Roger Varian

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Roger Varian

Roger Varian Runners Today

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

15:35 22nd Sep 23Newbury1mC2Defiance (IRE)Non Runner
17:15 22nd Sep 23Kempton Park7fC4Military Artist (USA)J Mitchell
18:15 22nd Sep 23Kempton Park6fC2Debora's Dream (IRE)J Mitchell
14:15 23rd Sep 23Newmarket1mC3Eximious (IRE)David Egan
15:40 23rd Sep 23Curragh7fMission To Moon (IRE)R P Whelan
16:35 23rd Sep 23Newmarket1m 2fC3Pure DignityDavid Egan
15:15 25th Sep 23Leicester7fC3MoswaatDavid Egan
15:15 25th Sep 23Leicester7fC3DosmanDavid Egan
16:25 25th Sep 23Leicester1m 2fC4FranberriDavid Egan
18:30 25th Sep 23Wolverhampton6f 20yC5Flavour Maker (IRE)Unknown Jockey
18:30 25th Sep 23Wolverhampton6f 20yC5MoswaatUnknown Jockey
14:05 26th Sep 23Nottingham5f 8yC4Nazron (IRE)David Egan
14:25 26th Sep 23Lingfield Park5f 6yC4Nazron (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:40 26th Sep 23Nottingham1m 75yC4Times EditionDavid Egan
14:50 26th Sep 23Beverley1m 100yC5CheckmeoutUnknown Jockey
16:25 26th Sep 23Nottingham1m 2f 50yC2Warren Hill (IRE)David Egan
16:45 26th Sep 23Lingfield Park1m 2fC5Indemnity (IRE)Unknown Jockey
17:20 26th Sep 23Lingfield Park1m 2fC5Kodiman (IRE)Unknown Jockey
18:30 26th Sep 23Newcastle1m 2f 42yC6Paco's PrideUnknown Jockey
19:00 26th Sep 23Newcastle7f 14yC5True Cyan (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:15 27th Sep 23Redcar7fC4Royal MajestyUnknown Jockey
15:40 27th Sep 23Goodwood1m 1f 197yC1Fall In Love (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:50 27th Sep 23Redcar7fC5Marirah (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:15 27th Sep 23Goodwood7fC2Shin JidaiUnknown Jockey
17:30 27th Sep 23Kempton Park1mC5CheckmeoutUnknown Jockey
18:30 27th Sep 23Kempton Park1m 2f 219yC5Mathematician (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:00 29th Sep 23Newmarket7fC1Shin JidaiUnknown Jockey
15:00 29th Sep 23Newmarket7fC1ZenjabeelaUnknown Jockey
15:00 29th Sep 23Newmarket7fC1PoutchekUnknown Jockey
15:00 29th Sep 23Newmarket7fC1Not Real (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:00 29th Sep 23Newmarket7fC1Jabaara (IRE)Unknown Jockey
13:50 30th Sep 23Newmarket1mC1Al Musmak (IRE)Unknown Jockey
13:50 30th Sep 23Newmarket1mC1Boiling Point (IRE)Unknown Jockey
13:50 30th Sep 23Newmarket1mC1Defiance (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:25 30th Sep 23Newmarket6fC1Jabaara (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2Botanical (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2Akhu NajlaUnknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2Enfjaar (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2Tyrrhenian Sea (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2Lord Of Biscay (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2PerottoUnknown Jockey
14:05 7th Oct 23Newmarket6fC2DafoorUnknown Jockey
14:05 7th Oct 23Newmarket6fC2MalyanUnknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Warm Spell (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Jabaara (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:00 13th Oct 23Newmarket7fC1Olivia Maralda (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:35 13th Oct 23Newmarket1m 4fC2Shadow DanceUnknown Jockey
15:35 13th Oct 23Newmarket1m 4fC2Spectacular StyleUnknown Jockey
15:40 14th Oct 23Newmarket2m 2fC2Fox VisionUnknown Jockey
13:25 21st Oct 23Ascot1m 7f 209yC1Eldar EldarovUnknown Jockey
14:00 21st Oct 23Ascot6fC1Mitbaahy (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:00 21st Oct 23Ascot6fC1Sakheer (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:40 21st Oct 23Ascot1m 3f 211yC1ModaaraUnknown Jockey
15:20 21st Oct 23Ascot1mC1EmbestoUnknown Jockey
16:00 21st Oct 23Ascot1m 1f 212yC1EmbestoUnknown Jockey
16:00 21st Oct 23Ascot1m 1f 212yC1King Of Steel (USA)Unknown Jockey
16:25 21st Oct 23Ascot1mC2PerottoUnknown Jockey
16:25 21st Oct 23Ascot1mC2Tyrrhenian Sea (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:25 21st Oct 23Ascot1mC2Enfjaar (IRE)Unknown Jockey

Roger Varian Recent Form

PeriodRuns1st2nd3rdWin%£ level stake
Season (Combined )49284897517.07-134.41

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.