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 2022713643€45,300€44,410€89,710
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
Tramore 13/08/22 Daylight Dancer Mdn 1m 4f 5 9-3 James Shanahan Mem EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Tramore 13/08/22 Fourofakind Mdn 1m 4f 5 9-8 78 Dan Cowman Memorial M'dn
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 Mile End (GB) Mdn 7f 8 9-2 COLM QUINN BMW Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Galway 26/07/22 Karakoul Mdn 7f 2 9-8 81 Caulfield Industrial Irish EBF M'dn €3,800
Galway 25/07/22 Malacanne Mdn 7f 7 9-5 Irish (C&G) EBF M'dn
Gowran Park 23/07/22 Shanghai Dragon Hcp 1m 1 9-8 76 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap €8,700
Gowran Park 23/07/22 Rugadh Realta (GB) Hcp 1m 1f 110yds 15 9-9 57 Get Galway Races Ready With Hcap (Div 1)
Down Royal 22/07/22 Nelliestar Mdn 7f 11 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Curragh 17/07/22 Knightlaila (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 6 9-6 82 AK Bets Better Prices H'cap €330
Curragh 17/07/22 Alabama Pearl Mdn 7f 5 9-2 Barberstown Castle Irish EBF (F) M'dn €600
Dundalk 12/07/22 Grant Wood Mdn 1m 5 9-8 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Mdn €375
Fairyhouse 10/07/22 Crackaway (FR) Hcp 1m 4f 11 9-2 51 Irish Injured Jockeys H'cap
Limerick 07/07/22 New York Angel Hcp 1m 3 9-13 77 Top Of The Town Askeaton (Fillies) H'cap €1,200
Limerick 07/07/22 Our Scholar Mdn 1m 4f 110yds 10 9-8 Garryowen M'dn
Bellewstown 01/07/22 Vernotstoppen Mdn 5f 3yds 13 9-8 Phil & Patsy Kierans Memorial M'dn
Curragh 26/06/22 Annerville Hcp 1m 4f 14 9-13 95 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Ragusa' H'cap

*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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