Charlie Appleby
Age: 48
Charlie Appleby was an amateur rider in Great Britain, who also rode in point-to-points. He attended the British Racing School in Newmarket and then worked for trainer Susan Piggott before moving on to David Loder just as the latter was embarking on his short-lived Godolphin venture in France. He remained with Godolphin when Loder returned to Britain as a public trainer. After 15 years as a travelling head lad at Godolphin, he was promoted to trainer in July, 2013. Appleby’s first Group 1 win was achieved that November when Outstrip won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. In October, 2014 he notched his first British Group 1 win with Charming Thought in the Middle Park Stakes and since then he has enjoyed significant success on the world stage, landing big races in France, Germany, Ireland, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and Canada.
British Flat Racing Champion Trainer (2021).
Notable Wins Include:
Epsom Derby (2018 Masar, 2021 Adayar), Melbourne Cup (2018 Cross Counter), 2000 Guineas (2022 Coroebus, 2024 Notable Speech), St Leger (2021 Hurricane Lane), Dewhurst Stakes (2019 Pinatubo, 2021 Native Trail), Irish Derby (2021 Hurricane Lane), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2021 Adayar), Coronation Cup (2020 Ghaiyyath), Dubai Sheema Classic (2018 Hawkbill, 2019 Old Persian, 2024 Rebel’s Romance), Al Quoz Sprint (2018 Jungle Cat, 2019 Blue Point), Prix de l’Opera (2018 Wild Illusion), Breeders’ Cup Mile (2021 Space Blues, 2022 Modern Games, 2023 Master Of The Seas), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2021 Yibir, 2022 Rebel’s Romance), Woodbine Mile (2022 Modern Games, 2023 Master Of The Seas).
Hong Kong Career Wins (as of 16 May, 2024):

23/24 Season
Stakes won : $7,280,000 No. of Wins : 1 Total Runners : 1
No. of 2nds : 0 Win % : 100.00%
No. of 3rds : 0
No. of 4ths : 0

Current Season