Having joined the Varian Stable team over twelve months ago, Mike’s commitment to the job has helped oversee the yard accumulate more winners than any other season to date.

The split is both amicable and mutual. Whilst maintaining enormous respect for one another, Roger and Mike will part company from today.

Roger said, ‘I would like to thank Mike for his work and wish him the best of luck in the future. His experience, knowledge and horsemanship will be enormous assets in his future endeavours.’