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 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 2016/2017131111€6,563€4,675€11,238
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 201686810126€60,625€90,538€151,163
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
Clonmel 29/09/16 Russian Roulette M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 3f 180yds 5 11-8 111 Thorney Bridge Novice H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 27/09/16 Hall Pass (GB) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 7f 6 9-5 75 Racing At Fairyhouse October 8th M'dn
Dundalk 23/09/16 Zorba The Greek (GB) T.P. Madden Hcp 1m 4f 5 9-9 75 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Apprentice Hcap €300
Naas 21/09/16 Lyin Eyes (GB) D.P. McDonogh Hcp 5f 6 8-10 72 Book Hospitality Online Nursery H'cap
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 Hall Pass (GB) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 6 9-5 Live Music After Racing M'dn
Listowel 15/09/16 Hurricane Sky T.P. Madden Hcp 1m 6f 6 9-1 78 Behans Horseshoe Bar & Restaurant H'cap
Curragh 11/09/16 Santa Monica (GB) L. Dettori F 1m 2f 3 9-0 100 Moyglare "Jewels" Blandford Stakes €20,000
Down-Royal 09/09/16 Balaclava T.P. Madden Hcp 1m 4f 195yds 10 8-13 59 West Coast Cooler Apprentice H'cap
Dundalk 04/09/16 Great Wide Open D.P. McDonogh F 7f 4 9-9 85 Total Produce Rated Race €825
Gowran-Park 31/08/16 Zorba The Greek (GB) D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 1f 110yds 9 9-9 75 Join Us September 18th H'cap
Gowran-Park 31/08/16 Cape Of Eagles (USA) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 7f 5 9-5 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF(C&G)Med.Auct.M'dn €425
Gowran-Park 31/08/16 Sharp Operator (GB) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 1f 110yds 6 9-5 Best Of Luck To Kilkenny This Sunday Mdn
Gowran-Park 31/08/16 Fairy Flute K.J. Leonard Hcp 7f 15 9-5 56 Kilkenny Apprentice H'cap
Cork 28/08/16 Hurricane Sky R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 4 10-10 102 Martinstown Opportunity H'cap H'dle €725
Curragh 28/08/16 Nimitz D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 10 9-5 Ladbrokes EBF (C&G) M'dn
Curragh 21/08/16 Big Country D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 2f 4 9-5 76 Breast Cancer Research M'dn €625
Roscommon 15/08/16 Great Wide Open D.P. McDonogh Hcp 7f 1 9-4 80 Murray Ambulance Service H'cap €10,313
Roscommon 15/08/16 Zorba The Greek (GB) D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 2f 80yds 3 9-10 76 Pyramid Bookmakers H'cap €1,250
Tramore 12/08/16 Shutter Island M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 5f p.u. 11-12 109 Chia Bia H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 11/08/16 Great Wide Open D.P. McDonogh Hcp 6f 2 9-3 80 Longines Irish Champions Weekend H'cap €3,200
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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).