Willie Mullins

County Of Origin: Kilkenny

Date of licence: 1988

First winner: Silver Batchelor, Thurles, February 18th, 1988

Significant horses (selected): Tourist Attraction, Mystical City, Florida Pearl, Alexander Banquet, Micko's Dream, Hedgehunter, Rule Supreme, Missed That, Hurricane Fly, Sesenta, Thousand Stars, Quevega, Sir Des Champs, Annie Power, Faugheen, Vautour, Un De Sceaux, Twinlight, Nichols Canyon, Douvan, Arctic Fire, Wicklow Brave

Assoc. jockeys: Ruby Walsh, Patrick Mullins, Paul Townend, David Mullins, Danny Mullins, Katie Walsh

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The dominant force in Irish National Hunt racing, Willie Mullins has been champion trainer every year since the 2008/2009 season. In all he trained 32 Grade 1 winners in 2015 and set a record for the number of winners at the Cheltenham festival with eight. He will forever be associated with the legendary Hurricane Fly, twice a winner of the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, and who was retired from racing in 2015. In a glorious career spanning all of ten seasons, Hurricane Fly won 24 of his 32 starts over hurdles and in doing so, notched up a world-record breaking 22 victories at Grade 1 level. In his final season, Hurricane Fly landed three Grade 1 wins, including a record fifth-straight BHP Irish Champion Hurdle at his beloved Leopardstown which was to be his final success. For seven straight seasons and 30 races, he competed exclusively in Grade 1 company, his brilliance and durability enabling him set that world record of 22 Grade 1 career wins. Ten of those were in Grade 1s at Leopardstown, a venue at which he was never beaten. He was also a standing dish at Punchestown where he was a nine-time winner. He won the last three renewals of the Morgiana Hurdle at the County Kildare venue and was also a four-time winner of the Rabobank Champion Hurdle at the festival. While no stranger to high-profile success on the Flat, Mullins broke new ground when he captured his first Classic win with the Frankie Dettori-ridden Wicklow Brave, owned by Wicklow Bloodstock (Ireland) Ltd, who beat 1/7 favourite Order Of St George in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh on Longines Irish Champions Weekend in September 2016. Just a few weeks later, it was announced that, following a disagreement over a rise in training fees, Mullins would no longer be training for leading owners Gigginstown House Stud. Close to 60 horses left Mullins' yard including the Cheltenham Gold Cup third Don Poli, Ryanair Chase runner-up Valseur Lido and dual Grade One-winning hurdler Apple's Jade.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2014/201531000€5,250€0€5,250
Winter All Weather 2012/2013132011€14,350€990€15,340
Winter All Weather 2011/201260002€0€750€750
National Hunt 2016/201713748251012€709,563€185,963€895,525
National Hunt 2015/2016557185985853€3,357,460€1,131,645€4,489,105
National Hunt 2014/2015554187946041€3,328,275€896,978€4,225,253
National Hunt 2013/2014670185996161€3,004,590€813,189€3,817,779
National Hunt 2012/20135951931176853€3,098,285€809,774€3,908,059
National Hunt 2011/2012498138866749€2,301,505€696,208€2,997,713
National Hunt 2010/2011497106825041€1,748,715€663,533€2,412,248
National Hunt 2009/2010547146906326€2,209,960€724,166€2,934,126
National Hunt 2008/2009517136725354€2,254,955€565,945€2,820,900
National Hunt 2007/2008560110786455€1,584,660€646,843€2,231,503
National Hunt 2006/200738979533733€1,207,725€430,110€1,637,835
National Hunt 2005/200636069373939€1,168,070€319,860€1,487,930
National Hunt 2004/200532653353443€787,060€333,230€1,120,290
National Hunt 2003/200436070503745€941,565€382,975€1,324,540
National Hunt 2002/200323133351917€560,040€233,580€793,620
National Hunt 2001/200222444383218€948,354€338,112€1,286,466
National Hunt 2000/200134452553825€713,835€377,570€1,091,405
Flat 2016175103€267,625€7,975€275,600
Flat 20154711355€237,925€59,870€297,795
Flat 2014507895€106,500€35,113€141,613
Flat 20134610573€120,650€34,285€154,935
Flat 201260111168€70,350€59,990€130,340
Flat 2011365493€32,200€34,199€66,399
Flat 2010465736€29,050€24,023€53,073
Flat 200974111045€156,300€33,040€189,340
Flat 2008941117125€100,100€61,320€161,420
Flat 200713214121317€159,775€106,385€266,160
Flat 20061421812618€186,150€67,165€253,315
Flat 2005736699€98,500€57,060€155,560
Flat 2004505583€99,000€27,595€126,595
Flat 20037353107€107,250€45,435€152,685
Flat 20021041111135€151,360€93,835€245,195
Flat 2001888667€136,814€62,547€199,362
Flat 2000827647€49,577€28,391€77,968
Flat 19991121571514€132,802€32,291€165,093
Flat 1998118315116€17,776€34,908€52,685

