ROGER JAMES RACING NEWS

ROGER JAMES RACING NEWS

Experienced Thoroughbred Trainer Roger James has an enviable record when it comes to success on the race track. Roger has trained over 1000 winners in New Zealand. Added to this, he can boast saddling over 45 winners in Australia, and an impressive 28 Group One successes Australasia wide.  

  • NZTM interview with trainer Roger James
    Posted: Tuesday 14 April 2015
  • A European campaign for the Group One-winning mare Silent Achiever is now unlikely..
    Posted: Monday 30 March 2015
  • Prominent thoroughbred breeder and owner Peter Walker has been associated with any number of top gallopers during his many years in thoroughbred racing so when he says he has a filly that “really excites him” it pays to take notice..
    Posted: Sunday 29 March 2015
  • Roger James likens Silent Achiever’s condition to her build-up before last year’s third in the Gr. 1 Cox Plate as she prepares for a world-class assignment at Rosehill on Saturday..
    Posted: Thursday 26 March 2015
  • Roger James believes a return to Rosehill and a middle distance can serve to bring out the best in Silent Achiever in Saturday’s $A500,000 Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes..
    Posted: Wednesday 18 March 2015
  • Silent Acheiver is on track for a defence of her Gr. 1 Ranvet Stakes title following her strong run in the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm last Saturday..
    Posted: Wednesday 4 March 2015
  • Roger James knew it was time for action when the catalogues arrived for the National Yearling Sale series but he had no buying orders..
    Posted: Friday 20 February 2015
  • Posted: Thursday 19 February 2015
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James switched his sights from the glamour of Sydney racing to a minor meeting at Avondale today, but left the track in a similar happy mood..
    Posted: Wednesday 18 February 2015
  • Roger James returned to his Cambridge stable last night well satisfied that Silent Achiever is poised for another big Sydney autumn campaign..
    Posted: Monday 16 February 2015
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James left Tauranga racecourse today with a spring in his step after a win and a pleasing exhibition gallop..
    Posted: Thursday 5 February 2015
  • Roger James will initially train a Road To Rock filly for Newmarket-based trainer Luca Cumani..
    Posted: Friday 30 January 2015
  • The Kevin Hickman-owned O'Reilly mare, Silent Achiever, is in the early stages of her final Australasian campaign..
    Posted: Friday 9 January 2015
  • This time last year his connections were dreaming of a prestigious 2400-metre feature at Ellerslie in March, but it was only today that Delago’s Secret truly came of age with a determined victory over the same course and distance in the Gr. 3 Scot Thrust City of Auckland Cup..
    Posted: Thursday 1 January 2015
  • Roger James is expecting more of the same from Tavy when she tackles what he is describing as a pivotal race in Friday's Gr. 2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic at Ellerslie..
    Posted: Wednesday 24 December 2014
  • Posted: Wednesday 10 December 2014
  • Cambridge-trained filly Tavy capped off a successful few days for Henrietta, the Duchess of Bedford, when taking the climb from a maiden win to a stakes victory at Ellerslie yesterday..
    Posted: Sunday 30 November 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James has predicted a bright future for the richly-bred filly Tavy..
    Posted: Tuesday 4 November 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James is looking to Australia in the future with his capable staying mare The Tidy Express..
    Posted: Tuesday 4 November 2014
  • Kevin Hickman has forfeited one dream to pursue another with his classy galloper Silent Achiever..
    Posted: Monday 27 October 2014
  • Roger James’ job is all but done with Silent Achiever ahead of the $A3 million Gr.1 Cox Plate..
    Posted: Wednesday 22 October 2014
  • A trip to Riccarton has been ruled out for the promising three-year-old The Austrian Oak..
    Posted: Tuesday 21 October 2014
  • Promising stayer Delago’s Secret got his four-year-old season off to the best possible start with a convincing victory over 1600 metres at Matamata yesterday..
    Posted: Sunday 12 October 2014
  • The decision to change the rider on Silent Achiever has come as no surprise, but her Cambridge trainer Roger James has sprung one surprise..
    Posted: Tuesday 7 October 2014
  • While Roger James is in Australia with stable star Silent Achiever, his stable foreperson Leanne Bertling has had her hands full, no more so than last night at the Cambridge Jockey Club Awards function at The Clubhouse in Cambridge..
    Posted: Tuesday 30 September 2014
  • The confidence exuded by Cambridge trainer Roger James proved totally justified at Ellerslie today when his smart filly Avisto completed a hat trick of stakes wins..
    Posted: Saturday 27 September 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James has four runners at Taupo on Friday, with most interest focused on debutant colts The Austrian Oak and Mongolian Hero in the Annie Higgins 1200..
