Shane Crosse

Date of Birth: September 21, 2001 

County of origin: Tipperary 

First winner: G Force (Adrian Keatley) Naas, April 13, 2018 

First Group 1 winner: Pretty Gorgeous (Joseph O'Brien) Fillies' Mile, Newmarket, October 9, 2020

Champion Apprentice: 2018

Significant horses: Pretty Gorgeous, G Force, Speak In Colours, New York Girl, Rovetta, Degraves, Crossfirehurricane.

Assoc. Trainers: Joseph O'Brien, John McConnell, Roger Sweeney

Did you know:

From Cahir, County Tipperary, Shane Crosse is a brother of fellow apprentice Nathan. He rode his first winner on the Adrian Keatley-trained G Force at Naas in April, 2018 and a second winner followed just two days later at Cork. Shane rode his first career double at Galway in September of the same year when successful on two horses trained by Joseph O'Brien, Elleanthus and Song Of The Sky. 

With 27 winners, Shane was crowned champion apprentice for the 2018 season at Naas on Sunday, November 4. He good form continued when he rode the first treble of his career just five days later as the 2018/2019 Winter All-Weather Series began at Dundalk. Kiss For Luck and Too Precious were both trained by Joseph O'Brien while Ahundrednotout was a winner for trainer Johnny Feane. Too Precious was his final winner as a 7lbs claimer. 

Shane rode his first Group winner when he won the Group 3 Renaissance Stakes on Speak In Colours for Joseph O'Brien at the Curragh on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The following afternoon, at the same track, he won the Group 3 Weld Park Stakes on the O'Brien-trained New York Girl and a third Group 3 race in the season came on the Joseph O'Brien-trained Degraves at Leopardstown in October. 

Speak In Colours gave Shane his first Group 2 winner when landing the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh in June, 2020. 

Shane rode his 95th winner and rode out his claim when the Joseph O'Brien-trained Full Moon Magic won at Leopardstown on Friday, July 31, 2020. It was one of three winners he partnered at the meeting.  

Shane's first Group 1 success came on the Joseph O'Brien-trained Pretty Gorgeous in the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket in October, 2020. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2020/2021488345€56,400€15,510€71,910
Winter All Weather 2019/2020647667€89,700€30,705€120,405
Winter All Weather 2018/201955119102€87,500€42,775€130,275
Winter All Weather 2017/2018230111€0€4,775€4,775
Flat 202028936302630€519,600€311,695€831,295
Flat 201933130283442€351,013€221,320€572,333
Flat 201820427212025€238,750€131,023€369,773
Flat 201730000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Dundalk 22/01/21 Chief Of Police Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 9 9-6 59 HOLLYWOODBETS HORSE RACING H'cap
Dundalk 22/01/21 Bring Us Paradise (GB) Hcp 1m 10 9-2 73 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap
Dundalk 22/01/21 Visualisation Mdn 7f 1 9-7 (C&G) M'dn €6,600
Dundalk 20/01/21 Melliferous Mdn 1m 4f 4 9-4 M'dn (Div 1) €550
Dundalk 20/01/21 Merroir Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 6 9-11 61 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap (Div 1) €200
Dundalk 20/01/21 Rustler Mdn 1m 4f 11 9-12 M'dn (Div 2)
Dundalk 20/01/21 Dicey Mo Chara (GB) Mdn 1m 2 9-7 Irish Stallion EBF Median Auction M'dn €3,000
Dundalk 20/01/21 Amarantha Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 13 9-10 59 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 20/01/21 Sabrina Fairchild Hcp 6f 1 9-8 57 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Hcp (Div 2) €6,000
Dundalk 15/01/21 Iontach Hcp 7f 7 9-11 60 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 15/01/21 Approach The City Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 7 9-10 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Mdn
Dundalk 15/01/21 Irwin Mdn 1m 1 9-7 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk M'dn €6,600
Dundalk 18/12/20 Tyrconnell Hcp 7f 3 9-11 70 PUNTERS.HOLLYWOODBETS.COM H'cap (Div 1) €1,000
Dundalk 18/12/20 Bluebeard's Castle (USA) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 1 9-1 89 Happy Christmas From All At Dundalk Hcap €12,600
Dundalk 16/12/20 Irwin F 1m 3 9-4 PUNTERS.HOLLYWOODBETS.COM Race €1,350
Dundalk 16/12/20 Juyush (GB) F 1m 1 10-0 80 Crowne Plaza Apprentice Rated Race €6,600
Dundalk 16/12/20 Reflectionist (FR) Hcp 1m 4f 7 9-3 64 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 11/12/20 Ruling (GER) Mdn 1m 4 9-7 M'dn (Div 1) €550
Dundalk 04/12/20 Zig Zag Zyggy Hcp 5f 6 10-2 82 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap €220
Dundalk 04/12/20 Petticoat Rule Hcp 7f 10 10-2 64 Find Us On Facebook Apprentice 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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