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 2022/202320100€0€2,000€2,000
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 2022592335€19,200€25,785€44,985
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
Tipperary 29/06/22 Verhoyen (GB) G.M. Ryan F 5f 4 9-11 96 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race €1,100
Roscommon 28/06/22 Miss Myers G.M. Ryan Hcp 1m 2f 44yds 10 9-9 80 Connolly's RED MILLS H'cap
Roscommon 28/06/22 Cactus Tree J. Cleary Hcp 7f 60yds 13 8-10 49 Guinness Apprentice H'cap
Roscommon 28/06/22 Loingseoir J. Cleary Hcp 1m 2f 44yds 2 8-13 77 Connolly's RED MILLS H'cap €2,600
Roscommon 28/06/22 Indy System J. Cleary Mdn 1m 4f 6 8-11 Ladies Day At Roscommon On July 4th M'dn €230
Curragh 26/06/22 Miss Myers W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 4f 5 8-12 80 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Ragusa' H'cap €1,500
Curragh 26/06/22 Verhoyen (GB) W.J. Lee Hcp 6f 10 10-2 97 Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes H'cap
Curragh 26/06/22 Elanora N.G. McCullagh Hcp 6f 12 8-7 74 Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes H'cap
Curragh 26/06/22 Indy System J. Cleary Mdn 1m 2f 13 9-8 ARIONEO Irish EBF M'dn
Curragh 25/06/22 Loingseoir J. Cleary Hcp 1m 2f 8 8-3 77 Dubai Duty Free H'cap
Downpatrick 12/06/22 Whisper In Court Annalise Cullen MdnHdl 2m 5f 60yds p.u. 10-7 Early Fathers Day Opportunity M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 10/06/22 Stellium W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 5f 150yds 7 10-2 84 Racing TV H'cap
Curragh 01/06/22 Andromedas Kingdom G.M. Ryan Hcp 6f 63yds 4 8-11 53 Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day H'cap €575
Fairyhouse 27/05/22 Brown Eagle W.J. Lee F 1m 2f 4 9-12 71 Fairyhouse Summer Season Claiming Race €600
Gowran-Park 24/05/22 Alqabeela W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 5 9-5 53 Membership At Gowran Park Golf Club Hcap (Div 1) €315
Gowran-Park 24/05/22 Cactus Tree C.T. Keane Hcp 1m 5 9-3 51 Membership At Gowran Park Golf Club Hcap (Div 2) €315
Roscommon 23/05/22 Brown Eagle W.J. Lee Mdn 7f 48yds 1 9-10 72 Roscommon Claiming M'dn €7,200
Roscommon 23/05/22 Andromedas Kingdom J. Cleary Hcp 7f 48yds 7 9-2 55 Tulsk Apprentice H'cap
Curragh 22/05/22 Elanora W.M. Lordan Hcp 6f 7 9-3 76 William Hill Acca Club Irish EBF (F) Hcp
Curragh 22/05/22 Verhoyen (GB) G.M. Ryan Hcp 6f 6 9-0 85 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Habitat' H'cap €1,000

*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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