Patrick Mullins

Date of Birth: December 5th, 1989

County of origin: Carlow

First winner: Diego Garcia (Willie Mullins) Limerick, June 17th, 2006

500th career winner: Brahma Bull (Willie Mullins) Listowel, September 16th, 2017

Record-breaking 546th career winner: Queens Boulevard (Willie Mullins) Sligo, July 16, 2018

Assoc. Trainers: Willie Mullins, Tony Mullins, Shark Hanlon, Mags Mullins

Significant horses (Selected): Cousin Vinny, Un De Sceaux, Champagne Fever, Back In Focus, Douvan, Annie Power, Wicklow Brave, Bellshill, Bacardys, Rathvinden, Castello Sforza, Sharjah, Moyle Park, Augusta Kate, Blazing Tempo, Uncle Junior, Glens Melody, Queens Boulevard

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Patrick Mullins was bred for success in the racing industry being a son of former top amateur rider and multiple Champion National Hunt trainer Willie, a nephew of successful National Hunt trainers Tony, Tom and Mags, and a grandson of one of the great National Hunt trainers, Paddy. He claimed the title of Champion Amateur Rider for the first time in 2007/8 season. In 2012, he beat the record of 72 winners for an amateur rider in a calendar year which had been set by Billy Parkinson in 1915, setting the new mark at 74.

He set his sights on Ted Walsh's record of 545 winners when claiming his 400th success on Pearl Diamond at Tramore on August 16th, 2015 and reached that figure when winning the mares' maiden hurdle on the card at Limerick on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The following afternoon at Sligo, the 28-year-old set a new record of 546 winners when winning the the bumper on Queens Boulevard, trained by his father Willie and declared his intention to reach the 1,000 winner-mark. 

Surprisingly, Patrick only rode his first point-to-point winner on March 20th, 2016 when winning on Neon Wolf, trained by Mags Mullins at Ballyragget. He rode his first Grade 1 winner over fences when partnering Douvan to success in the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown on St Stephen's Day in 2015 and his first Grade 1 over hurdles came when Bacardys landed the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at the same track on Sunday, February 12th, 2017.

He rode a Grade 1 double over hurdles on the penultimate day of the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown on Friday, April 28th, 2017 when he won the Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle on Wicklow Brave and followed up straight away on Bacardys in the Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle.

Patrick rode 40 winners in the 2016/2017 season but lost out to Jamie Codd by one winner in his bid to retain the Amateur Riders' crown that he had held for the previous nine seasons. He reached another notable milestone when recording his 500th career success on Brahma Bull in the Slan Abhaile INH Flat Race at Listowel on September 16th, 2017.

Patrick won the National Hunt Chase on Rathvinden, trained by his father Willie, at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. He has four winners at Cheltenham to his name having previously won the Weatherbys Champion Bumper on Cousin Vinny (his first winner in Britain) in 2008 and on Champagne Fever in 2012, and the National Hunt Chase National Hunt Chase on Back In Focus in 2013. 

With 57 winners, Patrick regained the champion amateur crown in the 2017/18 season, his tenth time to win the title. He landed a big mid-summer success a few months later when top-weight Sharjah took the Guinness Galway Handicap Hurdle for his father Willie. It was Patrick's most valuable success. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2018/2019973218186€410,938€85,825€496,763
National Hunt 2017/201816357292813€685,231€276,025€961,256
National Hunt 2016/201714640362012€586,125€149,038€735,163
National Hunt 2015/20161424928817€437,625€115,658€553,283
National Hunt 2014/201515158261913€526,700€70,030€596,730
National Hunt 2013/201415041291513€302,985€83,878€386,863
National Hunt 2012/201320368362717€528,960€86,925€615,885
National Hunt 2011/201213242281611€340,125€82,793€422,918
National Hunt 2010/201113631331514€245,275€76,403€321,678
National Hunt 2009/201016245341611€303,675€84,047€387,722
National Hunt 2008/200915150201917€400,735€107,375€508,110
National Hunt 2007/200814833211516€301,400€70,268€371,668
National Hunt 2006/20076011925€118,240€32,230€150,470
National Hunt 2005/200650001€0€500€500

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Clonmel 15/11/18 Shanakey NHF 2m 110yds 4 11-7 Clonmel Oil Slan Abhaile INH Flat Race €500
Thurles 12/11/18 Miss Shoe City (FR) NHF 2m 4f 4 11-7 Go Racing at Thurles INH Flat Race €500
Navan 11/11/18 Getaway North (GB) NHF 2m p.u. 12-0 Kevin Bell Trust (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Naas 10/11/18 Westport Lady (FR) NHF 2m 9 11-9 ISF EBF (Mares) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Thurles 08/11/18 Gateway To Europe (GB) NHF 2m 3 11-7 Toboradora INH Flat Race €1,000
Cork 04/11/18 Royal Illusion NHF 2m 1 11-9 Party Packages (M) (Pr-Am) INH Flat Race €6,875
Down Royal 03/11/18 Buck's Billionaire (FR) NHF 2m 100yds 3 12-0 Daily Mirror (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €1,500
Down Royal 02/11/18 Only Whispers NHF 2m p.u. 11-7 Sky Sports Racing 2019 INH Flat Race
Wexford 28/10/18 Miss Chevious Girl NHF 2m 3 11-9 Ir Stall Farms EBF (M)(P-A)INH Flat Race €1,100
Galway 27/10/18 Poker D'ainay (FR) NHF 2m 70yds 13 11-10 Colm Quinn BMW (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Punchestown 17/10/18 Golazo NHF 2m 3 12-0 Punchestown Winter Fest. INH Flat Race €750
Punchestown 16/10/18 Royal Illusion NHF 2m 1 11-9 Black Hills (Mares) INH Flat Race €6,250
Fairyhouse 13/10/18 Westport Lady (FR) NHF 2m 2 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF INH Flat Race €2,200
Galway 09/10/18 Poker D'ainay (FR) NHF 2m 135yds 2 11-7 Jamie Kyne Memorial INH Flat Race €2,200
Tipperary 08/10/18 Miss Chevious Girl NHF 2m 4f 3 11-7 Season Finale INH Flat Race €1,000
Tipperary 07/10/18 Royal Rendezvous NHF 2m 1 12-0 Kenyon St Traders (P-A) (C&G)Flat Race €8,125
Gowran Park 05/10/18 Queens Boulevard (GB) NHF 2m p.u. 11-9 ISF EBF Mucklemeg (Mares) INH Flat Race (Listed) Listed
Clonmel 04/10/18 Northern Belle NHF 2m 192yds 1 11-7 Clonmel INH Flat Race €6,250
Roscommon 01/10/18 Presenting Leah NHF 2m 8 11-7 Thanks For Supp. Roscommon INH Flat Race
Navan 23/09/18 Buck's Billionaire (FR) NHF 2m 3 12-0 Meath Farm Machinery (P-A) INH Flat Race €1,050

*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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