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) Pat Taaffe H'cap S'ch (Grade B) (Ambobo (USA) - N.P. Madden - 2009) 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) 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 2019/2020191302€6,900€10,963€17,863
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Naas 09/11/19 Take Revenge M.P. Walsh BegCh 2m 3f p.u. 11-12 Mongey Communications Beg. S'chase
Naas 09/11/19 Longhouse Poet D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 3f 2 11-12 Cavan Developments Supp St Marys Mdn Hdl €2,700
Naas 09/11/19 Glenquin Castle C. Brassil MdnHdl 2m 3f 10 11-7 Cavan Developments Supp St Marys Mdn Hdl
Naas 09/11/19 A Different World M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 8 11-9 Irish Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Wexford 27/10/19 Gigiplan Two Seven C. Brassil BegCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-7 Casey Bros Supp Local Racecourse Beg Sch
Galway 26/10/19 A Different World M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 90yds 5 11-4 Connolly's RED MILLS EBF Auct. Mdn H'dle €600
Galway 26/10/19 Glenquin Castle C. Brassil MdnHdl 2m 90yds 12 11-7 Corrib Oil M'dn H'dle
Thurles 24/10/19 Artic Pearl (GB) M.P. Walsh HcpCh 2m 2f 4 11-4 110 The H'cap S'chase €600
Punchestown 15/10/19 Artic Pearl (GB) M.P. Walsh HcpCh 2m 6f 140yds u.r. 10-11 110 Ladbrokes Home Of Odds Boost Hcap Schase
Punchestown 15/10/19 You Raised Me Up M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Mdn Hdl €2,700
Sligo 25/09/19 Gigiplan Two Seven R.A. Doyle BegCh 2m 4f 175yds u.r. 11-7 Brenda Anderson Memorial Beg S'chase
Listowel 14/09/19 Don Patricio C. Brassil NovHdl 2m 4 10-10 Gas Networks Ireland Novice H'dle €1,100
Listowel 13/09/19 You Raised Me Up J.J. Codd MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle €3,000
Kilbeggan 24/08/19 Gigiplan Two Seven C. Brassil BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 7 11-7 Kilbeggan Races On Facebook Beg. S'chase
Galway 31/07/19 Flying Mary P.K. McCarthy Mdn 1m 4f 43yds 13 11-0 Play The Tote Trifecta (Q.R.) M'dn
Sligo 14/07/19 Don Patricio C. Brassil MdnHdl 2m 1 10-11 Taylor Construction & Civil M'dn H'dle €6,900
Roscommon 09/07/19 Flying Mary C. Brassil HcpHdl 2m 70yds 13 10-12 92 Larry O'Farrelly Memorial H'cap H'dle
Down-Royal 22/06/19 Flying Mary R.P. Cleary Mdn 1m 2f 75yds 10 9-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auc M'dn
Roscommon 11/06/19 Don Patricio D.J. McInerney MdnHdl 2m u.r. 11-4 M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/05/19 Flying Mary C. Brassil MdnHdl 2m 100yds 6 10-8 Events At Punchestown (M) M'dn H'dle

*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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