Success at every level

Dedicated, modern and friendly team

Charles Byrnes is one of the best-known trainers in Irish Racing. Since his first winner in 1995, Charles has tasted success at every level of the sport we love.

Based in the beautiful Ballynoe Stables, Charles Byrnes Racing is a dedicated, modern and friendly team readily equipped to get the best out of every racehorse.

Charles has shown time and time again to be an exceptional trainer with numerous Graded wins to his name. Charles has sent out no less than Fourteen Grade One winners, three of them at the Cheltenham Festival and also enjoyed a big day at the Royal meeting two years ago when he claimed the Ascot Stakes.

Charles Byrnes Racing has shown time and time again how adept the team are at getting the best out of every racehorse in their care. One glorious example is Solwhit in 2013. A well-known and classy two-miler, he was out injured for more than 2 years when returning in 2013.

Charles and his dedicated team worked tirelessly as they managed to get Solwhit back to his very best, however this time moving him up to three miles! Solwhit went on that season to win the much-coveted World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and they repeated the trick when landing the Liverpool Hurdle at the Aintree Festival a few weeks later.

Based in Limerick, Charles Byrnes Racing is perfectly positioned to access to all of Ireland’s racecourses. This means Charles and his team can make a tailor-made plan for each horse, setting the yard up for runners all around the country.

Charles, alongside his son Cathal, pride themselves on the welfare of their horses, with a wealth of top class private facilities making sure every horse and owner are happy and content in their wonderful surroundings in Ballynoe Stables.

Did you know…

Charles Byrnes is certainly a trainer the bookmakers fear and justifiably so. He has shown time and time again to be an exceptional trainer with numerous Graded wins to his name. Horses such as Solwhit, Trifolium, Weapon’s Amnesty and Cailin Alainn are just some of his big race winners. Byrnes made the headlines at Roscommon on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 when he saddled three gambled-on winners, War Anthem, Top Of The Town and Mr Smith. While the winners had starting prices of 6/1, 5/4 and 7/4 respectively, a treble at early prices would have paid 4,334/1. The gamble was reputed to have cost bookmakers a seven-figure sum but this was never verified.

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