County Of Origin: Kilkenny
Date of birth: January 28th, 1919
Died: October 28th, 2010 (Age 91)
First Winner: Flash Parade (Paddy Mullins) La touche Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup, Punchestown, April 29th 1953
Final winner: Asian Maze (Paul Carberry) Punchestown, December 31, 2004
Significant horses (selected): Dawn Run, Hurry Harriet, Vintage Tipple, Grabel, Height O' Fashion, Herring Gull, Counsel Cottage, Hazy Dawn, Macks Friendly, Vulpine, Dim Wit, Luska, The Gooser, Boro Quarter, Nearly A Moose, Negrada, Prince Tammy, Pearlstone, Camden Buzz, Redundant Pal, Scally Owen, Bob What, Tender Cove, Asian Maze.
Did you know:
Paddy Mullins was one of the all-time legends of the Irish racing game. He will always be remembered as the man who
trained the great Dawn Run, the only horse in history to win the Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup. In total this wonderful mare won 20
races in her career and by winning the French, Irish and English Champion
Hurdle in 1984, she was the only animal to do so.
However, he is also remembered as a being one of Ireland’s
most successful trainers and his career spanned 52 years until his retirement
in 2005. Apart from Dawn Run’s success in the Champion Hurdle and the 1986 Gold
Cup, he saddled four other winners at the Cheltenham Festival which included
Herring Gull, Counsel Cottage, Hazy Dawn and Macks Friendly.
He also won the Irish Grand National on four occasions
(Vulpine 1967, Herring Gull 1968, Dim Wit 1972 and Luska 1981) while he proved
successful in the Galway Plate on three times (The Gooser 1992, Boro Quarter
1986 and Nearly A Moose 2003) while the Galway Hurdle was annexed four times
(Negrada 1976, Prince Tammy 1978, Pearlstone 1980 and Camden Buzz 1993).
One of his greatest servants was the remarkable mare,
Grabel, a winner of 25 races in her career with her most notable victory being
the Duelling Grounds Hurdle in Kentucky in 1990 while Minorettes Girl was
another notable mare with eight victories to her name.
One of Paddy’s greatest achievements was winning the 1973
English Champion Stakes at Newmarket with Hurry Harriet who caused a real shock
when defeating the brilliant French filly Allez France. Of that win, Mullins
said, "It was the highlight of
my career, as she beat the best filly in Europe, Allez France." He had to wait until 2003 before training his first Classic
winner on the flat which came courtesy of Vintage Tipple under Frankie Dettori
in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh.
Paddy passed away at the age of 91 in 2010 but his legacy
will never be forgotten. Indeed, the Mullins family name is never far from the
racing headlines to this day.
Darley Irish Oaks (Group 1) (Vintage Tipple - L. Dettori - 2003)
Hewlett-Packard Galway Plate (Grade A) (Nearly A Moose - R.M. Power - 2003)
Joe McGrath European Breeders Fund H'cap (Tender Cove - F.M. Berry - 2001)
Ellier Developments Novice S'chase (Grade 3) (Native Endurance - D.J. Casey - 2002)
T.C.Matthews/Brintons Carpet H'cap H'dle (Bob What - R.M. Power - 2002)
Guinness Gold Cup (Bob What - Timothy Mark Houlihan - 1999)
Orpen H'cap (Nopekan - J.P. Spencer - 2003)
McMahon Builders Providers H'cap H'dle (Emperors Guest (GB) - I.J. Power - 2002)
Denny Gold Medal H'cap S'chase (Grade C) (Siberian Gale - T.P. Treacy - 1999)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) H'dle (Listed) (Asian Maze - P. Carberry - 2004)
Pierse Contracting Ltd.INH EBF Nov.H'dle (Listed) (Asian Maze - R. Walsh - 2004)
J.F.Dunne Insurances H'cap H'dle (Hurry Bob - M.P. Watts - 2004)
Loder E.B.F. Fillies Race (Vintage Tipple - J.P. Murtagh - 2002)
Patsy Byrne H'cap H'dle (Listed) (Bob What - R.M. Power - 2002)
Kilkenny Citroen Centre H'cap (Nopekan - D.J. Condon - 2003)
ISUZU S'chase (Siberian Gale - T.P. Treacy - 1999)
Jameson Gold Cup Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Unarmed - T.P. Treacy - 1998)
Sharp Minds Prosper With Betfair Nov.Chs (Emperors Guest (GB) - R.M. Power - 2004)
Low Low S'chase (Nearly A Moose - R.M. Power - 2003)
Steve Cunningham & Associates Nov. H'dle (Asian Maze - R. Walsh - 2004)
*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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