Following an eight year spell as assistant trainer to his father Barry Charlie took over the license in August 2011. During his time as assistant he was lucky enough to have worked closely with horses such as classic winners Haafhd and Ghanaati, and Group 1 winners Red Clubs, Dark Angel, Equiano, Redwood, Maids Causeway, La Cucaracha and Spinning Queen.

Before his time with his father Charlie spent six months in Australia working for the Hayes family, this was followed by a two year stint with James Fanshawe in Newmarket where he was associated with high class horses such as Soviet Song, Gandera, Invermark and Hors La Loi III. Charlie trained his first classic winner in May 2013, when Just The Judge won the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Other high class horses who have won races for Charlie include:

  • Ransom Note
  • Hazel Lavery
  • Kiyoshi
  • Angels Will Fall
  • Red Jazz
  • Slumber
  • Sajwah 
  • Letsgoroundagain
  • along with high class handicappers Captain Bertie and Shropshire.

The private training facilities at Faringdon Place, a mile outside Lambourn, are some of the most modern in the country. There are 3 indoor barns which house the horses, an indoor school and 125 acres of private gallops which comprise of two woodchip gallops, a polytrack gallop and extensive grass gallops.


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