News About: Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra

Straight Six Suits Durendal in Bobbie Lewis

Straight Six Suits Durendal in Bobbie Lewis

8 Sep, 2016

Co-trainer Simon Zahra is confident the return to Flemington’s famous straight six track will be key to Durendal winning first-up in the Bobbie Lewis Quality on Saturday.

Straight-six specialist Durendal returns in Saturday’s Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington Racecourse. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

For five-year-old son of Medaglia D’Oro is prepared locally by Zahra and …

Moir Stakes the Target for Carlyon Stakes Winner Heatherly

Moir Stakes the Target for Carlyon Stakes Winner Heatherly

20 Aug, 2016

Talented mare Heatherly has returned to racing for a smart win in the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse this afternoon.

Heatherly,above red cap, scores a first up win in the Carlyon Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Heatherly remained on the top lines of Carlyon Stakes betting since being …

Straight Lane Suits Standish Handicap Favourite

Straight Lane Suits Standish Handicap Favourite

30 Dec, 2015

Jockey Damian Lane is upbeat about his chances aboard Friday’s $150,000 Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) favourite Durendal who proved his straight track form with a Flemington win last time out.

Jockey Damian Lane is confident he can ride 2016 Standish Handicap favourite Durendal to victory at Flemington on New Year’s Day. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.…

Durendal Chases Hat-Trick in Standish Handicap

Durendal Chases Hat-Trick in Standish Handicap

29 Dec, 2015

Local Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Durendal will chase a hat trick of Victorian wins when he lines-up in the feature race of New Year’s Day at Flemington Racecourse, the $150,000 Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m).

In-form Durendal chases three straight wins in the Standish Handicap at Flemington Racecourse this Friday in Melbourne. Photo: Adrienne …

Mourinho an Australia Stakes Late Nomination

Mourinho an Australia Stakes Late Nomination

20 Jan, 2015

Arguably finding career-best form over an impressive 2014 spring campaign, Team Gelagotis have included Mourinho as a late nomination for Saturday’s featured Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.

Mourinho has been included as a late nomination for the 2015 Australia Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Finishing outside the places just once over …

Full Sister To Crystal Lily To Debut At Caulfield

Full Sister To Crystal Lily To Debut At Caulfield

10 Jul, 2013

A full sister to 2010 Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily will make her debut at Caulfield this Saturday with Crystal Ruby an acceptor in the Procal Dairies Handicap (1000m).

A full sister to Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily is set to debut at Caulfield this Saturday.

Crystal Ruby not only shares the same bloodlines as …

Lucky Eighty Eight Posts Kyneton Cup Win

Lucky Eighty Eight Posts Kyneton Cup Win

2 Nov, 2011

Lucky Eighty Eight has finally made his way into the winners circle by claiming victory in the $100,000 Kyneton Cup in Victoria today.

The Lucky Owners gelding burst from the pack down the final straight to win the race by one and a half lengths ahead of Sertorius and Pergola.

Jockey Michelle Payne was aboard …

No Caviar For Crystal Lily In The Goodwood

No Caviar For Crystal Lily In The Goodwood

3 May, 2011

With the absence of champion racer Hay List, trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra are confident that Crystal Lily is the one to beat in the Group 1 The Goodwood this Sunday May 8.

Ellerton is thrilled that Crystal Lily will get her chance to shine without the presence of Hay List or super mare …