Rogue Has Syndicate Dreaming Of Classic Glory

Features | 1st June 2022

If Rogue Millennium gallops to glory in the £525,000 Cazoo Oaks at Epsom the scenes in the winner’s enclosure will be more colourful than most victory celebrations in the near 250-year history of the great race.

That’s because Tom Clover’s unbeaten filly has no fewer than 25 owners, including footballer turned film star Vinnie Jones – and they will be out in force with friends and family on the famous Downs on Friday 3rd June.

“There will be around 80 of us cheering her on at Epsom,” confirms Tony Elliott, the founder of the successful Rogues Gallery syndicates that have close to 30 horses in training with Newmarket based Tom Clover, Middleham’s Ed Bethell and jumps trainer Harry Whittington.

“We’ve got an open top double decker bus right beside the finishing line so you’ll definitely hear the roar if she pulls it off. It’s always been my ambition to win a Classic and this filly has got us all dreaming.”

Though his famous friend Jones isn’t likely to be at Epsom due to filming commitments in New Zealand, Rogue Millennium will be cheered on by owners from all walks of life including a steelworker, an estate agent and a pub landlord.

She wasn’t initially entered in the world’s second oldest Classic but is to be supplemented at a cost of £30,000 after winning the Listed Oaks Trial at Lingfield Park earlier this month on only her second career start.

“She was very impressive at Lingfield and is one of the favourites for the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot, which shows you what a quality filly she is,” adds Tony, who paid 35,000gns for the daughter of Dubawi who was selected by Clover’s wife Jackie at Tattersalls last November.

Rogues Gallery are also planning to run their promising new purchase Bass Player in the Listed Surrey Stakes on Oaks Day and have ambitious plans for other star performers including Rogue Bear and Rogue Spirit.

Both will by-pass Royal Ascot in favour of other high profile races. The John Smith’s Cup at York is on the agenda for Rogue Bear while juvenile winner Rogue Spirit holds an entry in the valuable Super Sprint at Newbury.

“We believe in being patient with our horses and in Tom Clover are supporting an up and coming trainer. I call him my young Henry Cecil as he deserves to go to the top,” adds Tony, whose Rogues Gallery also sponsors upwardly mobile jockey Jack Mitchell, who will ride their filly in The Oaks.

“We started out as a group of five friends but our syndicates have grown through word of mouth because they are so well organised and are not run for profit. We’ve invested £500,000 in horses and every share has been sold.

“We’ve turned down some big offers for Rogue Millennium because we don’t want to sell her at any price. She’s already a valuable asset for breeding but who knows what she can go on to achieve on the track … maybe starting at Epsom!”


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