Patrick Mullins

Date of Birth: December 5, 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

600th career winner: The Big Getaway (Willie Mullins) Punchestown, November 16, 2019

Career titles: 13-time champion amateur (a record)

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

Significant horses (Selected): Faugheen, Sharjah, Cousin Vinny, Un De Sceaux, Champagne Fever, Back In Focus, Douvan, Annie Power, Wicklow Brave, Bellshill, Bacardys, Rathvinden, Castello Sforza, 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 taking 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 20, 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 12, 2017.

He rode a Grade 1 double over hurdles on the penultimate day of the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown on Friday, April 28, 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 (one more than his father Willie rode) 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. He won the Galway Hurdle for a second time in 2020 on Aramon. 

Patrick rode the 600th winner of his career when The Big Getaway, trained by his father Willie, took the bumper at Punchestown on Saturday, November 16, 2019. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2021/2022249561€56,400€17,830€74,230
National Hunt 2020/20211615026297€872,100€221,370€1,093,470
National Hunt 2019/202013040241915€469,338€114,275€583,613
National Hunt 2018/201918442382523€597,188€260,550€857,738
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Galway 26/07/21 Hook Up (FR) Hcp 2m 179yds 4 11-1 84 Connacht Hotel (QR) H'cap
Galway 26/07/21 Zero Ten Mdn 1m 4f 84yds 1 12-0 Monami Construction (Q.R.) M'dn
Limerick 22/07/21 Princess Sophia NHF 2m 3 11-7 Irish Stall Farms EBF (F) INH Flat Race €1,100
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Lispendense NHF 2m 38yds 1 12-2 On-Course Vets INH Flat Race €6,000
Killarney 16/07/21 Never Feel Blue NHF 2m 1f p.u. 11-11 BoyleSports (M) (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race
Sligo 11/07/21 Aslukwoodhavit (GB) NHF 2m 2f 3 12-2 Racing Again August 4th INH Flat Race €1,000
Cork 09/07/21 Derracrin (GB) NHF 2m 3 11-9 Charleville INH Flat Race €1,000
Bellewstown 03/07/21 Sin A Bhfuil NHF 2m 188yds 1 11-9 Bar One Racing Getting Out INH Flat Race €6,600
Tipperary 01/07/21 Sherodan NHF 2m 38yds 1 11-9 Thank You To The Frontline INH Flat Race €6,000
Clonmel 11/06/21 Toughari HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-9 109 Orchard Thieves (QR) H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 11/06/21 Dani Barcelona NHF 2m 54yds 1 11-11 Ir Stall Farms EBF (M)(PA) INH Flat Race €6,600
Roscommon 08/06/21 Willie The Coo NHF 1m 7f 80yds 2 11-7 Connolly's RED MILLS (P-A) INH Flat Race €2,200
Listowel 07/06/21 Beret Rouge NHF 2m 4f 1 11-9 Dr. Louis O'Carroll (P-A) INH Flat Race €6,600
Kilbeggan 06/06/21 Minella Cocooner NHF 2m 1 12-2 Kilbegganraces (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €6,000
Tramore 05/06/21 Greenane Lady NHF 2m 175yds 3 11-11 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race €1,100
Punchestown 30/05/21 Never Feel Blue NHF 2m 2 11-11 Irish EBF (Mares) (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race €2,400
Tipperary 25/05/21 Classic Getaway NHF 2m 4f 1 12-2 Junction INH Flat Race €6,000
Ballinrobe 24/05/21 Memorable Daise NHF 2m 110yds 5 11-11 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) Flat Race €330
Downpatrick 21/05/21 Aslukwoodhavit (GB) NHF 2m 1f 65yds 4 12-2 Molson Coors I.N.H. Flat Race €500
Tipperary 20/05/21 Kottayam NHF 2m 20yds 2 12-4 Racing June 1st (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €2,200
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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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