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​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 ...

Limeshow turns it on first-up for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Sandown

Limeshow turns it on first-up for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Sandown

Mar 27, 2019

Limeshow made an outstanding start to life with the Ellerton Zahra Racing team with a super win at Sandown.The filly joined Ellerton Zahra Racing after the demise of the Darren Weir stable but the filly showed the stable change had been a blessing with her first-up win in the ...

Seymour win perfectly timed by Smart Missile mare

Seymour win perfectly timed by Smart Missile mare

Mar 27, 2019

The progeny of solid stallion Smart Missile was on display in Josephine Sea’s timely win at Seymour.Ellerton Zahra Racing have offered ownership opportunities in a terrific yearling colt by the sire and Josephine Sea showed the stallion’s stock had plenty of ability with her ...

Amazing breakthrough win for Bionics at Ballarat

Amazing breakthrough win for Bionics at Ballarat

Mar 24, 2019

An amazing win is one way to keep out of an online bloodstock sale.Three-year-old Bionics was set to be sold through an Inglis Digital sale before his last-to-first win at Ballarat.The son of Hinchinbrook has shown trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra plenty of ability but ...

Shandy at full strength in impressive Geelong win

Shandy at full strength in impressive Geelong win

Mar 17, 2019

Shandy had little trouble improving from a promising debut placing to a comfortable maiden win at Geelong.Flemington trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra prepared Shandy’s three half-siblings for the family of the stable’s racing manager Sharnee Rose and other owners but ...

Yearling Parade - Sunday 24th March

Yearling Parade - Sunday 24th March

Mar 10, 2019

Join EZR at the wonderful property of Wingara Thoroughbreds (near Kilmore) for our annual yearling parade.All available yearlings will be paraded at Wingara on Sunday 24th March, starting from 11:30am.  Food and drinks will be supplied & we look forward to sharing a ...

Wins keep flowing for River Jewel at Pakenham

Wins keep flowing for River Jewel at Pakenham

Mar 07, 2019

River Jewel remained unbeaten for Flemington trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra when she defied the challengers to score at Pakenham.River Jewel joined the Ellerton Zahra Racing stable after the dispersal of the team of disgraced trainer Darren Weir but the change in ...

First Tier notches first win at Seymour

First Tier notches first win at Seymour

Mar 05, 2019

The track conditions weren’t in her favour but First Tier overcame a slow start to score a breakthrough win at Seymour.The Redoute’s Choice filly had finished third at her first two runs this in and the form continued to stack up around her two solid placings at The Valley ...

Booker brilliant in Oakleigh Plate triumph

Booker brilliant in Oakleigh Plate triumph

Feb 23, 2019

Booker was unlucky not to win the race last year, but the super mare broke through for a deserved Group 1 win in the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield. Booker was beaten less than a length from a wide gate in 2018 and a similar draw awaited the Mathew Ellerton and Simon ...

Yearling Parade & Stable BBQ this Sunday

Yearling Parade & Stable BBQ this Sunday

Feb 21, 2019

Join the EZR team for a stable BBQ & to inspect our recent yearling purchases from Karaka & Inglis Classic Sale.Sunday 24th February, 9 - 10:30am.We'll parade several older horses for their owners as well as the following yearlings available for purchase:Deep ...

Oaks team back in the winner's circle at Pakenham

Oaks team back in the winner's circle at Pakenham

Feb 07, 2019

The VRC Oaks-team was back in action for Precocious Girl’s fighting win at Pakenham.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra, syndicator First Light Racing and jockey Damian Lane teamed up to win the VRC Oaks with Aristia in November and Precocious Girl gave the team another ...

EZR to take on the locals in Tasmanian Derby

EZR to take on the locals in Tasmanian Derby

Feb 07, 2019

Ellerton Zahra Racing will make a rare foray to the Apple Isle when Heir Of Tavistock takes on the locals and other interstate raiders in the Listed Tasmanian Derby (2200m).Heir Of Tavistock showed staying promise with his effort to dead-heat over 1600m at Cranbourne two starts ...

Age Of Chivalry makes it two in a row at Sandown

Age Of Chivalry makes it two in a row at Sandown

Feb 06, 2019

Age Of Chivalry produced another super performance to remain unbeaten this time in at Sandown.Age Of Chivalry was a strong first-up winner at Sandown at his previous start before the three-year-old was equally impressive with his success in the Chairman's Club Recognition ...

Blinkers the winning Choice for Weapon at Pakenham

Blinkers the winning Choice for Weapon at Pakenham

Jan 31, 2019

He might be a bit of a slow learner but Weapon Of Choice broke his maiden in determined fashion on the big Pakenham track.The son of Redoute’s Choice has taken time to work out his job but the gelding did a terrific job to score with the aid of blinkers in the Swear @ ...

Gold Rocks them again in John Dillon Stakes

Gold Rocks them again in John Dillon Stakes

Jan 26, 2019

Ellerton Zahra Racing’s grand old man Rock ‘N’ Gold notched his second black type win when he was simply too good for his rivals in the Listed John Dillon Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield.Rock ‘N’ Gold won his first stakes race when he prevailed in the Listed Kensington ...