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 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 202134428253935€714,500€350,070€1,064,570
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Naas 17/10/21 Lady Anner F 1m 3f 190yds 8 9-8 96 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Bluebell Stakes (Listed) Listed
Naas 17/10/21 Nebo Hcp 5f 205yds 11 10-6 101 EquisoftLive H'cap
Naas 17/10/21 Chicago Soldier F 7f 13 9-5 91 Irish EBF Auction Series Race Final
Naas 17/10/21 Karkiyna Mdn 5f 205yds 3 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Kerkiyra Mdn 1m 2 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Chicago Bear Hcp 1m 4f 5 9-13 79 Carmanhall H'cap
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Agatino Mdn 1m 6 9-5 Irish EBF Support. TREO EILE (C&G) M'dn
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Wuqood (GB) F 1m 2f 2 9-5 101 Manguard Plus Trigo Stakes (Listed) Listed
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Yafordadoe Hcp 1m 4f 4 9-4 89 Leopardstown October H'cap
Dundalk 15/10/21 Dream Tale (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 4 9-3 84 BetVictor Loyalty Club H'cap
Dundalk 15/10/21 Myrcella Hcp 7f 9 9-9 58 BetVictor Proud To Support Racing H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 15/10/21 Saval Boys Hcp 7f 8 9-7 65 Floodlit Fridays At Dundalk Nursery Hcap
Curragh 14/10/21 Highland King Mdn 7f 9 9-7 Bill Hanlon Memorial Irish EBF M'dn
Curragh 14/10/21 Zuhra Mdn 1m 1f 6 9-2 Friarstown Stud Irish EBF M'dn €330
Curragh 14/10/21 Harrison Green Mdn 1m 4f 13 9-7 Hollywoodbets Streaming Irish Racing Mdn
Curragh 14/10/21 Storm Steps Hcp 1m 4f 11 9-2 55 Hollywoodbets Best Odds Guaranteed H'cap (Div 1)
Curragh 14/10/21 Duleek Street Hcp 1m 4f 11 9-8 68 Hollywoodbets Best Odds Guaranteed H'cap (Div 2)
Curragh 10/10/21 My Sister Sarah Hcp 2m 10 8-13 83 Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch
Curragh 10/10/21 Not Now Zeb Hcp 5f 5 9-5 77 Duralock Racecourse Fencing H'cap €465
Curragh 10/10/21 Double Kodiac Hcp 6f 22 9-10 67 Sentinel Ireland H'cap

*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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