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 2022/2023504223€32,100€13,330€45,430
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 202241000€9,000€450€9,450
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
Thurles 01/12/22 Jakes Dream S.D. Torrens BegCh 2m 2f 9 11-5 Richard Brennan Fencing Beginners S'ch
Thurles 01/12/22 Pana To Milan S.D. Torrens MdnHdl 1m 7f 199yds 13 10-13 Racing Dec 18th Irish EBF (M) M'dn H'dle
Thurles 01/12/22 Kanturk Touch S.D. Torrens MdnHdl 1m 7f 199yds p.u. 11-12 Killinan M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 29/11/22 Pythion (FR) A.L. Fitzgibbon HcpHdl 2m 57yds 7 11-1 110 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Hcp Hdle
Cork 20/11/22 Pana To Milan K.E Buckley MdnHdl 2m 9 10-11 Buy Tickets At corkracecourse.ie Mdn Hdl
Clonmel 17/11/22 Pythion (FR) A.L. Fitzgibbon HcpHdl 2m 61yds 4 9-13 110 Clonmel Oil Service Station H'cap H'dle €1,050
Clonmel 17/11/22 Jakes Dream S.D. Torrens Ch 2m 4f 96yds 9 10-4 T.A.Morris Memorial EBF (Mares) S'chase (Listed) Listed
Clonmel 17/11/22 West Breeze S.D. Torrens HcpCh 2m 4f 96yds 4 12-0 102 Prior Park Service Station H'cap S'chase €525
Cork 16/10/22 West Breeze S.D. Torrens NovCh 2m 1f 140yds fell 11-6 Follow Us On Social Rated Novice S'chase
Cork 16/10/22 Pythion (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 1f 140yds 5 10-0 112 Co-Op Superstores H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €1,350
Tipperary 03/10/22 First Earl S.D. Torrens HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-4 84 Tipperary Races H'cap H'dle
Killarney 02/10/22 Pythion (FR) K.M. Donoghue HcpCh 2m 1f 2 11-13 111 Tote Proudly Sponsoring H'cap S'chase €2,300
Killarney 01/10/22 Mid Life Crisis K.J. Leonard Mdn 1m 3f 50yds 9 9-9 BoyleSports We’re Hiring Nationwide M'dn
Listowel 24/09/22 Mid Life Crisis S.D. Torrens MdnHdl 2m 15 11-7 John Lynch Memorial M'dn H'dle
Listowel 23/09/22 Pythion (FR) F. Maguire F 1m 6f 10 11-0 91 Listowel Failte Abhaile (Q.R.) Race
Listowel 18/09/22 Rebel Pat A.L. Fitzgibbon NHF 2m 7 11-7 Kerry Group (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Kilbeggan 02/09/22 Pythion (FR) P. Byrnes HcpHdl 2m 5 11-4 111 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €555
Kilbeggan 02/09/22 Mid Life Crisis S.D. Torrens MdnHdl 2m 3f 12 11-2 Pat Doyle Memorial M'dn H'dle
Killarney 20/08/22 Mid Life Crisis S.D. Torrens MdnHdl 2m 100yds 13 11-1 International Hotel Killarney M'dn H'dle
Killarney 18/08/22 Dark Spark A.L. Fitzgibbon F 2m 180yds 5 11-4 Celtic Steps (QR) Race €450

*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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