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 - - 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)

Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice S'chase (Grade 3) (Chatham Street Lad - D.J. O'Keeffe - 2021)

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)

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 2022/2023264021€32,100€4,370€36,470
National Hunt 2021/20221016479€38,400€28,530€66,930
National Hunt 2020/2021757195€72,000€25,280€97,280
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 202211000€9,000€0€9,000
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 03/07/22 Pythion (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 1 11-1 103 August Festival Discounts H'cap S'chase €6,900
Tramore 03/07/22 Kilrush Scorpion M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 12 10-11 83 Your New Tote At Tramore H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 02/07/22 Dark Spark R.J. Condon HcpHdl 2m 188yds 5 11-0 129 Bar One Racing 'Bellewstown' H'cap H'dle €1,350
Wexford 01/07/22 La Mystere D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m p.u. 11-7 87 Tote H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 30/06/22 Jakes Dream R.J. Condon HcpHdl 2m 7 11-1 103 TipperaryRaces.ie H'cap H'dle
Wexford 15/06/22 Jakes Dream J. Walton HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 3 11-5 102 Slaney River (Ladies) H'cap H'dle €1,100
Kilbeggan 13/06/22 Dark Spark R.J. Condon HcpHdl 2m 1 10-4 122 Paul & Carmel Fay Memorial H'cap H'dle €13,200
Downpatrick 11/06/22 Inchidaly Copper A. Burke-Ott HcpHdl 2m 5f 60yds 1 11-1 85 Congratulating Honeysuckle (QR) Hcap Hdl €6,000
Clonmel 10/06/22 La Mystere S. O'Callaghan HcpHdl 2m p.u. 10-9 90 Clonmel Show Sunday Mares H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 10/06/22 Kilrush Scorpion HcpHdl 2m 7 10-11 85 Clonmel Show Sunday Mares H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 10/06/22 Pythion (FR) R.J. Condon HcpCh 2m 3 11-5 102 Quirke uPVC Opportunity H'cap S'chase €1,200
Clonmel 10/06/22 First Earl BegCh 2m 7 11-12 Bulmers Zero Beginners S'chase
Wexford 08/06/22 Jakes Dream R.J. Condon MdnHdl 2m 1 11-0 Three Rocks (Mares) M'dn H'dle €6,000
Listowel 05/06/22 Dark Spark A.L. Fitzgibbon F 1m 4f 210yds 1 10-7 St. Johns Theatre Listowel (QR) Race €9,000
Tramore 04/06/22 Zela Bella L. Burke-Ott NHF 2m 175yds 11 11-4 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race
Ballinrobe 31/05/22 First Earl K.M. Donoghue BegCh 2m 1f 9 11-12 McHale Tiger Roll Beginners S'chase
Ballinrobe 31/05/22 Pythion (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe BegCh 2m 1f 6 11-12 McHale Tiger Roll Beginners S'chase €220
Limerick 27/05/22 Butte Montana D.J. McInerney HcpCh 2m 1f 160yds p.u. 12-0 102 Broadford H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 20/05/22 West Breeze L.P. Dempsey BegCh 2m 3f 55yds 14 11-12 Special Birthday Greetings Beg. S'chase
Downpatrick 20/05/22 Clounts Glory M.J.M. O'Sullivan Ch 2m 7f 110yds 4 10-7 99 Frank & Brian Memorial Hunters S'chase €500

*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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