News About: 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 …

Outside barrier no problem for Heatherly

Outside barrier no problem for Heatherly

2 Sep, 2016

Trainer Simon Zahra has dismissed any concerns he had about his speedy mare Heatherly drawing the outside barrier in the Group 2 $200,000 Mitty’s Racing Colours McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Heatherly, above, will have no problem overcoming the outside barrier in the McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing …

Heatherly not a certain Carlyon Stakes starter

Heatherly not a certain Carlyon Stakes starter

17 Aug, 2016

Carlyon Stakes favourite Heatherly is not a certain starter at Moonee Valley on Saturday if the predicted rain on Friday takes the track in the heavy range.

Speedy mare Heatherly, above, is resuming in the Carlyon Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Heatherly has been installed the $3.60 top pick with Ladbrokes.com.au …

Heatherly to chase Group 1 sprints in the Spring

Heatherly to chase Group 1 sprints in the Spring

27 Jun, 2016

Brilliant speedster Heatherly will be restricted to the short course sprints over the 2016 Spring Carnival as she chases her first Group 1 victory.

Heatherly will be chasing Group 1 success during the 2016 Spring Carnival. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Heathery showed that she was a potential Group 1 winner with a five and …

Flamberge has best G1 form heading into T J Smith Stakes

Flamberge has best G1 form heading into T J Smith Stakes

1 Apr, 2016

New stable acquisition Flamberge has the best recent Group 1 winning form of his rivals heading into the Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Flamberge, green cap, heads into the T J Smith Stakes at Randwick with G1 winning form. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Flamberge will be …

Katelyn Mallyon chasing first G1 win on Heatherly in Oakleigh Plate

Katelyn Mallyon chasing first G1 win on Heatherly in Oakleigh Plate

26 Feb, 2016

Jockey Katelyn Mallyon has a great chance to record her first Group 1 victory when she rides Heatherly in the $500,000 Clamms Seafood Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Katelyn Mallyon has a great chance to ride her first G1 winner on Heatherly in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield. Photo by Race Horse Photos …

Heatherly Might Not Lead In Oakleigh Plate

Heatherly Might Not Lead In Oakleigh Plate

25 Feb, 2016

Jockey Katelyn Mallyon has revealed that she may elect to take a sit on Heatherly in the early stages of the 2016 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield on Saturday.

Heatherly will have the chance to record a maiden victory at Group 1 level in the 2016 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield this weekend. Photo by: Ultimate Racing …

No Tactics Change For Heatherly In Rubiton Stakes

No Tactics Change For Heatherly In Rubiton Stakes

12 Feb, 2016

Heatherly is currently on top of 2016 Rubiton Stakes betting markets and co-trainer Simon Zahra has confirmed that the stable will not change the front-running style of the speedy filly.

Heatherly is currently on top of 2016 Rubiton Stakes betting markets. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Heatherly was touted as a potential Golden Slipper contender …

Rubiton Stakes 2016: Politeness Ready To Win Fresh

Rubiton Stakes 2016: Politeness Ready To Win Fresh

11 Feb, 2016

Dwayne Dunn will continue his association with Politeness in the 2016 Rubiton Stakes and he is confident that the star mare can return to the races with a win at Caulfield on Saturday.

Politeness will have the chance to record her fourth win from fifth start in the 2016 Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. …

John Dillon Stakes easier assignment for Durendal

John Dillon Stakes easier assignment for Durendal

25 Jan, 2016

Co-trainers Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will run their in-form sprinter Durendal in the easier Listed $120,000 John Dillon Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Tuesday after being scratched from the Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley last Saturday.

Durendal will start in the John Dillon Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Durendal was one of …