Roger was introduced to racing by his mother, when he was growing up she trained point to pointers prior to training 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 jockey across both codes.
Following his riding career, Roger became Phillip Mitchell’s assistant trainer. The duo had several great successes and during their time together they travelled the world with Running Stag who proved very successful in the states winning several group races.
Roger was then given the opportunity to start training in his own right in 2007. During that time he gained much success and a few of his own stable stars. The likes of Steele Tango who had several successes including the Group 3 Darley Stakes stands out.
His reputation has only been amplified during the 2020 campaign which has seen sprinting sensation Oxted go for strength to strength and land him a maiden Group 1 victory in the Darley July Cup.
Huge win for @CierenFallonJr ?
Great ride to win his first Group 1 in the Darley July Cup Stakes with OXTED ??
— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) July 11, 2020