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 2018/2019374444€32,188€19,338€51,525
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 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
Dundalk 11/01/19 Ken's Sam's Hcp 5f 1 9-3 54 Bet 5 Get 30 For All new Customers H'cap €6,563
Dundalk 11/01/19 Formal Order (GB) Mdn 1m 4 9-5 Lenghten The Odds With BetVictor M'dn €625
Dundalk 11/01/19 Shadow Seven (FR) Hcp 2m 3 8-10 71 Run For Your Money BetVictor H'cap €2,600
Dundalk 11/01/19 Lady Greta Hcp 7f 5 8-12 57 Over 1000 Games At BetVictor H'cap €288
Dundalk 21/12/18 Able Dealer Mdn 7f 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €375
Dundalk 21/12/18 Annabelle Rock F 5f 1 8-11 53 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race €12,500
Dundalk 21/12/18 Stealth (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 8 9-5 58 Racing Returns 4th January 2019 H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 21/12/18 Confrontational Hcp 7f 7 10-2 72 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay H'cap
Dundalk 21/12/18 Port Vauban Mdn 1m 6 9-5 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay M'dn
Dundalk 23/11/18 House Call Mdn 1m 4 9-0 67 Dundalk Business Club 2018 (Fillies) Mdn €600
Dundalk 23/11/18 Bonnie Baugh Hcp 7f 13 9-2 53 Christmas Party Nights at Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 23/11/18 Ajmera Hcp 5f 5 10-0 65 H'cap €250
Dundalk 23/11/18 Magic Shuffle Mdn 1m 10 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 23/11/18 Volte (USA) Hcp 7f 11 9-5 55 Christmas Party Nights at Dundalk H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 21/11/18 Al Batal (GB) Mdn 6f 2 9-5 66 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay M'dn €2,400
Dundalk 21/11/18 Bellick (GB) Hcp 6f 2 9-4 55 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay H'cap (Div 2) €2,000
Dundalk 21/11/18 Teddy Boy Hcp 6f 6 9-10 61 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 21/11/18 Annabelle Rock Hcp 6f 4 8-11 54 Christmas Party Packages Nursery H'cap €750
Dundalk 21/11/18 Shadow Seven (FR) Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-6 53 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey&Trainer Hcap (Div 1) €6,250
Dundalk 21/11/18 That Is The Spirit (GB) F 1m 9 9-10 89 Dundalk Stadium Claiming Race

*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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