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'He should be a trainer' - Essence Of Terror back to winning form at Valley

'He should be a trainer' - Essence Of Terror back to winning form at Valley

Jun 17, 2017

A fired-up Essence OF Terror relished the addition of blinkers in her strong success in Saturday’s Zouki Handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley.Jockey Chris Symons suggested trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra put the blinkers on Essence Of Terror after a disappointing run at ...

Ballarat win not a Shock for Ellerton Zahra

Ballarat win not a Shock for Ellerton Zahra

Jun 15, 2017

What A Shock could not have prepared for a Flemington test in better fashion than his comfortable win at Ballarat.The three-year-old had scored well at his previous visit to Ballarat on May 14 but circumstances had gone against What A Shock in his two subsequent runs at Sandown ...

Baby Whistles again back at Moonee Valley

Baby Whistles again back at Moonee Valley

Jun 03, 2017

A simple shift was enough for Whistle Baby to return to the winner’s stall with another deserved city success.Whistle Baby hadn’t won since her November 2015 victory at Moonee Valley but that appearance was her last at the unique circuit before her outing in the Dominant ...

Gear change makes River the Goddess of Moe

Gear change makes River the Goddess of Moe

May 25, 2017

A gear change was enough for River Goddess to return to winning ways at Moe.River Goddess has shown ability throughout her career, which includes a solid fifth placing in stakes company during last year’s Melbourne Cup carnival, but had taken time to hit her best form this ...

Seas part for Josephine in Sale success

Seas part for Josephine in Sale success

May 17, 2017

The pre-race plan meant little out on the track but that failed to prevent Josephine Sea recording a terrific debut win at Sale.Josephine Sea had pleased jockey Chris Symons with her jumpout efforts leading up to her first start but trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra still ...

Ballarat victory was no Shock

Ballarat victory was no Shock

May 14, 2017

The manner of his win was unintended but What A Shock showed his undoubted talent with his decisive victory at Ballarat.What A Shock started his campaign with a struggling effort on heavy ground but improved sharply on firmer footing when second at Bendigo before his latest ...

Robert and Brandon the heroes at Cranbourne

Robert and Brandon the heroes at Cranbourne

May 12, 2017

Youngster Brandon Stockdale’s victory on Robert De Hero at Cranbourne was important for more than one reason.Stockdale’s perfect ride got the honest performer home for a strong win in the Travis Harrison Apprentices’ Cup (1300m), which commemorates the life of a young ...

Odeon ready for his shot at the big time in SA Derby

Odeon ready for his shot at the big time in SA Derby

May 11, 2017

The decision to geld Odeon has already paid dividends but the stayer could achieve the ultimate in Saturday’s Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra aborted a Victoria Derby campaign for the son of Zacinto in the ...

Ollie The Third is first in the wet at Pakenham

Ollie The Third is first in the wet at Pakenham

May 07, 2017

Ollie The Third is a work in progress but the three-year-old underlined his potential with a strong maiden win in wet ground at Pakenham.The Polytrack Maiden Plate was only Ollie The Third’s fourth start but the gelding relished the step up to 2000m and the heavy ground to ...

Dreamer off for a rest after terrific Flemington win

Dreamer off for a rest after terrific Flemington win

May 06, 2017

Crystal Dreamer has headed off for a well-earned break after his fighting win at Flemington.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have had the sprinter in work form some time but the son of Stratum notched his second win in his last three starts in the Sports Handicap ...

Booker confirms potential at Flemington

Booker confirms potential at Flemington

May 06, 2017

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra could only wonder what might have been for Booker after her outstanding debut win at Flemington.Booker was too good for her opposition with Andrew Mallyon in the saddle in the Phar Lap Club Plate (1100m) but the Written Tycoon filly would ...

Sword out to Light up Adelaide in Oaks

Sword out to Light up Adelaide in Oaks

May 05, 2017

She started her career as a Group 3-winning sprinter but Sword Of Light’s amazing development has taken her within touching distance of an Oaks victory.Sword Of Light won the Blue Diamond Preview at Group 3 level over 1000m at her second start but the three-year-old will ...

Derby next for Odeon after easy Caulfield win

Derby next for Odeon after easy Caulfield win

Apr 29, 2017

Odeon will run in the South Australian Derby next following his impressive win in Saturday's Sky High Mt Dandenong Handicap (2000m) at Caulfield.Settled midfield by Katelyn Mallyon but in clear room to halfway as Zahspeed set a steady speed, Odeon came with his challenge in the ...

