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)

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)

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

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2012/201340000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2022/2023604374€29,400€44,900€74,300
National Hunt 2021/202278139213€157,500€56,835€214,335
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 202260001€0€720€720
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
Naas 29/01/23 Built By Ballymore D. O'Connor NHF 2m 3f 5 12-0 Nursery Of Champions (P-A) INH Flat Race
Gowran-Park 26/01/23 Longhouse Poet J.J. Slevin Hdl 3m 100yds 6 11-3 142 John Mulhern Galmoy H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €730
Gowran-Park 26/01/23 Swift Advance (GB) J. Reddington NHF 2m 6 10-10 P.J. Foley Memorial INH Flat Race €210
Down-Royal 24/01/23 Glenquin Castle C. Brassil HcpCh 3m 6 11-2 116 Madrí Excepcional H'cap S'chase €290
Punchestown 15/01/23 It's Never Simple R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 14 11-12 Seamus & Annie Hughes Memorial M'dn Hdle (Div 1)
Punchestown 15/01/23 Il Silenzio (GB) J.J. Slevin MdnHdl 2m 18 11-12 Seamus & Annie Hughes Memorial M'dn Hdle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 14/01/23 Billies Filly R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds 13 11-7 Peter Nolan Equine (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 14/01/23 Great Universe (GB) J. Reddington NHF 2m 3 11-7 Racing January 19th (P-Am) INH Flat Race €1,000
Naas 08/01/23 Choice Of Words (GB) J.J. Slevin BegCh 2m 4f fell 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) Beg. S'ch
Leopardstown 29/12/22 Golden Wonder's (FR) J.J. Slevin MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-12 Pigsback.com M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/22 Built By Ballymore J.J. Slevin MdnHdl 2m 4f 10 11-7 Savills M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 27/12/22 Panda Boy J.J. Slevin HcpCh 3m 50yds 3 10-13 136 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €20,000
Limerick 27/12/22 Walk With Paul (FR) C. Brassil MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 10-9 Goggin Buckley (Mares) M'dn H'dle €625
Leopardstown 26/12/22 Don'tstopthemusic J.J. Slevin MdnHdl 2m 8 11-12 Thorntons Recycling M'dn H'dle
Limerick 26/12/22 Doctor Brown Bear R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 5 10-13 121 Signsplus M'dn H'dle €375
Limerick 26/12/22 Longhouse Poet R.A. Doyle Hdl 2m 4f 1 11-10 142 O'Kelly Brothers Demolition H'dle €8,400
Naas 20/12/22 The Flying Spur (FR) J.J. Slevin MdnHdl 2m 2f 183yds 6 11-12 Thank You Paul Quish M'dn H'dle €240
Naas 20/12/22 Billies Filly R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 1m 7f 201yds 15 11-7 Care At Home Services (M) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 19/12/22 Fastorslow (FR) J.J. Slevin Ch 2m 3f 200yds 5 11-10 John Durkan Memorial Punchestown S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €2,400
Punchestown 19/12/22 Glenquin Castle C. Brassil HcpCh 3m 170yds 5 11-3 117 See You For Free On NYE H'cap S'chase €450
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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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