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Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins commenced training in 1988 having worked as assistant to both his father, Paddy, and to Jim Bolger. He still rates his father as the biggest influence on his career. Based out of Closutton, Kilkenny, Ireland, his stable yard is…
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Carrie Ford Interview

Carrie Ford made history when she finished 5th onboard Forest Gunner in the 2005 Grand National. At the time it was the highest finish by a female jockey in the race’s long history. We recently talked to her about that day at Aintree, her…

Hedgehunter

Hedgehunter's early career in hurdles didn't produce much in the way of success, recording just 1 win in 15 races. It wasn't until he switched to chasing that the horses natural ability was discovered. He seemed particular suited to chases over…

2005 Grand National Race Story

In 2005, Hedgehunter’s decisive victory ensured a fourth Irish-trained success in the great chase since 1999. He was a very popular winner and had been well backed ante-post and then again on the day of the race, opening at 9/1 and going off…

2005 Grand National Results

Out of a total of 40 horses that started the 2005 John Smith's Grand National, 21 of them finished. Tony McCoy failed to finish once again when Clan Royal was carried out late on while Carrie Ford was overjoyed to finish fifth on Forest Gunner. But…