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Easy for Creativity at Cranbourne

Easy for Creativity at Cranbourne

Mar 03, 2017

Creativity’s class was finally on show as she strode to an easy first-up success at Cranbourne.The three-year-old showed plenty of talent with a stakes placing on debut but trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra spelled the daughter of Master Of Design after one run of her ...

Matty makes it three from three at Valley

Matty makes it three from three at Valley

Feb 24, 2017

Smart sprinter Matty managed to remain unbeaten on a night of firsts when resuming at Moonee Valley.Matty won his first two starts on synthetic tracks during his spring campaign but had to make the switch to turf racing and the leap to city competition in the Roll The Dice ...

Big 2017 Lightning Stakes task for comeback mare

Big 2017 Lightning Stakes task for comeback mare

Feb 17, 2017

A setback ended Heatherly's spring in its prime but co-trainer Simon Zahra says the mare can maintain her solid Group I record in Saturday's Lightning Stakes at Flemington.Heatherly will have her first start back from a bleeding attack in the Lightning Stakes. Photo: Darryl ...

Manning Road streets them in powerful Pakenham win

Manning Road streets them in powerful Pakenham win

Feb 16, 2017

A second go over the distance produced a terrific breakthrough win for Manning Road on the Pakenham turf track.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra earmarked Manning Road as a staying prospect before she began her summer campaign before her maiden success in the Evergreen ...

Wide trip no problem for Robert De Hero

Wide trip no problem for Robert De Hero

Feb 09, 2017

Robert De Hero was simply too classy for his opposition when producing a dominant display to break a run of minor placings with a win at Kilmore.Robert De Hero had finished second at both runs this time in but had notched minor placings at five of his previous six outings before ...

January in review

January in review

Feb 08, 2017

The month started in terrific fashion for Ellerton Zahra Racing before the stable endured a run of near misses, resulting in a huge amount of second placings. The team produced five winners, including three in town, but the stable was also in the runner-up’s stall 14 times in ...

Gold rocks his rivals at Sale

Gold rocks his rivals at Sale

Feb 05, 2017

Sometimes it pays off when a pre-race plan goes out the window at it turned out that way for Rock ‘N’ Gold in the $60,000 Sale Quality (1200m).Jockey Katelyn Mallyon wanted to give Rock ‘N’ Gold time to find his feet early in the Sale Quality but a smart beginning left ...

Crystal completes hat trick in Dream run

Crystal completes hat trick in Dream run

Jan 07, 2017

Crystal Dreamer took his winning streak to Caulfield in Saturday’s Raymond Deagon Handicap (1200m).The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained galloper started his campaign with a win at Werribee on December 11 before making it two in a row with a solid Sandown success on ...

More Cranbourne success for EZR

More Cranbourne success for EZR

Jan 06, 2017

Cranbourne continued to be a great hunting ground for Ellerton Zahra Racing after Tres gave the stable another victory at the circuit.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra prepared a winning treble at the previous Cranbourne meeting before Tres gave the Flemington victory a ...

Justice prevails at big odds in town

Justice prevails at big odds in town

Jan 04, 2017

Thankfully Sword Of Justice didn’t bother checking the betting markets before his latest win at Sandown.The handy galloper started at $31 when he defied his challengers to claim thebigscreencompany.com.au Handicap (1400m) to score his second win in his last four runs.Sword Of ...

Hetuka Zarsho finally breaks through

Hetuka Zarsho finally breaks through

Jan 02, 2017

Not many horses in training have deserved a win more than Hetuka Zarsho after the gelding ended a frustrating run with a dominant Geelong victory.Hetuka Zarsho had been racing in great heart but without a win in his spring and summer campaign but that changed when the ...

Huge finish to 2016 at Cranbourne

Huge finish to 2016 at Cranbourne

Dec 30, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing provided the year-end fireworks at Cranbourne with a terrific trio of victories.The Cranbourne meeting was the third last in Victoria for 2016 and Ellerton Zahra Racing grasped the opportunity to cash in with a strong team of runners engaged.Linguist ...

