News at Roger Teal Racing

New Additions



Team Teal have had some new additions in the shape of 7 gorgeous puppies from Mollie our Bassett they arrived last Saturday morning after an emergency C section Mollie is proud mummy to 4 boys and 3 girls, sadly we lost one of the boys but the other 6 seem to be doing well and Mollie is a very good mum.

Finally we have had some nice weather and what a difference it makes just to have some sun.

All horses are doing well.

Diamond Express made her seasonal debut at Bath she was in the stalls for some 7 to 8 minutes while one decided to plant itself and refuse to budge when the gates finally opened she was slow away John Fahy didn’t panic and let her find her stride a furlong out she was still a long way last but picked up and finished nicely to finish 7th beaten 10 lengths.

Jack Bear headed to Southwell to run over the jumps he was travelling up there nicely until making a bad mistake 2 out which put paid to his chances.

Langley Vale was at Lingfield after his winter holiday, still looking a bit burly we knew he would come on for the race, he was a bit keen and as expected got tired around the 1 pole but unfortunately the jockey decided to stand up in his irons and racing post report read eased heavily so not very helpful really the purpose of the race was to bring him on and finish as close as he could we would have preferred he had been pushed hands and heels to the line to gain benefit from the race.

Today sees Blistering Bob have his first experience of a racecourse so fingers crossed he can run well he has been working well at home.

Friday Lucky Louie heads to Doncaster he is extremely well and his winter break done him good let’s hope we can get more 1’s by his name this year instead of seconds

Five Again has her second start at Wolverhampton on Saturday after an encouraging first run we are hoping she can build on that

High Acclaim holds an entry at Ripon and Haydock on Saturday as of yet no decision has been made as to where he goes

Jack of Diamonds and Langley Vale end a busy week at Salisbury on Sunday.

Tip Two Win continues to please in his quest for 2000 Guineas glory he has had a busy week with Racing uk and At The Races coming down to do a feature on him.


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The Count Down Has Begun




19 days until Tip Two Win (Ernie) heads for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, he is in great order and as usual taking it all in his stride.

Racing UK are visiting the yard tomorrow to do a piece on him and next week At The Races are coming, he is becoming quite the super star.

Ernie will go to Newbury on Sunday to have a racecourse gallop and David Probert will be aboard, Lucky Louie will be his work partner with Harry Teal


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Exciting times ahead




2017 was yet another successful year for the yard and the winners rolled in on the flat and over jumps.

Look Surprised won very nicely at Windsor and continued to put up some decent efforts before heading home for a winter break.

Lucky Louie continued his trend of being 2nd for the remainder of the season but a winter break has done him the world of good and he has his first run of the season pencilled in for 11th April at Nottingham

Jack Of Diamonds had a very good 2nd half of the year winning twice and notching up 4 placing and it’s great to see the old boy still in training

Kyllachys Tale followed on from her win at Newbury with a gallant 2nd at Sandown and a run away winner at Windsor, she’s a much stronger filly this year so we are hopeful of more improvement

Stonemadforspeed done us proud between August and November notching up 2 wins 4 thirds and a 4th from 7 starts, he ran today at Wincanton but the ground was way to soft and he will be seen to better effect when and if the ground ever dries up

One of the yards favourites Langley Vale had another pleasing season and won nicely at Bath in September

Tricky customer Berkeley Vale earned himself a spin over hurdles, although he schooled well at home he was not impressed when he had his first run and decided jumping was not for him he has had a nice winter break and hopefully he will knuckle down this year

Star of the year turned out to be our little welsh mountain look alike Ernie (Tip Two Win)

After winning first time out he followed up with a 3rd at Windsor 2nd in a listed race at Ripon he then went on to win the Flying Scotsman at Doncaster impressively he then finished 2nd to Elarqam at Newmarket

An invitation to run in Doha in December followed and he won going away by 4 1/2 lengths he was then reinvited back to Doha in February where he stepped up to a mile yet again he didn’t disappoint and won very nicely which booked him a tilt at the 2000 Guineas, he returned home and had a few weeks break and is now back in full training in preparation for his big day in May

Jack Bear made the best start ever for us by winning first time out at Wolverhampton and followed up with a 3rd place, he will run at Bath on Friday

High Acclaim bounced back to the best ever form on the opening day of the turf by winning the Spring Mile at Doncaster, having lost his way in the later stages of last year it was lovely to see him back

We are looking forward to another successful year ahead but certainly can’t complain so far.


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Latest update

A busy few months have passed and we apologies for lack of updates.

