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 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 16/11/18 Major Power Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 2 9-7 60 Light Up Your Night H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 16/11/18 Dramatise F 7f 5 9-10 Floodlit Friday Nights Rated Race
Dundalk 16/11/18 Countess Matilda Mdn 5f 11 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 16/11/18 Shadow Seven (FR) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-5 53 Light Up Your Night H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 16/11/18 Excellently Poised (GB) Hcp 5f 6 9-7 78 Dundalk - Light Up Your Night H'cap
Dundalk 16/11/18 Jazzy J Mdn 1m 4f 8 9-5 M'dn
Dundalk 09/11/18 Stealth (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-2 57 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap €1,100
Dundalk 09/11/18 Belle Cora Mdn 7f 10 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Dundalk 09/11/18 Boston Bruin Mdn 1m 3 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) Mdn €1,500
Dundalk 09/11/18 Rue D'Antibes Mdn 7f 2 9-0 M'dn €2,400
Dundalk 09/11/18 Arlecchino's Rock (GB) Hcp 7f 4 8-11 48 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay H'cap (Div 1) €500
Dundalk 09/11/18 Guanabara Bay Hcp 7f 6 9-11 60 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 07/11/18 Libras Power Mdn 7f 5 8-10 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction M'dn €400
Dundalk 07/11/18 Rise Again Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 5 9-0 43 H'cap (Div 2) €250
Dundalk 07/11/18 Confrontational Hcp 7f 1 9-8 67 DKIT Students Union H'cap €6,875
Dundalk 07/11/18 Olay Power Hcp 6f 7 9-0 60 Christmas Party Nights Dundalk Nurs. Hcp
Dundalk 07/11/18 Kodianne Hcp 1m 8 8-8 47 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Naas 04/11/18 Mk Drama Mdn 6f 13 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Naas 04/11/18 Brazos (USA) Hcp 1m 6f 16 9-6 97 Local Bookmakers November H'cap
Naas 04/11/18 Larger Than Life (GER) Mdn 1m 10 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

*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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