Shane Foley

Date of Birth: March 11th, 1988

County of origin: Kilkenny

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

Significant horses (Selected): 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: Jessica Harrington, 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. Shane was appointed as Jessica Harrington's number one rider for the 2019 Flat season in February of the same year. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/20197910886€80,000€37,506€117,506
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 201951867646246€1,043,413€510,208€1,553,620
Flat 201859058636164€1,026,438€545,853€1,572,290
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Curragh 15/09/19 Sirjack Thomas Hcp 6f 13 8-9 88 Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Hcap
Curragh 15/09/19 Trethias (GB) F 1m 2f 5 9-0 105 Moyglare "Jewels" Blandford Stakes (Group 2) Group 2
Curragh 15/09/19 Sky Seven Hcp 1m 2f 8 8-7 86 Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap
Curragh 15/09/19 Albigna F 7f 6 9-0 Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) Group 1
Curragh 15/09/19 Champers Elysees F 6f 63yds 6 8-8 Tattersalls Ire. Super Auction Sale Stks
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Punita Arora F 7f 5 9-0 98 Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stks (Listed) Listed
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Klute Hcp 7f 17 9-2 93 Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Leo De Fury F 1m 4f 5 9-1 109 Paddy Power Betting Shop Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Pincheck F 1m 3 9-8 106 Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes (Group 2) Group 2
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Nessun Dorma Hcp 1m 4f 180yds 5 9-10 93 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' H'cap
Listowel 12/09/19 Rovetta (FR) Hcp 1m 6f 8 9-11 84 Behans Horseshoe Bar & Restaurant H'cap
Listowel 12/09/19 Pursuit Of Magic Hcp 1m 12 8-13 60 Byrne Family H'cap
Listowel 12/09/19 Espoir Et Bonheur Mdn 1m 11 9-0 MAC Fuels &General Supplies(Fillies) Mdn
Listowel 12/09/19 Grey Serge (GB) Mdn 1m 9 9-5 82 Tote Ireland Irish EBF Median Auct. M'dn
Listowel 11/09/19 Cruella Dovil Hcp 7f 7 9-11 72 Listowel Arms H'cap
Listowel 11/09/19 Belle Cora Hcp 1m 1f 13 8-10 66 Seamus Mulvaney Bookmaker H'cap
Listowel 11/09/19 Sirjack Thomas Hcp 7f 7 9-4 88 Brandon Hotel H'cap
Listowel 09/09/19 Still Standing F 1m 1f 9 9-12 104 Edmund & Josie Whelan Mem. Listowel Stks (Listed) Listed
Listowel 09/09/19 Trueba Hcp 6f 60yds 4 9-3 55 Feale H'cap €650
Listowel 09/09/19 Elite Trooper Grey Hcp 1m 4f 9 8-10 83 H'cap

*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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