Mouse Morris

County Of Origin: Galway

Date of licence : 1980

First winner: Faugheen (Mick Furlong), Limerick, December 27th, 1980

Significant horses (selected): Trapper John, His Song, Foxchapel King, Boss Doyle, Fota Island, War Of Attrition, Hear The Echo, China Rock, First Lieutenant, Rogue Angel, Rule The World

Assoc. jockeys: Bryan Cooper, David Mullins

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Michael Morris has been known as "Mouse" since his early days as an amateur rider.  In his early days, he served his apprenticeship with the legendary Frenchie Nicholson where Pat Eddery was one his contemporaries. He rode principally for Edward O'Grady and partnered O'Grady's first Cheltenham festival winner when Mr Midland won the National Hunt Chase in 1974. He teamed up with trainer Brian Lusk to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase twice with Skymas in 1976 and 1977. He won the Irish Grand National on Billycan for trainer Adrian Maxwell in 1977. He took out his own trainer's licence in 1980 and sent out his first winner at Limerick on December 27th in the same year when Faugheen, owned by Mrs Marie Shee and ridden by Mick Furlong won Division 1 of the Killeen Maiden Hurdle. His first Cheltenham winner came three years later when Buck House won the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and the same horse went on to take the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 1986. An even bigger win came when War Of Attrition landed the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2006. He enjoyed further Irish Grand National success when Hear the Echo prevailed in 2008 and he won the race again when Rogue Angel scored in April, 2016. Just 12 days later, Morris enjoyed the biggest success of his career when Rule The World won the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree.

BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) (Rogue Angel - G.N. Fox - 2016)

Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup (Grade 1) (War Of Attrition - C. O'Dwyer - 2006)

Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National S'ch (Grade A) (Hear The Echo - P.W. Flood - 2008)

Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Rogue Angel - G.N. Fox - 2015)

Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) (Keepatem - C. O'Dwyer - 2004)

Ericsson S'chase (Grade 2) (Foxchapel King - D.J. Casey - 2001)

thetote.com Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1) (China Rock - B.J. Geraghty - 2012)

JAMES NICHOLSON WINE MERCHANT Champ.S'ch (Foxchapel King - D.J. Casey - 2001)

Swordlestown Cup Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (War Of Attrition - C. O'Dwyer - 2005)

paddypowerpoker.com Future Champ.Nov.Hdl (Grade 1) (First Lieutenant - D.N. Russell - 2010)

Swordlestown Cup Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (Alcapone - D.J. Casey - 2001)

Anglo Irish Bank Munster Nat. H'cap S'ch (Grade B) (Brownie Returns - G. Cotter - 2003)

Guinness H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Foxy Jacks - J.M. Moore - 2021)

Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Novice S'chse (Grade 2) (Hear The Echo - D.N. Russell - 2007)

Michael Punch & Part'rs Munster National (Grade C) (Foxchapel King - D.J. Casey - 2001)

Pierse Group Troytown H'cap S'chase (Foxchapel King - J.R. Barry - 1999)

Clonmel Oil S'chase (Grade 2) (War Of Attrition - C. O'Dwyer - 2005)

Woodlands Park 100 Slaney Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Venalmar (GB) - P.W. Flood - 2008)

Guinness Greenmount Park Novice S'chase (Grade 2) (Baily Breeze - P.W. Flood - 2005)

