News at Roger Teal Racing

Mixed Fortunes


Lucky Louie getting a well deserved wash down

The season has been one of mixed fortunes the horses remain in good order but just aren’t getting their heads in front as much as we would like

Tip Two Win ran a great race at Royal Ascot but things just didn’t go his way he was very keen early on then found himself further back than ideal he made a big effort to get into a challenging position but had used a lot of energy doing so he lost 3rd on the line which was gutting but he ran his heart out yet again.

The Lennox at Glorious Goodwood is his next engagement.

Lucky Louie managed to notch his second win of his career at the Newbury at the end of June he returned there on Thursday to finish in his favourite spot 2nd, to be fair he was keen early doors then Rossa probably should have got after him sooner than he did he was gaining on the winner but didn’t quite get there but what a consistent chap he is he is rarely out of the placings.

Look Surprised came back at Newbury at the beginning of July to run a great race to finish 3rd she followed that up 16 days later to finish 2nd at Bath where she was a little unlucky in running tonight she headed to Salisbury and got the win she so deserved under a cool ride from William Cox.

Blistering Bob returns to Windsor on Monday where he was robbed of a win finishing 4th beaten 1/2 a length after getting in all sorts of trouble so fingers crossed he gets a clearer run this time.

Tuesday we head for Goodwood with Ernie so let’s hope it’s a day to remember

Royal Ascot Bound

Since my last update we haven’t had too many runners.

Taurean Dancer made his debut for the yard towards the end of May and ran a solid race to finish 2nd he was a little green in the closing stages and will come on a lot for the experience.

Spirit Of May a lovely Coach House colt we purchased at the Ascot Breeze ups made his racecourse debut at Bath on 25th May and ran a cracker to finish 2nd he is a horse we like a lot and it was fantastic for his owner Carol Borras with her first venture into racehorse ownership.

Swot and Diamond Express are at Salisbury today both more than capable of putting up a good show.

Kyllachys Tale runs at Newbury on Thursday under John Fahy and Berkeley Vale runs on the same card in the Amateur race Sophie Travena takes the ride having her her first ride under rules good luck Sophie let’s hope she can find the key to the old rouge ?

Langley Vale holds an entry at Bath on Saturday and Taurean Dancer heads to Doncaster on Sunday.

Jack of Diamonds is entered at Nottingham on Monday

All roads then lead to Royal Ascot on Tuesday with Tip Two Win running in the St James Palace he came out of the Guineas in fine form and has been pleasing in his work so here’s hoping he can go one better a big day for all concerned ???

Amazing day



Well what can we say about the little super star Ernie, we all had confidence in him running a big race but to finish second in the 2000 Guineas was just amazing and what dreams are made of.

Ernie cool as a Breeze set off at 9am with Harry Teal at the wheel accompanied by Georgie who was leading him up and Sophie who came to support, he went through the whole day without a care in the world and produced an amazing effort to the delights of many that had come to support him and backed him at 50-1 or bigger ?

Sunday he spent the day in the paddock with his best pal Basil wondering what all the fuss was about.

Royal Ascot and the St James Palace stakes is his next target.

Diamond Express ran a great race on the Friday to finish 2nd at Chepstow under John Fahy, she jumps well but is just slow into stride so always has to play catch up, it was nice to see her running on strongly and there’s definitely a race in her.

Agincourt Reef ran at Ludlow tonight with regular rider Harry Teal having to ride for his boss at Fakenham Harry Cobden took the ride, having travelled well he then sulked going down the back then ran on again up the home straight to finish 5th he will be winning again soon.

Rest of the week a bit quiet with Swot holding an entry at Nottingham on Saturday.


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2 Days to go



Declaration made 14 runners drawn 10

David came in today to have a sit on Ernie for the last time before they partner up on Saturday at Newmarket for the 2000 Guineas.

Ernie looks amazing and we are very pleased with the way his preparation has gone so fingers crossed all goes well on Saturday

Its all up to you now David and Ernie Good Luck boys ???

Diamond Express has her 2nd start of the season on Friday at Chepstow after being slowly away on her first start and finishing well we hope she’s a bit sharper out and can get into the race


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Count Down Begins

Blistering Bob ran an encouraging race to finish 5th he was a little unruly at the start but once in the stalls he calmed down, he was a little keen and was green but he will come on leaps and bounds for the experience

Lucky Louie should be renamed unlucky Louie he ran a stormer at Doncaster and looked set for his first victory on turf only to be run down and nabbed on the line giving him his 5th second in a row, one day it will all go right and he will gain that victory

Jack of Diamonds didn’t go to Salisbury due to the heavy ground, Berkeley Vale took his chance and ran well to finish 5th just getting tired

Kyllachys Tale has her 2nd start at Nottingham tomorrow hopefully her first run bought her on fitness wise she’s a tricky filly as we can’t over do her at home but she’s been going well

Ernie was confirmed today for the 2000 Guineas on Saturday he done a nice piece of work this morning under Georgie and it’s a case of keeping him fresh now, declaration day is Thursday


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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