Martin Brassil

County Of Origin: Kildare

Date of licence: 1994

First winner: Nordic Thorn (Anthony Powell) Killarney, May 9, 1994

Significant horses (selected): Numbersixvalverde, Nickname, City Island, Double Seven, Ambobo, Inchacooley, Nordic Thorn, Barrack Buster, Celestial Prospect. 

Assoc. jockeys: Mark Walsh, Conor Brassil

Did you know:

Martin Brassil has long been known as one of the more inconspicuous characters of Irish racing. He had quietly gone about his business of training racehorses since taking out his licence in 1994, gaining his first success with the Anthony Powell-ridden Nordic Thorn at Killarney in May of that year. 

Martin enjoyed major success on the international scene when saddling Numbersixvalverde to win the Aintree Grand National in 2006. Not long after that win, he was sent a horse called Nickname and he would prove to be a revelation over fences, winning eight Graded contests including the Grade 1 Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown in December, 2006.

Brassil landed his first Cheltenham Festival success when the Mark Walsh-ridden City Island won the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle in March, 2019. 

Powers Gold Label Ir.Grand Nat. S'chase (Grade A) (Numbersixvalverde - R. Walsh - 2005)

Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Double Seven - M.P. Walsh - 2013)

Goulding Thyestes H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Numbersixvalverde - Niall Philip Madden - 2005)

Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet S'chase (Grade 1) (Nickname (FR) - N.P. Madden - 2006)

victorchandler.com Pat Taaffe H'cap S'ch (Grade B) (Ambobo (USA) - N.P. Madden - 2009)

paddypowerpoker.com Newlands S'chase (Grade 2) (Nickname (FR) - R. Walsh - 2007)

Navan Race Supporters Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) (Nickname (FR) - N.P. Madden - 2006)

Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Novice S'chse (Grade 2) (Nickname (FR) - C. O'Dwyer - 2006)

Byrne Group Plc Tied Cottage S'chase (Nickname (FR) - R. Walsh - 2007)

Gigginstown House National H'cap S'chase (Double Seven - A.P. Crowe - 2013)

Ladbrokes.com Normans Grove S'chase (Grade 2) (Nickname (FR) - R. Walsh - 2007)

Normans Grove S'chase (Grade 2) (Nickname (FR) - R. Walsh - 2008)

Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle (Double Seven - M.P. Walsh - 2011)

Russell Restaurant An Uaimh S'chase (Grade 3) (Nickname (FR) - R. Walsh - 2007)

Wesco Electrical H'cap S'chase (Numbersixvalverde - Niall Philip Madden - 2004)

M.W. Hickey Memorial S'chase (Listed) (Double Seven - M.P. Walsh - 2013)

Excellent Choice H'dle (Barrack Buster (GB) - N.P. Madden - 2006)

Kieran O'Connell Best Tipster Hcap H'dle (Moville - R. Walsh - 2010)

Time For A Run H'cap H'dle (Chemin D'Or - N.P. Madden - 2005)

