Michael Winters

County of Origin: Cork

First winner: Phelans Fancy (Mr Michael John O'Connor) Downpatrick, March 12, 2005

Significant horses: Rebel Fitz, Missunited, For Bill, Sayce Gold, Theos Well, Western Devil, Annagh Lady, Final Question, Perfect Woman, Granny Biddy, Chatham Street Lad, Another Rebel, Johnny Gonzalez, Derrygowna Court.

Did you know: 

From Kanturk, County Cork, Michael is one of the most recognisable and popular racehorse trainers in the country. He has enjoyed tremendous success over the years, namely with Rebel Fitz and Missunited, back-to-back winners of the Guinness Galway Hurdle.  

Rebel Fitz won his first race in a bumper at the Listowel Festival in 2010 and would go on to notch up 18 career successes. Davy Russell was in the saddle when he won the Guinness Galway Hurdle in 2012. There was more to come over fences and he gave connections another huge day when winning the Grade 1 Powers Gold Cup, partnered by Barry Geraghty, at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival in 2014. His final victory came in the Grade 2 Istabraq Hurdle at Tipperary in October of the same year. 

The first of Missunited's 12 wins also came in a bumper at the Listowel Festival, in 2011. She enjoyed a terrific career which culminated in a Group 3 victory on her final start at Glorious Goodwood in 2014. In between, she landed a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Limerick on St Patrick's Day 2013 before winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle under Barry Geraghty, three months later. 



Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) (Missunited - R.M. Power - 2013)

Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) (Rebel Fitz (FR) - D.N. Russell - 2012)

Powers Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Rebel Fitz (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2014)

Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes H'dle (Grade 3) (Rebel Fitz (FR) - D.N. Russell - 2012)

Istabraq H'dle (Grade 2) (Rebel Fitz (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2014)

Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes (Listed) (Missunited - J.A. Heffernan - 2013)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Nov.H'dle (Grade 3) (For Bill - D.N. Russell - 2010)

Seamus/Rosemary McGrath MemSaval Beg Stk (Listed) (Missunited - K.J. Manning - 2014)

Coolmore NH Sires EBF(Mares)Novice S'ch (Grade 3) (For Bill - P. Carberry - 2011)

ITBA Fillies Scheme EBF(Pro/Am) FlatRace (Listed) (For Bill - M.J. O'Connor - 2009)

Kerry Group EBF (Mares) Novice H'dle (Missunited - B.J. Geraghty - 2013)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) S'chase (Derrygowna Court - D.N. Russell - 2007)

Like-A-Butterfly Novice S'chase (Grade 3) (Rebel Fitz (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2013)

Kerry Group Stayers Novice H'dle (Sayce Gold - D.J. O'Keeffe - 2020)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares S'chase (For Bill - D.N. Russell - 2011)

www.corkracecourse.ie H'cap H'dle (Chatham Street Lad - L.P. Dempsey - 2019)

McSweeney Arms Hotel H'cap H'dle (Another Rebel - M.J. Ferris - 2013)

Guinness Mid-Strength Novice S'chase (Rebel Fitz (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2013)

Deacy Gilligan Novice S'chase (Rebel Fitz (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2013)

J.P. McManus H'dle (Rebel Fitz (FR) - D.N. Russell - 2012)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/201910000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2014/201510000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2013/201410000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2020/2021386123€57,900€7,490€65,390
National Hunt 2019/2020602493€13,800€27,470€41,270
National Hunt 2018/20191311311147€109,375€66,600€175,975
National Hunt 2017/2018877576€55,000€28,463€83,463
National Hunt 2016/2017139691110€42,813€53,188€96,000
National Hunt 2015/20168918849€149,500€34,858€184,358
National Hunt 2014/20157141152€53,900€23,018€76,918
National Hunt 2013/201491168105€355,480€22,740€378,220
National Hunt 2012/2013558617€263,220€32,530€295,750
National Hunt 2011/2012646854€45,150€32,645€77,795
National Hunt 2010/2011596654€75,700€29,863€105,563
National Hunt 2009/2010438241€101,460€9,415€110,875
National Hunt 2008/2009619334€69,475€11,665€81,140
National Hunt 2007/2008356354€54,100€18,855€72,955
National Hunt 2006/2007252614€14,350€14,700€29,050
National Hunt 2005/2006170023€0€3,710€3,710
National Hunt 2004/200591311€5,600€5,590€11,190
Flat 202030000€0€0€0
Flat 2018120100€0€2,200€2,200
Flat 201740000€0€325€325
Flat 201661101€9,063€4,113€13,175
Flat 2015101000€7,700€0€7,700
Flat 2014123021€49,800€3,030€52,830
Flat 201391402€33,000€35,575€68,575
Flat 2012164230€30,700€16,740€47,440

