Graeme Rogerson

Graeme Arthur Rogerson MNZM is a New Zealand Thoroughbred racehorse trainer. He is notable for having trained more race-day winners than any other trainer in New Zealand and for having won many Group One races in New Zealand and Australia.

Graeme Rogerson
OccupationRacehorse trainer
BornNew Zealand
Racing awards
New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Significant horses
Efficient, Katie Lee, Polar Success, Savabeel


Rogerson was raised in Te Rapa. Before training he tried his hand at amateur riding. He originally trained horses at Cambridge before moving to Tuhikaramea Road in the 1970s. For a time he has trained in successful partnerships with Stephen Autridge and Keith Hawtin. Rogerson was the youngest New Zealand trainer to get to 1,000 winners.

Rogerson branched out and established stables and partnerships in Australia and Dubai.[1]

Graeme's wife, Debbie, joined him in a training partnership and his grand-daughter, Bailey, later joined the partnership which was called Team Rogerson [2]

In the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours, Rogerson was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to the thoroughbred industry. [3][4]

In 2012 Rogerson was inducted into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame and at that time he had won well over 3,500 winners and the New Zealand trainers premiership twelve times.

Notable horses and victoriesEdit

Rogerson has trained or co-trained a large number of high-class horses, including:

Harness racingEdit

Rogerson has also been a registered harness racing trainer[5] since 2008 and has trained in partnerships with:

  • Peter Simpson (2008-2009).
  • Steven Reid (2009-2011).
  • Peter Blanchard (2012-2015).
  • Dylan Ferguson (2021-2022).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^[bare URL]
  2. ^ "Bailey Rogerson to become world's youngest horse trainer at 16". Stuff. 20 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Rogerson recognised by the Queen in NZ awards > Australia and International Horse Racing news updated daily".
  4. ^ "The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2004". The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2004.
  5. ^ "Home".

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