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.

Life is Great in the Sunshine State!

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

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    Irish Ace, racing over the longer 1800m for the first time, was able to overcome the outside barrier to win the LAMBERT LOCATIONS Class 2 Handicap today at Sunshine Coast. After some unlucky runs recently as she started to increase in journey, it did look like the...

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    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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    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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    Upcoming Runners

    Horse Date Race Track Fields/Form
    Mr Wong Oct 27, 2021 4 - Ipswich Ipswich Field

    Recent Winners

    Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
    Irish Ace Oct 17, 2021 7 - Sunshine Coast 1.00 Jaden Lloyd
    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
    Without Thinking May 28, 2021 7 - Sunshine Coast 2.30 M Hellyer
    Dutch Delight May 23, 2021 3 - Sunshine Coast 3.00 Jaden Lloyd
    Southern Swing May 19, 2021 3 - Ipswich 0.80 N Callow
    Without Thinking May 08, 2021 8 - Ipswich 1.30 M Hellyer
    Southern Swing May 03, 2021 7 - Ipswich 0.10 N Callow

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