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.