Michael Hourigan

County Of Origin: Limerick

First winner: Ramrajah - Limerick, March 17, 1979

Significant horses (selected): Beef Or Salmon, Dorans Pride, Tropical Lake, Hi Cloy, Mr Cracker, Church Island, A New Story, Deep Bramble, Amberleigh House, Ballygowan Beauty, Anusha, Dancing Tornado, Inis Cara, Native Performance, Rockholm Boy, Mossbank, King Carew, The Gatechecker, Give Me A Break, The Job Is Right, Hash Brown, The Crafty Butcher, Turf War, Tell The Nipper, Court Melody, For William.

Did you know:  

From Patrickswell, County Limerick, Michael Hourigan started out in racing in 1962 as an apprentice jockey on the Curragh for Dermot Weld's father Charlie. He rode as an apprentice and then as a National Hunt jockey before taking out his trainers' licence in 1973.

It took Michael six years to saddle his first winner and it came at his local racecourse, Limerick (Greenpark) on St Patrick's Day, 1979 where Ramrajah finally got him off the mark. His tally was up five before the year was out and seven more winners arrived before the end of 1980. A moderate beginning to a training career that would yet boast Cheltenham Festival and multiple Grade 1 success. 

Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Beef Or Salmon - Andrew J. McNamara - 2007)

Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Beef Or Salmon - P. Carberry - 2006)

Punchestown Heineken Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Beef Or Salmon - T.J. Murphy - 2004)

Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Beef Or Salmon - T.J. Murphy - 2003)

Lexus S'chase (Grade 1) (Beef Or Salmon - P. Carberry - 2005)

Lexus S'chase (Grade 1) (Beef Or Salmon - P. Carberry - 2004)

Ericsson S'chase (Grade 1) (Beef Or Salmon - T.J. Murphy - 2002)

Paddy Power H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Inis Cara - R.P. McNally - 1999)

Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Native Performance - T.J. Murphy - 2003)

Hewlett Packard Galway Plate (Grade B) (Rockholm Boy - K. Hadnett - 2002)

JAMES NICHOLSON WINE MERCHANT Champ.S'ch (Grade 1) (Beef Or Salmon - Andrew J. McNamara - 2006)

J.NICHOLSON WINE MERCHANT Champ. S'chase (Grade 1) (Beef Or Salmon - T.J. Murphy - 2004)

Ladbrokes.com National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Mossbank - Andrew J. McNamara - 2007)

Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Dorans Pride - Richard Dunwoody - 1998)

Ericsson S'chase (Grade 2) (Dorans Pride - P. Carberry - 1998)

John Durkan Memorial Punchestown S'chase (Grade 1) (Hi Cloy - Andrew J. McNamara - 2005)

Powers Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Hi Cloy - T.J. Murphy - 2004)

John Durkan Memorial Punchestown S'chase (Grade 1) (Beef Or Salmon - T.J. Murphy - 2003)

Dunnes Stores Better Value EBF Sept.Hcap (King Carew - W.J. Lee - 2003)

Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet S'chase (Grade 1) (Hi Cloy - Andrew J. McNamara - 2005)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2017/201810000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2013/201410000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201320000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2011/201230000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2020/2021501275€12,600€20,675€33,275
National Hunt 2019/2020575266€62,500€31,200€93,700
National Hunt 2018/2019636246€51,563€23,800€75,363
National Hunt 2017/2018632723€14,375€47,375€61,750
National Hunt 2016/20171078898€80,625€56,525€137,150
National Hunt 2015/20161077111114€70,050€55,634€125,684
National Hunt 2014/201514516122022€158,415€81,710€240,125
National Hunt 2013/201420521221823€207,480€104,115€311,595
National Hunt 2012/201324015213231€144,250€131,735€275,985
National Hunt 2011/201221719141619€188,330€77,076€265,406
National Hunt 2010/201124216202212€154,290€140,693€294,983
National Hunt 2009/201027420211928€194,625€143,970€338,595
National Hunt 2008/200928719132324€187,450€173,405€360,855
National Hunt 2007/200837523201828€366,870€207,525€574,395
National Hunt 2006/200742723364026€423,790€293,090€716,880
National Hunt 2005/200653940304136€816,520€400,905€1,217,425
National Hunt 2004/200559438465040€607,400€305,508€912,908
National Hunt 2003/200465158474742€978,570€280,780€1,259,350
National Hunt 2002/200346546343936€808,240€222,790€1,031,030
National Hunt 2001/200247842473425€471,581€208,381€679,962
National Hunt 2000/200138933302824€327,860€239,521€567,380
Flat 202040000€0€0€0
Flat 201920000€0€0€0
Flat 201710000€0€0€0
Flat 201660002€0€1,750€1,750
Flat 201570011€0€1,790€1,790
Flat 201460002€0€950€950
Flat 2013160121€0€3,265€3,265
Flat 2012142021€15,750€2,580€18,330
Flat 2011202012€17,990€3,000€20,990
Flat 2010232021€15,050€1,815€16,865
Flat 2009140000€0€0€0
Flat 2008190001€0€525€525
Flat 200790000€0€0€0
Flat 2006200231€0€8,830€8,830
Flat 2005191210€6,300€4,080€10,380
Flat 2004270103€0€5,865€5,865
Flat 2003528637€166,720€29,365€196,085
Flat 2002356423€79,200€31,405€110,605
Flat 2001314304€29,775€10,282€40,057
Flat 2000422321€29,585€7,434€37,019
Flat 1999252102€10,888€3,276€14,164
Flat 1998271334€4,444€5,603€10,047

