Mat, Simon and the brilliant staff at the Flemington stable have combined for more than 650 wins.
Group 1 successes with Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily and the VRC Oaks star Aristia along with the Booker’s Oakleigh Plate win and Response’s two Group 1 wins are the biggest of the huge number of thrills Ellerton Zahra Racing has provided owners in the last decade.
The stable has flourished because the owners are taken on every step on the racing journey. From the moment a horse arrives in the stable, Mat and Simon oversee every stage of its preparation, every gallop, every jumpout and every race are completed under the pair’s watch.
Unlike bigger stables, Mat and Simon– not a stable foreman or assistant trainer while the trainer is hundreds of kilometres away in another state – train every horse and believe communication is a hallmark of a great service to owners.