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Countdown To Cheltenham Festival 2017 Begins

Without a shadow of doubt, the Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the National Hunt season, attracting attention from all corners of the globe. Some of the best and most successful horses from the UK & Ireland line up to battle it out…

126 Entries For Crabbies Grand National 2016

It's that time of year again when the countdown to the Crabbies Grand National 2016 gets underway with the official list of entries. 126 potential runners have been given the nod this year, an increase of 28 on last years figure of 98. It's…

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…

Vesper Bell

Originally placed much further down the list of entries when the weights were revealed, Vesper Bell was guaranteed a spot in 2014 due to the number of withdrawals over two scratching periods. One of only two Willie Mullins trained entries…

Prince De Beauchene

It was when Prince De Beauchene handily won the John Smith's Handicap Chase in 2011 that his connections began to consider aiming for the Grand National in 2012. Despite switching trainers at the end of the year, it seemed like his owners…

Katie Walsh Gets Grand National Call Up

Booked to ride Vesper Bell, jockey Mikey Fogarty was due to ride out in his first Grand National later today but a fall in the Topham Chase, yesterday, has now sidelined him with Willie Mullins booking Katie Walsh to take his place on the eight-year-old.…

Mikey Fogarty

Riding out in the 2014 Crabbies Grand National on Vesper Bell for trainer Willie Mullins, will be a first for Irish jockey Mikey Fogarty. Like many jockeys, he got his first taste of racing in the point-to-point field, riding his first winner…

Mullins Tight Lipped About Grand National Jockeys

Ireland's Champion Trainer Willie Mullins may have seen his list of 2014 Crabbies Grand national entries diminish over the last few weeks but he still has two lively contenders for Saturday's contest, the problem now is who will ride them? With…

Can Hurricane Fly Win Third Champion Hurdle

Tomorrow sees the first day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival and with so many familiar names set to line up across the seven scheduled races all eyes will be firmly on the Willie Mullins trained Hurricane Fly as he bids for his third Champion…