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 201820521242119€488,125€215,840€703,965
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
Cork 17/06/18 Hey Pretty Hcp 1m 130yds 4 9-1 60 Gina Dale Haze & The Conquerors H'cap
Cork 17/06/18 Solomons Seal Hcp 6f 60yds 7 8-10 62 Little Hours Gig July 13th H'cap
Cork 17/06/18 Persian Lion Mdn 1m 2f 30yds 4 9-5 Sean Barrett Bloodstock Insurance M'dn
Cork 17/06/18 Written Word (GB) F 1m 4f 8 8-9 92 Munster Oaks Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Limerick 16/06/18 Joza Mdn 7f 1 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auction Mdn
Limerick 16/06/18 Perry Square Mdn 1m 11 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Limerick 16/06/18 Greengage Hcp 1m 15 8-13 65 Acoustra Play Live July 14th H'cap
Limerick 16/06/18 Captain Cat Hcp 1m 7 9-6 86 Big 50 Happy Valley Brewery Classic Hcap
Roscommon 11/06/18 Machiavelli (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 46yds 2 9-12 74 Hydrotech H'cap €2,400
Roscommon 11/06/18 Lethal Power Mdn 1m 2f 46yds 1 9-5 80 Connaughton Auctioneer's M'dn €7,500
Roscommon 11/06/18 Vienna Circle Hcp 1m 3f 203yds 12 9-8 64 Roscommon Racecourse H'cap
Roscommon 11/06/18 Taras Way Hcp 7f 50yds 7 9-0 51 Ladies Day Monday 9th July H'cap (Div 2)
Roscommon 11/06/18 Big Bad Sal Hcp 7f 50yds 8 8-12 76 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies H'cap
Roscommon 11/06/18 Descendant (GB) Mdn 7f 50yds DSQ 9-3 69 Roscommon Claiming M'dn €600
Roscommon 11/06/18 Man Of The Sea Mdn 7f 50yds 13 9-3 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn
Curragh 09/06/18 Gotohawkeye Mdn 6f 14 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Curragh 09/06/18 Shore Step Hcp 6f 63yds 1 9-6 61 Treacy Group Supporting Newbridge H'cap €6,875
Curragh 09/06/18 Captain Cat Hcp 1m 2f 9 9-6 88 PG Duffy & Sons Support. Newbridge H'cap
Curragh 08/06/18 Golden Spell (GB) F 6f 5 8-12 97 TRM Ballyogan Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €1,890
Leopardstown 07/06/18 Summer Glamour Mdn 7f 25yds 9 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) 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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