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MARK ZAHRA

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Mark grew up near Perth and was apprenticed to Dean White with his first ride on dirt at Geraldton Racecourse in 1998.

After honing his skills in Western Australia, Zahra completed his apprenticeship with leading handlers Brian Cox and then Tony McEvoy.

His first G1 victory was on the Jim Conlan-trained Above Deck in the 2006 Doomben Cup.

He rode as a retained second jockey to Sheikh Mohammed Darley's operation in Melbourne behind Kerrin McEvoy for three-years.

Over the last 10 years he has established himself as one of Australia's leading riders and in the 2015/16 season registered his first century, ending the campaign with 110 wins in total.

He has ridden overseas in Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, New Zealand and Singapore before riding in the Shergar Cup of 2019.

First Runner 26 Dec 1998
Wail Spring (Aus)  
Geraldton (Aus)  |  Class 1 Handicap
First Win 01 Mar 1999
Winrosy (Aus)
Geraldton (Aus)  |  Class 3 Handicap
Best Horse :
SANTA ANA LANE (Timeform Rating 128)
First Group Win (G1):
ABOVE DECK (20 May 2006)

MARK ZAHRA's Career

Latest Rides

FP Date Course Runner Div Type Distance PM AUD $ Trainer Time
1 of 9 21 Feb 2024 SANL AUSTMARR $3.5 3U BM64 1000m $55,000 A & S FREEDMAN 0:55.82
2 of 5 21 Feb 2024 SANL LAZY SUSAN $3.8 3UFM BM70 1200m $55,000 GAVIN BEDGGOOD 1:11.02
5 of 13 17 Feb 2024 FLEM PUNCH LANE $2.5 BM84 1400m $130,000 A & S FREEDMAN 1:22.68
5 of 8 17 Feb 2024 FLEM RICH FORTUNE $151 OPEN G1 1000m $1,000,000 JEROME HUNTER 0:57.54
2 of 13 17 Feb 2024 FLEM KING COLORADO $4.0 3CG OPEN G3 1400m $201,500 CIARON MAHER 1:22.32
12 of 12 17 Feb 2024 FLEM DONEGAL $6.0 3F OPEN G3 1400m $201,500 BEN, WILL & JD HAYES 1:22.35
3 of 10 17 Feb 2024 FLEM BITTERCREEK $19 2 OPEN LR 1100m $176,200 LEON & TROY CORSTENS 1:04.70
13 of 13 10 Feb 2024 CAUL BLANC DE BLANC $5.0 3F OPEN G3 1100m $200,990 MICHAEL FREEDMAN 1:02.97
6 of 9 10 Feb 2024 CAUL PERICLES $6.5 3U OPEN G1 1400m $752,000 JAMES CUMMINGS 1:22.27
10 of 13 10 Feb 2024 CAUL QUEEN OF THE BALL $10 OPEN G2 1100m $301,540 MICHAEL FREEDMAN 1:02.90

Trainer Statistics

Last 100 Runners
Career
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
A & S FREEDMAN 4 40.0% 1 50.0% 10 $4,538,075 1 0 0 0 $1.89
BEN, WILL & JD HAYES 3 21.4% 5 57.1% 14 $1,042,900 0 1 0 1 $1.30
CIARON MAHER 3 42.9% 2 71.4% 7 $152,550 0 0 0 0 $1.93
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN 2 33.3% 1 50.0% 6 $423,930 0 0 1 1 $1.22
ROBBIE LAING 2 100.0% 0 100.0% 2 $115,500 0 0 0 0 $8.00
MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR 1 20.0% 0 20.0% 5 $206,875 0 1 0 0 $1.80
GAVIN BEDGGOOD 1 25.0% 3 100.0% 4 $147,540 0 0 1 0 $0.72
ROGER JAMES & ROBERT WELLWOOD 1 50.0% 0 50.0% 2 $243,000 0 1 0 0 $2.25
MATT LAURIE 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $120,000 0 0 1 0 $2.50
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE 0 0.0% 6 54.5% 11 $514,050 0 0 0 0 -
JAMES CUMMINGS 0 0.0% 1 25.0% 4 $45,500 0 0 0 0 -
MICHAEL MORONEY 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 3 $8,350 0 0 0 0 -
S O'DEA & M HOYSTED 0 0.0% 1 33.3% 3 $42,050 0 0 0 0 -
KRIS LEES 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 $2,500 0 0 0 0 -
MICHAEL FREEDMAN 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 - 0 0 0 0 -
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
ROBERT SMERDON 152 16.0% 206 37.6% 951 $6,279,707 0 3 9 8 $0.85
PETER SNOWDEN 112 17.6% 168 44.0% 636 $4,246,245 0 2 6 5 $0.79
TONY MCEVOY 77 13.3% 131 35.8% 581 $2,170,555 0 0 0 0 $0.67
DARREN WEIR 58 18.3% 79 43.2% 317 $6,855,260 4 6 2 2 $0.78
MICHAEL MORONEY 57 14.0% 97 37.8% 407 $3,524,367 2 0 2 2 $0.86
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG 49 14.8% 87 41.0% 332 $6,778,691 1 7 2 4 $0.74
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE 41 16.1% 73 44.9% 254 $10,981,120 2 3 2 5 $0.75
ANTHONY FREEDMAN 28 19.6% 36 44.8% 143 $7,225,526 3 0 2 1 $0.85
CIARON MAHER 28 24.6% 33 53.5% 114 $1,854,960 0 0 1 2 $1.24
J T CONLAN 26 16.5% 41 42.4% 158 $1,243,400 1 1 1 1 $0.83
MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR 25 21.9% 27 45.6% 114 $3,933,403 2 1 3 4 $1.15
BRIAN COX 24 15.3% 37 38.9% 157 $211,630 0 0 0 0 $0.64
A & S FREEDMAN 24 16.4% 34 39.7% 146 $12,153,140 3 1 3 3 $0.86
ROBBIE GRIFFITHS 21 12.4% 42 37.1% 170 $831,170 0 0 0 1 $1.02
CLINTON MCDONALD 19 19.0% 27 46.0% 100 $657,655 0 0 0 0 $1.12

Seasons Summary Statistics

Season Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
2023/24 35 16.8% 57 44.2% 208 $13,572,090 3 4 3 3 $0.89
2022/23 38 13.5% 79 41.6% 281 $15,866,363 3 5 3 3 $0.73
2021/22 32 17.0% 49 43.1% 188 $5,385,790 3 1 5 4 $0.98
2020/21 70 17.9% 101 43.7% 391 $10,214,290 3 2 4 11 $1.00
2019/20 51 13.6% 91 37.8% 376 $10,732,895 3 3 4 3 $0.74
2018/19 54 13.7% 106 40.7% 393 $8,084,625 2 5 3 3 $0.77
2017/18 67 16.7% 108 43.6% 401 $10,099,236 5 8 2 9 $0.81
2016/17 77 19.0% 94 42.2% 405 $6,433,251 1 5 7 2 $0.91
2015/16 110 18.4% 167 46.4% 597 $5,995,266 1 2 3 8 $0.89
2014/15 79 15.2% 110 36.3% 521 $4,009,865 0 3 3 4 $1.01
Overall 1415 13.0% 2397 22.0% 10903 $116,673,015 28 45 54 71 $0.70

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