Charlie Appleby

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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.

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Charlie Appleby Entries

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Charlie Appleby Recent Form

Here are all the latest finishing positions for horses trained by Charlie Appleby.

DatePosRideRace Details
25/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 11/82/11Bold StyleWolv 8f std C5
23/11/23 J: Hayley Turner SP: 6/53/10Moonfire (IRE)Wolv 6f std C5
21/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 13/88/11Dubai MelodyWolv 8f std C4
21/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 11/102/5Nature Watch (USA)Wolv 9f std C5
18/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 7/45/10Mischief Magic (IRE)Ling 6f std C1
18/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 4/11/7Blue Trail (IRE)Ling 10f std C1
15/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 17/23/13Cupid's DreamKemp 8f std C4
15/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 4/51/12Musical Act (IRE)Kemp 8f std C4
13/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 5/43/11LenormandWolv 8f std C5
11/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 4/52/9Tribal Star (IRE)Chfd 10f std C4
11/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 3/16/13Local Dynasty (IRE)Newc 12f std C2
11/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 2/110/13Veil Of ShadowsNewc 10f std C1
10/11/23 J: Harry Davies SP: 5/42/11Duke's CommandChfd 8f std C5
08/11/23 J: James Doyle SP: 2/16/12Honest DesireKemp 6f std C4
07/11/23 J: Rossa Ryan SP: 11/47/7Panarea (IRE)Chfd 7f std C5
06/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 4/92/4Measured TimeKemp 11f std C1
06/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 5/41/10Royal Power (FR)Kemp 8f std C4
06/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 10/111/14English Rose (IRE)Kemp 8f std C4
04/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 7/21/13Master Of The Seas (IRE)Sta 8f Fm
04/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 16/17/12With The Moonlight (IRE)Sta 10f Fm
04/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 10/32/13Silver KnottSta 9f Fm
04/11/23 J: W Buick SP: 4/65/5SiskanySta 13f Fast
04/11/23 J: D Tudhope SP: 16/56/6Warren PointNkt 10f Hvy C1
04/11/23 J: D Tudhope SP: 4/14/12Beautiful Love (IRE)Nkt 8f Hvy C1
04/11/23 J: K Stott SP: 15/82/10Dubai MelodyNkt 7f Hvy C4
03/11/23 J: D Tudhope SP: 11/23/6King Of ConquestNkt 12f Hvy C1
03/11/23 J: D Tudhope SP: 3/11/14Romantic Style (IRE)Nkt 6f Hvy C1
03/11/23 J: Harry Davies SP: 3/12/10Strong OpinionNkt 7f Hvy C4

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Trainer Charlie Appleby Key Stats

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 chalked up a first Royal Ascot win the following year and bagged four Group 1 victories across the globe in 2017.

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.

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