Shane B Kelly

Date of birth: August 19, 1991

County of origin: Kildare

First winner: Bollin Freddie (John Quinn) Beverley, June 17, 2010

First winner in Ireland: Cloud Monkey (Willie McCreery) Dundalk, April 12, 2013

First Group race winner: Create Belief (Johnny Murtagh) Group 3 Invesco Pension Consultants Desmond Stakes, Leopardstown, August 12, 2021

Notable horses: Create Belief, Earlswood, Red Kelly, Sonnyboyliston, Ottoman Emperor, Valbucca, Fiesolana, Indian Tomahawk, Measure Of Magic, Fourhometwo, Carrytheone.  

Did you know:

From Monasterevin, County Kildare, Shane Kelly is a graduate of RACE began his career with Eddie Harty before moving to Britain to ride for John Quinn and Richard Fahey. He rode his first winner on the Quinn-trained Bollin Freddie at Beverley in June of 2010 and enjoyed 43 winners cross-channel before returning to his native Kildare in 2013. 

Linked most recently to Curragh trainer Johnny Murtagh, Shane has enjoyed good success on the likes of Sonnyboyliston, Red Kelly and Measure Of Magic. 

Shane rode the 95th winner of his career and rode out his claim with success on the Murtagh-trained Puerto de Vega at Dundalk on July 12, 2021.

He rode his first Listed winner on the Murtagh-trained Sonnyboyliston in the Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick in June 2021 and the Curragh trainer also gave Kelly his first Group race success when he partnered Create Belief to win the Group 3 Invesco Pension Consultants Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown in August of the same year. Kelly then rode a second Group 3 race winner for Murtagh the following evening when taking the Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh on Earlswood. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2021/2022100112€0€5,670€5,670
Winter All Weather 2019/2020224223€25,500€9,075€34,575
Winter All Weather 2018/201930000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2017/201850011€0€1,600€1,600
Winter All Weather 2016/2017556255€40,625€14,400€55,025
Winter All Weather 2014/2015272352€15,750€7,908€23,658
Winter All Weather 2013/2014334434€21,700€8,240€29,940
Winter All Weather 2012/201340102€0€2,500€2,500
Flat 2022823753€45,300€65,425€110,725
Flat 2021657252€113,400€42,930€156,330
Flat 2020941111610€130,500€62,883€193,383
Flat 2019643745€20,350€29,655€50,005
Flat 2018333333€22,813€17,300€40,113
Flat 2017794996€26,875€54,600€81,475
Flat 2016562415€13,125€18,463€31,588
Flat 2015583357€21,000€17,650€38,650
Flat 2014820532€0€10,415€10,415
Flat 2013787756€74,250€23,640€97,890
Flat 200960110€0€3,265€3,265

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Curragh 25/09/22 Barney Hyland Mdn 7f 15 9-7 Irish EBF M'dn
Curragh 25/09/22 Daylight Dancer Mdn 1m 2f 20 9-3 William Hill Play Responsibly M'dn
Curragh 24/09/22 Bright Moment Mdn 6f 19 9-5 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds M'dn
Gowran Park 17/09/22 Esculenta F 1m 1f 100yds 10 9-2 80 D.Cordell Lavarack/Lanwades Stud(F)Stks (Group 3) Group 3
Dundalk 16/09/22 Dragon Roll Hcp 1m 6 9-2 42 H'cap (Div 1) €210
Naas 15/09/22 Fast Tara Mdn 7f 6 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €320
Curragh 11/09/22 Flying Dolphin Hcp 1m 2f 3 9-2 94 Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap €15,000
Leopardstown 10/09/22 Lustown Baba Hcp 7f 10yds 10 9-8 97 Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap
Galway 06/09/22 Daylight Dancer Mdn 1m 4f 42yds 14 9-3 Sean Cleary Memorial (Fillies) M'dn
Dundalk 15/08/22 Alabama Pearl Mdn 6f 2 9-0 Irish EBF Auction Series (F) M'dn €4,000
Dundalk 15/08/22 Final Voyage Hcp 6f 5 9-6 92 Bar One Racing Mourne H'cap €660
Tramore 13/08/22 Daylight Dancer Mdn 1m 4f 5 9-3 James Shanahan Mem EBF (Fillies) M'dn €450
Tramore 13/08/22 Fourofakind Mdn 1m 4f 5 9-8 78 Dan Cowman Memorial M'dn €375
Leopardstown 11/08/22 Theophilos Mdn 1m 6 9-8 Horseraces S.A. Of Greece M'dn €250
Curragh 06/08/22 Malacanne Mdn 7f 7 9-7 John Ormonde Wexford Sand Irish EBF M'dn
Naas 01/08/22 Devore Mdn 1m 5 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €480
Galway 28/07/22 Karkiyna F 7f 6 9-0 83 ArthurGuinness Irish EBF Corrib (F) Stks (Listed) Listed €1,050
Galway 26/07/22 Karakoul Mdn 7f 2 9-8 81 Caulfield Industrial Irish EBF M'dn €3,800
Galway 26/07/22 Mile End (GB) Mdn 7f 8 9-2 COLM QUINN BMW Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Galway 25/07/22 Malacanne Mdn 7f 7 9-5 Irish (C&G) 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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