Trainer Pitch: John Symons & Sheila Laxon

Dec 16, 2020

Esprit Racing

Sheila Laxon made headlines around the world as the first female to win the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup double with Ethereal in 2001.

But Sheila was no overnight sensation, an accomplished rider, she began riding work before school at 12, represented Great Britain in the equestrian arena before taking up training full time.

From New Zealand, Sheila moved to Melbourne with her partner in life and training John Symons. That partnership continues as Esprit Racing and now the duo train out of the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane and want to train for YOU as part of the Queensland Rogues.