Charles O'Brien

County Of Origin: Tipperary

Date of licence: 1993

First winner: Semple Stadium, Leopardstown, May 14th, 1993

Significant horses (selected): Burden Of Proof, Dr Johnson, Grecian Dancer, Smugglers Song, Lord Admiral, Baggio, glowing, bewitched, Stocktons Wing, Iveagh Gardens, Henry Higgins

Assoc. jockeys : Declan McDonogh

Did You Know: Son of the legendary trainer Vincent O’Brien, Charles O’Brien was always to be expected to follow in the footsteps of his father and having served his apprenticeship with Vincent, he took out his own license in 1993. While never having a large team of horses under his care, Charles has enjoyed a steady stream of big-race success. In more recent times, the likes of Bewitched, Glowing and Grecian Dancer have all done well for his Straffan stable.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201770001€0€725€725
Winter All Weather 2015/2016153132€20,300€5,970€26,270
Winter All Weather 2014/2015262426€14,000€11,370€25,370
Winter All Weather 2013/2014242134€11,900€4,940€16,840
Winter All Weather 2012/2013191013€4,900€1,840€6,740
Winter All Weather 2011/2012202212€14,000€3,800€17,800
National Hunt 2017/201840001€0€525€525
National Hunt 2016/2017301222€6,563€9,425€15,988
National Hunt 2015/2016161102€61,000€6,150€67,150
National Hunt 2014/2015315531€61,180€37,550€98,730
National Hunt 2013/2014251461€7,000€18,760€25,760
National Hunt 2012/2013192241€34,550€17,940€52,490
National Hunt 2011/2012335425€34,650€11,930€46,580
National Hunt 2010/2011336463€40,950€18,370€59,320
National Hunt 2009/201041110€7,350€20,800€28,150
National Hunt 2008/200931001€10,150€425€10,575
National Hunt 2007/200891010€5,950€960€6,910
National Hunt 2006/200781010€5,600€640€6,240
National Hunt 2005/2006131011€9,800€2,900€12,700
National Hunt 2004/200562021€15,750€2,840€18,590
National Hunt 2003/200440021€0€2,710€2,710
National Hunt 2002/200340110€0€2,910€2,910
National Hunt 2001/200221100€7,350€1,870€9,220
Flat 2017140013€0€2,325€2,325
Flat 2016100812137€60,625€99,488€160,113
Flat 20158388611€157,050€37,805€194,855
Flat 201411168915€51,450€45,975€97,425
Flat 20131039698€59,960€31,900€91,860
Flat 201287101166€60,550€59,690€120,240
Flat 201198127106€157,670€24,205€181,875
Flat 201011486127€124,440€30,955€155,395
Flat 20091129945€128,160€67,987€196,147
Flat 200814311141014€156,900€114,505€271,405
Flat 2007164189159€236,810€119,735€356,545
Flat 200610195129€99,200€104,650€203,850
Flat 20051469132014€143,900€102,220€246,120
Flat 20041411012918€109,300€85,955€195,255
Flat 2003824256€50,700€16,440€67,140
Flat 200212612101515€305,300€152,965€458,265
Flat 200114014191616€197,318€167,796€365,114
Flat 20007125712€17,776€25,801€43,577
Flat 1999699898€66,826€28,930€95,756
Flat 199863145159€162,241€78,908€241,149

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Curragh 28/05/17 Hurricane Sky N.G. McCullagh Hcp 2m 3 8-6 73 Irish Tatler H'cap
Gowran-Park 23/05/17 Sharp Operator (GB) D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 4 9-5 56 Kilkenny Hurlers Race Day June 24th Hcap (Div 2) €500
Punchestown 22/05/17 Rain In Spain D.F. O'Regan MdnHdl 2m 170yds 6 11-7 Punchestown For Events (Mares) Mdn H'dle
Punchestown 22/05/17 Naughty But Nice M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 170yds 9 11-5 88 Panoramic Restaurant H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 22/05/17 Balaclava J.M. Moore MdnHdl 2m 170yds 10 11-2 www.punchestown.com M'dn H'dle
Naas 21/05/17 Above Us Only Sky D.P. McDonogh Mdn 7f 10 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 14/05/17 Strange Notions D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 2f 10 9-0 Keadeen Hotel (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 14/05/17 Santa Monica (GB) D.P. McDonogh F 1m 4f 4 8-11 99 Courtyard Shopping Centre Newbridge Race €800
Killarney 14/05/17 Its Only A Dream A.W. Short NHF 2m 1f 4 11-0 Jim Ryan Services (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €525
Curragh 13/05/17 Mastermind D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 2f 6 9-5 Where Champions Are Made (C & G) M'dn
Dundalk 12/05/17 Machine Head (USA) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 9 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auc. Mdn
Roscommon 08/05/17 Rain In Spain W.M. Lordan Mdn 1m 4f 6yds 4 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €725
Leopardstown 07/05/17 Fort Denison S. Foley Mdn 1m 4f 7 9-5 Crew Of R116 Mem and IrishCoastguard Mdn
Limerick 30/04/17 Schindlers Ark (USA) R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 3f 70yds 12 9-2 62 Michael English Plays Live July27th Hcap
Gowran-Park 30/04/17 Nimitz D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 9 9-5 Summer Evenings At Gowran Park M'dn
Gowran-Park 30/04/17 Santa Monica (GB) W.M. Lordan F 1m 1f 100yds 9 9-9 100 I.S.F. EBF Victor McCalmont Memor.Stakes (Listed)
Punchestown 25/04/17 Its Only A Dream John J O'Neill NHF 2m 11 10-11 Goffs Land Rover Bumper
Navan 23/04/17 Hurricane Sky T.P. Madden Hcp 1m 5f 10 9-8 73 Come To The Family Day May 20th H'cap
Cork 16/04/17 Balaclava C.D. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 16 11-7 Mallow M'dn H'dle
Navan 01/04/17 Naughty But Nice M.A. Enright MdnHdl 2m 15 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Mdn Hdl
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*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).