David Mullins

Date of Birth: June 5, 1996

County of origin: Kilkenny

First winner: Rathvawn Belle (Dick Donohoe) Punchestown, February 20, 2013

Final winner: Dysart Diamond (Willie Mullins) Leopardstown, December 26, 2021

Significant horses (Selected): Rule The World, Faugheen, Bellshill, Kemboy, Petit Mouchoir, Al Boum Photo, Nichols Canyon, Cilaos Emery, Min, Whiskey Sour, Augusta Kate, Un De Sceaux, Fethard Player, Outlander, Sub Lieutenant, Swamp Fox, Ridestan, Sadler's Risk, Alpha Des Obeaux, Glencairn View, Aunt Nora, Rocky Blue, Champagne West, St Stephens Green, Red Devil Lads, Zero Ten, Bachasson, Court Maid. 

Follow David on Twitter: @davym15

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From Goresbridge, County Kilkenny and from one of Ireland's great racing families, David Mullins enjoyed a short but hugely successful career as a National Hunt jockey.

David became the first teenage jockey to win the Crabbie's Grand National since Pat Buckley scored on Ayala in 1963, when at 19 years of age he partnered the Mouse Morris-trained Rule The World to Aintree success in 2016. 

He began his career as an amateur rider and rode his first winner on 33/1 shot Rathvawn Belle at Punchestown in February, 2013. He went on to ride 12 winners as an amateur.

His professional career started with a bump rather than a bang as he was unseated from Elm Lee on his first ride but his luck quickly changed as just half an hour later, he partnered Fosters Cross, trained by his father Tom, to success in the Horse & Jockey Hotel Handicap Hurdle at Thurles on December 21, 2014. 

David enjoyed the first of nine Grade 1 wins when partnering the Willie Mullins-trained Nichols Canyon to land the StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown in November, 2015.

He partnered the Henry de Bromhead-trained Petit Mouchoir to win the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown in 2017 and won four Grade 1 races for trainer Willie Mullins the following year, the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse on the legendary Al Boum Photo, the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on Bellshill, the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown on Faugheen and the Savills Chase, again at Leopardstown, on Kemboy. 

David surprised many when announcing his retirement from race-riding on January 20, 2021. He told the Racing Post, "I think I realised during Galway (the summer festival) in 2019 that the whole thing wasn't for me. when you're in the racing bubble and riding horses its very difficult to think outside of that bubble and I need to get out of it." In all, he rode 12 winners as an amateur, 200 winners over hurdles and fences and one winner (Court Maid) on the Flat in Ireland. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2020/2021901213516€205,500€137,505€343,005
National Hunt 2019/2020991413117€175,800€102,240€278,040
National Hunt 2018/201930042342723€583,200€323,913€907,113
National Hunt 2017/201830632343426€941,450€394,508€1,335,958
National Hunt 2016/201736944444540€757,063€492,335€1,249,398
National Hunt 2015/201633439383633€491,578€367,313€858,890
National Hunt 2014/20151051711108€138,050€103,420€241,470
Flat 202081102€6,000€3,790€9,790
Flat 201910000€0€0€0
Flat 201510000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Naas 13/01/21 Blackbow NovCh 2m 3 11-10 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice S'chase €1,950
Tramore 01/01/21 Brahma Bull Ch 2m 5f 100yds u.r. 11-10 151 Savills New Year's Day S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3
Punchestown 31/12/20 Scarpeta (FR) Hdl 2m 3f 120yds 2 11-6 tote.ie Punchestown H'dle €3,400
Leopardstown 29/12/20 Heaven Help Us NovCh 3m 4 11-5 125 Neville Hotels Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €4,000
Leopardstown 29/12/20 It Could Be You HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-3 123 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hcap Hdl €1,150
Leopardstown 29/12/20 Buildmeupbuttercup (GB) Hdl 2m 4f 6 11-7 145 Advent Insurance Irish EBF (Mares) H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €700
Leopardstown 28/12/20 Chavi Artist HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-6 127 Pertemps Network H'cap H'dle (Qualifier)
Leopardstown 28/12/20 Karl Der Grosse (GER) BegCh 2m 5f p.u. 12-0 Ballymaloe Foods Beginners S'chase
Leopardstown 28/12/20 Kemboy (FR) Ch 3m 2 11-12 168 Savills S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €30,000
Leopardstown 27/12/20 Saturnas (FR) HcpCh 3m 50yds 17 11-7 145 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 27/12/20 Tiger Tap Tap (GER) HcpHdl 2m 6 11-7 132 Paddy Power Maybe I Like Misery Hcp Hdle €420
Leopardstown 27/12/20 N'golo NovHdl 2m 9 11-12 138 Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hdle (Grade 1) Grade 1
Leopardstown 27/12/20 Loved Out MdnHdl 2m 12 11-2 Paddy Power 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 27/12/20 Annamix (FR) Ch 2m 1f 4 12-0 153 Paddy's Rewards Club S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €5,000
Leopardstown 26/12/20 Blackbow NovCh 2m 1f fell 12-0 Racing Post Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1
Leopardstown 26/12/20 Dysart Diamond HcpHdl 2m 1 11-6 119 Holden Plant Rentals Novice H'cap H'dle €8,700
Leopardstown 26/12/20 Saint Sam (FR) Hdl 2m 4 11-0 Knight Frank Juvenile H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €1,750
Leopardstown 26/12/20 El Barra (FR) MdnHdl 2m 16 12-0 Thorntons Recycling M'dn H'dle
Navan 18/12/20 It Could Be You HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-1 123 BetVictor GambleResponsibly Tara Hcp Hdl (Grade B) Grade B
Fairyhouse 12/12/20 Takarengo MdnHdl 2m 7f 110yds 3 11-10 120 Visit irishracingyearbook.com M'dn H'dle €1,000

*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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