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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…

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…

Paul Townend

A native of County Cork, Ireland, Paul Townend has risen rapidly to the top flight of the Irish National Hunt circuit and is already a frequent visitor to the winner’s enclosure and has bags of talent and a mature attitude which belies his…

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…

Rockyaboya

At number 90 on the 2014 Crabbies Grand National list it was always going to be an uphill battle for Rockyaboya to get a run for this renewal. He was only given 9-11, based on an OR of 134 and it would almost have taken a miracle for him…

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…

Back In Focus Out Of Grand National Running

He may have been 25/1 ante-post with some of the UK's leading bookmakers for the 2014 Crabbies grand National but Ireland's Champion trainer, Willie Mullins, has confirmed that his charge, Back In Focus, has picked up and injury and will be…

A Day At Willie Mullins Yard

Fortunately for me, my job can bring to some fantastic places, not least of which was the Willie Mullins yard, in Co. Carlow, Ireland on a cold but dry and sunny winter morning. Despite being Ireland's Champion Trainer with an enviable list…