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, Thundering Nights, G Force, Speak In Colours, New York Girl, Rovetta, Degraves, Crossfirehurricane, Magnanimous, My Generation, Pista, Galileo Chrome

Assoc. Trainers: Joseph O'Brien

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 2020/20216814776€110,100€31,110€141,210
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 202118023242014€352,500€271,600€624,100
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
Naas 02/08/21 Awesome Wonder Mdn 1m 5 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €465
Naas 02/08/21 Ulster Blackwater Mdn 1m 1 9-2 81 Naas Race For Barretstown (Fillies) M'dn €7,200
Naas 02/08/21 Ultramarine F 5f 205yds 3 9-4 88 Irish EBF Ballyhane Stks (Med Auct Race) €30,000
Galway 27/07/21 Mazagran (GB) Hcp 1m 123yds 11 9-3 94 COLM QUINN BMW Mile H'cap
Galway 27/07/21 Grand D'espagne (FR) Hcp 2m 110yds 14 9-8 72 The Latin Quarter H'cap
Galway 26/07/21 Mandarin (GER) Hcp 1m 4f 84yds 15 9-12 73 Easyfix H'cap
Cork 23/07/21 Volarossa Mdn 5f 7 9-0 Irish EBF Auction Series (F) M'dn
Cork 23/07/21 Rock Chant (USA) Mdn 1m 2f 1 9-7 Irish Stall Farms EBF Median Auction Mdn €9,000
Cork 23/07/21 Curraheen Princess Hcp 6f 9 9-1 54 Fermoy H'cap (Div 2)
Leopardstown 22/07/21 Okita Soushi F 1m 4f 180yds 3 9-7 Kingdom Of Bahrain Race €1,700
Leopardstown 22/07/21 New Moon Rising Mdn 1m 2f 2 9-2 Leopardstown (Fillies) M'dn €2,400
Leopardstown 22/07/21 Seisai F 7f 20yds 3 9-2 Frank Conroy Silver Flash Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €5,000
Leopardstown 22/07/21 Maritime Wings F 7f 20yds 2 9-5 Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €10,000
Leopardstown 22/07/21 Canters Well Mdn 1m 5 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €495
Naas 21/07/21 Russian River F 5f 205yds 6 9-3 95 Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF Stakes (Listed) Listed €1,000
Ballinrobe 19/07/21 Witham River Mdn 1m 1f 96yds 2 9-7 78 John Rochford Memorial M'dn €2,400
Curragh 18/07/21 Emphatic Answer Hcp 1m 1 9-1 84 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap €15,600
Curragh 18/07/21 Zaynudin Mdn 1m 4f 2 9-7 Cavalor Equine Nutrition M'dn €2,400
Curragh 17/07/21 Almanera Mdn 7f 8 9-5 Juddmonte Farms Expert Eye EBF (C&G) Mdn
Curragh 17/07/21 Hadman F 6f 63yds 3 9-5 Jebel Ali Racecourse Anglesey Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €5,000

*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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