M J Church Contracting Handicap
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Roger was introduced to racing by his mother, when he was growing up she trained point to pointers then started to train under a permit licence. in 1984 aged just 16 Roger moved to John Jenkins in Horsham, When John moved to Epsom Roger went with him and rode as an amateur, then when John moved from Epsom to Royston Roger decided it wasn’t for him and joined Phillip Mitchell and continued to ride successfully as an amateur on the flat and jumps. Roger then became Phillips assistant trainer and travelled the world with stable star Running Stag who proved very successful in the states winning a number of group races. Roger was then given the opportunity to start training in his own right in 2007 and spent a further 9 seasons training in Epsom where he gained much success and a few of his own stable stars. the likes of Steele Tango who won the group 3 Darley stakes and also success over seas in Dubai gaining 2 wins, some other were Cochabamba, Surrey Star, and Tigers Tale of which won the London mile final in 2014. Towards the end of 2015 circumstances changed and Roger and wife Sue relocated to Great Shefford where in 2016 they enjoyed their best season numerically to date with 20 winners under both codes in a calendar year from an average of 16 horses and now a move to Windsor House stables in the heart of Lambourn brings a new chapter. Windsor house has all the top facilities including an equine swimming pool, horse-walker, trotting ring and ease of access to the first class gallops of Lambourn.