Mouse Morris

County Of Origin: Galway

Date of licence : 1980

First winner: Faugheen, 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. The pair also won 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 2017/20186278110€96,563€60,100€156,663
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
Punchestown 18/11/17 First Class Return A. Ring MdnHdl 2m 4f 14 11-4 Kildare Now M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 18/11/17 Desir Du Large (FR) J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 11-7 Kildare Now M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 16/11/17 Alpha Des Obeaux (FR) S.W. Flanagan Ch 2m 4f 132yds 1 11-4 152 Clonmel Oil S'chase (Grade 2) €30,000
Clonmel 16/11/17 Beyond The Law R.M. Power MdnHdl 2m 3f 121yds 4 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €700
Fairyhouse 15/11/17 Wigs On The Green M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 4 11-4 Christmas Parties At Fairyhouse Mdn Hdle €550
Thurles 09/11/17 Eviscerating J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 7f 127yds 2 11-4 M'dn H'dle €2,200
Fairyhouse 07/11/17 Caliption (GB) J.J. Slevin Hdl 2m 4f u.r. 10-8 H'dle
Cork 05/11/17 Rogue Angel C.D. Meehan HcpCh 3m 4f 6 10-12 138 Paddy Power Cork Grand Nat.H'cap S'chase (Grade B) €1,000
Cork 05/11/17 Triangle Rock M.A. Enright MdnHdl 2m 19 11-7 Paddy Power Betting Shops M'dn Hdle
Cork 05/11/17 War House A. Ring MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-4 Paddy Power Betting Shops M'dn Hdle
Cork 05/11/17 Balakani (FR) A. Ring NovHdl 3m p.u. 10-13 123 Paddy Power Acca Insurance EBF Nov. Hdle (Listed)
Down-Royal 04/11/17 Tout Est Permis (FR) M.A. Enright Ch 2m 3f 120yds 7 10-7 S'chase (Grade 2)
Down-Royal 04/11/17 Alpha Des Obeaux (FR) M.A. Enright Ch 3m 4 11-10 152 Champion S'chase (Grade 1) €7,000
Galway 30/10/17 Dromnea M.A. Enright HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 6 11-10 136 Kone H'cap S'chase
Wexford 30/10/17 First Class Return A. Ring MdnHdl 2m 5 10-13 Nick O'Donnell Memorial M'dn H'dle €288
Wexford 30/10/17 Commandant J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m fell 11-2 Nick O'Donnell Memorial M'dn H'dle
Galway 29/10/17 Settimo Milanese M.A. Enright MdnHdl 2m 33yds 3 11-12 Corrib Oil M'dn H'dle €1,400
Wexford 29/10/17 Vladakar D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-2 Casey Concrete Blocks M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 19/10/17 Wigs On The Green B.J. Geraghty MdnHdl 2m 4 11-12 Buy Your 2018 Annual Badge M'dn H'dle €650
Punchestown 19/10/17 Tout Est Permis (FR) M.A. Enright NovCh 2m 2f 2 10-6 Buck House Novice S'chase (Grade 3) €6,500

*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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