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 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 2021637252€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
Leopardstown 23/10/21 Palais D'elysee (GB) Mdn 7f 10 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 23/10/21 Dudley's Bar Mdn 7f 10 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Leopardstown 23/10/21 Sea Trout Reach Hcp 1m 2f 8 10-0 78 Ardilea H'cap
Navan 20/10/21 Bright Flame Hcp 1m 6f 11 8-13 47 Racing Again Sunday 7th November H'cap (Div 1)
Gowran Park 19/10/21 Macho Time Hcp 1m 50yds 1 10-1 63 Lengthen Your Odds With BetVictor H'cap €6,000
Gowran Park 18/10/21 Gemini Man Mdn 1m 8 9-7 Extra Places At BetVictor (C&G) M'dn
Naas 17/10/21 Threebagsfull F 7f 4 9-7 88 Irish EBF Auction Series Race Final €6,000
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Lemon Ice Mdn 1m 12 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Still Standing Hcp 1m 4f 10 9-9 94 Leopardstown October H'cap
Dundalk 15/10/21 Tumultuous (GB) Hcp 7f 14 9-12 70 Floodlit Fridays At Dundalk Nursery Hcap
Curragh 14/10/21 Dudley's Bar Mdn 7f 8 9-7 Bill Hanlon Memorial Irish EBF M'dn
Dundalk 08/10/21 Tumultuous (GB) Mdn 7f 9 9-6 Irish EBF Median Sires Series (C&G) M'dn
Dundalk 08/10/21 Sea Trout Reach Hcp 1m 4f 3 10-0 79 Floodlit Fridays At Dundalk H'cap €1,150
Thurles 07/10/21 Bright Flame Hcp 1m 4f 87yds 6 9-3 48 Littleton H'cap €200
Navan 06/10/21 Caleta Sunrise Hcp 5f 9 9-11 72 Slane Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 01/10/21 Lord Gorgeous F 5f 9 9-5 84 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Legacy Stakes (Listed) Listed
Dundalk 24/09/21 Sea Trout Reach Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 6 9-12 79 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap €240
Listowel 23/09/21 Kodi Moma Mdn 1m 7 9-2 MAC Fuels & General Supplies M'dn
Listowel 21/09/21 Gemini Man Mdn 7f 11 9-7 Jet & Peggy O'Carroll Mem. (C&G) M'dn
Fairyhouse 20/09/21 Rugadh Realta (GB) Mdn 7f 5 9-2 Soldiers Call @Ballyhane (Fillies) M'dn €360

*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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