    Posted: Thursday 18 September 2014
  • Roger James will shoot for a trans-Tasman Group One double this weekend..
    Posted: Thursday 18 September 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James has expressed surprise at the weight top mare Silent Achiever has to carry in the Melbourne Cup..
    Posted: Wednesday 17 September 2014
  • Star mare Silent Achiever paired up with a familiar companion when she completed her last piece of serious work ahead of Saturday’s $A400,000 Gr.1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield..
    Posted: Tuesday 16 September 2014
  • Tavistock filly Avisto made it two stakes wins in a row today, taking out the Listed O’Leary’s Fillies’ Stales at Wanganui in her first start for new trainer Roger James..
    Posted: Saturday 6 September 2014
  • Star racemare Silent Achiever is on schedule to cross the Tasman on Wednesday and kick off her Melbourne campaign in Saturday’s Gr. 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield..
    Posted: Monday 25 August 2014
  • The deeds of brilliant racemare Silent Achiever were recognised at the 2014 New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards last Friday, with the Roger James-trained mare voted as Champion Stayer of the Year..
    Posted: Monday 18 August 2014
  • Clara Jane earned a shot at black-type with a typically brave win in the Waikato Stud 1600 at Te Rapa today..
    Posted: Saturday 16 August 2014
  • The 2013-14 racing season once again demonstrated why Roger James and Kingsclere Stables is one of New Zealand’s most successful training operations..
    Posted: Wednesday 6 August 2014
  • Melbourne Cup hopeful Silent Achiever had her first hit-out in company this preparation when working on the course proper at Cambridge with stablemate Zonza on Wednesday morning, pleasing trainer Roger James..
    Posted: Wednesday 30 July 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James has enjoying an outstanding season on both the home front and across the Tasman. He equalled his best-ever tally of New Zealand winners at Matamata today when the progressive Firepower strode to victory..
    Posted: Friday 18 July 2014
  • The Roger James trained Silent Achiever has received the award for ..
    Posted: Thursday 3 July 2014
  • It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all of the sudden accidental passing of Joy Robinson, my devoted personal assistant of nearly 20 years..
    Posted: Tuesday 24 June 2014
  • Roger James has yet to confirm Silent Achiever’s path to this year’s Melbourne Cup, but he has settled on the most likely first step she’ll take toward Flemington..
    Posted: Thursday 19 June 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James is predicting a big future for ultra-consistent four-year-old mare Enjay who won the Echoes Of Heaven At Linwood Park 2100 at Te Rapa today..
    Posted: Saturday 7 June 2014
  • A desperately unlucky at Hawkesbury last Saturday has cost exciting Cambridge filly a trip to Queensland..
    Posted: Thursday 8 May 2014
  • A phone call to Australia today will determine the immediate future of the talented filly Katie’s Cove (Zabeel)..
    Posted: Tuesday 6 May 2014
  • Roger James has all but given up his Gr.2 Queensland Guineas aspirations for progressive Zabeel filly Katie’s Cove, who ran second in last weekend’s Gr.3 Hawkesbury Guineas..
    Posted: Monday 5 May 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James showed his former top apprentice Vinnie Colgan at Te Rapa yesterday just why he wanted him to delay his return to Queensland..
    Posted: Sunday 27 April 2014
  • The O’Reilly mare ended a five-race autumn campaign with a fourth placing to Dundeel (NZ) (High Chaparral) in last Saturday’s Gr. 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick..
    Posted: Friday 25 April 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James isn't convinced he has pulled the right rein, but he's still not ruling out a Travis Stakes win with Zonza at Te Rapa on Saturday..
    Posted: Thursday 24 April 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James has abandoned plans to campaign a team of horses in Queensland this winter but he still has his sights set on further Australian glory this season..
    Posted: Monday 14 April 2014
  • Continuous rain in Sydney has swayed the connections of Silent Achiever towards a start in the A$4 million Gr. 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick next Saturday..
    Posted: Sunday 13 April 2014
  • Lady Cumquat's last-start win in the Gr. 3 Manawatu Classic came as no surprise to trainer Roger James, who knew just how good her trackwork leading into the race had been..
    Posted: Thursday 10 April 2014
  • Silent Achiever become the ninth horse in history to win the Ranvet Stakes - The BMW double at Rosehill Gardens, the crowning glory in the New Zealand mares illustrious career..
    Posted: Saturday 5 April 2014
  • It’s a long way from a maiden win at a midweek Matamata meeting to chasing black-type in Australia, but Roger James believes his promising filly Katie’s Cove is up to the challenge..
