JAMES WILSON TROPHY - Geelong Champion Trainer

2004 – Jamie Edwards
2005 – Jamie Edwards
2006 – Jamie Edwards
2007 – Jamie Edwards
2008 – Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington
2009 – Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington
2010 – Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington
2011 – Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington
2013 – Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington
2016 – Jamie Edwards
2017 – Jamie Edwards
2018 – Jamie Edwards
2019 – Jamie Edwards
2020 – Jamie Edwards
2021 – Jamie Edwards
2022 – Jamie Edwards



2007 – Jamie Edwards


2010 – Debbie Kingshott (Golden Portrait)
2013 – Janet Edwards (Severn Road)
2019 – Andrew (Ziggy) and Kerryn Witcombe, Brian McKiterick (Prince Ziggy)


2007 – Lazer Sharp
2013 – Sertorius
2014 – Sertorius
2016 – London Fog


2004 – Sand Belt
2005 – Air Cooled
2010 – Golden Portrait
2013 – Sertorius

DUAL CHOICE TROPHY - Champion Racehorse At Geelong Race Meetings

2010 – Golden Portrait


2013 – Josh Cartwright (Emsley Lodge stable apprentice)

BRISEIS AWARD (outstanding individual horse achievement)

2019 – Prince Ziggy



Galileo gelding Sertorius was an elite galloper who took Emsley Lodge on an unforgettable journey.

Owned by Mike Palmer, he was the stable’s first Melbourne Cup runner and went within 0.8s of winning of Australia’s most famous horse race when he charged home from 20th place at the 400 metres to finish 12th, just 4-3/4 lengths behind the winner Prince of Penzance.

Sertorius was a genuine Group One horse who was placed at the top level from 1400m to 3200m.

He stamped himself as a class galloper in the 2012 spring winning five races in a row at Ararat, Moonee Valley, Caulfield, the Sale Cup and at Flemington.

He started 45 times and won 10 races from 1200m to 2400 metres, placed second 10 times and third four times, earning $1,282,922 in prizemoney.


2nd – 22 Feb 14 – Caulfield 1400m Gr1 Futurity Stakes
3rd – 19 Apr 14 – Randwick 3200m Gr1 Sydney Cup
4th – 5 Apr 14 – Rosehill 2400m Gr1 The BMW
5th – 22 Mar 14 – Rosehill 2000m Gr1 Ranvet Stakes
12th – 3 Nov 15 – Flemington 3200m Gr1 Melbourne Cup (beaten 4.75L)


WON – 16 Nov 13 – Caulfield 2400m Gr2 Zipping Classic
2nd – 14 Mar 15 – Flemington 1600m Gr2 Blamey Stakes
3rd – 8 Mar 14 – Flemington 1600m Gr2 Blamey Stakes
3rd – 12 Apr 14 – Randwick 2600m Gr2 Chairman’s Hcp


WON –  Apr 15 – Caulfield 2000m Gr3 Easter Cup
2nd – 30 Mar 13 – Caulfield 1400m Gr3 Victoria Hcp
2nd – 9 Nov 13 – Flemington 2600m Gr3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes


WON – 30 Oct 13 – Bendigo 2400m Listed Bendigo Cup
2nd – 13 Oct 2013 – Cranbourne 2025m Listed Cranbourne Cup


WON – 28 Oct 12 – Sale 1600m Sale Cup
2nd – 2 Nov 11 – Kyneton 2000m Kyneton Cup


WON – 27 Feb 11 – Kilmore Maiden 1200m
WON – 19 Oct 11 – Geelong 0-62 1700m
WON – 21 Sept 12 – Ararat 1300m BM78
WON – 5 Oct 12 – Moonee Valley 1533m Sportingbet Hcp (0-78)
WON -17 Oct 12 – Caulfield 1600m Bluecross Community Services (0-89)
WON -10 Nov 12 – Flemington 2000m Antler Luggage (0-95) Hcp

Dream The Dream

Dream The Dream gave Jamie his first classic win when she took out the Group 2 SA Oaks (2500m) at Morphettville in May 2006.

