SHARON JEFFRIES RACING
It’s a family thing!
Sharon, alongside husband Dale, and daughter Tiffany have an extensive racing pedigree. Sharon is the daughter of former leading Sydney jockey Kevin Langby, she is wife and sister-in-law to former jockey’s, brother’s Dale and Steven, mother to current jockey Tiffany, and mother-in-law to Alex the stable strapper and self-appointed racing manager.
Sharon always knew that she wanted to work with horses however dad Kevin was a little reluctant for his girl to go into the stables so upon leaving school Sharon took up a position with the Australian Olympic Coach for dressage.
For three years Sharon gained valuable experience on the movement and training of horse’s right up to Grand Prix level. In 1985 after Kevin won the Cox Plate on Rising Prince trained at Bathurst by long-time family friend Deirdre Stein, Kevin softened and allowed Sharon to go to work for Deirdre at the leading country stable of the time. After this stint it was only a matter of time before Sharon got her own training licence which became a reality in 1995.
From her first winner ridden by husband Dale on 1/7/1995, Sharon has successfully grown her stables, the key ingredient being a truly hands-on family business. Sharon’s family are a team who ensure every horse is treated as an individual athlete and becomes part of their family.
“We love what we do’’ say’s Sharon. Located at the wonderful Parkes Racecourse, Sharon Jefferies Racing has access to 25 stables, a spacious 2000 metre track, large paddocks with a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere to keep horses fresh and happy. Training with a unique style Sharon and the team use these great facilities with a meticulous hands on approach working each horse out individually to help them reach their potential.
There have been many career highlights for Sharon including training her first city winner, Boxhead Prince, ridden by her husband Dale at Canterbury. Training Platinum Skye her first Royal Randwick winner ridden by daughter Tiffany making them the first mother daughter combination to ever win at Randwick and breaking track record in the process.
However, all of this was recently trumped by Orange Cup prelude winner, Happy Partner, a horse previously ridden at trackwork by brother in law Steven (prior to his passing a few years ago) ridden on the day by daughter Tiffany who just happened to be carrying Sharon’s first grand-child thus adding another (albeit very young) member to this racing pedigree!
Take the time to browse through Sharon Jeffries Racing’s social media and feel free to get in touch with the stable to find out more.