    Posted: Thursday 3 April 2014
  • On a Thursday night last month after Roger James had joined the elite one-thousand winner club of New Zealand trainers, I chatted with the master Cambridge trainer in the process of putting together this tribute to his achievement..
    Posted: Tuesday 1 April 2014
  • Lady Cumquat Rekindles Memories OF Peter Pan
    The colours made famous in the 1930s by the champion Australian galloper Peter Pan were carried to victory by Cambridge filly Lady Cumquat in the Gr. 3 Higgins Manawatu Classic at Awapuni yesterday..
    Posted: Sunday 30 March 2014
  • James Still Wearing Silent Achiever Smile
    Fresh from the excitement of Silent Achiever’s Gr. 1 Ranvet Stakes win, trainer Roger James was back in New Zealand for yesterday’s Cambridge trials and still wearing a smile afterwards..
    Posted: Wednesday 26 March 2014
  • Kiwi trainer Roger James tasted an overdue Australian Group I success with Silent Achiever when the mare gunned down the Queen's horse Carlton House in an epic Ranvet Stakes (2000m) on Saturday..
    Posted: Saturday 22 March 2014
  • A Brisbane winter campaign awaits impressive Te Rapa winner Full Count after the promising three-year-old dealt to his older rivals over 2100 metres in the last race on Saturday’s weather affected programme..
    Posted: Monday 17 March 2014
  • The Roger James trained stakes-winning mare Full Of Spirit has headed to Melbourne..
    Posted: Friday 14 March 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James is looking to add Zonza and Lady Cumquat to his Australian attack heading by last Saturday’s Gr. 1 Lindauer NZ Stakes winner Silent Achiever..
    Posted: Tuesday 11 March 2014
  • Cambridge's Roger James, the latest to join the elite 1000 club...
    Posted: Monday 10 March 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James celebrated training his 1000th winner in New Zealand by making it 1001 in the very next race when his outstanding mare Silent Achiever scored in magnificent style. .
    Posted: Sunday 9 March 2014
  • Silent Achiever declared her autumn prospects with a last stride fresh-up win in the Retina Specialists 1500 at Ellerslie today.
    Posted: Saturday 15 February 2014
  • Saturday's Gr II Sir Tristram Fillies Classic winner Hera has been sold to Australian interests..
    Posted: Tuesday 11 February 2014
  • Roger James and Matt Cameron had conflicting NZ Derby feelings on Full Count after they combined to win the Crockford Real Estate 1600 at Tauranga yesterday..
    Posted: Thursday 6 February 2014
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James is hoping a win in a Rating 65 2100 metres at Te Rapa on Saturday will be enough to sneak Delago’s Secret into the Gr.1 $750,000 TV3 NZ Derby..
    Posted: Tuesday 4 February 2014
  • The old firm of Roger James and Vinnie Colgan will be reunited at Te Rapa on Saturday in a bid for Group Two success and a tilt at the Gr. 1 TV3 NZ Derby..
    Posted: Tuesday 4 February 2014
  • Class racemare Silent Achiever left no doubts that she’s on target for a Sydney autumn campaign when she and Shuka were paired in a stirring exhibition gallop at Ellerslie last evening..
    Posted: Monday 27 January 2014
  • Roger James’ attention has swung from one potential black-type performer to a proven Group race winner as the Karaka Million meeting draws near..
    Posted: Thursday 23 January 2014
  • Danielle Johnson knew her mother, Annabelle, would get a buzz from the debut win of Cambridge-trained Hollywood Lad in the Radio Hauraki 91FM 1300 at Tauranga today..
    Posted: Friday 10 January 2014
  • Well-related three-year-old Cote De Nuits has continued the royal start to the New Year for Sir Peter Vela..
    Posted: Thursday 2 January 2014
  • An under-rated filly and a lucky owner enjoyed Gr II $100,000 Eight Carat Classic success at Ellerslie yesterday..
    Posted: Friday 27 December 2013
  • Tauranga racegoers were today treated to a glimpse of Roger James’ big hope for this season’s Gr. 1 $750,000 TV3 NZ Derby at Ellerslie on March 1..
    Posted: Friday 13 December 2013
  • The prospects of smart Cambridge filly Miss Foxwood being at Ellerslie on Boxing Day for the Gr. 2 $100,000 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic (1600m) are looking very slim..
    Posted: Thursday 28 November 2013
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James had no joy with Miss Foxwood in the Gr. 1 NZ Bloodstock 1000 Guineas at Riccarton yesterday, but wins by Lady Cumquat and Hot In Pink at Tauranga put a smile on his face..