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Tramore 01/01/21 Do No More B. Hayes MdnHdl 2m 11 11-4 David Flynn Construction M'dn H'dle
Tramore 01/01/21 Gray Moonlight B.J. Foley MdnHdl 2m 10 10-13 David Flynn Construction M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 29/12/20 Dark Spark A.L. Fitzgibbon NHF 2m 7 11-6 Irish Injured Jockeys INH Flat Race
Limerick 26/12/20 Damut D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 1f 160yds 2 11-10 107 Mr. Binman H'cap S'chase €2,200
Thurles 20/12/20 Sayce Gold D.J. O'Keeffe NovHdl 2m 7 11-6 I.S.F. EBF Boreen Belle (M) Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed
Tramore 10/12/20 Shes Flat Tothemat B.J. Foley HcpHdl 2m 5f 50yds 4 11-3 101 Kilmurrin Cove (Mares) H'cap H'dle €550
Cork 06/12/20 Doldido B.J. Foley HcpHdl 2m 7 10-2 104 Low Low H'cap H'dle
Cork 06/12/20 Sayce Gold D.J. O'Keeffe NovHdl 3m 1 10-9 Kerry Group Stayers Novice H'dle Grade 3 €16,500
Cork 06/12/20 Bowser N.A. Barry HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-4 99 Kerrymaid Novice H'cap H'dle
Thurles 26/11/20 Dundeedy Lad (FR) S.D. Torrens HcpHdl 1m 7f 187yds 7 10-11 83 Templemore H'cap H'dle
Thurles 26/11/20 Damut G.B. Noonan HcpCh 2m 2f 5 11-3 109 ThurlesRaces.ie H'cap S'chase €330
Cork 22/11/20 Chatham Street Lad C.J. Orr HcpCh 2m 160yds 1 10-11 128 Mallow H'cap S'chase €12,600
Thurles 19/11/20 Sayce Gold B. Hayes MdnHdl 2m 6f 201yds 1 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €7,800
Clonmel 12/11/20 Shes Flat Tothemat B. Hayes HcpCh 2m 4f 51yds 6 11-3 98 Prior Park Service Station H'cap S'chase €220
Fairyhouse 10/11/20 Dundeedy Lad (FR) Alan O'Sullivan HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds 3 11-8 82 fairyhouse.ie (QR) H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €900
Fairyhouse 10/11/20 Sayce Gold M.C. O'Donovan NHF 2m 1 11-4 Irish EBF (Mares) P-To-P INH Flat Race €9,000
Fairyhouse 10/11/20 Rose Milan M.C. O'Donovan Ch 2m 7f 110yds 1 11-4 Berkshire @ Kedrah (M) Hunters S'chase €5,400
Wexford 26/10/20 Bowser N.A. Barry MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 11-7 Michael Moore Car Sales M'dn H'dle
Wexford 26/10/20 Shes Flat Tothemat G.B. Noonan HcpHdl 2m 100yds 6 11-7 102 Dan & May Arnold Memorial Opp. Hcap Hdle €220
Galway 24/10/20 Dundeedy Lad (FR) G.B. Noonan HcpHdl 2m 5f 37yds 7 10-2 83 Galway H'cap H'dle

*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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