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 2017/201895911615€114,375€85,388€199,763
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
Thurles 21/01/18 Last Man Standing D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 2 11-4 M'dn H'dle €2,200
Thurles 21/01/18 Beyond The Law R.M. Power NovHdl 2m 6f 61yds 4 11-10 W.T. O'Grady Memorial EBF Novice H'dle €725
Punchestown 13/01/18 Wishmoor J.C. Barry HcpCh 3m 1f 4 10-13 118 RED MILLS Amateur National (QR) Hcap Sch €950
Clonmel 11/01/18 Beyond The Law R.M. Power Hdl 2m 2f 166yds 1 11-9 Munster H'dle €9,375
Clonmel 11/01/18 Western Ruler A. Ring MdnHdl 2m 2f 166yds 4 11-9 102 Monroe M'dn H'dle €550
Naas 07/01/18 Grotesque (GB) D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €1,500
Cork 06/01/18 Tout Est Permis (FR) Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-0 112 Gerardine McCarthy Memorial H'cap H'dle €1,300
Leopardstown 29/12/17 Settimo Milanese A. Ring HcpHdl 2m 4f 15 10-9 115 Top Oil Irish EBF Novice H'cap H'dle
Limerick 29/12/17 Beyond The Law B.J. Cooper MdnHdl 2m 3f 1 11-4 Racing Post M'dn H'dle €8,438
Leopardstown 28/12/17 Alpha Des Obeaux (FR) B.J. Cooper Ch 3m 6 11-10 156 Leopardstown Christmas S'chase (Grade 1) €3,000
Limerick 28/12/17 Captain Zebo A. Ring MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-9 Frontline Security M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/17 Commandant Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 4f 35yds 12 11-7 M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/17 Wishmoor Rachael Blackmore BegCh 2m 5f 2 11-12 Midland Legal Solicitors Beg. S'chase €3,000
Leopardstown 28/12/17 Wigs On The Green B.J. Geraghty HcpHdl 2m 13 11-1 114 The Irish Daily Star Novice H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 27/12/17 Thunder And Roses L. O'Neill HcpCh 3m 100yds 8 11-0 143 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) €2,000
Leopardstown 27/12/17 Dromnea M.A. Enright HcpCh 3m 100yds fell 10-8 134 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B)
Limerick 26/12/17 Western Ruler A. Ring MdnHdl 2m 3f 2 11-9 M'dn H'dle €2,700
Limerick 26/12/17 Tout Est Permis (FR) Rachael Blackmore NovCh 2m 3f 120yds fell 10-11 131 McMahons Builders Novice S'chase (Grade 2)
Leopardstown 26/12/17 Desire De Joie (FR) J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 19 11-7 Horse & Jockey Hotel M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 26/12/17 Grotesque (GB) J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 Thorntons Recycling M'dn H'dle €1,400

*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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