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 2016/2017291222€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 201710000€0€300€300
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
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
Navan 01/04/17 Russian Roulette J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 2 11-12 109 Kilberry Restaurant H'cap H'dle €2,500
Dundalk 31/03/17 Schindlers Ark (USA) P.J. Smullen Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 5 9-5 Dundalk Stadium Business Club M'dn €300
Leopardstown 29/01/17 Its Only A Dream J.J. Codd NHF 2m 8 11-7 Club Membership (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Naas 28/01/17 Balaclava D.F. O'Regan MdnHdl 2m 18 11-7 Book Hospitality Online M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 16/12/16 Trenchtown Rock N.G. McCullagh Hcp 1m 9 8-7 38 H'cap (Div 2)
Navan 10/12/16 Naughty But Nice M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-7 After The Races Party (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 07/12/16 Trenchtown Rock D.P. McDonogh Hcp 7f 4 8-11 34 Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night Hcap (Div 1) €450
Dundalk 07/12/16 Sharp Operator (GB) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 8 9-5 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay M'dn
Dundalk 07/12/16 Schindlers Ark (USA) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 7f 8 9-5 Winter Series At Dundalk 2017 M'dn
Limerick 02/12/16 Highly Driven (GB) K. Walsh NHF 2m 8 11-6 Glenview Stud (M) (L P-Am) INH Flat Race
Navan 27/11/16 Henry Higgins M.P. Walsh BegCh 2m 1f 8 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Gowran-Park 26/11/16 Naughty But Nice M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 7 11-5 Race That Stops A County M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 20/11/16 Russian Roulette B.J. Geraghty HcpHdl 2m 6f 10 11-6 110 Flynn & Lynch Life And Pensions Hcap Hdl
Punchestown 20/11/16 Highly Driven (GB) R.A. Doyle NHF 2m 3 10-0 Bradys Ham Kildare GAA (P-A)INH FlatRace €1,000
Dundalk 11/11/16 Schindlers Ark (USA) W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 10 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 09/11/16 Nimitz D.P. McDonogh Mdn 7f 5 9-5 DKIT Students Union Race Night (C&G) Mdn €275
Dundalk 04/11/16 Sharp Operator (GB) T.P. Madden Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 7 9-0 M'dn
Wexford 31/10/16 Shutter Island Shane Shortall HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-5 109 Martinstown Opportunity H'cap H'dle

*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).