Shane Foley

Date of Birth: March 11th, 1988

County of origin: Kilkenny

First winner: Snap (Liam McAteer) Leopardstown, 20th June, 2007

Significant horses: Jet Setting, Romanised, Raydara, Landfall, Success Days, Prophet, Final Frontier, Ramone, Russian Soul, Marvada, Gossamer Seed, Snaefell, Bob Le Beau, Banksters Bonus, Strait Of Zanzibar, Bible Belt, Rock On Ciara, Bold Thady Quill, Chrysanthemum, Rehana. 

Assoc. Trainers: Ken Condon, Adrian Keatley, Michael Halford

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It could be argued that Shane Foley was one of the best apprentices of recent years not to win a Champion Apprentice title. He finished runner-up to fellow Michael Halford-apprentice Gary Carroll in 2009 with a fine tally of 33 winners and looked set to make a big challenge for the title in 2010 only to have his prospects scuppered by an injury sustained at Bellewstown in late-August and again he had to settle for second spot behind Joseph O'Brien.

His failure to win the junior title didn't slow his progress in any way and Shane quickly became well established as a top 10 rider in Ireland, mainly due to his association with Michael Halford. But it was Halford's fellow Curragh trainer Adrian Keatley who gave Shane his first major success when Jet Setting landed the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 22nd, 2016.

Halford and Foley went their separate ways when the Curragh trainer announced on September 15, 2017 that the rider would no longer be automatic first choice for his runners. Foley said at the same time that he would continue riding as a freelance. The pair shared 227 winners in Ireland over a ten year period before the split.

Foley was back in the big time when landing a second Classic success at the Curragh in May 2018 when taking the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas on Romanised for local trainer Ken Condon. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2017/20181148121213€66,250€58,900€125,150
Winter All Weather 2016/2017659878€73,750€36,875€110,625
Winter All Weather 2015/2016436557€55,900€18,430€74,330
Winter All Weather 2014/2015961615510€124,150€48,320€172,470
Winter All Weather 2013/2014671110512€76,300€24,660€100,960
Winter All Weather 2012/2013811513124€91,070€28,453€119,523
Winter All Weather 2011/201284109611€72,100€21,858€93,958
Flat 201846748515151€801,938€447,990€1,249,928
Flat 201750944613647€505,500€510,555€1,016,055
Flat 201654151566452€855,325€507,600€1,362,925
Flat 201553764625461€825,665€462,125€1,287,790
Flat 201448240595355€426,825€443,515€870,340
Flat 201349350655955€522,300€389,822€912,122
Flat 201249461625464€674,196€384,633€1,058,829
Flat 201146538504046€396,080€262,125€658,205
Flat 201028123282737€277,090€133,888€410,978
Flat 200936533293120€239,180€120,219€359,399
Flat 200830619221724€155,720€80,175€235,895
Flat 200717767613€51,660€40,770€92,430

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Gowran Park 22/09/18 Redemptorist Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 4 9-5 Live Music After Racing M'dn
Gowran Park 22/09/18 Drombeg Dream F 1m 1 9-2 91 Gowran Park Race
Gowran Park 22/09/18 Rickrack F 1m 1f 100yds 8 9-5 94 D.Cordell Lavarack/Lanwades Stud(F)Stks (Group 3) Group 3
Gowran Park 22/09/18 Bercasa Hcp 1m 4 9-5 55 Jumps Racing Returns October 5th Hcap (Div 2)
Gowran Park 22/09/18 Kareva (GB) Hcp 1m 12 9-4 55 Jumps Racing Returns October 5th Hcap (Div 1)
Gowran Park 22/09/18 Casting Call (GB) Mdn 1m 7 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran Park 22/09/18 Candy Man Mdn 1m 11 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Dundalk 21/09/18 Bittersweet Mdn 1m 1 8-13 Jockey&Trainer Championship Claiming Mdn
Dundalk 21/09/18 Festina Plente (GB) Mdn 6f 1 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn
Dundalk 21/09/18 Major Power Hcp 1m 4 9-5 60 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 21/09/18 Aishling's Secret (GB) F 1m 2f 150yds 4 8-9 71 Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night Race
Dundalk 21/09/18 Pillar (GB) Hcp 5f 11 8-8 60 Dundalk Floodlit Friday Nights H'cap
Dundalk 21/09/18 Specific Gravity (FR) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 5 9-7 57 dundalkstadium.com H'cap
Dundalk 21/09/18 Paved With Gold Hcp 1m 6 9-8 58 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 2)
Naas 19/09/18 Black Society Mdn 6f 11 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Mdn
Naas 19/09/18 Spiritual Impulse Hcp 5f 5 8-7 68 Naas 'Golden Ticket' Nursery H'cap €300
Naas 19/09/18 Gold Jasmine Hcp 1m 3 9-3 68 naasracecourse.com Nursery H'cap €1,100
Naas 19/09/18 These Days Mdn 7f 3 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,650
Naas 19/09/18 Laura Bullion Mdn 6f 3 9-0 72 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €1,650
Naas 19/09/18 Falcon Knight Mdn 1m 16 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auct Mdn
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*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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