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)

Pertemps Network H'cap H'dle (Qualifier) (Panda Boy - J.J. Slevin - 2021)

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)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2012/201340000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2021/202255124112€97,500€19,235€116,735
National Hunt 2020/2021538433€61,800€26,140€87,940
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
Punchestown 17/01/22 A Different World M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 3m 40yds 2 11-5 93 Hollywoodbets Now Streaming H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 17/01/22 Saratoga Lass J. Reddington NHF 2m 4 11-4 I.S.F. EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race
Punchestown 16/01/22 Elusive Touch J.J. Slevin HcpHdl 2m 4f 200yds 5 10-7 93 Punchestown Gift Vouchers (M) H'cap Hdle
Fairyhouse 09/01/22 Glenquin Castle M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 7f 165yds 7 10-13 117 Fairyhouse Easter Early Bird H'cap H'dle
Naas 02/01/22 The Flying Spur (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 4 12-0 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €700
Punchestown 31/12/21 An Epic Song (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 3f 30yds 1 11-4 124 Tote Supporting Punchestown H'cap H'dle €9,600
Limerick 28/12/21 Golden Wonder's (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m fell 11-6 Keith Lynch Memorial M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/21 Panda Boy J.J. Slevin HcpHdl 3m 1 10-9 128 Pertemps Network H'cap H'dle (Qualifier) €18,000
Limerick 28/12/21 Longhouse Poet D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 3f 160yds 7 11-10 145 Tim Duggan Memorial H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 27/12/21 Fastorslow (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 10 11-10 140 Paddy Power More Vaccines H'cap H'dle
Down-Royal 26/12/21 Daring Rocco C. Brassil MdnHdl 2m 1f 2 11-9 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €4,000
Limerick 26/12/21 Choice Of Words (GB) D.J. O'Keeffe Hdl 2m 4f 2 11-3 O'Kelly Brothers Demolition H'dle €2,700
Thurles 19/12/21 Saratoga Lass J. Reddington NHF 2m 6yds 5 11-4 I.S.F. EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race (Div 2) €330
Navan 18/12/21 The Flying Spur (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 8 12-0 Irish Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Navan 18/12/21 Stone Mad D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 12-0 Mervyn Gray Construction M'dn H'dle
Navan 18/12/21 A Different World J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-6 93 Irish Thor. Welfare Council H'cap H'dle €500
Punchestown 05/12/21 Glenquin Castle M.P. Walsh HcpCh 3m 1f 150yds 1 10-9 108 Hanlon Concrete H'cap S'chase €8,700
Punchestown 05/12/21 You Raised Me Up D.J. O'Keeffe BegCh 2m 190yds 4 12-0 BetVictor Beginners S'chase €625
Cork 05/12/21 An Epic Song (FR) D.F. O'Regan HcpHdl 2m 8 11-12 125 Fermoy H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 05/12/21 Choice Of Words (GB) D.J. O'Keeffe NovHdl 2m 3f 80yds 4 10-13 BetVictor Irish Racing (M) Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed €1,125
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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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