Welcome to our trainer profile of Godolphin Trainer Charlie Appleby.
Charlie Appleby is a British thoroughbred racehorse trainer who works for Godolphin and trains horses at their Moulton Paddocks stable in Newmarket, Suffolk.
Charlie Appleby was born on July 5, 1975.
Find out more about Charlie Appleby:
- 1 Charlie Appleby Entries
- 2 Charlie Appleby Recent Form
- 3 Trainer Charlie Appleby Key Stats
- 4 Trainer Profile of Charlie Appleby
- 5 Charlie Appleby – Key Trainer Stats
- 6 Charlie Appleby’s Big Race Wins
- 7 Charlie Appleby’s – Most Famous Victories
- 8 Summary of Charlie Appleby
- 9 Other Leading Horse Racing Trainers
Charlie Appleby Entries
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Charlie Appleby Recent Form
Here are all the latest finishing positions for horses trained by Charlie Appleby.
|25/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 11/8||2/11||Bold Style||Wolv 8f std C5|
|23/11/23 J: Hayley Turner SP: 6/5||3/10||Moonfire (IRE)||Wolv 6f std C5|
|21/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 13/8||8/11||Dubai Melody||Wolv 8f std C4|
|21/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 11/10||2/5||Nature Watch (USA)||Wolv 9f std C5|
|18/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 7/4||5/10||Mischief Magic (IRE)||Ling 6f std C1|
|18/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 4/1||1/7||Blue Trail (IRE)||Ling 10f std C1|
|15/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 17/2||3/13||Cupid's Dream||Kemp 8f std C4|
|15/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 4/5||1/12||Musical Act (IRE)||Kemp 8f std C4|
|13/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 5/4||3/11||Lenormand||Wolv 8f std C5|
|11/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 4/5||2/9||Tribal Star (IRE)||Chfd 10f std C4|
|11/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 3/1||6/13||Local Dynasty (IRE)||Newc 12f std C2|
|11/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 2/1||10/13||Veil Of Shadows||Newc 10f std C1|
|10/11/23 J: Harry Davies SP: 5/4||2/11||Duke's Command||Chfd 8f std C5|
|08/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 2/1||6/12||Honest Desire||Kemp 6f std C4|
|07/11/23 J: Rossa Ryan SP: 11/4||7/7||Panarea (IRE)||Chfd 7f std C5|
|06/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 4/9||2/4||Measured Time||Kemp 11f std C1|
|06/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 5/4||1/10||Royal Power (FR)||Kemp 8f std C4|
|06/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 10/11||1/14||English Rose (IRE)||Kemp 8f std C4|
|04/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 7/2||1/13||Master Of The Seas (IRE)||Sta 8f Fm|
|04/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 16/1||7/12||With The Moonlight (IRE)||Sta 10f Fm|
|04/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 10/3||2/13||Silver Knott||Sta 9f Fm|
|04/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 4/6||5/5||Siskany||Sta 13f Fast|
|04/11/23 J: D Tudhope SP: 16/5||6/6||Warren Point||Nkt 10f Hvy C1|
|04/11/23 J: D Tudhope SP: 4/1||4/12||Beautiful Love (IRE)||Nkt 8f Hvy C1|
|04/11/23 J: K Stott SP: 15/8||2/10||Dubai Melody||Nkt 7f Hvy C4|
|03/11/23 J: D Tudhope SP: 11/2||3/6||King Of Conquest||Nkt 12f Hvy C1|
|03/11/23 J: D Tudhope SP: 3/1||1/14||Romantic Style (IRE)||Nkt 6f Hvy C1|
|03/11/23 J: Harry Davies SP: 3/1||2/10||Strong Opinion||Nkt 7f Hvy C4|
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Trainer Charlie Appleby Key Stats
- Name – Charlie Appleby
- Date of Birth – 5 July 1975
- Birthplace – Southampton
- Racing Yard – Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket
- Big Wins: Epsom Derby, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Eclipse Stakes, International Stakes, Irish Derby, Melbourne Cup, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, Diamond Jubilee Stakes, Coronation Cup and many more across the globe!
- Age – 48 years old
- Nationality – British
Trainer Profile of Charlie Appleby
Charlie Appleby moved to Newmarket as a 16-year-old, hoping to make it as a jockey.
Weight problems caused him to focus his attention on training, learning his trade with Susan Piggott before joining David Loder as travelling head-lad.
He then worked under Loder in France, his first experience of working for the Godolphin empire.
His next post was as assistant trainer to Mahmood Al Zarooni who would be suspended for eight years in 2013 for administering a banned substance to 15 horses.
Sheikh Mohammed promoted Appleby to the top job and he trained his first Group 1 winner at the Breeders’ Cup in November that year.
Charlie Appleby – Key Trainer Stats
Appleby trained 60 winners in what remained of the 2013 season and topped the century the following year with 102 winners.
His best season numerically came in 2015 with 151 winners and he recorded his third century two years’ later.
His first Group 1 on home soil was provided by Charming Thought in the 2014 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse.
He was the leading trainer at the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival with Masar providing a first Epsom Derby winner for Godolphin in a memorable year.
Charlie Appleby’s Big Race Wins
Outstrip’s win in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf gave Appleby’s training career a flying start.
Group 1’s are the prime objective for Godolphin and Appleby has maintained a steady flow of top-grade winners. Notable contributors include Pinatubo (2019 and 2020) and Wuheida (2016 and 2017).
Masar’s 2018 Epsom Derby win will always rank highly in his achievements, fulfilling a long-term goal for Sheikh Mohammed to win the race in the Godolphin colours.
Appleby was also responsible for ending Godolphin’s quest for glory in the Melbourne Cup that year when Cross Counter won.
He added a second Derby in 2021 when Adayar won the race in the hands of Adam Kirby. His stable companion Hurricane Lane had been preferred in the betting but could finish only third before winning the Irish Derby.
Charlie Appleby’s – Most Famous Victories
Appleby showed masterful training to produce Masar to win the 2018 Epsom Derby. He had finished a staying-on sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf over a mile and his pedigree also suggested he would stay further. His 9 lengths win in the Craven Stakes was followed by a close third in the Guineas behind Saxon Warrior.
Most pundits felt Saxon Warrior would confirm the form over the extra half a mile but Appleby kept the faith in his charge. It was a moment for all to savour at Godolphin when the colt swept through to win at Epsom under William Buick.
Adayar’s win in 2021 was also a turn-up for the form books. He had been beaten by Third Realm in the Lingfield Derby Trial and was rated a 16-1 chance for Epsom. Adam Kirby stepped in for the ride with William Buick aboard Hurricane Lane (6-1) and James Doyle aboard One Ruler (17-2). Kirby drove him ahead with a quarter of a mile to travel and never looked like being caught.
Summary of Charlie Appleby
Charlie Appleby’s appointment surprised many in 2013 but he wasted no time in justifying the decision.
He has gone on to provide Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation with some of their most important triumphs.
He and jockey William Buick make a formidable team and regularly feature in the top races around the world.