Ladbrokes Jack Duggan Memorial Hcap Hdle (Celestial Prospect (AUS) - M.P. Walsh - 2014)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2012/201340000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2020/202131000€8,700€300€9,000
National Hunt 2019/2020423533€23,400€62,353€85,753
National Hunt 2018/2019458235€74,063€17,238€91,300
National Hunt 2017/2018534934€32,188€29,700€61,888
National Hunt 2016/2017374140€25,938€11,413€37,350
National Hunt 2015/2016574838€35,950€43,258€79,208
National Hunt 2014/2015506116€58,460€6,755€65,215
National Hunt 2013/2014306214€138,110€6,285€144,395
National Hunt 2012/2013483125€25,900€5,970€31,870
National Hunt 2011/2012634253€55,975€9,685€65,660
National Hunt 2010/2011662368€12,250€22,810€35,060
National Hunt 2009/2010434206€39,600€7,313€46,913
National Hunt 2008/2009686415€80,550€16,495€97,045
National Hunt 2007/2008442253€43,050€44,660€87,710
National Hunt 2006/20076612546€272,840€26,210€299,050
National Hunt 2005/2006638224€111,050€28,270€139,320
National Hunt 2004/2005459265€275,670€25,880€301,550
National Hunt 2003/2004152012€16,100€4,800€20,900
National Hunt 2002/2003231323€9,100€16,950€26,050
National Hunt 2001/2002320503€0€15,577€15,577
National Hunt 2000/2001180010€0€1,219€1,219
Flat 201920000€0€0€0
Flat 201830000€0€0€0
Flat 201750001€0€900€900
Flat 201660001€0€650€650
Flat 201540001€0€550€550
Flat 201420001€0€525€525
Flat 201342000€10,150€0€10,150
Flat 201230000€0€0€0
Flat 201110000€0€0€0
Flat 201030000€0€0€0
Flat 2009100010€0€1,080€1,080
Flat 2008130000€0€0€0
Flat 200752001€22,220€2,400€24,620
Flat 200650010€0€720€720
Flat 200580010€0€960€960
Flat 2004110000€0€0€0
Flat 2003100011€0€4,625€4,625
Flat 2002120100€0€2,040€2,040
Flat 2001150100€0€2,698€2,698
Flat 2000100001€0€317€317
Flat 1999181033€6,444€2,176€8,620
Flat 1998370202€0€2,159€2,159

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Bellewstown 08/07/20 Abraham C. Brassil HcpHdl 2m 4f 39yds 1 10-11 115 Seamus Mulvaney Crockafotha H'cap H'dle €8,700
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Ballycloven Beat L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 5 12-0 Tullamore (C & G) M'dn H'dle €300
Roscommon 24/06/20 Elusive Touch L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 47yds 14 11-1 The Tulsk Mares M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Naas 08/03/20 A Different World N.P. Madden BegCh 2m 8 11-8 Enjoy Cheltenham With MansionBet Beg Sch
Thurles 05/03/20 Rekindled (FR) L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 6f 197yds 8 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Thurles 05/03/20 Witness Cant State (FR) R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 11 11-1 thurles.ie M'dn H'dle
Thurles 20/02/20 Witness Cant State (FR) C. Brassil MdnHdl 2m 4f 190yds u.r. 11-7 Killinan M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 19/02/20 Rekindled (FR) M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 4f 9 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Take Revenge D.J. McInerney HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-13 135 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 01/02/20 Longhouse Poet J.J. Codd NovHdl 2m 6f 3 11-10 142 Nathaniel Lacy Solicitors Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €15,000
Leopardstown 01/02/20 You Raised Me Up L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 3 10-0 125 Ladbrokes H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €15,000
Naas 26/01/20 A Different World N.P. Madden HcpHdl 1m 7f 180yds 12 10-1 102 Join Naas Business Club H'cap H'dle
Gowran-Park 23/01/20 Abraham C. Brassil HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-3 116 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Navan 18/01/20 Rekindled (FR) M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-12 Watch RacingTV With Free Trial M'dn Hdle
Punchestown 12/01/20 City Island D. O'Connor NovCh 2m 4f 2 11-1 Killiney Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €8,500
Naas 05/01/20 Longhouse Poet D. O'Connor NovHdl 2m 4f 3 11-10 Lawlor's Of Naas Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €9,000
Naas 05/01/20 Abraham C. Brassil HcpHdl 2m 3f 1 11-0 104 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €8,400
Punchestown 31/12/19 Glenquin Castle L.A. McKenna HcpHdl 2m 14 11-10 93 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 27/12/19 City Island M.P. Walsh BegCh 2m 1f p.u. 11-12 Paddy Power Live Stream Beg. S'chase
Leopardstown 26/12/19 Buddy Rich A.P. Heskin MdnHdl 2m 8 11-12 Thorntons Recycling M'dn H'dle
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*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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