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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 ...

Quick back-up suits Burgonet perfectly at Sandown

Quick back-up suits Burgonet perfectly at Sandown

Jan 23, 2019

Seven days proved to be the perfect break for Burgonet before his narrow win at Sandown.Burgonet improved significantly from his first-up run to his second outing this time in when second at Sandown on January 16 before returning to the same venue for the Clanbrooke Racing ...

Stable BBQ - Saturday 19th January

Stable BBQ - Saturday 19th January

Jan 17, 2019

We're holding a BBQ this Saturday, 9-10 am & everyone is welcome to join.  Mat & Simon will even pay for the breakfast!  The egg & bacon rolls are always a hit.We purchased a new yearling at the Magic Millions, Deep Field x In The Moment colt, & it's a ...

Age Of Chivalry all class at Sandown

Age Of Chivalry all class at Sandown

Jan 16, 2019

Age Of Chivalry has plenty to learn but the exciting three-year-old became a city winner when resuming on the Sandown Lakeside course.The gelding had shown plenty of talent in his work and his two solid runs last time in, which convinced trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra ...

Candescence shines brightly at Kyneton

Candescence shines brightly at Kyneton

Jan 16, 2019

Extra ground produced the desired result for Candescence after the three-year-old broke his maiden in emphatic fashion at Kyneton.Candescence went fairly in two runs in his maiden preparation before resuming with a sound effort over 1325m at Geelong on January 3.Trainers Mathew ...

Huge finish to December for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Huge finish to December for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Jan 03, 2019

Ellerton Zahra Racing signed off for 2018 with a flourish in December with the Flemington stable notching a dozen victories in the final month of the year.November had brought Group 1 success when Aristia scored a memorable triumph in the VRC Oaks for trainers Mathew Ellerton ...

Another Zacinto winner for EZR at Seymour

Another Zacinto winner for EZR at Seymour

Dec 30, 2018

It was no surprise to see Ellerton Zahra Racing produce another impressive winner by New Zealand sire Zacinto at Seymour.Flemington trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have had great success with Zacinto’s progeny with top galloper Odeon, handy performer Into Rio and now ...

Christmas week double strike at Cranbourne

Christmas week double strike at Cranbourne

Dec 28, 2018

Christmas week kept on delivering the presents for Ellerton Zahra Racing after the team enjoyed a double success at Cranbourne.Boxing Day produced winners at Caulfield and Geelong before the Flemington team made yet another successful trip across Melbourne to Cranbourne on ...

Riordan helps Rock get the gold at Caulfield

Riordan helps Rock get the gold at Caulfield

Dec 26, 2018

A smart piece of riding from apprentice Liam Riordan drew accolades after Rock ‘N’ Gold broke through for his first Caulfield win on Boxing Day.Rock ‘N’ Gold had missed a place at each of his previous seven runs at Caulfield but managed to change that statistic in the ...

Serious fillies in Geelong Boxing Day quinella

Serious fillies in Geelong Boxing Day quinella

Dec 26, 2018

There was little in it in the finish but Something Serious led home an Ellerton Zahra Racing quinella at Geelong on Boxing Day.Something Serious held on to beat stablemate Darmasun by a head in a tight end to the Petstock Belmont SV 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate (1312m) under ...

Fallen Empire strikes back at Flemington

Fallen Empire strikes back at Flemington

Dec 22, 2018

Fallen Empire delivered the ultimate Christmas gift for his patient owners with a wonderful comeback win at Flemington.Fallen Empire broke his maiden at Donald in the autumn but an injury halted his promising career after three starts, keeping the son of Smart Missile off the ...

Matty fires again at The Valley

Matty fires again at The Valley

Dec 21, 2018

Returning to the Moonee Valley circuit sent Matty back into the winner’s circle in the ninth heat of the 55-Second Challenge (955m).Matty scored over the short course two starts back before running a sound fifth at Pakenham at his next outing on December 8.Trainers Mathew ...

Coupe rolls to another Smart win at Flemington

Coupe rolls to another Smart win at Flemington

Dec 15, 2018

Melbourne’s rain worried trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra but Smart Coupe handled the soft track with aplomb when breaking through for a Flemington victory.Smart Coupe had raced below her best at her last two runs in soft ground and a storm threatened to push the ...

Freeze Over dominant again at Moonee Valley

Freeze Over dominant again at Moonee Valley

Dec 14, 2018

Freeze Over continued her terrific Moonee Valley form with another win on the unique circuit in a heat of the 55-Second Challenge over 955m.Freeze Over won well at her first outing at The Valley in February before running a good third at the track in November ahead of her latest ...

Prezado powers back into winning form at Pakenham

Prezado powers back into winning form at Pakenham

Dec 08, 2018

Prezado’s frustrating run ended with a dominant drought-breaking win at Pakenham.Prezado burst on to the scene with an amazing win at Flemington during last year’s Melbourne Cup carnival but few would have thought the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained sprinter would ...

Kaipaki's learnings take in a Kyneton victory

Kaipaki's learnings take in a Kyneton victory

Dec 06, 2018

New Zealand-bred colt Kaipaki is still a work in progress but the three-year-old broke his maiden with a determined effort at Kyneton.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra saw enough in Kaipaki to start off the son of Shamexpress in city races in the winter months before ...

Stable BBQ - 8th December

Stable BBQ - 8th December

Dec 06, 2018

Join us for our last stable BBQ for 2018.   We'll parade a selected group of horses for their owners but everyone is welcome to visit all the horses in the stable and the team at EZR.Saturday 8th December, 9-10amFriends and family all welcome.

Exceltara powers home to Valley victory

Exceltara powers home to Valley victory

Dec 01, 2018

Exceltara showed how quickly racing can turn when he stormed home to win the Woodside Park Stud Handicap (1200m) at Moonee Valley.The Ellerton Zahra Racing team had endured a frustrating day at The Valley but Exceltara sent trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra home with a ...

Matty brilliant again at The Valley

Matty brilliant again at The Valley

Nov 23, 2018

The equine Matty continued his terrific spring preparation with another strong win at The Valley.Matty won a Benchmark 70 race at Cranbourne two starts back before getting home in Benchmark 84 class in a leg of the 955m Challenge.Jockey Damian Lane had the task of getting Matty ...