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

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


apologies for the lack of posts recently but the yard has been very busy and a lot going on.

in the last few weeks Roger has been pretty quite on the runners front waiting to get his season underway properly.

Roger made the tough decision to retire one of the yard favourites LAYLA’S HERO, it’s a real shame he couldn’t go out on a high, but on a plus note he’s joined Teals much adored JOHNNY SPLASH in Wales at one of Rogers old school friends and both have settled in extremely well and are just as loved as they were at Shefford valley racing stables.

Monday saw Roger and the team gather there third winner of 2017 and Rogers first chase winner in his training career. AGINCOURT REEF headed to southwell to try chasing for the first time since joining Roger and won it in great style under son Harry. Giving Harry his 7th win of the season and third in a week.



Upcoming runners and entries, HOWABOUTNEVER runs tomorrow at Newbury. AGINCOURT REEF holds a hurdle entry at Plumpton on Monday to miss a penalty after his win at Southwell and Ormering holds 3 entries at Wolverhampton also on Monday.


Roger and his team sent out KYLLACHY’S TALE at Southwell on the 21st Febuary and in much style she romped home to get the teams first win of 2017 by 7 lengths. She is a tall athletic filly who has taken a bit of time to come to herself but each with each time gaining a bit more valuable experience she was able to come out on top of the 13 strong 1 mile handicap for new connections Mr B & Mrs S Kitcherside. Kally will now have a short break as she still has a bit of growing and filling out to do and hopefully be resuming winning ways soon.

The 22nd of Febuary saw LUCKY LOUIE head to Lingfield to gain team teals second winner of 2017 for the new partnership Great Shefford Racing who is also run by Rogers wife Sue Teal. Louie has been a frustrating horse to win with as he hasn’t made his races easy for himself, he can be quite slow to stride out of the stalls and in doing so sees him playing catch up, but one thing with Louie is he has a great finishing speed. He showed this on Wednesday when looking like he’d be no better off than 5th at the furlong pole the penny suddenly dropped and sprinted home to make up 6 lengths and win by a head.


Today saw 2 of the yards horses come back into work after a winter break,

The first to come back in to work was LANGLEY VALE, he among the winners of 2016 completing a double for team Teal and owners Mrs M FORWARD & Dr G C FORWARD.

The second was BERKELEY VALE also owned by Mrs M FORWARD & Dr G C FORWARD and he also amongst the winners of 2016 completing another double for owners and team Teal.


BERKELEY VALE unfortunately we didn’t manage to get a video but here’s a picture looking very happy after his lunge.



Roger and the team have had a quite start to 2017 with very few runners, but could LAYLA’S HERO be the one to bring home the bacon and get roger his first winner for 2017.

LAYLA’S HERO heads to Kempton for the 5:50 this evening, he won at Kempton last September over 6f and is back up to 7f today , he has been in great form at home and he is more than capable of winning off his mark of 65 if putting his best foot forward.

Future entries consist of SWOT in the 8:15 this Saturday also at Kempton. And KYLLACHYS TALE in the 2:10 at Southwell next Tuesday.


Roger is looking for full time members of staff to take on day to day yard duties e.g. mucking out, riding out, going racing etc. this easy going, small, fun team is a great place to work.

Roger had his most successful season to date last season after moving to Great Shefford in December of 2015 and is looking for full time members of staff due to a growing increase of horses.

Roger has accommodation in Lambourn about 4 miles away from his yard so transportation is important.

for more information please get in contact with roger himself on 01488649869 0r 07710325521, email: info@rogertealracing.com



JACK OF DIAMONDS is set to run in the 8:15 at Kempton park tonight, He’s been in great form at home and hopefully will put in a big run for team Teal.

Heading into next week LUCKY LOUIE has been declared for the 12 runner strong field at Southwell on Monday, he is in cracking form and hopes to go one better from his Lingfield second last time out.

KYLLACHYS TALE has an entry next Wednesday at Kempton Park.

Good luck to team Teal


Agincourt Reef

img_3328Agincourt Reef is our ascot November sales purchase that we managed to pick up for just £3000, he has been nothing but a star for our little team.

Roger bought him for Harry to ride and gain more valuable experience and boy what a star he has turned out to be. first run for us came at Southwell on the 15th November shortly after we got him, in running he ran quite lazily but Harry kept at him and he sprinted home after the last but just couldn’t get up in time. His next run came at Ludlow on the 28th November where the team decided to step him up a furlong and he was like a completely different horse, travelled lovely under Harry and took it up just before the home turn and never saw another rival winning by 6 lengths.

Roger, Sue and Harry then took the long trip up to Wetherby on boxing day where Agincourt Reef would step up into 130 rated company in the 188bet.co.uk handicap hurdle, and again Agincourt Reef travelled strongly to take it up on the turn in to the home straight, it wouldn’t be so easy this time as market leader Solomn Grundy was proving a very difficult rival but a better jump by Agincourt Reef at the last proved to be very decisive as he held on by a short head and doubling up for us. And made it all worth while for Harry having to sacrifice his Christmas dinner.

We now head to Wincanton on Saturday 7th January. He is in great form at home and we hope for another big run.