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.

Even if you are not an owner, you can become a Friend of Esprit Racing and keep up to date with all that is going on in the stable.

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A simply stunning win by Simply So in today’s 1000m Benchmark 62 at Sunshine Coast! Stunning in terms of her visually exciting charge from virtually last on the turn with 59kg, and stunning in that she had never performed at her best on the slow track that confronted...

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An excellent return to form today for Bronzegate, with a soft win over 2150m at Toowoomba. After three runs back from a spell, over shorter distances and on shifting surfaces, his form looked horrible, but we knew that he was getting fitter and expected that once he...

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An outstanding debut performance by Thunder Mania in winning over 1200m at Doomben today! After having a trial 4th, and a jumpout win, he had been improving at being a racehorse and was ready to commence his career today at a suitable 1200m. With the market "knowing",...

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Upcoming Runners

KirianaApr 11, 20204Doomben Field
Mewstone RockApr 11, 20209Doomben Field
SheezinajamApr 11, 20205Doomben Field
Red River LadApr 11, 20202Doomben Field
Thunder ManiaApr 11, 20203Doomben Field

Recent Winners

Simply SoMar 08, 20205 - Sunshine Coast0.30L V Cassidy
BronzegateFeb 26, 20203 - Toowoomba1.30Baylee Nothdurft
Thunder ManiaDec 18, 20191 - Doomben1.50Ron Stewart
So DapperNov 16, 20192 - Sunshine Coast3.30L V Cassidy
Mewstone RockNov 16, 20193 - Sunshine Coast1.80Ron Stewart
So DapperNov 05, 20195 - Sunshine Coast1.50L V Cassidy
Checkmate LadOct 20, 20197 - Sunshine Coast1.30Ron Stewart
So DapperOct 13, 20195 - Sunshine Coast1.00Ron Stewart
SheezinajamSep 24, 20196 - Kilcoy7.30Joshua Oliver
SheezinajamSep 01, 20194 - Toowoomba1.30Joshua Oliver

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