Like many before him Charlie Fellowes has harboured an ambition to be a racehorse trainer from an early age. He has had a thorough grounding with some top yards. In the UK spells with Nicky Henderson and James Fanshawe’s helped to hone his skills and give him a rich background of experience to which he added by having a spell in the US with Lee Freedman.
Charlie looks forward now, with great optimism having enjoyed something of a breakthrough season in 2019. Not only did he achieve his first Royal Ascot winner when Thanks Be landed the Sandringham Stakes, he also purchased the historic yard at Bedford House Stables, for so long the home of record breaking, and legendary trainer, Luca Cumani . Now situated on the Bury Road, alongside the like of Sir Michael Stoute, Roger Varian and John Gosden, Charlie lived up to the billing when coming oh so close to landing ‘the race that stops a Nation’, when Prince of Arran was beaten a head and a nose in the Melbourne Cup.
Now recognised on the world stage, Charlie has much to look forward to in 2020 and from having 12 winners in his initial season in 2014 and £124000 in total prize money, he amassed over £700000 in 2019. Charlie has enjoyed the patronage of some powerful owners, principal amongst them being Hascombe Stud, the racing operation of the Oppenheimer family and achieved his first pattern success via the Teofilo filly, Crimson Rosette in Newmarket’s Chalice Stakes for those very patrons.
Charlie’s willingness to be involved in such enterprising initiatives such as the Newmarket Open Weekend (in which he has had a pivotal organisational role) looks sure to raise his profile still further. He is one of the top trainers selected to train for the Newmarket Racing Club and we are very pleased to have him on our side.
Newmarket Racing Club horses trained by Charlie…