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, Raydara, Landfall, Success Days, Prophet, Final Frontier, Ramone, Russian Soul, Marvada, Gossamer Seed, Snaefell

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 hasn't slowed his progress at all and he 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 biggest 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.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
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 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 Prize Money
Dundalk 08/12/17 Mick Smyth Mdn 1m p.u. 9-5 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay M'dn
Dundalk 08/12/17 Twenty Minutes (GB) Mdn 7f 6 9-5 Winter Series At Dundalk 2018 M'dn
Dundalk 08/12/17 Spring Garden Hcp 1m 2 9-11 68 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap
Dundalk 08/12/17 Poitin (GB) Hcp 2m 4 8-9 80 H'cap
Dundalk 08/12/17 Camacho Dancer Hcp 6f 8 8-10 53 Christmas Party Packages Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 06/12/17 Marino Marvel Hcp 1m 4f 2 8-11 46 Christmas Party Packages H'cap (Div 2) €2,000
Dundalk 06/12/17 Set To Fire Hcp 1m 4f 3 9-0 51 Christmas Party Packages H'cap (Div 1) €1,000
Dundalk 06/12/17 Lucky Red Hcp 1m 2 9-10 69 Nursery H'cap €2,200
Dundalk 06/12/17 Turn On The Tears (USA) Hcp 1m 2 9-7 58 H'cap (Div 2) €2,000
Dundalk 06/12/17 My Good Brother Hcp 6f 4 9-8 64 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap (Div 1) €550
Dundalk 06/12/17 Burn The Boats Hcp 6f 5 9-11 67 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap (Div 2) €275
Dundalk 06/12/17 Hes Our Music Hcp 1m 4 10-0 65 H'cap (Div 1) €500
Dundalk 06/12/17 Financial Conduct Mdn 1m 4f 1 9-5 78 Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night M'dn €7,500
Dundalk 01/12/17 Born To Frolic Mdn 1m 7 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 01/12/17 Lapilli (GB) Hcp 5f 7 8-12 79 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap
Dundalk 01/12/17 Above Us Only Sky Mdn 6f 3 9-0 64 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay M'dn €1,200
Dundalk 01/12/17 Poitin (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 7 9-2 82 H'cap
Dundalk 01/12/17 World's Greatest (USA) Hcp 1m 3 9-4 55 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey&Trainer Hcap €1,000
Dundalk 24/11/17 Blastofmagic (GB) Hcp 5f 7 9-1 52 H'cap
Dundalk 24/11/17 Tidal's Baby (GB) Hcp 6f 3 9-10 58 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay H'cap €1,000

*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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