Thank you for visiting our website, which has been developed for both existing and potential clients of Esprit Racing. It displays the operations of its thoroughbred racing business in Australia and New Zealand, showcasing the facilities and talents of highly successful trainers: 

John Symons and Sheila Laxon.

John and Sheila made the exciting move to the Sunshine Coast in 2016 after very successful careers, both individually and in partnership, in Victoria and New Zealand. The trainers are loving the Queensland lifestyle, and have built a very exciting team of horses for the coming years. We encourage you to Get On Board!

Whilst both John and Sheila are always keen to give you the most recent update of your horse, or to discuss welcoming you and your horse into the stable, this website also enables you and your family and friends to browse the site at your leisure and keep up to date. Regular posts will ensure you are kept abreast of all topics pertaining to your horse, including photos, videos and audio from your trainers.

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Sheezinajam Wins!

A very pleasing win for Esprit Racing when Sheezinajam, ridden beautifully by Michael Hellyer, won today at Beaudesert in the TAB Class 2 Handicap over 1650m at only her 2nd start for the stable. It was pleasing in several respects; not only did the mare settle very...

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Well, you don't see them do that too often, but Bronzegate was able to win dominantly today on the Sunshine Coast, after missing the start by some 5 lengths. The flashy chestnut son of Postponed has become quite a handful at the barriers in the last 12 months, and was...

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In a last to first victory, progressive staying mare Kiriana was far too good for her opposition over 1800m at the Sunshine Coast yesterday. Despite a wet week impacting her preparation, she had enough residual fitness and staying talent to be able to dash away and...

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Upcoming Runners

Horse Date Race Track Fields/Form
Checkmate Lad Aug 28, 2019 5 Sunshine Coast Field
Bronzegate Aug 25, 2019 2 Sunshine Coast Field
Steelcapstilettos Aug 25, 2019 5 Sunshine Coast Field

Recent Winners

Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
Sheezinajam Aug 22, 2019 6 - Beaudesert 0.10 M Hellyer
Kiriana Aug 04, 2019 3 - Sunshine Coast 0.10 L V Cassidy
Bronzegate Jul 21, 2019 7 - Sunshine Coast 1.50 L V Cassidy
Kiriana Jul 07, 2019 1 - Sunshine Coast 1.80 M Hellyer
Mewstone Rock Jun 19, 2019 9 - Doomben 0.10 Jackson Murphy
Simply So Dec 30, 2018 7 - Sunshine Coast 1.00 L V Cassidy
Kiriana Dec 14, 2018 2 - Sunshine Coast 2.00 G Geran
Irish Constabulary Nov 24, 2018 4 - Doomben 0.80 Jackson Murphy
Ahwahneechee Nov 24, 2018 1 - Toowoomba 0.20 R Goltz
Ahwahneechee Oct 24, 2018 5 - Ipswich 0.50 J Lloyd

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