Michael Grassick

County of origin: Kildare

Date of licence: 2013

First winner: Only Exception (David Casey) Ballinrobe, July 22, 2013

Significant horses: Verhoyen, Texas Rock, Only Exception, Elusive In Paris, Blueberry Gal, King Of Aran, Longseoir.

Did you know: 

Raised on the Curragh, Michael Grassick is a third generation trainer following on from his late grandfather Christy and his Group 1-winning father Michael. 

Michael served as assistant to his father for many years before taking over the training licence in early 2013. A graduate of the Irish National Stud course in 2005, he gained valuable experience working in Melbourne, Australia. 

Michael's first winner was the David Casey-ridden Only Exception in the Bet Online At Thetote.com Mares Maiden Hurdle at Ballinrobe in July 2013 and his first winner on the Flat was Texas Rock, ridden by Niall McCullagh, at Down Royal a year later.

Texas Rock, which Michael bred himself, was a six-time winner for the stable and notably landed the Listed Owenstown Stud Stakes at Naas in May 2017 and the Listed Waterford Testimonial Stakes at Navan in October of the same year. 

Michael's richest success to date came when Verhoyen won the Tote Scurry Handicap at the Curragh in July 2019. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2020/202160110€0€3,000€3,000
Winter All Weather 2019/202040000€0€220€220
Winter All Weather 2018/201930000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2017/201841110€7,500€3,000€10,500
Winter All Weather 2016/201760010€0€2,500€2,500
Winter All Weather 2015/2016100012€0€1,730€1,730
Winter All Weather 2014/201581220€5,950€4,120€10,070
Winter All Weather 2013/201460110€0€2,340€2,340
Winter All Weather 2012/201340100€0€1,071€1,071
National Hunt 2021/202240000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2020/2021161112€6,600€9,800€16,400
National Hunt 2019/202050100€0€2,530€2,530
National Hunt 2018/201951000€6,250€0€6,250
National Hunt 2017/201861001€6,250€500€6,750
National Hunt 2016/201740000€0€313€313
National Hunt 2014/201530001€0€500€500
National Hunt 2013/2014111010€5,250€840€6,090
National Hunt 2012/201310000€0€0€0
Flat 2021434351€42,900€19,900€62,800
Flat 2020671524€6,000€30,625€36,625
Flat 2019572295€81,875€43,750€125,625
Flat 2018541624€7,813€26,500€34,313
Flat 2017322352€55,500€38,600€94,100
Flat 2016273321€26,563€12,700€39,263
Flat 2015372252€17,850€12,910€30,760
Flat 2014391364€6,300€12,915€19,215
Flat 2013290113€0€2,731€2,731

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Galway 26/07/21 Brown Eagle W.J. Lee Mdn 7f 8 9-5 Claregalwayhotel.ie Irish (C&G) EBF M'dn
Curragh 17/07/21 Verhoyen (GB) W.J. Lee Hcp 6f 63yds 16 9-4 93 Paddy Power Scurry H'cap
Killarney 15/07/21 Hopefully R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-9 89 Dawn Hi + Lo H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 07/07/21 Miss Myers W.J. Lee F 1m 2f 3 10-0 85 Watch 'Thom's Tips' Rated Race €1,550
Fairyhouse 07/07/21 Cactus Tree W.M. Lordan Hcp 7f 1 8-10 42 Fairyhouse For Fundraisers H'cap (Div 1) €6,000
Fairyhouse 07/07/21 Breagagh W.M. Lordan Hcp 6f 6 8-12 52 Visit Meath For Your Staycation H'cap €210
Limerick 04/07/21 Texas Rock W.M. Lordan Hcp 7f 13 9-12 76 Dooradoyle H'cap
Limerick 04/07/21 Loingseoir Annalise Cullen Hcp 1m 4f 110yds 7 9-5 76 Caherdavin H'cap
Limerick 04/07/21 Breagagh Annalise Cullen Hcp 7f 5 8-3 52 Castletroy H'cap €315
Curragh 25/06/21 Miss Myers G.M. Ryan Hcp 1m 2f 3 9-6 82 TRI Equestrian H'cap €2,100
Naas 23/06/21 Cactus Tree Annalise Cullen Hcp 5f 205yds 9 8-3 44 Naas Racecourse H'cap (Div 1)
Wexford 16/06/21 Hopefully H. Morgan NovCh 2m 4f p.u. 10-6 Visit Wexford.ie Novice S'chase
Sligo 15/06/21 Breagagh M.P. Sheehy Hcp 5f 170yds 3 8-8 52 Rosses Point Caravan Park H'cap (Div 1) €1,000
Sligo 15/06/21 Cactus Tree M.P. Sheehy Hcp 5f 170yds 5 8-10 46 Rosses Point Caravan Park H'cap (Div 2) €300
Gowran-Park 14/06/21 Breagagh M.P. Sheehy Hcp 7f 3 8-10 52 Goresbridge H'cap (Div 2) €1,000
Gowran-Park 07/06/21 Elanora G.M. Ryan Mdn 7f 3 9-2 77 Thomastown M'dn €1,200
Tramore 04/06/21 Hopefully D.E. Mullins HcpHdl 2m 5f 30yds 8 12-0 92 Visit Dunmore East H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 31/05/21 Miss Myers W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 2f 2 9-1 79 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap €4,700
Roscommon 31/05/21 Loingseoir Annalise Cullen Hcp 1m 3f 185yds 1 9-6 63 www.roscommonracecourse.ie H'cap €6,300
Fairyhouse 28/05/21 Hard Or Soft M.P. Sheehy F 1m 2f 9 8-6 Fairyhouse Summer Season Claiming Race
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*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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