Mouse Morris

County Of Origin: Galway

Date of licence : 1980

First winner: Faugheen (Mick Furlong), Limerick, December 27th, 1980

Significant horses (selected): Trapper John, His Song, Foxchapel King, Boss Doyle, Fota Island, War Of Attrition, Hear The Echo, China Rock, First Lieutenant, Rogue Angel, Rule The World

Assoc. jockeys: Bryan Cooper, David Mullins

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Michael Morris has been known as "Mouse" since his early days as an amateur rider.  In his early days, he served his apprenticeship with the legendary Frenchie Nicholson where Pat Eddery was one his contemporaries. He rode principally for Edward O'Grady and partnered O'Grady's first Cheltenham festival winner when Mr Midland won the National Hunt Chase in 1974. He teamed up with trainer Brian Lusk to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase twice with Skymas in 1976 and 1977. He won the Irish Grand National on Billycan for trainer Adrian Maxwell in 1977. He took out his own trainer's licence in 1980 and sent out his first winner at Limerick on December 27th in the same year when Faugheen, owned by Mrs Marie Shee and ridden by Mick Furlong won Division 1 of the Killeen Maiden Hurdle. His first Cheltenham winner came three years later when Buck House won the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and the same horse went on to take the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 1986. An even bigger win came when War Of Attrition landed the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2006. He enjoyed further Irish Grand National success when Hear the Echo prevailed in 2008 and he won the race again when Rogue Angel scored in April, 2016. Just 12 days later, Morris enjoyed the biggest success of his career when Rule The World won the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree.

BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) (Rogue Angel - G.N. Fox - 2016)

Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup (Grade 1) (War Of Attrition - C. O'Dwyer - 2006)

Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National S'ch (Grade A) (Hear The Echo - P.W. Flood - 2008)

Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Rogue Angel - G.N. Fox - 2015)

Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) (Keepatem - C. O'Dwyer - 2004)

Ericsson S'chase (Grade 2) (Foxchapel King - D.J. Casey - 2001) Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1) (China Rock - B.J. Geraghty - 2012)

JAMES NICHOLSON WINE MERCHANT Champ.S'ch (Foxchapel King - D.J. Casey - 2001)

Swordlestown Cup Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (War Of Attrition - C. O'Dwyer - 2005) Future Champ.Nov.Hdl (Grade 1) (First Lieutenant - D.N. Russell - 2010)

Swordlestown Cup Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (Alcapone - D.J. Casey - 2001)

Anglo Irish Bank Munster Nat. H'cap S'ch (Grade B) (Brownie Returns - G. Cotter - 2003)

Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Novice S'chse (Grade 2) (Hear The Echo - D.N. Russell - 2007)

Michael Punch & Part'rs Munster National (Grade C) (Foxchapel King - D.J. Casey - 2001)

Pierse Group Troytown H'cap S'chase (Foxchapel King - J.R. Barry - 1999)

Clonmel Oil S'chase (Grade 2) (War Of Attrition - C. O'Dwyer - 2005)

Woodlands Park 100 Slaney Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Venalmar (GB) - P.W. Flood - 2008)

Guinness Greenmount Park Novice S'chase (Grade 2) (Baily Breeze - P.W. Flood - 2005)

Saval Beg Stakes (Listed) (Rostropovich - D.J. Casey - 2001)

Denny Gold Medal Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (His Song - J.R. Barry - 1998)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2017/20181251311618€156,875€102,675€259,550
National Hunt 2016/201719513122221€129,938€197,313€327,250
National Hunt 2015/201614116171016€469,878€243,650€713,528
National Hunt 2014/201518213281616€103,850€284,220€388,070
National Hunt 2013/201415816182415€160,460€206,535€366,995
National Hunt 2012/201314221131221€257,360€165,735€423,095
National Hunt 2011/20121589181416€197,500€126,210€323,710
National Hunt 2010/20111711432114€197,020€77,632€274,652
National Hunt 2009/201019421192016€244,315€179,816€424,131
National Hunt 2008/200919713121212€130,100€119,663€249,763
National Hunt 2007/2008164941210€256,650€46,405€303,055
National Hunt 2006/2007127149910€194,770€120,755€315,525
National Hunt 2005/2006130126149€334,680€127,490€462,170
National Hunt 2004/2005105145115€286,100€47,150€333,250
National Hunt 2003/20049011784€177,090€71,750€248,840
National Hunt 2002/200312113111516€193,580€136,640€330,220
National Hunt 2001/2002123125716€319,034€48,966€368,000
National Hunt 2000/2001114861610€119,546€87,320€206,866
Flat 201710000€0€0€0
Flat 200530000€0€0€0
Flat 200320000€0€0€0
Flat 200220000€0€0€0
Flat 200151010€33,521€8,571€42,092
Flat 200020020€0€1,828€1,828

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Ballinrobe 13/04/18 Spring Watch L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 6f 97yds 11 10-3 102 Killeen Sportsgrounds H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Baily Moon A. Ring HcpCh 3m 150yds p.u. 11-0 128 Fred Kenny Service To Racing Hcap Schase
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Rogue Angel Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 3m 150yds p.u. 11-3 128 Fred Kenny Service To Racing Hcap Schase
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Western Ruler Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m 1 10-3 102 Farmhouse Foods Novice H'cap H'dle €12,500
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Thunder And Roses L. O'Neill HcpCh 3m 5f fell 9-12 140 BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A)
Cork 01/04/18 Eviscerating J.J. Burke HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-5 109 Munster Waste Management H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 01/04/18 Last Man Standing P. Townend HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-3 116 Gleesons Butchers Novice H'cap H'dle
Cork 01/04/18 Hickey's Rock B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-12 102 Munster Waste Management H'cap H'dle
Navan 23/03/18 Sizing Joshua S.E. Lewis NHF 2m 6 11-7 Come Racing April 7 (P/Am) INH Flat Race
Gowran-Park 10/03/18 Rogue Angel Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 2m 7f 5 10-12 131 Leinster National H'cap S'chse (Grade A) €3,000
Gowran-Park 10/03/18 Thunder And Roses L. O'Neill HcpCh 2m 7f fell 11-4 140 Leinster National H'cap S'chse (Grade A)
Thurles 08/03/18 Desir Du Large (FR) D.G. Lavery NHF 2m 5 11-11 Fethard INH Flat Race €250
Naas 25/02/18 Tout Est Permis (FR) Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 2m 4f 5 10-12 131 WhatOddsPaddy? Novice H'cap S'chase (Grade B) €1,500
Naas 25/02/18 Wigs On The Green B.J. Geraghty NovHdl 2m 3f fell 11-2 113 Paddy Power Betting Shops Rated Nov H'dl
Thurles 22/02/18 Caliption (GB) J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 3m p.u. 11-4 112 Killinan M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 20/02/18 Last Man Standing J.J. Slevin NovHdl 3m 4 10-13 Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice H'dle (Grade 3) €1,875
Punchestown 11/02/18 Thunder And Roses L. O'Neill HcpCh 3m 4f 150yds p.u. 11-2 141 BoyleSports National Trial H'cap S'chase (Grade B)
Naas 10/02/18 Wishmoor Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 2m 4f 1 11-9 125 Friends of Naas RFC H'cap S'chase €11,563
Naas 10/02/18 Western Ruler A. Ring MdnHdl 2m 3f 6 11-7 102 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auct M'dn H'dle
Thurles 08/02/18 Last Man Standing D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 7f 112yds 1 11-2 Holycross M'dn H'dle €6,875

*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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