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 2019/2020556566€58,800€25,920€84,720
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 201963576727460€1,154,113€678,718€1,832,830
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
Naas 23/03/20 Satisfy F 1m 2f 7 9-2 78 Devoy Stakes (Listed) Listed
Naas 23/03/20 Grizzly Mdn 6f 18 9-7 Naas Nursery Of Champions M'dn
Naas 23/03/20 Fastar Hcp 6f 1 9-1 80 Naas Racecourse Launches 2020 Flat H'cap €10,200
Naas 23/03/20 Justina Hcp 7f 9 8-8 80 Naas Business Club Madrid H'cap
Naas 23/03/20 Lobo Rojo (GB) Mdn 1m 2 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €3,000
Dundalk 20/03/20 Nanafullam Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 14 9-0 49 H'cap
Dundalk 13/03/20 Caronda (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 4 8-13 47 Craic At The Track This Weekend H'cap €500
Dundalk 13/03/20 Punita Arora F 6f 5 8-12 98 Crowne Plaza Dundalk Race & Stay Race €450
Dundalk 13/03/20 Tennesse Waltz F 1m 2f 150yds 9 9-8 51 View Restaurant At Dundalk Claiming Race
Dundalk 06/03/20 Primo Uomo Hcp 5f 8 9-11 94 View Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium H'cap
Dundalk 06/03/20 Mustmeetinbrady's Mdn 1m 13 9-2 Floodlit Fridays Continue At Dundalk Mdn
Dundalk 06/03/20 Pillar (GB) Hcp 6f 6 9-11 61 Winter Series Awards Day 4th April H'cap €200
Dundalk 28/02/20 Drombeg Dream F 7f 6 9-3 90 Floodlit Fridays At Dundalk Race €260
Dundalk 28/02/20 Intervention (GB) Mdn 6f 8 9-5 M'dn
Dundalk 28/02/20 Yulong Transcend Hcp 7f 13 9-7 67 Winter Series Awards Day 4th April H'cap
Dundalk 28/02/20 In The Present (USA) F 1m 9 8-12 89 Woodford Reserve Patton Stakes (Listed) Listed
Dundalk 28/02/20 My Lark F 6f 10 9-4 35 Road To The Kentucky Claiming Race
Dundalk 28/02/20 Improving Hcp 7f 6 8-13 64 Love Your Mum At The Races H'cap €240
Dundalk 20/12/19 Annabelle Rock Hcp 7f 12 10-1 71 BetVictor Bet 5 Get 30 Offer H'cap
Dundalk 20/12/19 Scotts Honor Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 2 9-10 61 Racing Returns 3rd January 2020 H'cap €2,000

*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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