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THE DEALING’S DONE!

THE DEALING’S DONE!

The late Kenny Rogers would've raised a glass at Dealing's Done stylish win today in the GRADY PROJECTS QTIS Two-Year-Old Maiden Handicap over 1100 metres at the Gold Coast! After promising runs, the 2yo son of Better Than Ready did look to have this race at his...

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PONDER AGAIN!

PONDER AGAIN!

A terrific effort by I Ponder yesterday at the Sunshine Coast in taking out the HOT 91 Class 2 Plate over 2000m! After winning his maiden in strong fashion a fortnight ago, wet weather had provided a significant challenge for all local trainers to keep their horses...

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PONDER THAT!

PONDER THAT!

Despite having his first start on the Sunshine Coast synthetic track, and well short of the optimal distance, I Ponder, the big stylish son of So You Think was too classy for his rivals today in the OASIS LEISURE Maiden Handicap over 1600m. Backed as if he was...

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SHE’S ACE!

SHE’S ACE!

An excellent win by Irish Ace today, rushing home from the rear to win the Rumba Beach Resort Bm65 Handicap over 1600m. Ridden by Craig Robertson, the daughter of Swiss Ace was patiently taken to the rear after jumping from a wide barrier, and despite what looked a...

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May Update

May Update

In the late April, early May update, Gary Gray talks to John Symons about current activities in the stable. The 15 horses in full work at the stable are all in excellent condition and impressing the team as they start rolling out one by one onto the racetrack....

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April Update

April Update

Gary Gray interviews John and Sheila as we commence April with trials for 5-6 horses this Tuesday, weather permitting, including 2-3 of the 2yo's. Some of these will proceed to the races in the next fortnight, and we then move towards the winter carnival in May-June...

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DAINTREE DROPS ON THEM!

DAINTREE DROPS ON THEM!

An excellent win today by Daintree Diva, showing off her new found staying ability in the THE BOB RUSSELL RONA PUNTER CLASS 2 HANDICAP over 1640M at Doomben on a soft 5 track.. Ridden expertly by Jaden Lloyd, the 4yo daughter of Vancouver was able to zoom down the...

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DOVETAIL DICTATES!

DOVETAIL DICTATES!

A controlled and dominant front running display by Dovetail Diva saw her win her first Saturday race in the ROKU GIN Fillies & Mares No Metro Wins Handicap over 1200m at Eagle Farm last Saturday. After two lead up runs at 1000-1050m since a significant...

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ESPRIT RACING NOVEMBER UPDATE

ESPRIT RACING NOVEMBER UPDATE

There is plenty of excitement and anticipation in the Esprit Racing camp as we enter Brisbane's Summer Racing Carnival in December and hopefully participation in the Magic Millions weekends in January! Trials this week saw several good performances, including Southern...

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BELTARIA BREAKS THE DUCK!

BELTARIA BREAKS THE DUCK!

All Esprit Racing eyes were on Beltaria this afternoon at Doomben, as he returned for his first race since May, to win the Jordan Allen Colts, Geldings and Entires Class 1 Handicap over 1050 Metres. The reason for such focus was that it was identified after his last...

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IRISH STAYS!

IRISH STAYS!

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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SHAJAEA BACK TO BACK!

SHAJAEA BACK TO BACK!

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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SHAJAEA SHINES!

SHAJAEA SHINES!

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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IRISH EYES ARE SMILING!

IRISH EYES ARE SMILING!

Irish eyes were smiling at Ipswich today, when great training, great race placement, a favourable barrier draw, and a delightful ride from Jaden Lloyd gave Irish Ace a very good headstart to display her wares, and that she did! Out to a mile for the first time after a...

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DETERMINED DIVA!

DETERMINED DIVA!

A very determined effort by 4yo mare Daintree Diva today saw her win the XXX DRY Fillies and Mares Class 1 Handicap over 1200 metres at Doomben. Jumping from the outside barrier, apprentice Jaden Lloyd had her working from the outset to eventually cross to the fence,...

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THAT’S THREE FOR WT!

THAT’S THREE FOR WT!

Another strong winning display by Without Thinking last night in the CALOUNDRA SHOPPING CENTRE QTIS THREE-YEAR-OLD BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1600M at the Sunshine Coast, making it three wins in a row this campaign, after good victories at the Sunshine Coast and Ipswich....

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DELIGHTFUL DUTCHY!

DELIGHTFUL DUTCHY!

A very fit, well trained mare given a wonderful ride was finally being able to break her maiden status at the Sunshine Coast yesterday. 6yo Dutch Delight, who had had 11 short distance starts and 3 trainers before arriving at Esprit Racing last year, was bursting to...

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WITHOUT FUSS!

WITHOUT FUSS!

The last race is quite often the 'get out' stakes for punters, and no doubt Without Thinking was being relied upon to win yesterday at Ipswich at the short quote of $1.55. Given a great ride by jockey Michael Hellyer, there was never really any doubt as the classy son...

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HORSES AVAILABLE UPDATE!

HORSES AVAILABLE UPDATE!

The last 4 months since November's 2yo in Training Sale, through to January's Magic Millions Sale, and last week's March Yearling Sale has been quite frantic on the sales front. Pleasingly we saw immediate results on the racetrack in December and January with Dovetail...

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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?

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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