Latest News from Ellerton Zahra Racing

Lucques ready for a crack at Adelaide Cup

Lucques ready for a crack at Adelaide Cup

Mar 13, 2016

The 3200m trip is not one of trainer Simon Zahra’s worries ahead of Lucques’s attempt to win Monday’s Group II Adelaide Cup (3200m) at Morphettville.The stayer will tackle the $400,000 race at his 19th start but Zahra, who trains the son of High Chaparral with Mathew ...

VOBIS Gold success for Rough Justice

VOBIS Gold success for Rough Justice

Mar 10, 2016

A new test brought a terrific result for Rough Justice in the VOBIS Gold Eldorado (1300m) at Wangaratta.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra had never run Rough Justice past 1200m but the gelding handled his first examination at 1300m with aplomb.Ellerton and Zahra had to ...

Ellerton Zahra Racing stocks up at Inglis Melbourne Premier sale

Ellerton Zahra Racing stocks up at Inglis Melbourne Premier sale

Mar 09, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing saw tremendous value and moved strongly to stock up its two-year-old barn for the 2016/17 season at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra refused to fall into the inflated prices that were being asked and paid ...

Photo finally goes Campanula's way at Pakenham

Photo finally goes Campanula's way at Pakenham

Mar 03, 2016

Campanula’s connections found the photo finish a heartbreaker at her previous start but the camera went her way in her breakthrough win at Pakenham.The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained three-year-old went down narrowly in a Pakenham maiden on February 18 but she gained ...

Blinkers help Triple Effort cruise to Yarra Valley victory

Blinkers help Triple Effort cruise to Yarra Valley victory

Feb 27, 2016

A major change catapulted Triple Effort to an emphatic maiden success at Yarra Valley.Triple Effort had been racing well without winning this time in before trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra applied blinkers to the filly for her latest outing at Yarra Valley.The ...

Heatherly chases Group 1 glory in the Oakleigh Plate

Heatherly chases Group 1 glory in the Oakleigh Plate

Feb 26, 2016

"White Line Fever" has been a quirk of the brilliant black filly but a lot of hard work behind the scenes see's Heatherly head to the Oakleigh Plate as second favourite for Saturdays race. After crushing her opposition by 5 1/2 lengths in the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes she's ...

Join us at the Inglis Premier Sale

Join us at the Inglis Premier Sale

Feb 26, 2016

The Inglis Premier Yearling Sale starts on Sunday at 12noon and Mat and Simon are inspecting yearlings right through until next Wednesday to develop a short list. This is a big event for the EZR team and we'll hopefully walk away with quite a few new yearlings but there is ...

Mango Crush back to his best at Werribee

Mango Crush back to his best at Werribee

Feb 19, 2016

A class drop and a distance rise combined helped Mango Crush back to winning form at Werribee.Mango Crush had not found the winner’s stall since his debut at Seymour in January 2015 but the grey son of Guillotine had been placed in town over 1600m in that ensuing period.Sound ...

Iamhere completes double success at Sale

Iamhere completes double success at Sale

Feb 16, 2016

Smart mare Iamhere made the perfect start to life with Ellerton Zahra Racing when she scored an emphatic victory at Sale.Iamhere joined the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra stable less than a month before her Sale outing but the four-year-old wasted no time showing her new ...

Heatherly crushes opposition in Group 2 Rubiton Stakes

Heatherly crushes opposition in Group 2 Rubiton Stakes

Feb 13, 2016

Hopes have turned to expectations for Heatherly’s connections after her terrific display of speed in Saturday’s Group II Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra decided to test the three-year-old as an Oakleigh Plate contender in the ...

Three solid chances at Moonee Valley Friday

Three solid chances at Moonee Valley Friday

Feb 11, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing will take a three-horse team to Friday night’s Moonee Valley meeting. Roll The Ignition faces a tricky task from barrier 12 but the mare will be out to improve an already impressive Moonee Valley record in the Pizza Fellas Handicap (1200m).The ...

Girls going after Group 2 events at Caulfield

Girls going after Group 2 events at Caulfield

Feb 11, 2016

Leaving well enough alone could pay off for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra when classy two-year-old Sword Of Light attempts to remain unbeaten at Caulfield.Sword Of Light has notched two wins from as many starts but a barrier meltdown forced her scratching from a race ...

