Trainer Michael Halford & Jockey Shane Foley part company after more than 10 years

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Updated: September 18, 2017
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Trainer Michael Halford has announced he has parted company with stable jockey Shane Foley.

Foley has been linked to Halford’s yard for more than 10 years but will now be going freelance, with the trainer planning on using the best available jockeys.

Halford made the following statement on his own website, www.michaelhalford.com:

“There’s been no falling out, we’ve just decided that Shane won’t be automatic first choice and I’ll be using the best available for the remainder of the season. I’ve spoken to all my owners and they are happy to go with that. Shane has been a great asset to us here and we’ve had some great days.”

Commenting on the move, Shane Foley said: “I’ve had a great run with Michael. I’ve ridden for him for over 10 years, but we had a chat last night and while I’m disappointed, there are lads out there a lot worse off than me. I hope to continue to ride for Michael when available and I’ll be going freelance for the remainder of the season.”

Foley went on to thank Michael Halford and his owners for their support of him over the years:

“I’d like to thank Michael and his owners for their support and I’m sure that we’ll enjoy more success in the future.”

 

Trainer Michael Halford has announced he has parted company with stable jockey Shane Foley.

Foley has been linked to Halford’s yard for more than 10 years but will now be going freelance, with the trainer planning on using the best available jockeys.

Halford made the following statement on his own website, www.michaelhalford.com:

“There’s been no falling out, we’ve just decided that Shane won’t be automatic first choice and I’ll be using the best available for the remainder of the season. I’ve spoken to all my owners and they are happy to go with that. Shane has been a great asset to us here and we’ve had some great days.”

Commenting on the move, Shane Foley said: “I’ve had a great run with Michael. I’ve ridden for him for over 10 years, but we had a chat last night and while I’m disappointed, there are lads out there a lot worse off than me. I hope to continue to ride for Michael when available and I’ll be going freelance for the remainder of the season.”

Foley went on to thank Michael Halford and his owners for their support of him over the years:

“I’d like to thank Michael and his owners for their support and I’m sure that we’ll enjoy more success in the future.”

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