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) 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) 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 2022/20237388157€87,900€93,750€181,650
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Tramore 02/06/23 Ballysheedy M. O'Sullivan NHF 2m 120yds 7 11-9 Kilbarry (Ladies Pro/Am) INH Flat Race
Limerick 25/05/23 Caesar Rock R.A. Doyle BegCh 2m 6f 160yds 5 11-12 Shoe Rescue Beginners S'chase €405
Tipperary 18/05/23 The Last Throw R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-8 95 Tipperary Races On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Killarney 14/05/23 Caesar Rock R.A. Doyle NovCh 2m 7f 3 11-4 Gerard O'Sullivan Memorial Novice S'ch €1,300
Kilbeggan 12/05/23 Get My Drift (FR) S.D. Torrens BegCh 2m 3f 20yds 1 11-12 130 Cooke's Bar And Restaurant Beg. S'chase €6,900
Cork 06/05/23 For Fear Of Frost J.J. Slevin MdnHdl 3m 180yds 9 11-12 Mallow M'dn H'dle
Cork 06/05/23 Ballysheedy J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 3m 180yds p.u. 11-12 Mallow M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 27/04/23 Indiana Jones (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe NovCh 2m 3 11-12 142 Barberstown Castle Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €12,500
Punchestown 26/04/23 Camino Rock (GB) G. Brouder HcpHdl 2m 3f 180yds 3 11-2 113 Adare Manor Opportunity Final H'cap H'dl €3,000
Punchestown 26/04/23 Franciscan Rock R.A. Doyle NovHdl 2m 7f 180yds 3 11-10 121 Irish Mirror Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €12,500
Punchestown 25/04/23 Muskerry Rock Pat Taaffe NHF 2m 100yds 13 10-13 Goffs Defender Bumper
Fairyhouse 10/04/23 Whatsavailable D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 5f 155yds 11 11-1 127 Fairyhouse Steel H'cap H'dle
Cork 23/03/23 Franciscan Rock R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 3m 3 11-7 121 Conway's Yard 'Egg And Spoon' H'cap Hdle €1,700
Thurles 18/03/23 Indiana Jones (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe NovCh 2m 2f 4 11-8 142 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €1,500
Thurles 13/03/23 Whatsavailable D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 7f 216yds 2 11-12 125 Thurles H'cap H'dle €3,200
Leopardstown 05/03/23 Whatsnotoknow P.T. Enright HcpCh 2m 5f 97yds p.u. 10-7 121 Carrickmines H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Navan 04/03/23 Indiana Jones (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe NovCh 2m 1 11-1 133 PS Supplies Flyingbolt Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €21,900
Thurles 23/02/23 Franciscan Rock R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 7f 151yds 1 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €7,800
Punchestown 19/02/23 Foxy Rock J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 2m 4f 19 11-12 John Ross Memorial M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 19/02/23 Whatsnotoknow D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 3m 4f 40yds 7 10-0 122 QuinnBet National Trial H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B

*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).