Roger Varian

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Roger Varian

Roger Varian Runners Today

Here are all the Roger Varian horses running today and future entries.

14:00 9th Jun 23Brighton5f 215yC6Bonkersinabundance (IRE)Aidan Keeley
14:40 9th Jun 23Thirsk7f 218yC5MubhijahJim Crowley
19:48 9th Jun 23Bath1mC5Warren Hill (IRE)Ray Dawson
21:00 9th Jun 23Haydock Park1m 2f 42yC4Fox VisionOisin Murphy
13:30 10th Jun 23Beverley7f 96yC5Bush RoseKyle Strydom
15:00 10th Jun 23Haydock Park1m 3f 175yC1ModaaraDavid Egan
18:40 10th Jun 23Lingfield Park7f 1yC5Sub RosaRay Dawson
19:45 10th Jun 23Lingfield Park1m 2fC4Croachill (IRE)Ray Dawson
20:00 10th Jun 23Chepstow7f 16yC4Sir Winston (IRE)Raul Da Silva
20:45 10th Jun 23Lingfield Park1m 2fC5Amazing (IRE)Hollie Doyle
14:10 11th Jun 23Goodwood6fC4Warm Spell (IRE)David Egan
16:25 11th Jun 23Goodwood1m 3f 218yC1PeripateticDavid Egan
17:45 11th Jun 23Beverley1m 1f 207yC3Croachill (IRE)Unknown Jockey
17:00 12th Jun 23Lingfield Park6fC5Fox MasterUnknown Jockey
18:10 12th Jun 23Windsor6f 12yC4SheffaDavid Egan
18:40 12th Jun 23Windsor1m 2fC5Shadow DanceDavid Egan
21:00 12th Jun 23Pontefract1m 6yC5Warren Hill (IRE)Unknown Jockey
21:00 12th Jun 23Pontefract1m 6yC5Kodiman (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:10 13th Jun 23Salisbury6fC4Magic Fluke (IRE)David Egan
15:10 13th Jun 23Salisbury6f 213yC5Equatorial (USA)David Egan
15:10 13th Jun 23Salisbury6f 213yC5Mathematician (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:30 13th Jun 23Southwell1m 13yC4Cobalt Blue (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:30 13th Jun 23Southwell1m 13yC4Sealine (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:30 13th Jun 23Southwell1m 13yC4FleurirRay Dawson
16:10 13th Jun 23Salisbury1m 4f 5yC5Shadow DanceDavid Egan
16:35 13th Jun 23Southwell7f 14yC4FleurirRay Dawson
16:35 13th Jun 23Southwell7f 14yC4CentrefoldUnknown Jockey
16:40 13th Jun 23Salisbury1m 1f 201yC4Croachill (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:40 13th Jun 23Salisbury1m 1f 201yC4Strong Impact (IRE)David Egan
18:45 13th Jun 23Wetherby7fC5Mathematician (IRE)Unknown Jockey
20:30 13th Jun 23Wetherby1m 2fC5Amazing (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:20 14th Jun 23Yarmouth1m 3yC4ZainalarabUnknown Jockey
14:40 14th Jun 23Haydock Park1m 3f 140yC2Ya Hafhd (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:50 14th Jun 23Yarmouth7f 3yC5FleurirUnknown Jockey
14:50 14th Jun 23Yarmouth7f 3yC5GlistenedUnknown Jockey
14:50 14th Jun 23Yarmouth7f 3yC5Little HugUnknown Jockey
15:15 14th Jun 23Haydock Park6fC4Mission To Moon (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:15 14th Jun 23Haydock Park6fC4Warm Spell (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:20 14th Jun 23Haydock Park6f 212yC5Fox MasterUnknown Jockey
16:50 14th Jun 23Haydock Park7f 212yC4FleurirUnknown Jockey
17:20 14th Jun 23Haydock Park1m 2f 42yC4Sealine (IRE)Unknown Jockey
18:10 14th Jun 23Kempton Park1m 2f 219yC5Ya Hafhd (IRE)Unknown Jockey
19:10 14th Jun 23Kempton Park6fC4Fox MasterUnknown Jockey
19:40 14th Jun 23Kempton Park7fC4Sir Winston (IRE)Unknown Jockey
19:10 16th Jun 23Cork1m 4fSound AngelaUnknown Jockey
19:10 16th Jun 23Cork1m 4fVoodoo QueenUnknown Jockey
15:40 20th Jun 23Ascot5fC1The Platinum Queen (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 20th Jun 23Ascot5fC1Mitbaahy (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:20 20th Jun 23Ascot7f 213yC1Charyn (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 21st Jun 23Ascot1mC1Ameynah (IRE)Unknown Jockey
17:00 21st Jun 23Ascot1mC2Greatgadian (GER)Unknown Jockey
17:00 21st Jun 23Ascot1mC2Akhu NajlaUnknown Jockey
17:00 21st Jun 23Ascot1mC2PerottoUnknown Jockey
17:00 21st Jun 23Ascot1mC2IndemnifyUnknown Jockey
17:00 21st Jun 23Ascot1mC2YaanaasUnknown Jockey
15:40 22nd Jun 23Ascot1m 3f 211yC1Red DanielleUnknown Jockey
15:40 22nd Jun 23Ascot1m 3f 211yC1Decoration (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 22nd Jun 23Ascot1m 3f 211yC1Strong Impact (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:20 22nd Jun 23Ascot2m 3f 210yC1Eldar EldarovUnknown Jockey
15:05 23rd Jun 23Ascot6fC1Sakheer (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:05 23rd Jun 23Ascot6fC1Tajalla (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:05 23rd Jun 23Ascot6fC1Charyn (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:05 23rd Jun 23Ascot6fC1The Platinum Queen (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:20 23rd Jun 23Ascot7f 213yC1Olivia Maralda (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:20 23rd Jun 23Ascot7f 213yC1Cell Sa BeelaUnknown Jockey
17:35 23rd Jun 23Ascot1m 3f 211yC1King Of Steel (USA)Unknown Jockey
17:35 23rd Jun 23Ascot1m 3f 211yC1Exoplanet (FR)Unknown Jockey
15:40 24th Jun 23Ascot1m 3f 211yC1ModaaraUnknown Jockey
17:00 24th Jun 23Ascot6fC2Lir Speciale (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:25 1st Jul 23Curragh1m 2fToskana Belle (FR)Unknown Jockey
15:30 1st Jul 23Newcastle2m 56yC2Postileo (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 2nd Jul 23Curragh1m 4fExoplanet (FR)Unknown Jockey
15:00 15th Jul 23Newmarket7fC2Lir Speciale (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:00 15th Jul 23Newmarket7fC2Solar Orbiter (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:50 15th Jul 23York1m 2f 56yC2Kitsune Power (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:50 15th Jul 23York1m 2f 56yC2YaanaasUnknown Jockey
16:10 15th Jul 23Newmarket6fC1Sakheer (IRE)Unknown Jockey
00:00 22nd Jul 23Curragh1m 4fDecoration (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:30 22nd Jul 23Newbury5f 34yC2MalyanUnknown Jockey
15:30 22nd Jul 23Newbury5f 34yC2DafoorUnknown Jockey
15:30 22nd Jul 23Newbury5f 34yC2Response Force (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:30 22nd Jul 23Newbury5f 34yC2Al Saif (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:25 24th Aug 23York6fC2Response Force (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:45 26th Aug 23Newmarket6fC2DafoorUnknown Jockey
14:45 26th Aug 23Newmarket6fC2MalyanUnknown Jockey
14:06 7th Oct 23Newmarket6fC2DafoorUnknown Jockey
14:06 7th Oct 23Newmarket6fC2MalyanUnknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Warm Spell (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Storm Passage (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Exceed Now (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1DafoorUnknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Flavour Maker (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Jabaara (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Mission To Moon (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Brave Empire (IRE)Unknown Jockey

