Fitri Hay Sends Horses To Roger Varian

ROGER VARIAN has started reaping the benefits of the eye-catching start to his training career with the decision of Jim and Fitri Hay to send him half a dozen horses.
Roger Varian
Roger Varian - All Smiles
 PICTURE: Edward Whitaker 
The patronage ofthe big-spending Dubai-based owners is a major fillip for Varian who has saddled 26 winners - and boasts a 27 per cent strike-rate - since taking over the reins at Kremlin House Stables in Newmarket from Michael Jarvis in March.
"It is a privilege, and I'm really happy to have them onboard," said Varian who joins the Hays' roster of trainers alongside Paul Cole, Tom Tate, Stan Moore and Aidan O'Brien with whom the couple hold shares in both Ascot Gold Cup winner Fame And Glory and Cape Blanco.
After a reorganisation of the Hays bloodstock interests that has included selling those not considered up to standard, Cole now has a team of nine, down from a figure more than double that number, but the Whatcombe trainer remains upbeat.
"Jim wanted to keep the better horses and to spread them around and with Roger, he now has a trainer in Newmarket as well," said Cole.
Cole's son Alex, the Hays racing manager, said: "We have taken on Roger Varian as a trainer with the emphasis on a lot of the horses he trains being targeted at Dubai.
"The risk is being spread and Roger Varian has been taken on due to his track record and he looks a very easy person to work with."
As  published in the Racing Ppost

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