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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Another excellent performance by So Dapper, in winning the Meredith Kitchens Class 1 Handicap over 1600m at the Sunshine Coast, on Melbourne Cup Day. Again well supported in the market into odds on, the son of So You Think was very stylish in gliding across from a...

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After an unusual poor run by Checkmate Lad, (where he was subsequently found to have effectively torn a hamstring), it was wonderful to see him back at his competitive best, dominating the Fort Knox Storage Class 2 Plate over 1600m at the Sunshine Coast today. The win...

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An excellent effort by very talented So You Think 4yo, So Dapper, to convincingly win his maiden over 1400m at Sunshine Coast, at his second start. After betting saw him move from $10 into some $1.80, jockey Ron Stewart was able to give his supporters plenty to cheer...

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Recent Winners

Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
So Dapper Nov 05, 2019 5 - Sunshine Coast 1.50 L V Cassidy
Checkmate Lad Oct 20, 2019 7 - Sunshine Coast 1.30 Ron Stewart
So Dapper Oct 13, 2019 5 - Sunshine Coast 1.00 Ron Stewart
Sheezinajam Sep 24, 2019 6 - Kilcoy 7.30 Joshua Oliver
Sheezinajam Sep 01, 2019 4 - Toowoomba 1.30 Joshua Oliver
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

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