News About Roger Varian

Max Dynamite Hurdles Towards 2016 Melbourne Cup

Max Dynamite Hurdles Towards 2016 Melbourne Cup

William Mullins’ Irish galloper Max Dynamite will miss this week’s Goodwood Cup Carnival and instead look to put himself in the Melbourne Cup 2016 frame via a hurdle run on Wednesday at home.

Last year’s runner-up Max Dynamite targets the 2016 Melbourne Cup again this spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The French-bred Great Journey gelding ran a brave second ...

2014 Hong Kong Cup Barrier Draw – Criterion in Wide

2014 Hong Kong Cup Barrier Draw – Criterion in Wide

The Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) is one of four races running at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday, making up the Hong Kong International Race Day.

Criterion has drawn awkwardly in the Hong Kong Cup, jumping from barrier nine. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Criterion’s chances at winning the HK$25 million race for Australia have been made ...

Atzeni Happy with Farraaj Ahead of 2014 Hong Kong Cup

Atzeni Happy with Farraaj Ahead of 2014 Hong Kong Cup

13 of the world’s best stayers will contest the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on December 14, including the Roger Varian-trained Farraaj.

Jockey Andrea Atzeni is confident a good draw in the Hong Kong Cup will see Farraaj (inside) dominate the international race. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The five-year-old gelding travelled to Australia during ...

2015 The Championships on the Cards for Red Cadeaux

2015 The Championships on the Cards for Red Cadeaux

Red Cadeaux and Farraaj have both left Australia for Hong Kong to take part in the international meeting but a return to the country early next year could be on the cards.

Red Cadeaux may return to Australia in the autumn to contest The Championships series. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Connections of both horses, who travelled to Australia ...

Will My Ambivalent Become the First Mare in a Decade to win the Melbourne Cup?

Will My Ambivalent Become the First Mare in a Decade to win the Melbourne Cup?

Finishing outside the places in an impressive 2014 campaign so-far, classy mare My Ambivalent has been confirmed as one of only three mares in the final field for Tuesday’s featured Group 1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.

My Ambivalent will need to find an extra gear if to overcome clear favourite Admire Rakti (pictured) in the 2014 Melbourne Cup. Photo: ...

Varian Won’t Begrudge Red Cadeaux’s 2014 Melbourne Cup Win

Varian Won’t Begrudge Red Cadeaux’s 2014 Melbourne Cup Win

It would appear Red Cadeaux is the sentimental favourite to win the 2014 Melbourne Cup among the other trainers.

Red Cadeaux (outside) has the blessing of other trainers to win the 2014 Melbourne Cup. Photo by Taron Clarke.

Marco Botti, who will saddle up Seismos, has already stated he would be happy to see the Ed Dunlop-trained ...

My Ambivalent Fit for 2014 Melbourne Cup Bid

My Ambivalent Fit for 2014 Melbourne Cup Bid

A stone bruise may have ruled her out of a shot at the Caulfield Cup a fortnight ago but UK trainer Roger Varian is confident his classy mare My Ambivalent is fit and ready to go in the Melbourne Cup 2014.

2014 Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti (pictured) has barrier eight that connections of My Ambivalent would have preferred ...

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Results: Happy Trails Wins 5th for Oliver

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Results: Happy Trails Wins 5th for Oliver

One of Australia’s premier hoops Damien Oliver celebrated his fifth Mackinnon Stakes victory on Victoria Derby Day this afternoon with the always honest Happy Trails atoning for a luckless Cox Plate run seven days ago with his third Group 1 success.

Mackinnon Stakes winner Happy Trails is onto the 2014 Hong Kong Cup in December. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

Oliver has ...

My Ambivalent’s Quirks No Concern for Melbourne Cup Run

My Ambivalent’s Quirks No Concern for Melbourne Cup Run

UK trainer Roger Varian arrived at Werribee, where his Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) hopeful My Ambivalent is stabled, for the first time today.

My Ambivalent will need to beat favourite Admire Rakti (pictured) home in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The six-year-old mare’s quirky behaviour and antics over the past month have been well ...

UK Mare out of Caulfield Cup 2014 Field

UK Mare out of Caulfield Cup 2014 Field

Connections of smart UK mare My Ambivalent have ruled the Roger Varian-trained galloper out of Saturday’s 2014 Caulfield Cup field due to a stone bruise.

The Peter Moody-trained Lidari is confirmed a Caulfield Cup start after the withdrawal of UK mare My Ambivalent. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Authorized five-year-old was one of 41 third acceptors earlier in ...