Saval Beg Stakes (Listed) (Rostropovich - D.J. Casey - 2001)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/20235055106€35,700€50,250€85,950
National Hunt 2021/202211067199€55,200€128,680€183,880
National Hunt 2020/20211081315155€150,900€152,065€302,965
National Hunt 2019/2020734956€32,400€46,680€79,080
National Hunt 2018/20191004968€37,500€119,735€157,235
National Hunt 2017/20181331312718€156,875€116,175€273,050
National Hunt 2016/201719513122221€129,938€197,313€327,250
National Hunt 2015/201614116171016€469,878€243,650€713,528
National Hunt 2014/201518213281616€103,850€284,220€388,070
National Hunt 2013/201415816182415€160,460€206,535€366,995
National Hunt 2012/201314221131221€257,360€165,735€423,095
National Hunt 2011/20121589181416€197,500€126,210€323,710
National Hunt 2010/20111711432114€197,020€77,632€274,652
National Hunt 2009/201019421192016€244,315€179,816€424,131
National Hunt 2008/200919713121212€130,100€119,663€249,763
National Hunt 2007/2008164941210€256,650€46,405€303,055
National Hunt 2006/2007127149910€194,770€120,755€315,525
National Hunt 2005/2006130126149€334,680€127,490€462,170
National Hunt 2004/2005105145115€286,100€47,150€333,250
National Hunt 2003/20049011784€177,090€71,750€248,840
National Hunt 2002/200312113111516€193,580€136,640€330,220
National Hunt 2001/2002123125716€319,034€48,966€368,000
National Hunt 2000/2001114861610€119,546€87,320€206,866
Flat 201710000€0€0€0
Flat 200530000€0€0€0
Flat 200320000€0€0€0
Flat 200220000€0€0€0
Flat 200151010€33,521€8,571€42,092
Flat 200020020€0€1,828€1,828

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
Gowran-Park 26/01/23 Bluebell Diva G. Brouder HcpHdl 2m 4f 85yds 1 10-6 98 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Thurles 22/01/23 French Dynamite (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe Ch 2m 4f 78yds 2 11-6 152 Horse & Jockey Hotel S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €7,300
Naas 08/01/23 Indiana Jones (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 3 12-0 132 Race And Stay H'cap S'chase €1,650
Limerick 29/12/22 Bluebell Diva R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 3f 3 11-8 96 Party Time H'cap H'dle €1,050
Limerick 28/12/22 Franciscan Rock R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 5f 3 11-4 CUBE M'dn H'dle €1,250
Limerick 28/12/22 Camino Rock (GB) R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 3m 6 11-12 114 Harrison O'Dowd Solicitors H'cap H'dle €230
Leopardstown 28/12/22 French Dynamite (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe Ch 3m 5 11-10 151 Savills S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €5,250
Leopardstown 28/12/22 Gentlemansgame (GB) D.J. O'Keeffe BegCh 2m 5f 1 11-12 Ballymaloe Relish Beginners S'chase €10,500
Leopardstown 28/12/22 Whatsitabout (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 4f 9 11-7 Savills M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 27/12/22 Foxy Jacks Shane Fenelon HcpCh 3m 50yds 5 10-7 137 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €6,000
Naas 20/12/22 For Fear Of Frost J.J. Slevin MdnHdl 2m 2f 183yds 2 11-7 Jack Carter Naas Member M'dn H'dle €2,400
Punchestown 19/12/22 Get My Drift (FR) M.P. Walsh BegCh 2m 3 11-12 Last Chance 20% Off Beginners S'chase €1,300
Thurles 18/12/22 Indiana Jones (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe BegCh 3m 59yds 4 11-12 134 Irish Stallion Farm EBF Beginners Schase €650
Thurles 18/12/22 Camino Rock (GB) D.J. O'Keeffe NovHdl 2m 7f 3 11-4 112 Horse & Jockey Hotel Rated Novice H'dle €1,500
Cork 11/12/22 Ballysheedy L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 185yds 15 11-12 Bar One Racing M'dn H'dle
Cork 11/12/22 Franciscan Rock R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 185yds 3 11-12 Bar One Racing M'dn H'dle €1,250
Clonmel 08/12/22 Bluebell Diva R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 43yds 1 11-4 89 Happy Christmas To Our Patrons Hcap Hdle €6,000
Fairyhouse 03/12/22 Whatsavailable D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 4f 40yds 1 11-5 120 Kevin Sheedy Raceday 17 Dec H'cap H'dle €9,600
Punchestown 29/11/22 Get My Drift (FR) M.P. Walsh NovCh 2m 3f 150yds 6 11-5 William Hill Ireland Rated Novice Schase €330
Gowran-Park 26/11/22 Sams Profile (GB) D.J. O'Keeffe BegCh 2m 4f 6 11-12 Noreside Catering Irish EBF Beg. S'chase €310
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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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