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.
Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Fastorslow (FR) - J.J. Slevin - 2023)
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)
Goffs Thyestes H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Longhouse Poet - D.J. O'Keeffe - 2022)
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)
*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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