Date of Birth: September 21, 2001
County of origin: Tipperary
First winner: G Force (Adrian Keatley) Naas, April
Champion Apprentice: 2018
Significant horses: G Force, Speak In Colours, New York Girl, Rovetta, Degraves, Crossfirehurricane.
Assoc. Trainers: Joseph O'Brien, John McConnell, Roger
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.
Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (Group 2) (Speak In Colours (GB) - 2020)
Woodford Reserve Patton Stakes (Listed) (Crossfirehurricane (USA) - 2020)
Weld Park Stakes (Group 3) (New York Girl - 2019)
Bet With The Tote Eyrefield Stakes (Group 3) (Degraves - 2019)
AES Renaissance Stakes (Group 3) (Speak In Colours (GB) - 2019)
Rybo Ballycorus Stakes (Group 3) (Speak In Colours (GB) - 2020)
Coolmore Ten Sovereigns Gallinule Stks (Group 3) (Crossfirehurricane (USA) - 2020)
Irish EBF Supporting ICW (Fillies) H'cap (Rovetta (FR) - 2018)
Follow Tipperary On Facebook H'cap (Dandyman Port - 2018)
Tote Supporting Racing Since 1930 H'cap (Quizical - 2019)
Yearling Sales Irish EBF Med. Sires M'dn (Vafortino - 2020)
Irish EBF Median Sires Series (F) M'dn (Pretty Gorgeous (FR) - 2020)
Follow @BetVictorRacing On Twitter H'cap (On A Session (USA) - 2019)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn (A Wave Of The Sea - 2019)
Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Med.Auct. (F) M'dn (Elleanthus - 2018)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn (Thundering Nights - 2019)
Lynn Lodge Stud Irish EBF M'dn (Air Force Jet (GB) - 2019)
Tote Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn (Happen (USA) - 2018)
Rathasker Stud Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn (Rainbow Moonstone - 2018)
Toals.com Moneyback as Free Bet H'cap (G Force - 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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