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Roger Varian Stable Tour

Visit Carlburg Stables, the yard of Classic and multiple Group One winning trainer Roger Varian £110 per person

Discover Newmarket is delighted to announce this fantastic tour date to Carlburg Stables, the yard  of multiple Group One winning trainer Roger Varian and his team.


This fantastic experience will offer you the chance to go behind the scenes in  a yard that has enjoyed phenomenal success this season while also getting the chance to indulge in a fantastic lunch at the Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa before experiencing two other fantastic Newmarket attractions  with visits to The National Stud and Palace House.


Roger Varian has enjoyed more than 100 stakes victories around the world and has taken the tally to 17 Group One victories in recent weeks with Defoe landing the Coronation Cup at Epsom and Zabeel prince taking the Prix d’Ispahan under stable jockey Andrea Atzeni. The yard has also been churning out the winners since the start of the flat season and this is your opportunity to see inside the  yard of some of your favourite horses. Roger Varian has enjoyed fantastic success since moving to Carlburg Stables in 2017, a year he managed to train a career-best 109 winners in a season, and his horses enjoy the use of some fantastic facilities.


Having  started in racing by riding out point-to-pointers at the age of 13 Roger Varian set his sights on becoming a National Hunt jockey and rode seven winners as a conditional until injury brought an unfortunate end to his time in the saddle. But it would be the time spent with Michael Jarvis that would be the catalyst to today’s success as he returned from the United States as he returned to take up a job as assistant to the legendary trainer before taking the reins and translating his experience into the successful operation that is based at Carlburg Stables today.


Roger Varian achieved the feat of a Group One winner in his first season with a licence and is also a Classic winning trainer having plundered the St Leger at Doncaster in 2014 with Kingston Hill.


Be sure not to miss out on a visit to one of the biggest yards in Newmarket!


08.45am –  Arrive at Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa and meet your guide for the day.
09.00am –  Arrive at Carlburg Stables and enjoy time on the yard that will  include watching a lot warm-up before moving over to Warren Hill with a member of the Varian Racing team to watch the lot work. Return to Carlburg Stables for a tour of the yard and it’s impressive facilities as well as spying some of the stable’s stars before enjoying coffee and tea in the owner’s suite.
11.00am –  Take in a Guided Tour of the National Stud which will include time spent at the Stallion Unit as well as interacting with mares and foals in their paddocks and the retired National Hunt legends Lord Windermere and Jack The Giant.
12.45pm –   Enjoy a two-course lunch at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, the only four red star establishment in Newmarket.
14.15pm –  Depart for a guided tour of Palace House. This fantastic attraction is home to the Packard Gallery of British Sporting Art, the National Horseracing Museum as well as being the flagship yard of the Retraining of Racehorses charity.
16.30pm –  Transfer back to Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. Tour ends.

Our Roger Varian Tour date  has passed for 2019.

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Bedford Lodge Hotel, Bury Road, Newmarket, UK

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