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 201915113172317€174,938€160,408€335,345
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 24/05/19 A Step Too Far Mdn 6f 7 9-0 K Club M'dn
Curragh 24/05/19 Albigna Mdn 6f 1 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 24/05/19 St Brelades Bay Hcp 7f 6 8-13 92 TRM Excellence In Equine Nutrition H'cap
Cork 22/05/19 Invincible Diva Mdn 5f 2 9-0 Matchbook Irish EBF M'dn €3,300
Cork 22/05/19 Morpho Blue Mdn 1m 4 9-0 Buy Online @ M'dn €600
Cork 22/05/19 Sweet Dime (GB) Mdn 1m 2f 2 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auc (F) Mdn €4,000
Cork 22/05/19 Pari Passu Hcp 1m 2f 5 9-11 61 Social Package H'cap €250
Sligo 21/05/19 Dinard Rose Hcp 1m 2f 110yds 4 8-8 56 Sligo Races Hospitality H'cap €550
Sligo 21/05/19 Pleasurable Hcp 6f 1 9-12 64 H'cap (Div 1) €6,563
Sligo 21/05/19 Libras Power Hcp 6f 11 9-3 56 H'cap (Div 2)
Sligo 21/05/19 Happy Company Hcp 1m 2f 110yds 2 9-0 65 Martin Reilly Mazda H'cap €3,000
Sligo 21/05/19 Florida's King F 6f 8 9-4 37 O'Hehir's Bakery Claiming Race
Sligo 21/05/19 Cruella Dovil Mdn 6f 2 9-0 75 Foleys Bar & Off Licence Med. Auct. M'dn €2,500
Naas 19/05/19 Flash Gordon F 6f 3 9-2 Goffs Lacken Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €6,500
Naas 19/05/19 Bellakris (USA) Mdn 1m 3 9-0 76 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €1,500
Naas 19/05/19 In The Present (USA) F 6f 6 9-0 Coolmore Stud EBF (Fillies) Sprint Stks (Group 3) Group 3 €1,600
Naas 19/05/19 Star Quality (GB) Hcp 1m 3 9-3 79 Thank You Tom Ryan H'cap €1,700
Naas 19/05/19 Boston Bruin Hcp 7f 3 8-13 82 Royal Ascot Trials At Naas H'cap €2,600
Navan 18/05/19 Aleef Hcp 5f 164yds 1 8-9 78 H'cap €16,250
Navan 18/05/19 Sundance Star Hcp 5f 2 9-2 76 Ladies Day At Navan 1st June H'cap €2,500

*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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