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 

Notable horses: 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. 

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 202121021122223€373,200€180,430€553,630
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 02/08/21 Hapipi Go Lucky F 5f 205yds 16 8-13 Irish EBF Ballyhane Stks (Med Auct Race)
Naas 02/08/21 Caharclough Caviar (GB) Mdn 1m 9 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Naas 02/08/21 Plough Boy Hcp 5f 205yds 20 9-2 49 Naas Business Club H'cap
Galway 01/08/21 Born To Rule Hcp 1m 5f 186yds 7 9-3 62 Fr. Breen Memorial H'cap (Div 1)
Galway 01/08/21 Bell Ex One Hcp 1m 5f 186yds 1 9-4 73 Fr. Breen Memorial H'cap (Div 2)
Galway 01/08/21 Earls Hcp 7f 4 10-2 75 Ardilaun Hotel H'cap
Galway 01/08/21 Nebo Hcp 7f 5 9-9 100 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Ahonoora' Hcap
Galway 31/07/21 Capoeira Mdn 1m 73yds 4 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Galway 31/07/21 Sassified Hcp 1m 73yds 8 9-13 79 Galway Shopping Centre H'cap
Galway 27/07/21 Smoke Without Fire (GB) Mdn 7f 9 9-2 Caulfield Industrial Irish EBF M'dn
Galway 27/07/21 Surrounding F 7f 14 9-12 101 COLM QUINN BMW Irish EBF Corrib (F) Stks (Listed) Listed
Galway 27/07/21 Anyonecanhaveitall (GB) Hcp 2m 110yds 8 8-13 63 The Latin Quarter H'cap
Galway 27/07/21 Comfort Line Hcp 1m 123yds 15 9-0 91 COLM QUINN BMW Mile H'cap
Galway 26/07/21 The Smull Mdn 7f 9 9-5 Irish (C&G) EBF M'dn
Galway 26/07/21 San Aer Hcp 7f 7 9-8 74 H'cap
Galway 26/07/21 Earls Hcp 7f 7 9-12 75 Hcap
Galway 26/07/21 Shamad Hcp 1m 4f 84yds 11 9-11 72 Easyfix H'cap
Galway 26/07/21 Ever A Dream Hcp 1m 4f 84yds 9 9-4 80 Eventus H'cap
Gowran Park 24/07/21 Sweet November (FR) Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 13 9-4 53 Leighlinbridge H'cap (Div 2)
Gowran Park 24/07/21 Mise Le Meas Mdn 7f 1 9-0 Irish EBF Auction Series (F) M'dn €14,400

*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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