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 2021/2022232131€13,500€8,700€22,200
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 202213720182115€295,200€262,020€557,220
Flat 202132242413225€551,100€452,800€1,003,900
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
Curragh 06/08/22 Tyrconnell Hcp 1m 8 9-2 81 Sheehy Motors Volkswagen H'cap
Tipperary 05/08/22 Lakota Seven F 7f 100yds 3 9-5 91 Coolmore Stud Churchill Stakes (Listed) Listed
Leopardstown 04/08/22 Chilled Out Mdn 1m 1f 8 9-8 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Leopardstown 04/08/22 Rose Of Malta Hcp 7f 15yds 8 9-3 63 Manguard Plus H'cap
Naas 01/08/22 Montesilvano F 5f 205yds 6 9-2 Irish EBF Ballyhane Stks (Med Auct Race) €6,000
Naas 01/08/22 Warrior Lion (GB) Mdn 1m 2 9-5 Weatherbys GSB EBF (C&G) M'dn €3,300
Galway 30/07/22 Agathon Mdn 1m 73yds 4 9-7 BoyleSports Casino Irish EBF M'dn €925
Galway 30/07/22 Olympicus (USA) Mdn 1m 73yds 9 9-8 Bathshack M'dn
Galway 29/07/22 Baby Zeus Hcp 1m 4f 3 9-12 92 Guinness H'cap €11,000
Galway 27/07/22 Endlessly Hcp 2m 110yds 18 9-8 72 Claim Your Welcome Offer H'cap
Galway 26/07/22 Cleveleys (GB) Hcp 1m 123yds 16 9-13 67 Caulfield Industrial H'cap
Gowran Park 23/07/22 Sheer Chance Hcp 1m 3 9-13 73 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap €1,450
Down Royal 22/07/22 Dances With Stars F 1m 5f 205yds 6 9-9 88 Her Majesty's Plate (Listed) Listed €800
Down Royal 22/07/22 Pub Talk Mdn 7f 6 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €300
Down Royal 22/07/22 Boomerang Bill Mdn 1m 2f 75yds 9 9-8 Irish Stall Farms EBF Median Auction Mdn
Leopardstown 21/07/22 Point King F 1m 4f 180yds 1 9-12 Invesco Master Trust Rated Race €9,900
Leopardstown 21/07/22 Zoinnocent F 7f 2 9-2 Silver Flash Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €10,000
Leopardstown 21/07/22 Magnetar Mdn 1m 3 9-7 Frank Conroy Irish EBF M'dn €1,650
Naas 20/07/22 Tyrconnell Hcp 7f 4 9-8 79 Naas Racecourse Business Club H'cap €775
Ballinrobe 18/07/22 Midnight Run Mdn 1m 4f 126yds 1 9-9 Your New Tote At Ballinrobe M'dn €6,900

*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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