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 202250653485251€642,600€575,915€1,218,515
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 09/11/22 Danfango Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 12 9-8 58 Now Racing Every Wednesday H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 09/11/22 Celtic Revival Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 8 9-0 52 Now Racing Every Wednesday H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 09/11/22 Lady Liza Hcp 7f 7 9-2 49 Bet On The Best Night Out At Dundalk Hcp (Div 2)
Dundalk 09/11/22 Not Too Real Bad Hcp 6f 2 9-8 61 Book Online Nurs Hcap €2,100
Naas 06/11/22 Eyeeye (GB) Mdn 1m 13 9-7 86 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Naas 06/11/22 San Aer Hcp 1m 2f 4 9-10 84 Congratulations To Flat Champions H'cap €775
Naas 06/11/22 Star Image (GB) F 1m 3f 180yds 4 9-2 99 Finale Stakes (Listed) Listed €1,875
Naas 06/11/22 Maze Runner Hcp 2m 25yds 7 9-2 93 Colm White Bookmaker November H'cap
Naas 06/11/22 Miss Mirabell F 1m 4 9-4 90 Christmas Party Raceday on Dec 15th Race €850
Naas 06/11/22 Mile End (GB) Hcp 5f 205yds 4 9-4 82 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF Birdcatcher Nursery €2,000
Dundalk 04/11/22 Zurana Mdn 7f 3 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn (Div 1) €1,500
Dundalk 04/11/22 Mere Accountant Mdn 7f 1 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn (Div 2) €9,000
Dundalk 04/11/22 Zaajirah F 1m 11 9-4 78 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cooley (F) Stks (Listed) Listed
Dundalk 04/11/22 Howyoulikethat Hcp 1m 1 8-13 85 William Hill Pick Your Places H'cap €13,200
Dundalk 04/11/22 Greek Flower Mdn 5f 3 9-3 70 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds M'dn €1,300
Dundalk 02/11/22 Lady Liza Hcp 7f 6 9-2 51 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 2) €200
Dundalk 02/11/22 Never Back Down Hcp 1m 4f 11 9-10 56 View Restaurant At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 02/11/22 Dark Matter F 1m 6 9-9 34 Dundalk Stadium Claiming Race €200
Dundalk 02/11/22 Contrapposto Hcp 1m 4f 4 9-11 59 View Restaurant At Dundalk H'cap (Div 2) €500
Dundalk 02/11/22 Scipio's Defense Hcp 7f 7 9-8 58 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)

*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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