Oaks a possibility for Sword after Caulfield win

Oaks a possibility for Sword after Caulfield win

Apr 22, 2017

Sword Of Light could have earned a shot at at the Group 1 Australasian Oaks in Adelaide after her win in the $250,000 VOBIS Gold Reef (1600m) at Caulfield.Sword Of Light was a Group 3 winner as a two-year-old but has regained her best form with two straight wins in town to ...

Ellerton Zahra double at Caulfield

Ellerton Zahra double at Caulfield

Apr 08, 2017

Sword Of Light has relished the step back up to 1600m to record a deserved win, starting a stable double, at Caulfield.Sword Of Light won her first two starts as a two-year-old but endured a winless run stretching over 14 months before her strong Caulfield success in the ...

Tropicana gets her day in the sun at Cranbourne

Tropicana gets her day in the sun at Cranbourne

Apr 07, 2017

Club Tropicana showed short courses were her go with her emphatic maiden win at Cranbourne.The three-year-old had shown talent over longer trips but the drop back to 1000m helped the daughter Smart Missile hit top form in her easy win in the Ivan's Pies Maiden Plate.Club ...

Ashleigh Rae fights them off at Cranbourne

Ashleigh Rae fights them off at Cranbourne

Mar 31, 2017

Ashleigh Rae’s fighting qualities were on show in her determined maiden win at Cranbourne.The filly had produced what jockey Chris Symons had described as disappointing efforts at her first two runs but lived up to the promise she had shown at the Ellerton Zahra Racing stable ...

Blinkers do the trick for Biseau at Cranbourne

Blinkers do the trick for Biseau at Cranbourne

Mar 31, 2017

A second go with the blinkers was enough to get Biseau over the line in a breakthrough success at Cranbourne.The Lonhro filly was placed in town on debut but mixed her form in varied races, including a couple of runs when trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra tried blinkers ...

Odeon scores again - and we've got another Zacinto

Odeon scores again - and we've got another Zacinto

Mar 25, 2017

Odeon’s outstanding Mornington Guineas win underlines another great opportunity for Ellerton Zahra Racing clients.The son of Zacinto continued his charge to a Derby start with a dominant win in the Mornington Guineas but Ellerton Zahra Racing also purchased a cracking filly by ...

Creativity makes it two in a row at Sandown

Creativity makes it two in a row at Sandown

Mar 22, 2017

Talented filly Creativity took her talents to the city with a solid win second-up win on the Sandown Hillside circuit.The three-year-old was stakes-placed on debut at Flemington but competed at the provincials at her only spring run and in her first-up win at Cranbourne on March ...

Another crack at a Group 1 for Heatherly in The Galaxy

Another crack at a Group 1 for Heatherly in The Galaxy

Mar 17, 2017

An outstanding track gallop preceded Heatherly’s trip to Sydney for another shot at a Group 1 win in The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill. Golden Slipper day already holds special memories for Ellerton Zahra Racing after Crystal Lily’s win in the 2010 edition of the world’s ...

Powerful first-up win for Odeon at Bendigo

Powerful first-up win for Odeon at Bendigo

Mar 14, 2017

Exciting galloper Odeon started has campaign towards a possible Derby start in the best possible fashion with his first-up success at Bendigo.Odeon won his maiden in dominant fashion over 1700m at Geelong in August before competing well among the top staying three-year-olds in ...

Lane helps Angel steal Cranbourne victory

Lane helps Angel steal Cranbourne victory

Mar 10, 2017

Jockey Damian Lane gave his rivals no chance to prevent Stolen Angel breaking her maiden in solid fashion at Cranbourne.Stolen Angel had performed well in the previous two runs of her autumn preparation, running second first-up at Kilmore before finishing a neck from the winner ...

Heatherly to shoot for the stars in Galaxy after Flemington success

Heatherly to shoot for the stars in Galaxy after Flemington success

Mar 04, 2017

A Sydney target is still on the agenda for Heatherly after the speedster’s front-running win in Saturday’s Listed ATA Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000m) at Flemington.A heavy track prompted trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra to withdraw Heatherly from Saturday’s Group II ...