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 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
Thurles 21/03/20 Nero Rock S.D. Torrens MdnHdl 1m 7f 177yds 4 11-2 116 Adare Manor Opportunity M'dn H'dle €650
Thurles 21/03/20 L'intemporel (FR) D.T. Hyde NHF 1m 7f 177yds 11 11-2 (P-Am) INH Flat Race
Leopardstown 02/03/20 Baily Thunder (GB) P.T. Enright HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-3 100 TRI Equestrian H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/02/20 Beyond The Law P.T. Enright HcpHdl 2m 4f 11 11-6 128 Tommy Carberry H'cap H'dle
Thurles 20/02/20 French Dynamite (FR) R.M. Power NovHdl 2m 4f 190yds 4 11-1 134 Markaye Michael Purcell Mem Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,500
Punchestown 19/02/20 Foxy Jacks P.T. Enright MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-4 120 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €8,400
Punchestown 19/02/20 L'intemporel (FR) D.T. Hyde NHF 2m 90yds u.r. 11-0 Sporting Hospitality INH Flat Race
Gowran-Park 15/02/20 Baily Thunder (GB) P.T. Enright HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 10-1 99 Auto Boland Jaguar & Land Rover H'cp Hdl €3,300
Naas 08/02/20 L'intemporel (FR) D.T. Hyde NHF 1m 7f 180yds 9 11-0 Jordan's Centra (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Naas 08/02/20 Beyond The Law M. Hamill HcpCh 2m 4f 5 11-6 126 Cavan Developments Supp Kill H'cap S'ch €555
Thurles 06/02/20 Whatsnotoknow Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 1 11-3 M'dn H'dle €6,600
Thurles 06/02/20 Friary Rock (FR) P.T. Enright MdnHdl 2m 6f 112yds 7 11-2 118 Holycross M'dn H'dle
Thurles 06/02/20 French Dynamite (FR) R.M. Power NovHdl 2m 4f 98yds 1 11-1 Horse & Jockey Rated Novice H'dle €10,800
Naas 26/01/20 Foxy Jacks J.J. Slevin MdnHdl 2m 3f 2 11-12 120 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €3,200
Thurles 19/01/20 Whatsnotoknow Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 1m 7f 165yds 2 11-10 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €4,000
Punchestown 15/01/20 Friary Rock (FR) P.T. Enright MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-9 119 Ladbrokes Football 'Acca-Boosty' Mdn Hdl €1,300
Punchestown 12/01/20 Nero Rock M. Hamill MdnHdl 2m 65yds 11 11-7 Racing TV Club Day Today M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Beyond The Law M. Hamill HcpHdl 3m 6 11-6 129 Fairyhouse Members 2020 H'cap H'dle €360
Thurles 10/01/20 Mr Lombardi M.J. Sweeney NHF 2m 13 11-5 Holy Cross INH Flat Race
Thurles 10/01/20 Foxy Jacks P.T. Enright NovHdl 2m 7f 101yds 2 11-5 118 Jimmy Neville Memorial Rated Novice Hdle €3,300

*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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