ABOUT

Our Staff

Michael Grassick

Michael took out his training licence at the start of 2013 He had been assistant trainer to his father for many years before that. Michael also gained valuable experience abroad, working in Melbourne Australia, and was a graduate of the Irish National Stud course in 2005. His notable winners include TEXAS ROCK, who won the Owenstown Stud Stakes (Listed Race) and the Waterford Testimonial Stakes (Listed Race), and VERHOYEN who won the Tote Scurry Handicap (Premier Handicap).


Michael Grassick Snr.

Michael Grassick Snr previously trained for over 40 years himself and is a Group 1 winning trainer. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to racehorse training and racing and his expertise and advice are invaluable to his son. Michael also provides hands on support in the yard since his retirement from the IRTA where he was CEO for 10 years.


Thomas Dowling

Work Rider
Tom Dowling joined the team here at the start of the flat season in 2019. He is a trainer in his own right and an ex-national hunt jockey and his knowledge and horsemanship have been great assets to Fenpark since his arrival.


Robbie Donnelly

Work Rider 

Robbie joined us here in Fenpark in January 2022 after spending the last decade working for Ger O'Leary.  He had previously worked for John McLoughlin, Jeremy Harley, John Oxx and Pat O'Leary. His experience and positive attitude to work are greatly appreciated here at Fenpark.


David Flynn

Dave Flynn worked for Michael since the start in 2013, having already worked for Michael Grassick Snr before that. He was with the Grassick family for over 40 years. Dave finished his employment with us at the end of 2021 but will always be seen as an honorary member of the team here.


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