Ben Coen

Date of Birth: September 16, 2001

County of origin: Tipperary

First winner: Timia (Keith Clarke) Dundalk, November 17, 2017

First Group race winner: Know It All (Johnny Murtagh) Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Fillies Stakes, Leopardstown, July 1, 2020 

First Classic winner: Sonnyboyliston (Johnny Murtagh) Comer Group International Irish St Leger, Curragh, September, 2021

Notable horses: Sonnyboyliston, Ottoman Emperor, Create Belief, Earlswood, Know It All, Measure Of Magic, Hamley, Stormy Belle, Measure Of Magic, Champers Elysees, Parent's Prayer, Urban Beat, Fourhometwo

Assoc. Trainers: Johnny Murtagh

Did you know:

From Fethard, County Tipperary, Ben Coen is a nephew of and began his career as an apprentice with trainer Andy Slattery. He rode 40 winners on the pony racing circuit and rode his first winner on the racecourse when landing the Ash Brothers Building Contractors Handicap (Division 2) on Timia for trainer Keith Clarke at Dundalk on November 17, 2017. 

Ben proved to be one of the finds of the season the following year and rode by far his biggest early winner when taking the Irish Stallion Farms EBF "Northfields" Handicap on the Peter Fahey-trained Hamley on the second day of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh in September, 2018.

He rode his first Group race winner when partnering the Johnny Murtagh-trained Know It All to win the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Fillies Stakes at Leopardstown in July, 2020. Ben was just 19 years of age when appointed stable jockey by Murtagh in January of the following year. 

Create Belief gave both Ben and trainer Johnny Murtagh a first Royal Ascot success in the Sandringham Handicap for three-year-old fillies in June 2021. In his riding days, Murtagh notched up 43 winners at the meeting. Ottoman Emperor won the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood the following month. 

Ben was still 19 years of age when gaining his first Classic success on the Johnny Murtagh-trained Sonnyboyliston in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh in September 2021. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2021/2022586464€43,800€24,600€68,400
Winter All Weather 2020/2021714586€25,200€27,935€53,135
Winter All Weather 2019/202079111064€75,900€39,630€115,530
Winter All Weather 2018/2019746489€54,063€30,988€85,050
Winter All Weather 2017/2018747236€49,688€13,700€63,388
Flat 202226728262929€405,900€271,995€677,895
Flat 202138028274339€714,500€378,875€1,093,375
Flat 202023620192317€240,000€191,845€431,845
Flat 201933827273128€234,188€197,374€431,561
Flat 201832423253029€285,313€174,513€459,825
Flat 201790110€0€3,275€3,275

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Curragh 06/08/22 Shartash F 6f 3 9-5 106 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1) Group 1
Curragh 06/08/22 Wave Machine (FR) Mdn 6f 1 9-2 John Ormonde Construction Irish EBF M'dn
Curragh 06/08/22 Givemefive Mdn 7f 11 9-7 John Ormonde Wexford Sand Irish EBF M'dn
Tipperary 05/08/22 Vincenzo Gamba Hcp 1m 1f 12 9-4 76 Tipperary H'cap
Leopardstown 04/08/22 Safecracker (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 2 9-7 89 Hurling For Cancer August 16th H'cap €4,200
Leopardstown 04/08/22 Satono Chevalier Hcp 1m 1f 15 9-11 64 Leopardstown Golf Centre H'cap (Div 2)
Leopardstown 04/08/22 Cleveleys (GB) Hcp 7f 15yds 6 9-13 67 Manguard Plus H'cap €220
Leopardstown 04/08/22 Layfayette F 1m 4f 7 10-0 109 Grant Thornton Ballyroan Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Sligo 03/08/22 Disco Boots Hcp 1m 2f 50yds 2 9-1 73 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Oaks (F) H'cap €5,200
Sligo 03/08/22 Dark Matter Hcp 1m 4f 210yds 10 8-13 40 Rockshore Cider H'cap
Galway 25/07/22 Morning Soldier Hcp 7f 15 10-0 80 Claytonhotelgalway.ie H'cap
Galway 25/07/22 Bossy Parker Mdn 7f 5 9-5 Claregalwayhotel.ie Irish (C&G) EBF M'dn €600
Galway 25/07/22 Knightlaila (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 84yds 4 9-8 81 Eventus H'cap €975
Gowran Park 23/07/22 Scipio's Defense Mdn 7f 3 9-3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €1,500
Gowran Park 23/07/22 Angel Girl Hcp 1m 6 9-6 74 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap €290
Gowran Park 23/07/22 Star Official Hcp 1m 1f 110yds 13 10-1 63 Get Galway Races Ready With tote.ie Hcap (Div 2)
Down Royal 22/07/22 Tiymara Mdn 7f 5 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €450
Down Royal 22/07/22 Eighty Eight Hcp 1m 2f 75yds 3 9-4 79 ASG & Partners H'cap €1,150
Down Royal 22/07/22 Free To Party Mdn 1m 2f 75yds 2 9-8 78 Irish Stall Farms EBF Median Auction Mdn €4,000
Down Royal 22/07/22 Hot Whispers Hcp 5f 8 9-0 53 Join Racing TV Now H'cap
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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).

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