zahra Racing has snapped up another superb type that represents a wonderful ownership opportunity by the Group 1 winner YOUR SONG.YOUR SONG was a BTC Cup winner but was also precocious enough to win twice at two and finished second to the classy performer PIERRO at ...

Consortium strolls to Cranbourne success

Consortium strolls to Cranbourne success

May 03, 2019

A decision to take luck out of the equation produced an emphatic win for the talented filly Consortium at Cranbourne.Consortium struck trouble when third at her previous outing at Cranbourne but the daughter of Written Tycoon relished racing on the pace in the IGA plus Liquor ...

Propelle produces another win for Smart Missile at Caulfield

Propelle produces another win for Smart Missile at Caulfield

Apr 27, 2019

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra hit the target yet again with another of Smart Missile’s progeny when Propelle easily handled her opposition at Caulfield.Smart Coupe, Club Tropicana, Josephine Sea and Lianne are also Ellerton Zahra Racing success stories with Smart ...

​New and improved Zoutori powers to Anzac Day win at Flemington

​New and improved Zoutori powers to Anzac Day win at Flemington

Apr 25, 2019

The new and improved Zoutori was on show on Anzac Day in his powerful second-up win at Flemington.Zoutori showed enormous potential with a string of solid efforts in the spring but a little more time to mature has made all the difference to the exciting galloper.Zoutori was an ...

Mornington Easter Sunday double for EZR

Mornington Easter Sunday double for EZR

Apr 21, 2019

What better way for Ellerton Zahra Racing to celebrate Easter than with a winning double with a pair of promising young horses at Mornington?Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra sent a team of three horses to the Mornington meeting and all performed well with All Copped Up ...

Stephanie Thornton joins EZR

Stephanie Thornton joins EZR

Apr 18, 2019

Promising jockey Stephanie Thornton will join Ellerton Zahra Racing as the stable apprentice on a three-month loan in the coming days.Thornton has earned her chance to work with Ellerton Zahra Racing horses on a daily basis because of her strong work ethic and her talent with ...

International win for Part Time Lover at Geelong

International win for Part Time Lover at Geelong

Apr 17, 2019

Breakthrough wins don’t come in any more emphatic fashion than Part Time Lover’s easy victory at Geelong.Part Time Lover had shown ability without winning at her first five starts but put the writing on the wall with a solid second at Sale at her previous outing.Stepping up ...

EZR hits the target with another Smart Missile at Seymour

EZR hits the target with another Smart Missile at Seymour

Apr 15, 2019

Smart Missile looks to have another promising filly to represent him after Lianne’s outstanding maiden win at Seymour.Ellerton Zahra Racing has purchased a few of Smart Missile’s progeny in recent sales and Lianne again showed the reason the stable has put its faith in the ...

Durable Candescence scores again at Mornington

Durable Candescence scores again at Mornington

Apr 07, 2019

Jockey Chris Symons says his attitude needs work but Candescence again showed his ability with a strong win at Mornington.Candescence is a work in progress for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra but the three-year-old continued his development with an exciting success in ...

Chilli Pepper shares the major prize at Cranbourne

Chilli Pepper shares the major prize at Cranbourne

Apr 05, 2019

Chilli Pepper had to share the prize but she still followed her little sister Shandy into the winner’s circle at Cranbourne.Shandy got the money for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Geelong on March 16 before running a solid second in town at her next start but it was Chilli ...

Roxanne's light shines first-up at Geelong

Roxanne's light shines first-up at Geelong

Apr 04, 2019

There was plenty to like about Red Light Roxanne’s brave first-up win at Geelong.Red Light Roxanne showed her share of ability when fifth and sixth but was beaten less than three lengths in both runs last time in.A little more time to mature further made all the difference to ...

Zoutori cruises to first-up win at Pakenham

Zoutori cruises to first-up win at Pakenham

Apr 04, 2019

Zoutori was simply a class above his rivals when resuming with a soft win at Pakenham.Zoutori was unlucky not to have notched a win at stakes level in the spring and was competitive in much harder races than the Vacationer Rough Rider BM70 Handicap (1200m).Trainers Mathew ...

Aristia hits the road chasing another Group 1 in Vinery Stud Stakes

Aristia hits the road chasing another Group 1 in Vinery Stud Stakes

Mar 29, 2019

A shift in travel plans could make all the difference for VRC Oaks winner Aristia in Saturday’s Group I Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill.Aristia will attempt to become the first filly since Mosheen in 2011/12 to complete the VRC Oaks and Vinery Stud Stakes double.Aristia ...