By Encosta de Lago from Wakeful Stakes winner Dream of the Dance, she always showed staying ability and the Oaks was her third win a row after graduating from a Class 1 (1850m) win at Kyneton and Class 2 (2224m) victory at Geelong.

Her last of five career wins was a six-length city class victory at Werribee over 2625m before finishing seventh of 20 runners in the 2007 Adelaide Cup at her last of only 18 career starts.

Lazer Sharp

Jamie will always be thankful for Lazer Sharp who gave him his first Group 1 win.

After being beaten a total of nearly 38 lengths at his first three starts over 1000 metres, the son Zariz placed at his next nine starts including a 4-1/2 length Terang maiden win.

Two starts after posting a 2-1/2 length Showcase Class 1 win at Cranbourne he romped away to six-length win in the Listed VRC St Leger (2500m) at Moonee Valley before scoring a 1-1/4 lengths win the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m).

Following the Derby success, Lazer Sharp attracted a lot of interest as a leading Cups prospect.

Subsequently, world-renowned bloodstock agent Angus Gold purchased him for Shadwell Stud Australasia and trained by David Hayes he finished 10th to Efficient in the 2007 Melbourne Cup.

Straight Legs

Straight Legs (Mookta – Namazan) was a fantastic sprinter for the stable.

In 2009 he retired as a nine-year-old winning 12 of his 68 starts and earned for Ken Fagan and his connections $342,000 in prize money.

He was a multiple city winner with victories at Sandown, Morphettville, Cheltenham as well as two in a row at Flemington.

He raced against the best and finished third to Australian Racehorse of the Year Miss Andretti and a third to arguably Australia’s most popular champion sprinter Apache Cat.

The one that got away was the 2006 Wangoom Hcp at the time-honoured Warrnambool May carnival when the race caller declared Straight Legs the winner only for the verdict to be overturned by the judge after calling for a developed print.

prince ziggy

“He’s a little iron horse, he’s a real little beauty”

 That was how race caller Terry Bailey described Prince Ziggy as he raced clear to win the 2019 Traralgon Cup.

 That was his ninth career win and followed victories in the Stony Creek and Ballan Cups.

 Purchased for just $16,000, at the 2015 Inglis Classic Sale, the son of Monaco Consul and Miss Cutie has now won close to $600,000 with 12 wins from 1400m to 3000m and he placed 23 times.

 Remarkably 11 of his 12 wins have been on different tracks with his dual success being on the Sandown Lakeside circuit and his other city win being at Moonee Valley.

 A tough campaigner, he was lightly raced as a two and three-year-old but won every season from a 4yo to a 9yo.

 As a five-year-old he came of age winning six of 15 starts and placing another seven times, most racing five times on city tracks for two wins, two seconds and a third.

 Notable wins included the Think Big Classic by three lengths at Swan Hill in June 2021 and his 3-1/2 length victory in the TAB Sky Heights Stayers Final at Cranbourne in May 2022.

 He has been a rare find for the stable and a horse who has given us so many treasured memories.


sand belt

Sand Belt (Huntingdale – Backbeat) will always have a special place in the heart of trainer Jamie Edwards.

When the stable was doing it tough, Sand Belt answered the call and won 12 races, including twice at Moonee Valley and finished second 11 times and third 4 times in his 74 starts for career earnings of $249,250.

He was a fantastic country cups horse who besides winning the 2002 Warracknabeal Cup, finished second in the Traralgon, Terang and St Arnaud Cups, and third in the Traralgon, Ararat and Moonee Valley Country Cups.

He was also a close fourth to Gunnamatta in the 2004 Mornington Cup.

In 2004 he was acknowledged with Geelong’s Most Popular Racehorse Award before retiring the following season. 


Dream The Dream

Lazer Sharp

Straight Legs

Prince Ziggy

Sand Belt

Phone Number

Office (Janet) | 0417 271 419
Jamie | 0419 356 165


750 Dickins Rd Freshwater Creek VIC 3216 Australia

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