Charlie Fellowes is a multiple Royal Ascot-winning trainer based in the historic racing town of Newmarket. Since taking out a trainer’s license in 2014, Charlie has consistently been sending out winners and his roll of honour includes valuable triumphs in the UK, France, Dubai and Australia.
Having shown an interest in racing from an early age, Charlie was adamant to pursue a career as a trainer and after working for some of the biggest names in the industry including James Fanshawe, Nicky Henderson and Australian-based Lee Freedman, he was granted a license. He began training, first at Saffron House Stables on the Hamilton Road, before moving to St Gatien Stables.
Due to the growing size of the business, in 2019 Charlie moved his operation to Bedford House Stables on the Bury Road and has enjoyed enormous success since moving to the historic yard.
Charlie’s team have recorded their best ever year in 2023. In 2022 he won £680,988 in domestic prize-money, the most he had achieved in a season. This year he has yet again surpassed the record. The team also recorded three Stakes Race winners in the first two months of the season.
The 2022 season was also a memorable one for the team at Bedford House Stables, with Marbaan’s win in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood handing Charlie his first domestic Group 2 victory.
Charlie is not shy of Group Race success, both in Great Britain and further a sea. Prince Of Arran was placed in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup three years in a row. He also added a pair of Australian Group 3 triumphs to his record, in the 2018 Lexus Stakes and 2019 Geelong Cup. Charlie signed off the 2021 season with dual Group 3 success. Eve Lodge won the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes at Kempton and the talented Vadream added valuable black type to her record in the Group 3 Bengough Stakes at Ascot. It was a much-deserved win with the filly having performed admirably in a number of stakes races earlier in the year, including a third-place finish in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Royal Ascot has always been a happy hunting ground for Charlie. In 2019 he sent out his first winner at the five-day meeting when Thanks Be landed the Sandringham Handicap. The following year he enjoyed a double at the Berkshire track, when the ultra-talented mare Onassis handed him a second consecutive victory in the Sandringham and later on in the week the consistent Chiefofchiefs added to the tally with a triumph in the Silver Wokingham.
With a stable brimming with talent, both old and new, the team at Bedford House Stables are looking forward to another exciting season on the track.