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 2022/202380102€0€4,720€4,720
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
Gowran-Park 01/10/22 Whatsavailable D.J. O'Keeffe BegCh 2m 4f fell 11-12 Join Gowran Racing Club Beginners S'ch
Galway 26/07/22 Caesar Rock R.A. Doyle BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 8 11-12 Latin Quarter Beginners S'chase
Kilbeggan 08/07/22 Caesar Rock P.T. Enright BegCh 3m 1f 5 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg S'chase €420
Wexford 15/06/22 Gandy Man T. Hamilton NHF 2m 11 12-0 Country Fest (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Punchestown 29/05/22 Caesar Rock R.A. Doyle BegCh 3m 2 11-12 Ladbrokes We Play Together Beg. S'chase €2,800
Wexford 25/05/22 Whatsnotoknow D.J. O'Keeffe Hdl 3m 4 11-5 130 Support The Irish Injured Jockeys H'dle €600
Cork 07/05/22 Caesar Rock R.A. Doyle NovHdl 2m 3f 4 11-9 111 Coolagown Stud Rated Novice H'dle €600
Cork 07/05/22 Bluebell Diva R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 3f 6 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Mdn Hdl €300
Punchestown 30/04/22 Get My Drift (FR) M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 3f 30yds 9 11-0 133 Tote Always SP Or Better H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 29/04/22 French Dynamite (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 5f 3 11-4 144 EMS Copiers Novice H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €10,000
Punchestown 28/04/22 Whatsavailable D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 7f 130yds 9 10-7 122 Conway Piling H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 28/04/22 Gentlemansgame (GB) Rachael Blackmore Hdl 2m 7f 130yds 3 11-10 146 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €27,500
Punchestown 27/04/22 Foxy Jacks P.J. O'Hanlon HcpCh 2m 5f 50yds p.u. 9-11 138 OMC Claims H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Punchestown 27/04/22 Indiana Jones (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe Hdl 2m 3f 180yds 8 11-10 130 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel H'dle
Punchestown 27/04/22 Camino Rock (GB) R.A. Doyle NovHdl 2m 3f 180yds 6 11-3 Connolly's RED MILLS EBF Auct.Hdle Final €1,500
Kilbeggan 22/04/22 The Last Throw R.A. Doyle HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 9 11-9 104 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Hcap Schase
Cork 17/04/22 Knockbrack Lady R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 3f p.u. 11-7 O'Flynn Motors Mallow (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Cork 17/04/22 Sean Hogan J.C. Gainford HcpHdl 3m 80yds p.u. 11-7 109 Velvet Cap H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 16/04/22 Whatsavailable D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-12 Mongey Communications M'dn H'dle €9,000
Wexford 01/04/22 Caesar Rock R.A. Doyle NovHdl 3m 1 11-4 105 Brendan Cullimore Electrical Novice Hdle €6,900

*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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