    Posted: Sunday 17 November 2013
  • The Melbourne Spring Carnival is over for unlucky Cambridge mare Silent Achiever despite initial hopes of having one last-ditch attempt at Flemington on Saturday..
    Posted: Wednesday 6 November 2013
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James and owner Kevin Hickman were dealt a devastating blow yesterday when the decision was made Silent Achiever wouldn’t be fit to run in next Tuesday’s Gr. 1 $A6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup..
    Posted: Saturday 2 November 2013
  • Dwayne Dunn will ride Cambridge mare Silent Achiever in the A$6.2 million Melbourne Cup, trainer Roger James confirmed yesterday..
    Posted: Thursday 24 October 2013
  • A promising black type-winning juvenile from last season is nearing an overdue return to racing..
    Posted: Tuesday 22 October 2013
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James was confident Silent Achiever was spot on for last Saturday’s Caulfield Cup but the weather spoilt the mare’s chances..
    Posted: Monday 21 October 2013
  • Roger James’ confidence levels leading into Saturday’s Gr.1 Caulfield Cup were boosted on Wednesday with a Group Three victory from Zonza..
    Posted: Wednesday 16 October 2013
  • New Zealand trainer Roger James has planned for two years to have Silent Achiever in Saturday's Caulfield Cup..
    Posted: Tuesday 15 October 2013
  • Roger James has a chance of a midweek trans-Tasman double ahead of the realistic prospect this Saturday of the Cambridge trainer celebrating his first Group One victory in Melbourne..
    Posted: Tuesday 15 October 2013
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James has booked crack Melbourne jockey Glen Boss to ride Silent Achiever in Saturday week's A$2.5 million Caulfield Cup, but has done so with angst for regular rider Steven Arnold..
    Posted: Wednesday 9 October 2013
  • A choice ride for one of the Riccarton classics is up for grabs after today’s Taupo meeting.
    Posted: Wednesday 9 October 2013
  • Silent Achiever will be chasing an upset win in Saturday's Underwood Stakes to continue a run of success in the race for New Zealand horses in the Caulfield feature..
    Posted: Tuesday 17 September 2013
  • Stablemates Zonza and Misstrum showed at yesterday’s Cambridge trials they are ready to race, but trainer Roger James is prepared to wait for improved tracks..
    Posted: Wednesday 11 September 2013
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James was twice denied in Gr I features on Saturday but emerged feeling well satisfied with his results..
    Posted: Sunday 1 September 2013
  • Roger James heads into Saturday’s Gr.1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield with low expectations for his star mare Silent Achiever, but he is confident she is in for a productive spring racing carnival..
    Posted: Tuesday 27 August 2013
  • Roger James is hoping for a handy barrier draw for his charge Full Of Spirit in the Gr. 1 Makfi Challenge Stakes at Hastings on Saturday..
    Posted: Monday 26 August 2013
  • Roger James didn’t have a starter at Matamata today but still had good reason to leave the course in a positive frame of mind..
    Posted: Monday 12 August 2013
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James has claimed back-to-back Ellerslie Trainer of the Year titles when he was named Auckland Racing Club’s champion Trainer for the 2012-13 season..
    Posted: Friday 2 August 2013
  • Cambridge apprentice Lee Magorrian rode his first winner today at just his 8th raceday ride aboard the Ross McCarroll prepared Royal Sceptre at Ruakaka..
    Posted: Saturday 20 July 2013
  • Champion trainer Roger James keenly anticipates the start of the 2013/2014 racing season, as he
    considers the assignments ahead for his Cambridge based team..
    Posted: Monday 1 July 2013
  • Cambridge trainer Roger James was even more relieved than excited after Ocean Park’s half-sister Lady Sayyida broke through for a maiden win at Te Teko yesterday..
    Posted: Thursday 27 June 2013
  • The decision has been made to bypass remaining juvenile stakes races with the talented two-year-old filly Hera..
    Posted: Wednesday 29 May 2013
  • The trainer – owner partnership of Roger James and Ron Dixon is on the path to a bid of another major race..
    Posted: Saturday 25 May 2013
  • The Roger James trained Pappa Ragazzo (Patapan-Chatham Miss) won on debut over 1000m at Ruakaka today..
    Posted: Wednesday 15 May 2013
  • Zonza defies odds to give cheek in Sydney yesterday..
    Posted: Sunday 12 May 2013
  • Hera to target Foal Stakes after New Plymouth win..
    Posted: Sunday 12 May 2013
  • Prestigious Miss provided the highlight of the Horses In Training session during the New Zealand Bloodstock Mixed Sale at Karaka..
    Posted: Friday 10 May 2013

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