Roger Varian Recent Form

PeriodRuns1st2nd3rdWin%£ level stake
Season (Combined )20130383214.93-99.35

Key Stats

Name – Roger Varian

Date of Birth – 14 March 1979

Racing Yard – Carlburg Stables, Newmarket

Big Wins: St Leger (2), Coronation Cup (2), British Champions Fillies and Mares, Dewhurst Stakes, International Stakes, Lockinge Stakes, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Racing Post Trophy, Criterium International, Prix d’Ispahan, Prix de l’Opera, Prix Jean Romanet, Prix Vermeille, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Pretty Polly Stakes (2), Dubai Sheema Classic and many more top flat races.

Trainer Profile

Roger Varian moved to the United States in his teens and was a work rider at Hollywood Park. He returned to the UK to ride for a short spell with Josh Gifford over jumps, riding seven winners. He suffered a serious wrist injury in a fall after returning to America in 2001 forcing his retirement from the saddle.

Varian then became assistant trainer to Michael Jarvis at Kremlin House Stakes in Newmarket. He worked there for 10 years before succeeding Jarvis in 2011. He moved from Kremlin House to Carlburg Stables in 2017, the yard previously owned by Clive Brittain.

Roger Varian – Key Trainer Stats

Varian trained 53 winners in his first season and by year three his horses had earned over £1.3 million during the campaign. He achieved his first century of winners in the 2015 season, a figure he has eclipsed for seven of the last eight years. His best year, both numerically and financially, was in 2022 when he saddled 140 winners and earned more than £3.6 million in prize money.

Roger Varian Big Race Wins

Varian hit the ground running, sending out Nahrain to win the Prix de l’Opera in his first season. The filly also won the Flower Bowl Invitational in 2012. He kicked off the 2013 season with Farraaj landing the Winter Derby while other big winners included Ambivalent in the Pretty Polly and Aljamaaheer in the Summer Mile.

The Racing Post Trophy success of Kingston Hill raised hopes of a Derby winner for the yard. The grey ultimately finished runner-up at Epsom before providing Varian with his first Classic in the 2014 St Leger. He won it for a second time in 2022 with Eldar Eldarov. Another top performer trained by Varian was Postponed who won the 2016 Coronation Cup and International Stakes as well as a blistering performance in the Dubai Sheema Classic.

Roger Varian – Most Famous Victories

Kingston Hill always had a touch of class, winning a Newbury maiden before taking the Group 3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket. His impressive four and a half lengths Racing Post Trophy win put him to the forefront of the Classic betting. The 2000 Guineas proved too sharp where he stayed on into midfield, showing enough to start 15-2 for the Derby. He briefly led at the two furlong pole but could not repel Australia and was beaten a length and a quarter.

After staying on into fourth in the Eclipse over ten furlongs, he came into his own over the St Leger trip when beating Romsdal and Snow Sky. His final career start was in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe where he finished a highly creditable fourth to Treve from a wide draw. Eldar Eldarov’s 2022 St Leger was also won in decisive fashion, the colt beating New London by 2 lengths.


Roger Varian is very consistent and has shown that he can compete with the best when given the right tools. A second St Leger in 2022 will have whetted his appetite for more Classic success in the years to come.

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As the Co-Founder of British Racecourses, I love the chance to share my enjoyment of racing with others. As a family, we have always loved the racing and went to Haydock races as kids, as often as we could. We are now lucky enough to own some fantastic racehorses who we will follow around the tracks and we have had some great wins. As part of British Racecourses, I enjoy visiting and reviewing the racecourses that we visit, all of which I think have something to offer and are brilliant in their own ways.