17th June saw Roger have his first 2yr old runner of the season at Bath Diamond Express was purchased by Roger at the Ascot Breeze ups in April a filly by Fast Company although not over big had something about her that he liked.

Connie as she is known was pleasing at home and Mitch Godwin had been in to have a sit on her on a few occasions and liked her, Connie ran a little green but everyone was pleased with her first run and Mitch was confident she would improve for the experience.

Connie then headed to Epsom on 13th July Mitch was band so Aaron Johns was booked unfortunately he got stuck in traffic so Finley Marsh stepped in at the last minute, Connie was all at sea on the undulations of Epsom but within the last furlong flew to finish a fast finishing 2nd to the delight of all concerned.

Connie has a few entries over the next week so the races will be monitored and fingers crossed she will run a big race.

High Acclaim headed to Newmarket at the end of June and ran a solid race to finish 3rd, he then headed to Windsor a week later he dropped back to 6f and ran well enough to finish 4th but found the trip too short, he has had a mid season break and is now back in full exercise.

Kyllachys Tale had her 2nd run of the season at Newbury on 29th June she duly won making all and battled well when challenged she then headed to Sandown on 27th July and battled gamely to go down by a short head after being badly hampered within the last half furlong.

Tip Two Win was the yards second 2yr old runner at Windsor on 17th July he had really been pleasing at home and all were hopeful of a big run he was a little slow away but David Probert didn’t panic and let him find his feet he encountered a few traffic problems but when the gap came he flew to win by 3.5 lengths very impressively he holds an entry back at Windsor tomorrow but his participation is very much ground dependant.

Howaboutnever had had his fair share of problems since winning on his first start for the yard a year and a half ago but he was gradually improving over his last 3 runs he headed to Worcester over a trip that was a little short of his best and being hard ridden going down the back straight things weren’t looking promising but Harry Teal on board wasn’t for giving up he was still a good 6 lengths off the leaders jumping the last but all of a sudden he took off and got up to win it made all the yards efforts at getting him right well worth it Roger and Sue own him with Barry Kitcherside Harry rode him and he was led up by Harry’s girlfriend Georgie so it was a great result, he holds an entry on Friday at Bangor.

Lucky Louie had had a short break after a few hard races and ran a cracker to fnish 2nd at Newbury on 27th July he was beaten by a very well handicapped horse and will come on for the run.

Berkeley Vale ran in an Amateur race on Saturday at Salisbury at the 3f pole he looked like being tailed off but stayed on to finish 4th he does have his own mind about the game and wouldn’t be the easiest of rides, there is a possibility he may go hurdling.

Master Billie has taken to jumping very well and seems to be thoroughly enjoying it all being well he may have his first start over hurdles at the end of August

IMG_2065Rosie Royale headed to Lingfield on Tuesday and yet again put up another game performance it was a competitive race even though there was only 5 runners the trip was slightly short of her best but she ran well to finish 3rd, with no pace setter in the race George Wood was forced to make the running in hind sight if he had made it a truer test of stamina it may have been a different result as they just done her for a bit of speed in the last 2 furlongs but true to form she battled on well and was coming back at them at the line to go down by 2 lengths.

Howaboutnever has been very frustrating and has had problems with his feet but he ran a lot better on Wednesday at Worcester and actually travelled well before tiring coming out of the back straight fingers crossed he will strip fitter next time and show the ability we know he has

Berkeley Vale a winner last time ran at Newbury today in an Amateur race but with the sun and a strong wind the ground dried up and was a bit on the quick side for him.

Chepstow is the port of call tomorrow with Jack of Diamonds since finishing a very close 2nd a few runs back at Windsor things haven’t quite gone right for him but he remains in good form so fingers crossed for him tomorrow.

Saturday sees the yards first 2yr old runner of the season Diamond Express at Bath Roger purchased her from the Ascot Breeze up sales in April and has syndicated her out and he likes her a lot Mitch Godwin rides and he has been in to ride work on her a few times and he is pleased with the way she is going so let’s hope she enjoys her day at the sports and puts her best hoof forward

Ascot Purchase

Today’s purchase at Ascot sales was a 5yr old gelding by Blueprint he is a full brother to a listed placed mare he is a big scopey type and an exciting national hunt prospect.

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Busy times

The yard has been very busy since our last update, all horses are back in full work apart from Jasani and Swot who have been turned away for a holiday they will be back in the yard around June time.

All the horses have been in fine form during the early part of the season Lucky Louie followed up his win in February with a second at Kempton a third at Doncaster and a second at Salisbury last Wednesday he has been running consistently well for his owners fingers crossed he can get that nose in front before too long.