High expectations for Caulfield and Bendigo runners

High expectations for Caulfield and Bendigo runners

Feb 06, 2016

In-form stayer Lucques will be the first of five Ellerton Zahra Racing runners to hit the track at Saturday’s Caulfield meeting.Lucques is racing in great heart and scored a deserved last start win at Flemington. The son of High Chaparral takes on a similar line-up in the ...

Oakleigh Plate thoughts for Heatherly after Flemington win

Oakleigh Plate thoughts for Heatherly after Flemington win

Jan 30, 2016

Co-trainer Mathew Ellerton floated the idea of running Heatherly in next month’s Group I Oakleigh Plate after her win in Saturday’s Andrew Guy Handicap (1100m) at Flemington.Ellerton has won the Oakleigh Plate twice with females, preparing Miss Kournikova to win as a ...

Four great chances for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Flemington

Four great chances for Ellerton Zahra Racing at Flemington

Jan 29, 2016

The effects of a barrier blanket will go some way to shaping early favourite Heatherly's performance in Saturday's Andrew Guy Handicap (1100m) at Flemington.Heatherly bounced back to winning form when too good for her opposition in Benchmark 78 grade at Moonee Valley on January ...

Sword lights up Caulfield on Australia Day

Sword lights up Caulfield on Australia Day

Jan 27, 2016

Sword Of Light could make a late bid for glory for the Group I Blue Diamond Stakes with her strong win in Tuesday's fillies' edition of the Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) at Caulfield.Sword Of Light's managing owner David Moodie has until February 23 to decide whether to pay ...

Maneeki stars first-up at Mornington

Maneeki stars first-up at Mornington

Jan 18, 2016

A solid display of speed at the perfect time helped Maneeki Star to a fighting first-up win at Mornington.Maneeki Star broke her maiden at Echuca in the winter two runs before a spell but the mare returned in terrific fashion in the Mornington Peninsula Dental Clinic Handicap ...

Sir Sagamore gets the money at Geelong

Sir Sagamore gets the money at Geelong

Jan 17, 2016

He was a bit erratic in the straight but Sir Sagamore showed his quality with a strong first-up win at Geelong.Sir Sagamore displayed promise with a city placing in his three-start maiden campaign in July and August before trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra gave the son of ...

Lucques fights hard for Flemington success

Lucques fights hard for Flemington success

Jan 16, 2016

Developing stayer Lucques survived a dual challenge from the Chris Waller stable before claiming Saturday’s Rain Lover Handicap (2500m) at Femington.Lucques emulated his half-brother Rebel Raider when he won over the Flemington 2500m course with Rebel Raider’s victory at ...

Ticket makes trip to Ararat worthwhile

Ticket makes trip to Ararat worthwhile

Jan 15, 2016

Ticket To Paris travelled to Ararat but came back to Flemington a first-up winner in the ClassicBet 3YO Maiden Plate (1100m).The three-year-old filly showed terrific ability in her maiden campaign with placings on soft tracks at Seymour in August last year but found herself on ...

Heatherly joins the Ellerton Zahra Racing roll

Heatherly joins the Ellerton Zahra Racing roll

Jan 02, 2016

Heatherly rewarded Ellerton Zahra Racing’s hard work with a dominant win in Saturday’s Slickpix Handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley.The filly created a big impression with a brilliant debut win at Moonee Valley in February last year but failed to score again in four subsequent ...

Durendal caps brilliant day with Standish win

Durendal caps brilliant day with Standish win

Jan 01, 2016

Durendal completed his evolution into a Group performer when he completed an amazing day for Ellerton Zahra Racing with his victory in the Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) at Flemington.Durendal gave trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra their fourth win of the New Year’s ...

Rough Justice gets the money again at Flemington

Rough Justice gets the money again at Flemington

Jan 01, 2016

There aren’t many horses that outdo the game Rough Justice for honesty and consistency.And, the smart galloper added to his already impressive record with a strong win in the Red Tempo Handicap (1000m) at Flemington. Rough Justice notched his fifth win in a 19-start career ...

Magna Rossa makes it two in a row at Flemington

Magna Rossa makes it two in a row at Flemington

Jan 01, 2016

Magna Rossa showed her quality with her first-up victory at Sale before building on that effort with a strong second-up success down the Flemington straight course.Magna Rossa formed part of a wonderful day for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra when she took out the ...