News About Simon Zahra

Heatherly to Carry Benefit into McEwen Stakes

Heatherly to Carry Benefit into McEwen Stakes

Co-trainer Simon Zahra is confident that talented mare Heatherly will prove very tough to beat when she lines up for the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Heatherly is favourite to win Saturday’s Group 2 McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Heatherly has been a standout through a reasonably light but impressive racing ...

Wet Track Concern for Heatherly in Carlyon Stakes

Wet Track Concern for Heatherly in Carlyon Stakes

Heavy rainfall predicted for Melbourne late this week has co-trainer Simon Zahra concerned about the Moonee Valley track conditions as the stable’s mare Heatherly prepares for a first-up run in the Carlyon Stakes on Saturday.

Heatherly could bypass Saturday’s 2016 Carlyon Stakes is Moonee Valley is downgraded to a Heavy track. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Currently the course is rated ...

Sword Of Light Matures for Quezette Stakes 2016

Sword Of Light Matures for Quezette Stakes 2016

Co-trainer Simon Zahra said the stable was dealing with a more mature Sword Of Light ahead of her 2016 Quezette Stakes bid in Melbourne this weekend.

Sword Of Light shoots for another Group 3 win over the fillies in the 2016 Quezette Stakes on Saturday at Caulfield. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The three-year-old daughter of New Approach is second-up on ...

Solicit Strong Ahead of Coolmore Classic

Solicit Strong Ahead of Coolmore Classic

Trainer Gerald Ryan has been thrilled with the form and results posted by Solicit this time and remains hopeful the mare can produce another classy effort and break-through for a maiden win at the highest level in Saturday’s Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens.

Solicit is primed for Saturday’s Group 1 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. Photo: Steve ...

Pressure on Durendal in Australia Stakes 2016

Pressure on Durendal in Australia Stakes 2016

Co-trainer Simon Zahra said it was time to put the pressure on emerging stable star Durendal who faces his toughest test to date in Saturday’s 2016 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Standish Handicap winner Durendal is on track for his maiden Group 2 and first weight-for-age run in Saturday’s 2016 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing ...

2015 Sires’ Produce Stakes Field Features Queen Of Wands

2015 Sires’ Produce Stakes Field Features Queen Of Wands

12 two-year-olds will contest the Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington this Saturday in search of the $200,000 total prize money on offer.

Manhattan Blues is one of 12 juveniles running in the Sires’ Produce Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Clarry ConnersQueen Of Wands is the only last-start winner in the field and will ...

Small 2015 Australia Stakes Field Lures Hard Stride

Small 2015 Australia Stakes Field Lures Hard Stride

A smaller than expected number of nominations saw trainer Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra make an eleventh hour call to enter Hard Stride in Saturday’s Australia Stakes 2015 in a decision they hope pays off this Saturday.

Hard Stride (inside) has an outstanding record at Moonee Valley going into Saturday’s Australia Stakes 2015. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

The feature race at ...

Mourinho Late Entry for 2015 Australia Stakes

Mourinho Late Entry for 2015 Australia Stakes

Two more sprinters will tackle the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday after nominations were extended on Monday.

Mourinho is one of two late entries for the Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Just ten horses were nominated for the race on Monday but on Tuesday morning Peter ...

Track Specialist Solicit Resumes in Let’s Elope Stakes 2014

Track Specialist Solicit Resumes in Let’s Elope Stakes 2014

After being paid up for at first acceptance stage for both the Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup on Tuesday co-trainer Simon Zahra confirmed track and distance specialist Solicit would resume over the 1400m at Flemington in Saturday’s 2014 Let’s Elope Stakes.

Solicit defends an undefeated record at the track and distance in Saturday's Let's Elope Stakes 2014. Photo: Race ...

Hard Stride Leads from Start to Finish in Regal Roller Stakes

Hard Stride Leads from Start to Finish in Regal Roller Stakes

Dictating terms from start to finish, talented gelding Hard Stride has led from start to finish to beat a talented field to the line in the 2014 Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Racecourse this afternoon.

Hard Stride has won the 2014 Regal Roller Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Jumping from the gates well, the Street Sense gelding ...