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 2021/2022120121€0€5,800€5,800
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 2021729584€85,800€32,025€117,825
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
Curragh 26/10/21 Brown Eagle Annalise Cullen Hcp 1m 5 8-12 78 Paddy Power 'Play Card' Nursery H'cap
Navan 20/10/21 Elanora W.J. Lee Mdn 5f 1 9-2 73 NavanRacecourse.ie M'dn €7,200
Navan 20/10/21 Stellium W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 2f 9 9-12 88 Like Navan On Facebook H'cap
Cork 17/10/21 Mollys Glory M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 4f 100yds 3 11-3 RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €2,000
Naas 17/10/21 Verhoyen (GB) W.J. Lee Hcp 5f 205yds 13 9-10 91 EquisoftLive H'cap
Naas 17/10/21 Texas Rock W.M. Lordan Hcp 5f 205yds 9 8-11 78 EquisoftLive H'cap
Curragh 14/10/21 Cactus Tree W.J. Lee Hcp 7f 8 9-7 56 Taxi4horses.com H'cap
Punchestown 12/10/21 Hopefully HcpHdl 2m 4f 150yds 10 10-9 83 Ladbrokes Proud To Support H'cap H'dle
Curragh 10/10/21 Texas Rock W.J. Lee Hcp 5f 8 9-6 78 Duralock Racecourse Fencing H'cap
Curragh 10/10/21 Loingseoir Annalise Cullen Hcp 1m 1 9-2 72 Bord Na Mona Recycling Apprentice H'cap €6,900
Limerick 09/10/21 Breagagh M.P. Sheehy Hcp 7f 11 8-6 46 Follow Limerick Facebook Apprentice Hcap
Navan 06/10/21 Texas Rock W.J. Lee Hcp 5f 164yds 3 9-1 78 Newgrange H'cap €1,550
Navan 06/10/21 Brown Eagle G.M. Ryan Mdn 5f 164yds 8 9-7 Arkle Bar Median Auction M'dn
Navan 06/10/21 Cactus Tree Annalise Cullen Hcp 5f 164yds 7 9-6 58 navanadventurecentre.ie Apprentice H'cap
Tipperary 04/10/21 Loingseoir Hcp 1m 1f 2 8-6 71 TipperaryRaces.ie H'cap €3,150
Gowran-Park 02/10/21 Hopefully K.C. Sexton HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-4 84 Holden Plant Rentals H'cap H'dle €500
Gowran-Park 01/10/21 Mollys Glory F. Maguire NHF 2m 7 11-8 ISF EBF Mucklemeg (Mares) INH Flat Race (Listed) Listed
Bellewstown 30/09/21 Breagagh M.P. Sheehy Hcp 7f 162yds 11 8-7 47 BetVictor 2 Bananas To 1 Banana H'cap
Cork 28/09/21 Elanora W.J. Lee Mdn 7f 3 9-2 73 Fermoy M'dn €1,200
Cork 28/09/21 Cactus Tree W.M. Lordan Hcp 1m 9 9-10 59 Follow Us On Twitter H'cap
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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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