Ellerton Zahra Racing's hot run continues

Ellerton Zahra Racing's hot run continues

Dec 24, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing continued to churn out the winners in the lead-up to Christmas when Crystal Dreamer completed back-to-back wins with his dynamic Sandown effort.Crystal Dream scored a comfortable win in BM70 class at Werribee at his first run back from a break but gave the ...

Two in a row for See Me Fly

Two in a row for See Me Fly

Dec 23, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing is as hot as Melbourne’s weather after See Me Fly gave the stable another success for the week leading up to Christmas at Cranbourne.Sammy The Snake, Schilleraine and Meadow Sprite had already notched victories in the previous three days before See Me Fly ...

Three wins in three days for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Three wins in three days for Ellerton Zahra Racing

Dec 23, 2016

Meadow Sprite continued Ellerton Zahra Racing’s Christmas roll with her comfortable success at Kyneton.The four-year-old became Ellerton Zahra Racing’s third winner in as many days leading up to Christmas after Sammy The Snake saluted at Sandown and Schilleraine got the ...

Schilleraine breaks through at Sale

Schilleraine breaks through at Sale

Dec 22, 2016

Schilleraine got the best of a two-horse tussle to break his maiden in gritty fashion at Sale.Schilleraine’s form had been solid since his first-up fourth at Wodonga in October before the gelding’s improvement continued with excellent placings at Bendigo and Wangaratta.The ...

Sammy provides the Christmas cheer at Sandown

Sammy provides the Christmas cheer at Sandown

Dec 21, 2016

Honest performer Sammy The Snake got into the Christmas spirit for the second straight year with a determined front-running win at Sandown.Sammy The Snake won at the same venue in December last year, a feat the stayer repeated with his win in Thebigscreencompany Handicap ...

Perfect start for Crystal Dreamer at Werribee

Perfect start for Crystal Dreamer at Werribee

Dec 11, 2016

Talented galloper Crystal Dreamer made the perfect start to his summer campaign for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra with a comfortable win at Werribee.Ellerton and Zahra spelled Crystal Dreamer after a solid second in BM70 company at Sandown in August but the ...

See Me Fly sprouts wings to score at Kyneton

See Me Fly sprouts wings to score at Kyneton

Dec 08, 2016

The aptly-named See Me Fly sprouted wings late to score a determined second-up win at Kyneton.The lightly-raced galloper had only had seven starts before the Bet365 BM64 Handicap (1100m) but See Me Fly managed to notch his second win with a powerful final 200m.A good speed left ...

Essence Of Terror makes it two in a row at Werribee

Essence Of Terror makes it two in a row at Werribee

Nov 29, 2016

The experience of Chris Symons played a large part in Essence Of Terror’s second consecutive win when resuming at Werribee.Essence Of Terror went out for a spell on a high after a victory on the Geelong Synthetic track in June before picking up where he left off in the Fifth ...

Meadow Sprite spring to Ballarat victory

Meadow Sprite spring to Ballarat victory

Nov 21, 2016

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra enjoyed a painless watch as Meadow Sprite strode to a strong first-up win at Ballarat.Meadow Sprite had not raced since struggled on soft tracks in two runs in May but firmer footing ensured the mare produced a much-improved performance ...

Pakenham track perfect for Sir Sagamore's charge

Pakenham track perfect for Sir Sagamore's charge

Nov 17, 2016

Track bias played into Sir Sagamore’s hands in his first-up win on the Pakenham turf track.The smart galloper raced well but without luck last time in during a 12-run campaign that stretched from a first-up win at Geelong to a terrific placing in the $120,000 Silver Bowl Final ...

Another 3rd-up win for Sword Of Justice at Sale

Another 3rd-up win for Sword Of Justice at Sale

Nov 15, 2016

The third run of Sword Of Justice’s preparation proved successful again when the four-year-old scored another win at Sale.Sword Of Justice broke his maiden with a comfortable third-up success at Kyneton in April before notching his second victory at the same stage of his ...

Another big summer coming up for EZR

Another big summer coming up for EZR

Nov 14, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing enjoyed a wonderful summer period last season and have gathered the troops for another go at the multitude of meetings in the time between mid-November and the end of February.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra produced a significant portion of their ...