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 2021/2022224114€24,600€6,075€30,675
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
Roscommon 27/09/21 Elusive Touch M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 3f 209yds 5 11-1 Try Racing TV For FREE (Mares) M'dn Hdle
Listowel 22/09/21 Abraham M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-10 116 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle
Galway 06/09/21 Elusive Touch D. O'Connor NHF 2m 130yds 8 11-9 Ir. Stallion Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race
Galway 06/09/21 A Different World L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 5f 87yds 10 11-11 91 The Galway H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Wexford 04/09/21 Glenquin Castle M.P. Walsh HcpCh 3m 1f 50yds 1 11-13 99 Racing Again October 24 25 H'cap S'chase €6,000
Kilbeggan 03/09/21 Abraham L.P. Dempsey HcpCh 2m 3f 101yds 8 10-9 115 Kilsaran H'cap S'chase
Kilbeggan 20/08/21 Glenquin Castle M.P. Walsh HcpCh 3m 1f 1 11-11 92 Greville Arms Hotel Mullingar H'cap S'ch (Div 2) €6,000
Kilbeggan 07/08/21 A Different World M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 13 11-13 93 Mahon Hospitality Group H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Wexford 06/08/21 Elusive Touch P.A. King NHF 2m 4 11-6 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M)INH Flat Race €550
Wexford 06/08/21 Abraham C. Brassil HcpCh 2m 4f 8 11-10 115 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase
Roscommon 03/08/21 Glenquin Castle M.P. Walsh HcpCh 3m 70yds 1 11-4 85 Castlerea H'cap S'chase €6,000
Galway 29/07/21 City Island D.J. O'Keeffe BegCh 2m 6f 111yds 5 12-0 Guinness Open Gate Brewery Beg. S'chase €375
Galway 28/07/21 Lonesome Boatman (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 5f 11yds 2 12-0 Tote+ At tote.ie Galway Races M'dn H'dle €2,400
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Glenquin Castle M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 5f 122yds 9 11-8 87 Sweeney Oil H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Killarney 16/07/21 Abraham C. Brassil HcpCh 2m 4f 1 11-2 109 BoyleSports Live Casino H'cap S'chase €6,600
Kilbeggan 14/06/21 Abraham C. Brassil BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 4 11-12 Midlands National July 9 Opp. Beg. S'ch €550
Downpatrick 13/06/21 Elusive Touch P.A. King NHF 2m 1f 65yds 3 11-6 Ir Stall Farms EBF (M)(PA) INH Flat Race €1,100
Listowel 07/06/21 Colemanstown Lad B. O'Neill NHF 2m 4f 13 11-9 Dr. Louis O'Carroll (P-A) INH Flat Race
Wexford 02/06/21 Whispering Waters R.A. Doyle HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-12 92 Irish Injured Jockeys Fund H'cap S'chase (Div 1)
Punchestown 30/05/21 A Different World M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 4f 200yds 4 11-6 94 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost H'cap H (Div 2) €500
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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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