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 2020/20217097121€62,700€53,955€116,655
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
Fairyhouse 16/01/21 Beyond The Law D.J. McInerney HcpHdl 2m 7f p.u. 11-7 127 Fairyhouse January Jumps H'cap H'dle
Naas 13/01/21 Limestone Rock P.T. Enright MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 3 11-12 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €1,400
Cork 02/01/21 Gentlemansgame (GB) Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 1 12-0 M'dn H'dle €7,200
Punchestown 31/12/20 Mississippi Wine T. Hamilton NHF 2m 2f p.u. 11-11 ISF EBF (Mares) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Leopardstown 29/12/20 Foxy Jacks Rachael Blackmore NovCh 3m r.o. 11-12 132 Neville Hotels Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1
Limerick 29/12/20 Indiana Jones (FR) P.T. Enright Hdl 2m 3 11-4 130 Grant Thornton H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €3,500
Limerick 29/12/20 Thebellsofshandon P.T. Enright MdnHdl 2m 3f p.u. 12-0 Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Mdn Hdl
Leopardstown 28/12/20 Barney Stinson D.J. McInerney MdnHdl 2m 4f fell 11-9 M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/20 French Dynamite (FR) Rachael Blackmore Hdl 3m 5 11-12 149 Leopardstown Christmas H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €3,000
Leopardstown 27/12/20 Beyond The Law D.J. McInerney HcpHdl 2m fell 11-3 128 Paddy Power Maybe I Like Misery Hcp Hdle
Leopardstown 27/12/20 Limestone Rock T. Hamilton NHF 2m 4f 2 11-12 'Paddy Power Flat One' INH Flat Race €1,800
Leopardstown 26/12/20 Get My Drift (FR) J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 2m 1 11-9 Join With A €10 Bet M'dn H'dle €7,200
Navan 18/12/20 Foxy Jacks P.T. Enright NovCh 2m 4f 5 11-9 132 Rated Novice S'chse €630
Punchestown 08/12/20 Mississippi Wine T. Hamilton NHF 2m 130yds 5 11-7 The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Fla €450
Cork 06/12/20 Thebellsofshandon P.T. Enright MdnHdl 2m 8 12-0 Charleville Cheese M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 28/11/20 Sams Profile (GB) P.T. Enright BegCh 2m 5f 50yds 3 12-0 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beg S'chase €1,250
Thurles 26/11/20 Whatsnotoknow P.T. Enright BegCh 2m 2f 2 12-0 Killinan Beginners S'chase €2,200
Cork 22/11/20 Beyond The Law D.J. McInerney HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 11-10 126 Kevin McManus Bookmaker H'cap H'dle €1,800
Cork 22/11/20 Barney Stinson D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 3 11-9 Sobac Used On Cork M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €1,200
Naas 21/11/20 Indiana Jones (FR) Rachael Blackmore Hdl 2m 4 11-4 Old Persian At Glenview Fishery Lane Hdl (Grade 2) Grade 2 €3,000

*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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