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 2018/2019402132€18,438€8,500€26,938
National Hunt 2017/20181331312718€156,875€116,175€273,050
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 Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Down-Royal 31/08/18 Triangle Rock Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 4f 5 11-4 93 PepsiCo M'dn H'dle €275
Downpatrick 27/08/18 Wigs On The Green B.J. Geraghty MdnHdl 2m 5f 160yds 6 11-4 112 hannontravel Win A Luxury Cruise Mdn Hdl
Tramore 19/08/18 Triangle Rock Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 5f 4 11-4 90 Comeragh Veterinary M'dn H'dle €575
Tramore 19/08/18 Baily Moon J.S. McGarvey HcpCh 2m 6f p.u. 11-11 122 McCarthys Irish Bar H'cap S'chase
Kilbeggan 11/08/18 Pottsie J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds p.u. 11-4 Devitts, Doheny & Nesbitt (C&G) Mdn Hdl
Galway 03/08/18 Baily Moon A. Ring HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds fell 10-3 122 Guinness Galway Blazers H'cap S'chase
Limerick 26/07/18 Wigs On The Green B.J. Geraghty MdnHdl 2m 4f fell 11-12 112 Ladies Day 14th October (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 20/07/18 Baily Moon A. Ring HcpCh 3m 1f 13 10-5 125 Midlands National H'cap S'chase
Kilbeggan 20/07/18 Hickey's Rock A. Ring BegCh 2m 6f 5 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €375
Roscommon 10/07/18 Triangle Rock Katie O'Farrell HcpHdl 3m 8 11-2 90 Roscommon Racecourse H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 10/07/18 Spring Watch D.J. McInerney HcpHdl 3m 1 10-3 109 Larry O'Farrelly Memorial H'cap H'dle €11,563
Bellewstown 07/07/18 Sizing Joshua Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 3m 10 11-4 Western Motors Skoda M'dn H'dle
Wexford 06/07/18 Pottsie Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 4f 80yds u.r. 11-12 Flood Ironworks Ltd. M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 25/06/18 Dromnea Katie O'Farrell HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 8 10-3 125 Kilbeggan Races On Twitter H'cap S'chase
Wexford 20/06/18 Triangle Rock Katie O'Farrell MdnHdl 3m 5 10-13 90 Faster Than Ever BoyleSports App Mdn Hdl €288
Punchestown 13/06/18 Triangle Rock Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 4f 100yds 19 11-12 Download The Ladbrokes App M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 13/06/18 Pottsie A. Ring MdnHdl 2m 4f 100yds p.u. 11-9 Download The Ladbrokes App M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 08/06/18 Sizing Joshua Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 110yds 6 11-12 BBQ Evening At Clonmel Races M'dn H'dle
Listowel 04/06/18 Roman Rock Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 3 11-5 John B. Keane (C & G) M'dn H'dle €1,300
Ballinrobe 29/05/18 Dromnea Katie O'Farrell HcpCh 2m 7f 9 10-3 127 McHale Mayo National H'cap S'chase

*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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