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 2021/2022374244€27,300€15,500€42,800
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 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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Dundalk 21/01/22 Drish Melody Hcp 1m 5 9-7 66 Book Online At H'cap
Dundalk 21/01/22 Acquiescent Hcp 6f 7 9-3 74 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium H'cap
Dundalk 21/01/22 Persian Wolf Hcp 1m 2 9-5 53 Follow On Twitter @DundalkStadium H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 21/01/22 Kadinnka Mdn 7f 3 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Dundalk 19/01/22 Ragtime Red Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 8 9-3 52 Dundalk Winter Series Championship Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 19/01/22 Collective Power Hcp 6f 5 10-2 63 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Hcp
Dundalk 19/01/22 Nusra Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 11 9-5 49 Dundalk Winter Series Championship Hcap (Div 2)
Dundalk 19/01/22 Livindadream Mdn 1m 4f 8 9-4 M'dn
Dundalk 15/12/21 Miracles In May Hcp 1m 12 10-1 63 View Restaurant At Dundalk H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 15/12/21 Jake Peter Hcp 2m 4 9-12 69 Find Us On Facebook @dundalkstadium Hcap €550
Dundalk 15/12/21 Beechwood Emily (GB) Hcp 1m 12 9-10 60 View Restaurant At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 15/12/21 Storm Steps Hcp 1m 4f 5 9-13 72 Book Online At H'cap €330
Dundalk 10/12/21 Kadinnka Mdn 7f 3 9-1 Irish EBF Median Sires Series (F) M'dn (Div 1) €2,500
Dundalk 10/12/21 New Star Hcp 7f 5 9-12 75 Extra Places BetVictor Nursery H'cap €330
Dundalk 10/12/21 Step Back In Time Mdn 7f 8 9-2 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium M'dn
Dundalk 08/12/21 No Browsin Hcp 1m 10 10-0 60 Find Us On Facebook @dundalkstadium Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 08/12/21 Storm Steps F 1m 4f 3 10-4 72 On Twitter @DundalkStadium Claiming Race €1,000
Dundalk 03/12/21 Joupe Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 1 9-10 56 Kathleen Pierce Memorial H'cap (Div 1) €6,000
Dundalk 03/12/21 Blues Emperor Mdn 1m 4 9-7 M'dn €600
Dundalk 03/12/21 No Nay Alexander Mdn 6f 1 9-2 M'dn €7,200

*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).

This site uses unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer, to improve performance and monitoring services.Click here for more info