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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…

On His Own

In 2011 the owner of On His Own, Graham Wylie, decided to transfer the horse, along with some others, to Willie Mullins' yard. The gelding's first race out for his new trainer in December wasn't much to write home about, but he came back quickly…

Is On His Own Too Good For Grand National?

There is a certain irony to thinking that a horse that has twice attempted, and twice fallen in the Grand National, may actually be too good to try again for a third time but that appears to be the case with the Willie Mullins trained On His…

Mullins Could Raid Grand National

The one word used most frequently in conjunction with Ireland's Champion Trainer, Willie Mullins is 'raid'. Hardly an article gets written these days about the man that doesn't involve him plotting some type of raid or assault on UK racing to…

Ruby Walsh Weighs Up Opposition

Fresh off the press and by by press we mean the Paddy Power Blog and Ruby Walsh has been weighing up his opposition in anticipation of the 2013 Grand National on Saturday. Starting with On His Own, though he hasn't yet been officially confirmed…

On His Own Solidifies 2013 Grand National Claim

With a fall at Aintree last year and no run since then, many were wondering what it was that was so special about On His Own that made him the joint ante-post favourite for the 2013 Grand National. Well wonder no more. Following a sterling…

Mullins Enters 7 For 2013 Grand National

The day we had all been waiting for finally arrived and the BHA announced that 84 horses have been entered into the 2013 Grand National, seven of which come from the yard of Ireland's champion jump trainer, Willie Mullins, making him the leading…

2013 Grand National Dates

It's that time of year again when we eagerly anticipate just who will be entered into the 2013 Grand National and the good folks at Aintree have now advised that the closing date for entries is noon on Tuesday, January 29 2013. To follow…

Charity Horse Runs In National

It's fantastic to see that there are still some incredibly huge-hearted people in the world and right now my number one guy is Graham Wylie who has pledged one of his 2012 Grand National hopefuls to the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital…