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​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 ...

Yearling Parade - Sunday 18th March, 11am start

Yearling Parade - Sunday 18th March, 11am start

Mar 11, 2018

We'll be parading the new yearlings at our Flemington stable on Sunday, 18th March and would like to invite everyone to attend.  11 am start and we'll supply coffee and lunch and it's a great day to see our available yearlings and catch up with our staff and fellow racing ...

Into Rio simply outstanding first-up at Cranbourne

Into Rio simply outstanding first-up at Cranbourne

Mar 09, 2018

He’s raw and gangly but Into Rio made up for that with determination in his fighting first-up win at Cranbourne.The son of Zacinto showed enough in the spring for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra to consider him a possible VRC Derby contender but the pair decided to ...

Ellerton Zahra Racing in the thick of it on 'Super Saturday' at Flemington

Ellerton Zahra Racing in the thick of it on 'Super Saturday' at Flemington

Mar 08, 2018

Classy filly Booker will tackle the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap to lead a strong Ellerton Zahra Racing team at Saturday’s ‘Super Saturday’ meeting at Flemington.Booker will try to become the first three-year-old filly to win the Newmarket Handicap since Alinghi defeated ...

Impeccably-bred Crystal sprouts Wings at Wangaratta

Impeccably-bred Crystal sprouts Wings at Wangaratta

Mar 03, 2018

With her pedigree, it was only a matter of time until Crystal Wings showed her talent with an impressive breakthrough win.Owners Hesket Bloodstock and trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra had to wait eight starts for Crystal Wings to emerge but the three-year-old broke ...

Pakenham winner a handy galloper Forsure

Pakenham winner a handy galloper Forsure

Mar 01, 2018

Forsure carried the colours of a former superstar galloper in his strong maiden win at Pakenham.The three-year-old had been placed at his last four starts but enjoyed returning to the spacious Pakenham circuit to score impressively in the XXXX Gold 3YO Maiden Plate ...

Ellerton Zahra Racing shooting for dual Group 1 glory at Caulfield

Ellerton Zahra Racing shooting for dual Group 1 glory at Caulfield

Feb 23, 2018

Race days don’t get much bigger than Saturday at Caulfield where Ellerton Zahra Racing has five runners in two Group 1 races and will compete for $2 million in prizemoney.Smart Charge Forward colt Ollivander will carry the stable’s hopes in the $1.5 million Blue Diamond ...

New tactics help Last light up Ballarat

New tactics help Last light up Ballarat

Feb 13, 2018

Andrew Mallyon made the most of a late opportunity to guide Last Light to a deserved maiden win at Ballarat.Damian Lane had been riding the three-year-old and went close to breaking through at her last start at Pakenham on February 1 but had to pass up the ride in the City of ...

Booker blazes an Oakleigh Plate trail with Group 3 victory

Booker blazes an Oakleigh Plate trail with Group 3 victory

Feb 10, 2018

The Group 1 Oakleigh Plate is next for classy filly Booker after her dominant first-up win in the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.Booker won the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield in the spring but started her latest preparation with a strong ...

Freeze Over makes hot debut for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Valley

Freeze Over makes hot debut for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Valley

Feb 09, 2018

Freeze Over made the perfect start to her career with Ellerton Zahra Racing with a smart win at Moonee Valley.Freeze Over was a debut winner in town for the John Sadler stable last autumn and had not raced since last May before joining trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon ...

We're looking forward to a big February at Caulfield

We're looking forward to a big February at Caulfield

Feb 02, 2018

The Caulfield racetrack will host some rich target races for Ellerton Zahra-trained runners during a hectic February for the Flemington-based stable.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have their team up and firing with two live chances of winning Victoria’s richest ...

Kensington Stakes triumph for Rock 'N' Gold

Kensington Stakes triumph for Rock 'N' Gold

Jan 20, 2018

Some horses simply deserve a stakes win and grand stable performer Rock ‘N’ Gold fitted that description with his win in the Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.Rock ‘N’ Gold was one of three Ellerton Zahra Racing runners in the Kensington Stakes but the ...

Confluence finally breaks through at Pakenham

Confluence finally breaks through at Pakenham

Jan 18, 2018

A frustrating run of five successive second placings came to an end with Confluence’s deserved breakthrough win at Pakenham.Confluence started his career with a good fifth at Sandown in February 2017 but it was surprising to see the smart galloper had to wait almost 12 months ...

Sprinters head Ellerton Zahra Racing's powerful Flemington line-up

Sprinters head Ellerton Zahra Racing's powerful Flemington line-up

Jan 18, 2018

Returning Group 1 winners Amber Sky and Flamberge will lead Ellerton Zahra Racing’s strong team for Saturday’s Flemington meeting.Amber Sky, the winner of the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint (1000m) in Dubai, and six races in Hong Kong but his owner has sent the Australian-bred son ...

Light Romance closes 2017 in style at Sandown

Light Romance closes 2017 in style at Sandown

Dec 30, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing ended 2017 in winning fashion after the smart filly Light Romance over-ran her rivals to notch a city win at Sandown.Light Romance scored on debut at Seymour in October but returned from a short break with a solid third at Moonee Valley before her Sandown ...

Cranbourne double makes braving traffic worthwhile

Cranbourne double makes braving traffic worthwhile

Dec 29, 2017

Ellerton Zahra Racing made yet another profitable trip to Cranbourne with Karmonaaron and Eluded combining to give the stable a winning double.The drive from Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra’s Flemington stable to Cranbourne can be a tiresome effort in Melbourne’s Friday ...

Ellerton Zahra Racing fires again with Caulfield treble

Ellerton Zahra Racing fires again with Caulfield treble

Dec 16, 2017

The switch from spring to summer has made no difference to Ellerton Zahra Racing – the winners are still flowing after the Flemington stable produced a treble of victories at Caulfield.Ellerton Zahra Racing had an outstanding spring period but the lead-up to Christmas has ...