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Trevor Rogers has worked in racing since he was 15. In his early career he completed an apprenticeship with George Purcell in Epsom, then spent time working with Angus Armanasco, Tommy Smith and Neville Begg. After that Trevor spent 14 years as Foreman with John Size before he moved to Hong Kong.
Trevor’s training base ‘Rogers Racing’ was formerly at Quilly Park. He began training in 1989 in Queensland and moved to Victoria 10 years ago.
Trevor is now training back in Queensland with his horses stabled at Deagon where they are enjoying state of the art facilities.
Trevor’s first winner was Perseus in 1989 at Eagle Farm, the Premier track in Queensland, and he finished in Queensland’s top 10 trainers three years running (89-91).
His career highs in Queensland include Master Pom, winner of the G2 Grafton Cup, Perseus, winner of the Winfield Dollars Listed Race at Ipswich, Tres Vitesse winner of the Listed Nudgee Cup and Avon Dancer – clocking up three course records (1,000m Eagle Farm, 1200m Eagle Farm, 1350m Doomben) and trebles at Eagle Farm and Gold Coast.
For Quilly Park, Trevor’s highlight thus far is training Immortal Fire, picnic horse of the year 2014/15.
Trevor’s training philosophy is the belief that when horses are both mentally and physically happy they will be in a spot where they want to race and can win.
Before starting out as a trainer, Trevor rode trackwork for leading trainers and helped them to deci
pher the reasons why horses weren’t performing. He travelled round Australia with trainers’ top horses making sure they were right on the day.
Trevor has since made a practice of buying tried horses, identifying what’s not right and finding a solution.
‘I’m not like a numbers trainer, I prefer to work with a small team giving a hands-on, personal touch ensuring that we have every opportunity to get ourselves a Listed or Group horse’, says Trevor.
‘At Quilly Park we are focused on trying to breed the right horse, giving the progeny every chance to succeed at the races to promote our mares’.
‘The great advantage of training horses out here is that after working on the track when they come back to Quilly Park they feel like they’re on a 2,000 acre property on account of the 360 degree views.
‘The horses are really happy to relax and unwind, it’s great for their mental attitude, they keep the condition on them to race consistently.
‘I’ve travelled all around Australia and seen a lot of racing properties and tracks. I’m blessed to be involved with Quilly Park, as Richard’s vison unfolds it’s going to be horse heaven’.