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 2020/2021356330€41,100€16,395€57,495
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
Wexford 26/10/20 Get My Drift (FR) M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 100yds 3 11-4 Three Rocks M'dn H'dle
Galway 25/10/20 Beyond The Law D.J. McInerney HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds fell 11-2 128 Play In Pink H'cap S'chase
Galway 25/10/20 Thebellsofshandon D.J. McInerney MdnHdl 2m 4f 156yds 6 12-0 Glenman Construction M'dn H'dle
Cork 18/10/20 Friary Rock (FR) P.T. Enright NovHdl 3m 50yds fell 11-12 119 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice H'dle
Cork 18/10/20 Gandy Man P.T. Enright MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 2 11-9 RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €4,000
Cork 18/10/20 Foxy Jacks P.T. Enright BegCh 2m 4f 1 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'cha €9,300
Ballinrobe 17/10/20 Baily Thunder (GB) P.T. Enright NovCh 2m 7f 3 11-9 P & D Lydon Rated Novice S'chase €1,100
Punchestown 13/10/20 The Last Throw P.T. Enright MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 8 11-9 Ladbrokes Best Odds Guaranteed M'dn Hdle
Limerick 11/10/20 Foxy Jacks P.T. Enright BegCh 2m 6f u.r. 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Killarney 05/10/20 Friary Rock (FR) D.J. McInerney NovHdl 2m 6f 180yds 3 11-7 118 Plaza Hotel Rated Novice H'dle €1,450
Gowran-Park 02/10/20 Nero Rock D.J. McInerney HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-1 121 Download The BoyleSports App H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 29/09/20 Flying Colum R.M. Power MdnHdl 2m 4f 120yds 9 12-0 Hanlon Concrete (C & G) M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 28/09/20 The Last Throw P.T. Enright MdnHdl 2m 7 11-9 Boyle M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 28/09/20 Baily Thunder (GB) P.T. Enright HcpHdl 3m 58yds 5 11-2 104 Roscommon H'cap H'dle €330
Listowel 25/09/20 Beyond The Law D.J. McInerney HcpCh 2m 6f 2 11-5 125 Southampton Goodwill Plate H'cap S'chase €4,200
Tramore 17/09/20 Sizing Joshua L. Quinlan HcpCh 2m 6 10-8 93 Kilmeaden H'cap S'chase €220
Sligo 14/09/20 Baily Thunder (GB) P.T. Enright BegCh 2m 4f 1 12-0 Brenda Anderson Memorial Beg S'chase €6,600
Kilbeggan 11/09/20 Friary Rock (FR) P.T. Enright NovHdl 3m 1f 2 11-10 118 Belvedere House, Gardens Novice H'dle €2,300
Punchestown 08/09/20 Clondaw Bertie R.M. Power MdnHdl 2m 4f 70yds 5 12-0 Thank You Snowy For 40 Years M'dn H'dle €360
Clonmel 03/09/20 Nero Rock L. Quinlan NovHdl 2m 81yds 1 11-10 116 Sir Thomas Opportunity Rated Novice Hdle €6,600

*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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