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 2022/2023100202€0€5,350€5,350
National Hunt 2021/2022170141€0€10,660€10,660
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 202214068710€56,100€62,265€118,365
Flat 2021749584€85,800€32,490€118,290
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Fairyhouse 04/12/22 Brown Eagle B.J. Cooper Hdl 2m 9 10-10 Bar One Racing Price Boost Juvenile Hdle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Thurles 01/12/22 Stellium D.E. Mullins MdnHdl 1m 7f 199yds 13 11-7 Thurles Racecourse M'dn H'dle
Thurles 01/12/22 Mollys Glory D.E. Mullins MdnHdl 1m 7f 199yds 4 11-7 Racing Dec 18th Irish EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €650
Naas 06/11/22 Tooprofitable L.F. Roche Hcp 5f 205yds 10 8-13 77 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF Birdcatcher Nursery
Thurles 03/11/22 Mollys Glory D.E. Mullins MdnHdl 1m 7f 188yds 2 11-7 Templemore (Mares) M'dn H'dle €2,000
Curragh 26/10/22 Andromedas Kingdom R.P. Cleary Hcp 6f 14 8-7 55 Bet Builder At Novibet H'cap
Curragh 26/10/22 Indy System W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 2f 6 9-7 49 Big Picture Communications (Fillies) Mdn €260
Curragh 23/10/22 Tooprofitable L.F. Roche Mdn 6f 1 9-2 72 Tote Guarantee Irish EBF M'dn €9,900
Curragh 23/10/22 Verhoyen (GB) J. Cleary Hcp 7f 7 9-12 90 TRI Equestrian H'cap
Navan 19/10/22 Elanora W.J. Lee Hcp 5f 164yds 7 10-0 68 Safer Gambling H'cap
Navan 19/10/22 Andromedas Kingdom W.J. Lee Mdn 5f 8 9-3 51 NavanRacecourse.ie M'dn
Navan 19/10/22 Indy System W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 6f 16 9-3 52 Racing Again Sunday 13th November H'cap (Div 2)
Naas 16/10/22 Verhoyen (GB) W.J. Lee Hcp 5f 205yds 9 10-0 92 Congratulations to Naas GAA H'cap
Naas 16/10/22 Tooprofitable L.F. Roche F 7f 5 8-10 67 Irish EBF Auction Series Race Final €3,600
Leopardstown 15/10/22 Amanirenas R.C. Colgan Hcp 7f 18 9-10 68 GAIN The Advantage Series H'cap
Curragh 13/10/22 Elanora Annalise Cullen Hcp 5f 12 9-2 68 Hollywoodbets First Past The Post H'cap
Curragh 13/10/22 Laranjal R.P. Cleary Mdn 5f 8 9-2 54 Friarstown Stud Irish EBF M'dn
Punchestown 11/10/22 Brown Eagle S.W. Flanagan Hdl 2m 60yds 4 10-8 Paddy Power Don't Mind Flat 3-Y-O H'dle €700
Curragh 08/10/22 Stellium G.M. Ryan Hcp 2m 141yds 18 9-8 82 Friends Of The Curragh Pollardstown Hcp
Curragh 08/10/22 Verhoyen (GB) C.T. Keane Hcp 5f 9 9-11 92 RFL Steels IRFU Charitable Trust H'cap

*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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