Thank you for visiting our website, which displays the operations of the Esprit Racing thoroughbred racing business in Australia, showcasing the facilities and talents of highly successful trainers: 

John Symons and Sheila Laxon ONZM.

John and Sheila are Gr1 winning trainers who made the exciting move to Queensland on the Sunshine Coast in 2016 after very successful careers, both individually and in partnership. Sheila is officially the first female Melbourne Cup winning trainer, with Ethereal completing the Cups double in 2001, whilst John is well known to Queenslanders with his Doomben 10,000 and Blue Diamond Stakes winning exploits with Bel Esprit, the sire of Black Caviar, amongst many other group victories.

The trainers are loving the Queensland lifestyle, and with John’s eagle eye in selecting young talent at bargain prices, have built a very exciting team of horses for the coming years.

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Sheila continues to participate in the Melbourne Cup Tour each year; something we are very proud to support.

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    SHAJAEA BACK TO BACK!

    SHAJAEA BACK TO BACK!

    An extremely slick effort by Shajaea, straight out of his maiden win to a BM58 against older horses, to run his rivals ragged in the RYCO 24/7 NORTHSIDE Colts, Geldings and Entires Handicap over 1000 metres today with Jaden Lloyd again aboard. Starting from the...

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    SHAJAEA SHINES!

    SHAJAEA SHINES!

    A very impressive effort by Shajaea yesterday, in breaking his maiden at his 5th start, in the LEVEL FIELD LAWYERS AND CONSULTANTS PTY LTD Maiden Handicap over 1000 metres at the Sunshine Coast. Jumping well from barrier 9 of 11 runners, Jaden Lloyd was able to come...

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    IRISH EYES ARE SMILING!

    IRISH EYES ARE SMILING!

    Irish eyes were smiling at Ipswich today, when great training, great race placement, a favourable barrier draw, and a delightful ride from Jaden Lloyd gave Irish Ace a very good headstart to display her wares, and that she did! Out to a mile for the first time after a...

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    Upcoming Runners

    Horse Date Race Track Fields/Form
    Acceptances
    Shajaea Sep 24, 2021 2 Sunshine Coast Field
    Shajaea Sep 26, 2021 1 Doomben Field

    Recent Winners

    Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
    Shajaea Sep 12, 2021 6 - Sunshine Coast 2.50 Jaden Lloyd
    Shajaea Aug 29, 2021 3 - Sunshine Coast 1.50 Jaden Lloyd
    Irish Ace Aug 13, 2021 7 - Ipswich 0.20 Jaden Lloyd
    Daintree Diva Aug 11, 2021 5 - Doomben 0.20 Jaden Lloyd
    Palaszczuk Jul 07, 2021 8 - Grafton 2.30 A Mallyon
    Without Thinking May 28, 2021 7 - Sunshine Coast 2.30 M Hellyer
    Dutch Delight May 23, 2021 3 - Sunshine Coast 3.00 Jaden Lloyd
    Without Thinking May 08, 2021 8 - Ipswich 1.30 M Hellyer
    Without Thinking Feb 28, 2021 6 - Sunshine Coast 0.80 M Hellyer
    Dovetail Diva Feb 04, 2021 1 - Doomben 1.30 Ron Stewart

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