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 2018/2019903757€26,875€61,735€88,610
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
Tramore 14/04/19 Beyond The Law P.T. Enright Ch 2m 5f 50yds 2 11-2 132 Tom Murphy Car Sales Day 31st May S'ch €4,000
Limerick 11/04/19 Sizing Joshua P.T. Enright BegCh 2m 3f 120yds 4 11-12 Greenmount Park Beginners S'chase €700
Wexford 05/04/19 Baily Gorse P.T. Enright NovHdl 3m 7 11-4 111 Welcome To Wexford Rated Novice H'dle
Wexford 05/04/19 First Class Return D.J. McInerney NovHdl 3m 5 10-11 98 Welcome To Wexford Rated Novice H'dle €300
Limerick 31/03/19 Nero Rock D. Kiely NHF 2m 5 11-2 Kevin McManus Bookmaker (P-Am) Flat Race (Listed) Listed €1,200
Limerick 31/03/19 Beyond The Law P.T. Enright NovCh 3m 120yds 5 11-0 133 Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €1,275
Thurles 23/03/19 Sizing Joshua P.T. Enright BegCh 2m 6f 3 11-12 Devil's Bit Beginners S'chase €1,200
Gowran-Park 09/03/19 Nero Rock B.J. Cooper MdnHdl 2m 6 11-0 Philip Ireland M'dn H'dle
Gowran-Park 09/03/19 First Class Return B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-2 99 Xenon Security H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €313
Gowran-Park 09/03/19 Sizing Joshua A. Ring BegCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-12 Irish Machinery Auctions Beginners S'ch
Naas 24/02/19 Whatsnotoknow L. Quinlan NHF 2m 4 10-0 Paddy Power (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €650
Naas 24/02/19 Beyond The Law B.J. Cooper HcpCh 2m 4f 6 11-9 133 Paddy Power 6th Bet Free Nov. H'cap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B €1,000
Thurles 21/02/19 Baily Gorse M.A. Enright MdnHdl 3m 3 11-1 113 Killinan M'dn H'dle €1,100
Clonmel 14/02/19 Pottsie R.M. Power HcpHdl 2m 84yds 16 11-2 92 Minorstown H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 10/02/19 Sizing Joshua P.T. Enright HcpHdl 3m 14 10-5 88 David Trundley Artist H'cap H'dle
Naas 09/02/19 Nero Rock J.C. Barry NHF 2m 9 11-2 Jordan's Centra (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Naas 27/01/19 Last Man Standing G.N. Fox NovCh 3m 7 11-2 Naas Business Club Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3
Fairyhouse 26/01/19 Baily Thunder (GB) M.A. Enright MdnHdl 2m 4f 13 11-9 Easter Festival 21st-23rd April Mdn Hdle
Fairyhouse 26/01/19 Sizing Joshua Katie O'Farrell HcpHdl 3m 6 10-3 90 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 26/01/19 Beyond The Law A. Ring BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 2 11-12 125 Book Easter Festival Tickets Beg.S'chase €2,800

*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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