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Gowran-Park 30/09/16 Daisy's Gift P. Townend Hdl 2m 4f 2 11-6 135 Pat Walsh Memorial EBF (Mares) H'dle
Gowran-Park 30/09/16 Airlie Beach R. Walsh Hdl 2m 4f 1 10-13 139 Pat Walsh Memorial EBF (Mares) H'dle
Gowran-Park 30/09/16 Bobarlee R. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-10 116 Banff And Buchan H'cap H'dle
Gowran-Park 30/09/16 Queen Deirdre P.W. Mullins NHF 2m 10 11-2 ISF EBF Mucklemeg (M) INH Flat Race
Clonmel 29/09/16 Where's Me P.W. Mullins NHF 2m 160yds 8 11-7 Clonmel INH Flat Race
Clonmel 29/09/16 New Kid In Town R. Walsh NovCh 3m 3 11-7 123 I.S.F.EBF Captain Christy Rated Nov.S'ch
Clonmel 29/09/16 Sir Vincent R. Walsh HcpHdl 3m 9 11-1 98 Nire Valley H'cap H'dle
Sligo 28/09/16 Retour En France R. Walsh BegCh 2m 1f 90yds 2 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Beg.Sch €2,800
Downpatrick 23/09/16 Bakougan (FR) R. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 7f 4 11-4 Kelso Racecourse, Being Part It Mdn Hdle €500
Downpatrick 23/09/16 Dreambaby P.W. Mullins MdnHdl 2m 7f 3 11-5 Kelso Racecourse, Being Part It Mdn Hdle €1,000
Downpatrick 23/09/16 Fairy Court Katie O'Farrell BegCh 2m 2f 110yds 4 11-5 Strictly For Beginners S'chase €550
Ballinrobe 20/09/16 Listen Dear R. Walsh BegCh 2m 1f 1 11-5 Connacht Tribune Beginners S'chase €6,875
Listowel 17/09/16 Bel Sas (FR) B.J. Cooper NovHdl 2m 2 11-10 Sean T. McElligott Memorial Novice H'dle €4,400
Listowel 17/09/16 Penhill (GB) R. Walsh NovHdl 2m 1 11-10 Sean T. McElligott Memorial Novice H'dle €13,750
Listowel 17/09/16 Sir Vincent P.W. Mullins HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-10 100 Speedy's Bars H'cap H'dle
Listowel 16/09/16 Trans Highway P.W. Mullins NHF 2m 2 11-9 Listowel Print EBF (M)(PA) INH Flat Race €2,400
Listowel 15/09/16 Herminator (FR) D.H. Dunsdon HcpHdl 2m 6 10-9 123 Ladbrokes Ireland H'cap H'dle €1,200
Listowel 15/09/16 Rupert Lamb (GB) R. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 10 11-3 131 Ladbrokes Ireland H'cap H'dle
Listowel 15/09/16