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 2019/2020330422€0€16,200€16,200
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
Cork 20/10/19 Baily Gorse P.T. Enright BegCh 2m 4f 5 11-12 The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S
Punchestown 15/10/19 Roman Rock J.J. Slevin MdnHdl 2m 4f 14 11-12 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Mdn Hdl
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Whatsnotoknow Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 2 11-3 St Margaret’s GAA Race Day M'dn H'dle €2,200
Gowran-Park 04/10/19 Balakani (FR) J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 4f rf 10-12 116 Kilkenny River Court Hotel H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 27/09/19 Sizing Joshua P.T. Enright HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds p.u. 11-3 99 Down Royal Corporation H'cap S'chase
Listowel 13/09/19 College Field (GB) N.P. Madden MdnHdl 2m 4f 12 11-12 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle
Listowel 13/09/19 Baily Thunder (GB) Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 99 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle
Listowel 12/09/19 Spring Watch L.P. Dempsey BegCh 2m 6f fell 11-12 Kevin McManus Beginners S'chase
Wexford 07/09/19 Sizing Joshua Katie O'Farrell HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-0 85 Menapia Motors Renault Opp H'cap H'dle €525
Bellewstown 29/08/19 Spring Watch D.J. McInerney HcpHdl 3m 5 11-0 117 John Purfield Memorial H'cap H'dle €555
Bellewstown 29/08/19 College Field (GB) D.J. McInerney MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 8 11-4 Wintergrass M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 27/08/19 Baily Thunder (GB) Katie O'Farrell MdnHdl 2m 2f 84yds 2 11-2 Adare Manor Opportunity M'dn H'dle €2,600
Ballinrobe 27/08/19 Hickey's Rock A. Ring HcpHdl 2m 2f 84yds p.u. 11-1 90 David Heneghan Memorial H'cap H'dle
Tramore 18/08/19 Hickey's Rock Katie O'Farrell HcpHdl 2m 5 11-3 91 Frank Gillane H'cap H'dle €315
Tramore 15/08/19 Sizing Joshua Katie O'Farrell HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 4 10-11 85 O'Neills Bar H'cap H'dle €525
Cork 05/08/19 Hickey's Rock Brendan Powell HcpHdl 2m 8 9-12 92 Children Under 14 Race Free H'cap H'dle
Galway 04/08/19 Spring Watch D.J. McInerney HcpHdl 3m 60yds 6 11-3 117 Kenny Galway H'cap H'dle €400
Galway 31/07/19 Baily Thunder (GB) P.T. Enright MdnHdl 2m 5f 11yds 5 11-12 Tote Supporting Irish Racing M'dn H'dle €510
Wexford 26/07/19 Sizing Joshua Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-2 85 Flood Ironworks Ltd. H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 19/07/19 Hickey's Rock A. Ring HcpHdl 2m 3 10-2 91 Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey H'cap H'dle €1,250

*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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