Roger Charlton

Roger and Harry Charlton To Train In Partnership

A new training partnership comes into force this week in Britain between Roger Charlton and his eldest son Harry. Charlton Sr has trained from the historic Beckhampton estate in Wiltshire since 1990, having taken over the stable from Jeremy Tree. His tenure was instantly successful when sending out Derby winner Quest For Fame (GB) and Prix du Jockey Club winner Sanglamore that same season, both for Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.  "I came to Beckhampton in 1978 and served as assistant to Jeremy Tree before taking over in 1990 and...

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Nell Gwyn Next For Love Is You

Love Is You (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), trained by Roger Charlton for Normandie Stud, will next appear on the racecourse in the Apr. 14 G3 Nell Gwyn S. Unveiled at Ascot on Sept. 5, the daughter of Fallen For You (GB) (Dansili {GB}) narrowly won going a mile, and followed up with another victory, this time over seven furlongs in the Listed Radley S. at Newbury on Oct. 24. If her Nell Gwyn mission is a success, the May 2 G1 1000 Guineas is next on her dance card at Newmarket....

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Sun Chariot Next for Quadrilateral

Juddmonte's juvenile Group 1 winner Quadrilateral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will appear next in the Oct. 3 G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. at Newmarket. A winner of the G1 bet365 Fillies' Mile at Ascot last fall, Quadrilateral has not found the winner's circle this season, but finished third in both the June 7 G1 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and fourth in the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot later that month. She was last seen in action running fourth in the G3 Atalanta S. at Sandown on Aug. 23....

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Another Ascot Rising Star As Kingman's Love Is You Excites

TDN Rising Stars kept coming at Ascot on Saturday, with Normandie Stud's newcomer Love Is You (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) swooping to take the well-contested Moet & Chandon British EBF Fillies' Novice S. over a mile at the Berkshire venue. A daughter of Fallen For You (GB) (Dansili {GB}), who had her finest hour over this course and distance when winning the 2012 G1 Coronation S., the homebred half-sister to last year's G2 Hungerford S. winner Glorious Journey (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) was held up early at the back by Jason Watson....

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Hollie Doyle In Windsor Five-Timer

Hollie Doyle recorded a 899-1 five-timer at Windsor on Saturday, in the process becoming the first female rider to win five races on a card in the UK. Doyle has enjoyed a landmark campaign, earning a first win at Royal Ascot in June before taking her first group race with Dame Malliot (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) in the G2 Princess of Wales's S. in July and gaining a riding contract with Imad Al Sagar. It was for that boss that she won the card's featured G3 Winter Hill S. aboard...

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Cox Plate Aim For Aspetar

G2 York S. winner Aspetar (Fr) (Al Kazeem {GB}) is bound for Australia's G1 Cox Plate, having had to miss the G1 Juddmonte International earlier this month. "If we can get him there, we're going to run in the Cox Plate," Charlton told Sky Sports Racing. "He has to do quarantine himself for two weeks, then they [Charlton's staff] have to go via Sydney for two weeks before the horse arrives. Currently there are no flights to Sydney, so there are a lot of hurdles to jump. He would get...

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Aspetar Scratched from International

Group 1 winner Aspetar (Fr) (Al Kazeem {GB}) has been scratched from Wednesday's G1 Juddmonte International S., Racing Post reported on Tuesday. The G1 Preis von Europa hero's latest bloodwork was abnormal, and trainer Roger Charlton opted to skip the York showpiece. "I wasn't convinced his last piece of work was up to scratch," Charlton told Racing Post. "We did a routine blood test on him this morning, got the results this evening and decided it wouldn't be right for him to run in a Group 1 race." The 5-year-old...

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Quadrilateral Back In Atalanta

Last year's champion 2-year-old filly Quadrilateral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will reappear in next weekend's G3 Atalanta S. at Sandown. Unbeaten through three starts at two including the G1 Fillies' Mile, Juddmonte's Roger Charlton-trained homebred has been third in both outings this year-the G1 1000 Guineas and the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot. Harry Charlton, assistant to his father, revealed that Quadrilateral endured a slight setback after Royal Ascot but is in good form now. "Quadrilateral is heading for the Atalanta S. at Sandown," Charlton said. "She had a sinus...

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Aspetar Holds His Ground for Juddmonte International

Aspetar (Fr) (Al Kazeem {GB}), who won last year's G1 Preis von Europa at Cologne in September, will make his next start in the Aug. 19 G1 Juddmonte International S., trainer Roger Charlton confirmed on Monday. After a fruitless run in the G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase in December, the gelding made his 5-year-old bow in the Listed Gala S. at Sandown on July 5 and ran second to Magny Cours (Medaglia d'Oro). He returned to the winner's circle in the G2 York S. on July 25, but Charlton is...

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Juddmonte's Enduring Transatlantic Legacy

   In Part II of a two-part series, John Berry looks at Juddmonte's lasting influences from the late 80s through to the present on the 40th anniversary weekend of Prince Khalid Abdullah's first Classic win with Known Fact in the 2000 Guineas. Click here for Part I. When the mighty Dancing Brave (Lyphard) retired to stud, his brilliant 1986 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe triumph shining like a beacon in the collective consciousness, it was generally felt that Prince Khalid Abdullah had probably reached the pinnacle of his ownership...

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Charlton Stars Wait in the Wings

Like everybody else, Roger Charlton is having to bide his time at present but is able to provide upbeat bulletins on two of his stable's chief hopes for 2020 in TDN Rising Stars Quadrilateral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and Headman (GB) (Kingman {GB}). The former, who carried an unbeaten record into Newmarket's G1 Fillies' Mile in October and emerged with it intact despite leaving it late, is being geared towards the G1 1000 Guineas which is provisionally scheduled for June. Headman, who took the G2 Prix Eugene Adam and G2 Prix...

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Grimthorpe Provides Update on Juddmonte Runners

Connections of Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) are hopeful the G1 St Leger hero can make his mark as a 4-year-old this season. The John Gosden-trained colt stretched his unbeaten record to five at Doncaster in September, stylishly accounting for Sir Ron Priestley (GB) (Australia {GB}) by 2 1/4 lengths under Frankie Dettori. The grey son of Frankel suffered a serious infection during the winter, but is reported to have made good progress. Teddy Grimthorpe, Racing Manager to owner Khalid Abdullah, told Sky Sports Racing, "We're very excited to run him...

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