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, 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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An excellent maiden victory by Daintree Diva last night over 1300m at the Sunshine Coast, leading from barrier to box! The 3yo filly has shown us that she is happy to run, so Ron Stewart was happy to let her spring the gates and cross to the lead easily from her wide...

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It's Melbourne Cup Day, and Sheila Laxon and John Symons have got an in form, granddaughter of Cups champion Let's Elope running at a staying distance in town...... No omens there, and despite a dominant last start performance, the market was happy to leave her as 4th...

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A busy weekend for Kiriana culminated in a very impressive win over 1600m on the Sunshine Coast. The intention was for her to run over 1800m at the Gold Coast on Saturday, and we had been banking on rain falling during the afternoon to make the conditions perfect for...

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Upcoming Runners

Horse Date Race Track Fields/Form
Checkmate Lad Dec 05, 2020 3 Gold Coast Field
Shajaea Dec 05, 2020 8 Gold Coast Field
Thunder Mania Dec 05, 2020 3 Doomben Field
Shajaea Dec 05, 2020 5 Doomben Field
Beltaria Jan 16, 2021 2 Gold Coast Field
Daintree Diva Jan 16, 2021 2 Gold Coast Field
Set Me Up Jan 16, 2021 2 Gold Coast Field
Thunder Mania Jan 16, 2021 2 Gold Coast Field
Without Thinking Jan 16, 2021 2 Gold Coast Field
Kiriana Dec 02, 2020 6 Gold Coast Field

Recent Winners

Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
Daintree Diva Nov 27, 2020 9 - Sunshine Coast 1.30 Ron Stewart
Kiriana Nov 03, 2020 6 - Doomben 4.30 Ron Stewart
Kiriana Oct 25, 2020 6 - Sunshine Coast 0.80 Ron Stewart
Simply So Sep 30, 2020 7 - Gold Coast 1.00 L V Cassidy
Irish Ace Jun 21, 2020 3 - Sunshine Coast 0.80 L V Cassidy
Thunder Mania May 15, 2020 3 - Sunshine Coast 0.20 L V Cassidy
Thunder Mania Apr 29, 2020 1 - Sunshine Coast 0.50 L V Cassidy
Simply So Mar 08, 2020 5 - Sunshine Coast 0.30 L V Cassidy
Bronzegate Feb 26, 2020 3 - Toowoomba 1.30 Baylee Nothdurft
Thunder Mania Dec 18, 2019 1 - Doomben 1.50 Ron Stewart

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