Charlie Appleby was appointed as a Godolphin trainer in July, 2013, after 15 years working for Godolphin as a travelling head lad, stable head lad and assistant trainer. Charlie was a keen jockey growing up, participating in a number of point-to-points and race riding on the flat as an amateur.
Charlie landed his first Group One victory in November 2013 with Outstrip winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita, USA. Charlie recorded over 350 winners including his first domestic UK Group One winner in October 2014 when Charming Thought won the Middle Park Stakes on Dubai Future Champions Day at Newmarket. Charlie celebrated his first Royal Ascot winner during the 2015 carnival with Space Age winning the King George V Stakes on Day 3 for Godolphin. His most recent winner at the highest level is Sobetsu who landed the G1 Prix Saint-Alary at Deauville, France in May 2017.
Charlie divides his year between Marmoom stables in Dubai and Moulton Paddocks in Newmarket.