THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE ESPRIT RACING TEAM!

WITHOUT A WORRY!

WITHOUT A WORRY!

Many owners and Friends of Esprit Racing watching from all around the world, including Dubai and Auckland, would have indeed been worried at the 450m mark when Without Thinking was last in his 1400m maiden yesterday, without a clear path in front of him. About 25...

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DOVETAIL DEBUTS!

DOVETAIL DEBUTS!

At a price of around $1.40, lovely 2yo Headwater filly, Dovetail Diva, was able to achieve what the market expected with an excellent win on debut at Doomben today. It was not that easy, however, with the filly caught at least 3 wide for much of the 1110m race after...

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SHOULD HAVE LISTENED?

SHOULD HAVE LISTENED?

Plenty of tongues were wagging today after Dovetail Diva demolished a field of 2yo's at Deagon, and in doing so obtained her barrier certificate to go to the races. Watch the trial below.....   Now Dovetail Diva was the Headwater/Moodlighting filly that John...

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RED RIVER RIPPER!

RED RIVER RIPPER!

“You ripper” was the call from Red River Lad’s owners after the gelding scored his maiden win at his 14th attempt, at the Sunshine Coast yesterday. After inexperience and waywardness cost him winning races earlier, Red River Lad had been most consistent of late,...

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SET ME UP!

SET ME UP!

A marvellous win on debut by Set Me Up, a daughter of star sprinter Star Witness and gun staying mare Inaflury, a 3yo filly who was expected to find the 1000m of today's race too short against a couple of well credentialled speedsters. With two tearaway leaders...

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DAPPER’S BACK!

DAPPER’S BACK!

Two words that were widely used today when So Dapper won at the Sunshine Coast, were "He's Back!" After an inglorious campaign last time in, his return run was very promising in town, and whilst the quick back up and rise in distance were far from ideal, an excellent...

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DAINTREE’S DAY!

DAINTREE’S DAY!

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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CUP DAY KIRIANA!

CUP DAY KIRIANA!

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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KIRIANA BACKS UP!

KIRIANA BACKS UP!

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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SIMPLY GOLD!

SIMPLY GOLD!

The recent decision to get Simply So onto a tighter track to ensure she gets a stronger race tempo paid dividends with an impressive win at the Gold Coast yesterday. The mare has a history of overracing in the middle of her races when the speed slackens, wasting a lot...

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THAT’S OUR SHEILA….!

THAT’S OUR SHEILA….!

A nice mention of Sheila and Ethereal from Racing.com's Grace Ramage remembering the horses and women who meant so much to her as she grew up in racing:

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STARTING TO HEAT UP!

STARTING TO HEAT UP!

After a quiet winter period for the stable, things are starting to heat up at Esprit Racing! Impacted by the retirements of long term stable favourites Irish Constabulary and Mewstone Rock, and of course treading on egg shells during COVID-19, racing was fairly quiet...

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OUR LEGEND IRISH RETIRES!

OUR LEGEND IRISH RETIRES!

Just a few facts about the legend that was our Irish Constabulary who retired today: - bred by Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud - by Flying Spur out of Irish Truce - born 25/11/2008 - bought by the eagle eyed John Symons for $85k at Magic Millions 2010 - raced first...

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IT’S ANOTHER IRISH!

IT’S ANOTHER IRISH!

The niece of stable legend, Irish Constabulary, 4yo mare Irish Ace finally had her time in the sun with an excellent performance winning at only her second race start at Sunshine Coast on June 21st. When we say time in the sun, well not exactly, as she was faced with...

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THUNDER ROLLS ON!

THUNDER ROLLS ON!

A very workmanlike but impressive win by Thunder Mania at Sunshine Coast over 1400m last night, one that put him into consideration for a Group 1 start in the JJ Atkins on June 6 at Eagle Farm. Ridden by Larry Cassidy, the colt was having his 4th start and looking to...

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THUNDER RETURNS!

THUNDER RETURNS!

An excellent return to racing by Thunder Mania as he started his autumn/winter campaign at Sunshine Coast today. At $2.30 in a field of 7, and continuing the stable's unlucky run of barriers by drawing 7, the 2yo colt flopped out of the barrier some 3 lengths behind...

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SIMPLY STUNNING!

SIMPLY STUNNING!

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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BRONZEY’S BACK!

BRONZEY’S BACK!

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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THUNDERSTRUCK!

THUNDERSTRUCK!

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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A DOUBLE AT HOME!

A DOUBLE AT HOME!

A wonderful day for the Esprit Racing team yesterday with a winning double at the metropolitan, Mooloolaba Cup meeting on the Sunshine Coast, in front of a large number of friends of Esprit Racing! So Dapper started the day in tremendous fashion, with a ridiculously...

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SO DAPPER AGAIN!

SO DAPPER AGAIN!

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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CHECKMATE’S BACK

CHECKMATE’S BACK

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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SO DAPPER, SO GOOD!

SO DAPPER, SO GOOD!

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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KILCOY KILLER!

KILCOY KILLER!

Sheezinajam appreciated the step up in journey to 1900m, by smashing the field by 7.25 lengths yesterday at Kilcoy. With Josh Oliver back aboard, the race was hardly ever in doubt after she commenced very strongly to lead, and on the tight turning track, (the Moonee...

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