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.
BoyleSports Ulster Derby (Red Kelly (FR) - 2020)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Habitat' H'cap (Fiesolana - 2013)
Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes (Group 3) (Earlswood (GB) - 2021)
Invesco Pension Consultants Desmond Stks (Group 3) (Create Belief - 2021)
Martin Molony Stakes (Listed) (Sonnyboyliston - 2021)
Irish EBF Median Sires Series Race (Measure Of Magic - 2020)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap (Valbucca - 2013)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race (Ottoman Emperor - 2021)
Lord Hemphill Irish EBF Med Auction Mdn (Fourhometwo (GB) - 2020)
attheraces.com/odds Median Auction Race (Indian Tomahawk (GB) - 2015)
Manguard Plus H'cap (Carrytheone (GB) - 2020)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn (Carrytheone (GB) - 2020)
Seamus Mulvaney Bookmaker H'cap (Prosecution (GB) - 2018)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn (Dreamy Gal - 2016)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn (Measure Of Magic - 2020)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn (Cloud Monkey - 2013)
TRM Supporting Global Champions H'cap (Bainne - 2015)
Sean Judge Memorial (C & G) M'dn (Ma Fee Heela (FR) - 2017)
iCopy H'cap (Lord Rapscallion - 2019)
Naas 'Golden Ticket' Nursery H'cap (Yolo Again - 2018)
*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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