Jack of Diamonds has put up some good performances since having the blinkers fitted narrowly getting beaten at Windsor.

Agincourt Reef has continued to do the yard proud finishing 3rd at Taunton at the end of April going down by only 2 1/4 lengths on ground slightly quicker than preferred and a trip a couple of furlongs too short, he holds an entry at Southwell next Wednesday.

High Acclaim has put up some good performances none less so than on his last start at Newmarket finishing 3rd, he heads to Doncaster tonight where cheek pieces have been fitted to help him concentrate.

Langley Vale’s first run of the season was Wolverhampton in an Amateur Race and Hugo Hunt took the ride, unfortunately they slightly missed the break and although travelling well throughout managed to hit trouble in running on two occasions it was still a pleasing run to finish 4th beaten 4 1/4 lengths and he will come on for the run, his next intended run is Salisbury next Saturday.

Berkeley Vale accompanied Langley Vale to Wolverhampton he finished 6th beaten 4 1/4 lengths things just not going his way, he reappeared at Bath last Wednesday to win comfortably under Rob Winston

Rosie Royale had her first start of the season at Chepstow at the beginning of May and ran an absolute cracker to finish 3rd she then headed to Bath and the rain fell to her advantage yet again Rosie ran her heart out to finish 2nd just coming up against a bit of a hot pot having had 2 quick runs Rosie will be freshened up before returning to the track.

Runners for the up coming week are Jack of Diamonds at Sandown but his participation is in doubt on soft ground Kyllachys Tale will have her first start after a break at Salisbury next Saturday accompanied by Langley Vale

Great Run

Today saw us heading to Bath with Pucon after her latest success the handicapper had seen fit to raise her 8lb and with a wide draw it looked a tough ask, as usual Pucon was fast away and Adam managed to get her across to bag the rail, around 2 out she looked like she had the field off the bridle but the pack closed and she was caught close home after battling well she went down by a short head and a nose a very gutsy performance.

Tomorrow Johnny Splash and Ormering head to Lingfield Johnny is fitted with blinkers and dropped back in trip and Ormering has first time cheek pieces.

Our recent claim at Wolverhampton Layla’s Hero makes his debut at Chepstow for us on Thursday hopefully they get some rain.

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Lucky Wolves

Wolverhampton was our destination today with Langley Vale and it certainley is our track of the moment, a visor replacing cheek pieces and down in grade he finally put his home work into practice, I ride Fred at home and he is a little bit of a softy but hopefully getting his head in front today will give him a confidence boost.

Tomorrow Rosie Royale steps up to 2 miles at Lingfield we are confident of her staying the trip and she is in fine form so let’s hope she proves us right.

Thursday its a night out at our local track Newbury with Jack of Diamonds he has been working well and we are looking forward to a good run, Miss Mayson a 2yr old filly will accompany Jack to Newbury and is making her debut she is a lovely filly and is pleasing us at home Newbury is a nice track for a first run so let’s hope she enjoys it.

Berkeley Vale is most likely to head to Ascot on Friday and High Acclaim has an entry At Ascot on Friday and Newmarket Saturday but we are yet to make a decision on where he runs.

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Double Bubble

Last Tuesday saw us heading for Wolverhampton with The Tichbourne and Miss Lillie both had been in great form all year so hopes were high for a good run from them both.

First up was The Tichbourne now owned by myself and Roger we had enlisted the services of Kevin Lundie who has been coming in to ride out for us for a few months and had recently finished 3rd on Swot he was led up by Georgie having her first time at the races who has been working weekends for us since our move to Lambourn and who had recently started Full time, The Tich didn’t disappoint and Kevin gave him a great ride kicking clear turning for home and winning well, unfortunately he was claimed after the race we were all very sad as he had been with us since a foal and we miss him greatly but we understand he has gone to a home that will care for him well.

Miss Lillie stepped up an hour later and didn’t disappoint she won nicely to give us our 2nd double of Rogers training career a trip to our local The Swan to celebrate with the staff was a must on our return.

Stonemadforspeed headed to Worcester on Wednesday with Harry on board, on leaving the ground was good which was fine but just our luck the heavens opened 40 minutes before the race and continued to fall up to the start of the race and the going was changed to soft which wasn’t ideal but he ran a cracker to finish 3rd staying on up the home straight.

a quiet few days until Tuesday when we head back to Wolverhampton with Langley Vale, a visor fitted we are hoping he can bring his home work to the track

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