News About: Mark Zahra

Gear change for Tom Melbourne in TS Carlyon Cup

Gear change for Tom Melbourne in TS Carlyon Cup

10 Feb, 2017

Co-trainer Lee Freedman is hoping a gear change will end a frustrating run of minor placings for Tom Melbourne who runs first up in the Group 3 $150,000 The Resimax TS Carlyon Cup (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Tom Melbourne, above in black yellow and white colours running second to Oceanographer in the Lexus Stakes, …

Palentino at Correct CF Orr Stakes Odds

Palentino at Correct CF Orr Stakes Odds

10 Feb, 2017

Darren Weir is thrilled with the condition of Palentino ahead of his second campaign appearance on Saturday, but concedes that the multiple Group 1 winner’s 2017 CF Orr Stakes odds are probably justified.

Palentino is considered an outside chance at his current CF Orr Stakes odds. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Palentino returned to racing for …

Australian Guineas For Manfred Stakes Winner Legless Veuve

Australian Guineas For Manfred Stakes Winner Legless Veuve

4 Feb, 2017

Trainer Stuart Webb has revealed that the 2017 Australian Guineas will be the autumn target for Legless Veuve after she returned to the races with a win in the 2017 Ladbrokes Manfred Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon.

Legless Veuve won the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) during the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival, but she …

Chairman’s Stakes favourite Formality on trial for Blue Diamonds Stakes

Chairman’s Stakes favourite Formality on trial for Blue Diamonds Stakes

3 Feb, 2017

Impressive Werribee winner Formality will be on trial for the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes when she contests the Group 3 $150,000 Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Craig Williams, above, will ride Formality in the Chairman’s Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Formality led all of the way to score a …

Cao Cao Ready for Blue Diamond Prelude Return

Cao Cao Ready for Blue Diamond Prelude Return

31 Jan, 2017

Jockey Mark Zahra is confident that Cao Cao will prove tough to beat in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude for colts and geldings after partnering the promising two-year-old in a barrier trial at Caulfield on Tuesday morning.

Cao Cao is primed for a strong return in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude for colts & geldings. …

Dam Ready can finish in the money in Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

Dam Ready can finish in the money in Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

11 Jan, 2017

Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes is confident Dam Ready can finish in the prizemoney in the $2m Gold Coast Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Mark Zahra, above, will ride Dam Ready in the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at the Gold Coast. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

While Hayes …

Inside barrier gives Madeenaty top chance in Magic Millions 2yo Classic

Inside barrier gives Madeenaty top chance in Magic Millions 2yo Classic

11 Jan, 2017

Victorian filly Madeenaty has drawn the perfect barrier to give Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes his best chance of winning his first $2m Jeep Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Madeenaty, above, will jump from the inside barrier in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast. Photo by …

Negative 2017 Standish Handicap Weights Reaction

Negative 2017 Standish Handicap Weights Reaction

29 Dec, 2016

The racing community has reacted negatively to the handicapping situation in Melbourne that has all runners in Sunday’s Standish Handicap 2017 field equal on 58kg at Flemington Racecourse.

Adelaide mare Cavaloce meets all 10 rivals in the Standish Handicap at Flemington on New Year’s Day equal at 58kg. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Originally the Darren Weir-trained …

Gold Coast Next for Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winner Madeenaty

Gold Coast Next for Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winner Madeenaty

22 Dec, 2016

Two-year-old Madeenaty has stamped herself as the filly to beat on the Gold Coast in January with a smart win in the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1100m) this afternoon.

Madeenaty (pictured winning at Flemington) is the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Madeenaty was undoubtedly the class horse of the …

Zahra Confident in Madeenaty Ahead of Wyong Magic Millions

Zahra Confident in Madeenaty Ahead of Wyong Magic Millions

20 Dec, 2016

Jockey Mark Zahra is confident that Madeenaty will comfortably handle the conditions when she lines up for the Wyong Magic Millions 2.y.o Classic (1200m) on Thursday afternoon.

Madeenaty will make her third career start at Wyong on Thursday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Madeenaty has quickly stamped herself as a filly to follow through her two …