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)

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)

Denny Gold Medal Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (His Song - J.R. Barry - 1998)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2020/20211011213153€102,900€113,065€215,965
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
Limerick 19/04/21 Robin Scherbatsky D. Robinson MdnHdl 2m 3f 50yds 2 11-6 The Crecora Mares M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €2,400
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Barney Stinson Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 12-0 M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €1,200
Fairyhouse 05/04/21 French Dynamite (FR) Rachael Blackmore Hdl 2m 4f 2 11-8 150 The Underwriting Exchange H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €10,000
Cork 05/04/21 Flying Colum D.J. McInerney MdnHdl 3m 80yds 12 12-0 Way To Paris At Coolagown Stud Mdn H'dle
Fairyhouse 05/04/21 Foxy Jacks D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 3m 150yds 6 11-6 130 Fred Kenny Service To Racing Hcap Schase €420
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Whatsnotoknow D.J. McInerney HcpCh 2m 150yds 10 11-1 130 BoyleSports Novice H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Nero Rock D.J. McInerney HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-7 120 Cawley Furniture Novice H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Gentlemansgame (GB) Rachael Blackmore NovHdl 2m 4f 3 11-7 143 Colm Quinn BMW Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €3,500
Cork 04/04/21 Largy Fix B. O'Neill NHF 2m 3f 17 12-2 Jim Ryan Services (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Get My Drift (FR) M.P. Walsh NovHdl 2m 4f 4 11-7 131 Colm Quinn BMW Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €1,750
Fairyhouse 03/04/21 Caesar Rock D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 4f 5 12-0 M'dn H'dle €360
Clonmel 23/03/21 Beyond The Law D.J. O'Keeffe Hdl 2m 2f 112yds p.u. 10-10 121 Nire Valley Claiming H'dle
Navan 22/03/21 Caesar Rock Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-13 Simonstown Maiden Hurdle €600
Thurles 20/03/21 Whatsnotoknow D.J. McInerney NovCh 2m 2f 2 11-4 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €5,500
Thurles 20/03/21 Conkerall Jamie Hayes NHF 2m 101yds 14 11-2 (P-Am) INH Flat Race
Naas 14/03/21 Nero Rock D.J. McInerney HcpHdl 2m 3f 10 10-9 121 Bar One Racing €30 Free Bet H'cap H'dle
Navan 13/03/21 Gandy Man P.T. Enright MdnHdl 2m p.u. 12-0 Navan Members M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Navan 13/03/21 Foxy Jacks P.T. Enright HcpCh 3m 6 10-10 132 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nov. H'cap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B €1,200
Navan 13/03/21 Indiana Jones (FR) R.M. Power NovHdl 2m 7f p.u. 11-5 132 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice H'dle
Gowran-Park 12/03/21 Barney Stinson R.M. Power MdnHdl 2m 2 12-0 Goresbridge M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €2,400

*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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