Roger Charlton

Roger has been based at Beckhampton since 1978, where he was assistant to Jeremy Tree for 12 years. During those years Rainbow Quest, Danehill, Sharpo and Known Fact were in the yard.

Roger Charlton

In his first year in charge in 1990 he won the French and English Derby with Sanglamore and Quest for Fame. Since then Tamarisk, Patavellian, Tante Rose, Avonbridge, Cityscape, Thistle Bird, Al Kazeem, Quest for More and Decorated Knight have kept him at the top of the game.

Not only has he specialised in multiple stakes winning horses, horses under his care have also landed the prestigious The Old Newton Cup, The Zetland Gold Cup, The Magnet Cup, 2  Britannia, 2 King George V Handicap, The Duke of Edinburgh, 2 Cambridgeshires, 2 Bunbury Cups, 3 Totesport Miles, and 3 Stewards Cups.

Decorated Knight
Harry Charlton

In the 1830s William Treen converted the Catherine Wheel Inn from a stopping point on the London to Bath  coaching route into a training stable and also trained Beckhampton’s first classic winner Deception. Roger started as assistant to Jeremy Tree in 1978 taking over the stables in 1990. Since then he has had success at all levels and distances from speedy two year olds to mature stayers from maidens to Classics. Today it is a modern racing stable presided over by its first training partnership. After assisting his father Harry has now taken on equal responsibility for maintaining Beckhampton’s place in racing history.


Two runners travel to Kempton

October 4, 2023

Alice Knyvet runs in the ‘Unibet Support Safe Gambling Handicap’ for owners Juddmonte. She is a three year old filly by Acclamation. She won over a mile on her run Prior to last, she was then stepped up on her most recent start to 1 mile 2 furlongs and …

Time Lock and Elegancia head to Newmarket for the Princess Royal Group 3

September 29, 2023

Today we send Time Lock and Elegancia to Newmarket, both running in the ‘Princess Royal Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Stakes’ (Group 3). Time Lock is a four year old filly by Frankel and has had 9 career starts so far for owners Juddmonte. This has include …