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
Punchestown 14/02/21 Ballywilliam Boy P. Byrnes NHF 2m 120yds 6 11-9 Happy Valentines Day (P-A) INH Flat Race €200
Naas 13/02/21 Drumacoo D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 4f 90yds p.u. 11-6 121 Naas H'cap S'chase
Thurles 27/01/21 Ballywilliam Boy L.A. Hourigan NHF 2m 3f 57yds 3 11-11 Thurles (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race (Div 2) €1,000
Limerick 28/12/20 Ballywilliam Boy L.A. Hourigan NHF 2m 2f 3 11-11 Doherty Woodshavings INH Flat Race €900
Limerick 28/12/20 Tropical Fame O.R. Brown MdnHdl 2m 8 10-13 Future Ticketing M'dn H'dle
Limerick 26/12/20 Elusive Star K.J. Brouder MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-6 104 Eden Capital M'dn H'dle €600
Limerick 26/12/20 Icee M B A L.A. Hourigan NHF 2m 8 11-6 Parkway Shopping (Mares) INH Flat Race
Navan 18/12/20 Drumacoo D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-4 126 BetVictor GambleResponsibly Tara Hcp Hdl (Grade B) Grade B €800
Limerick 01/12/20 Elusive Star Rachael Blackmore NovHdl 2m 3f 3 11-5 LimerickRaces.ie Rated Novice H'dle €1,100
Limerick 17/11/20 Elusive Star M.M. McDonagh MdnHdl 2m 3f 2 11-7 LimerickRaces.ie M'dn H'dle €2,000
Curragh 06/11/20 Sao Paulo A.C. Persse Hcp 1m 2f 18 8-2 49 Paddy Power Bet On This Race H'cap
Cork 01/11/20 The Gatechecker M.P. Walsh HcpCh 3m 4f p.u. 11-1 130 Paddy Power Cork Grand Nat.H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Clonmel 29/10/20 Finding Joy T. Ryan HcpHdl 3m 11 10-1 101 www.grahamnorris.com Memorial H'cap Hdle
Clonmel 29/10/20 Humm Baby D.J. O'Keeffe Ch 2m 2f 27yds 4 11-8 Clonmel Oil Chase Day Nov 12th (M) S'ch €625
Clonmel 29/10/20 Ballywilliam Boy P.K. Donovan MdnHdl 2m 149yds 7 11-7 Cashel M'dn H'dle
Wexford 26/10/20 Elusive Star P.W. Mullins NHF 2m 6 12-2 Pinnacle (C&G) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €180
Galway 26/10/20 Sao Paulo J.A. Heffernan Hcp 7f 14 9-1 53 Barna Recycling H'cap
Thurles 22/10/20 Clancypantz D.J. O'Keeffe BegCh 2m 4f 142yds 6 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Beg. S'ch €280
Cork 18/10/20 Finding Joy J.C. Canavan HcpHdl 3m 50yds 12 11-1 102 Thank You To The Frontline H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 17/10/20 Clancypantz M.M. McDonagh MdnHdl 2m 5f 173yds 5 10-8 95 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF (Mares) M'dn H'dle €390
12345678910...

*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).

This site uses unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer, to improve performance and monitoring services.Click here for more info