News About Mark Zahra

Gear Change Could Help Rose Of Choice Win 2014 Summoned Stakes

Gear Change Could Help Rose Of Choice Win 2014 Summoned Stakes

Rose Of Choice is one of 16 mares taking on the maximum capacity Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) on Saturday, set to jump from barrier six with Mark Zahra serving as hoop.

Rose Of Choice will enjoy a gear change in the Summoned Stakes on Saturday, in an effort to help her beat home classy rivals including Politeness (pictured). Photo ...

Wroclaw Set for Improvement in 2014 Twilight Glow Stakes

Wroclaw Set for Improvement in 2014 Twilight Glow Stakes

After a credible fourth in a black type on Melbourne Cup Day, Adelaide-trained filly Wroclaw will be looking to return to the winner’s stall when she races again in the Twilight Glow Stakes 2014 at Sandown Racecourse this weekend.

Mark Zahra has picked up the ride on 2015 Schweppes Oaks hopeful Wroclaw in Sandown’s Twilight Glow Stakes on Saturday. Photo: ...

2014 Caulfield Classic Results: Smerdon Fillies onto Crown Oaks

2014 Caulfield Classic Results: Smerdon Fillies onto Crown Oaks

Local trainer Robert Smerdon enjoyed a big pay day in the fourth on Caulfield Cup Day this afternoon with his two tough staying fillies running an ideal 2014 Crown Oaks lead-up, Fontein Ruby and Crafty scoring the Caulfield Classic quinella.

Fontein Ruby beats stable mate Crafty in the 2014 Caulfield Classic ahead of a Crown Oaks run at Flemington. Photo: ...

Local Out to Sting Caulfield Guineas 2014 Favourites

Local Out to Sting Caulfield Guineas 2014 Favourites

He’s drawn wide and is the second roughest in the markets to win but local Caulfield trainer John Moloney is hoping for an upset 2014 Caulfield Guineas result on Saturday with his runner Stingray.

Mark Zahra (pictured here aboard Crafty) has the ride on Stingray in Saturday's 2014 Caulfield Guineas. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

There are 14 three-year-olds ...

Fontein Ruby Wins 2014 Edward Manifold Stakes

Fontein Ruby Wins 2014 Edward Manifold Stakes

Market moving Maastricht, who was the punters pick to take out the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) was beaten to the post by Fontein Ruby, the filly bought for just $50,000.

Fontein Ruby (front) won the 2014 Edward Manifold Stakes for Robert Smerdon. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Hawkes Racing’s Maastricht was first to jump ...

Villa Verde Primed for Carlyon Stakes Return

Villa Verde Primed for Carlyon Stakes Return

Performing well over four starts through the 2014 Autumn Carnival, jockey Mark Zahra is expecting talented four-year-old Villa Verde to return to racing in ideal form for this weekend’s Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.

Villa Verde will return to racing in this weekend's Listed Carlyon Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

A standout competitor over the entire 2013 ...

McEvoy Affirms 2014 San Domenico Stakes Target

McEvoy Affirms 2014 San Domenico Stakes Target

Adelaide-based trainer Tony McEvoy has declared plans to target the San Domenico Stakes 2014 next month in Sydney with his weekend Caulfield winning young gun Affirmation.

A weekend win at Caulfield has Affirmation Sydney Spring Racing Carnival 2014 bound. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Three at the end of the week, current two-year-old Not A Single Doubt gelding Affirmation ...

Early 2014 Crown Oaks Dream for Crafty

Early 2014 Crown Oaks Dream for Crafty

Robert Smerdon’s Qatar Bloodstock-owned filly Crafty showed early Crown Oaks 2014 potential when successfully stepping up to a mile for her winning Taj Rossi Series Final performance at Flemingtonover the weekend.

Taj Rossi Final winner Crafty has been earmarked as a potential 2014 Crown Oaks hope this spring. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The opening race on ...

Smerdon Has Every Faith in Queensland Oaks 2014 Duo

Smerdon Has Every Faith in Queensland Oaks 2014 Duo

With 2014 Queensland Oaks first acceptances closing today ahead of Saturday week’s showdown, Melbourne trainer Robert Smerdon has confirmed a start in the classic for both Rezoned and Every Faith.

SA Fillies Classic winner Rezoned is one of two confirmed 2014 Queensland Oaks hopes for Robert Smerdon. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

There are currently 70 fillies in the mix for ...

Rezoned Wins SA Fillies Classic 2014 for Punters

Rezoned Wins SA Fillies Classic 2014 for Punters

The second race at Morphettville Racecourse this afternoon has been won by the favourite Rezoned who took out the 2014 SA Fillies Classic atoning for her disappointing Group 1 run in at the track last start.

Rezoned wins the SA Fillies Classic for 2014. Picture: Jenny Barnes

There was a bumper 16 starter field for this year’s $115,000 Group 3 ...