# Willie Mullins

This month
March 2023
# Galopin Des Champs
Willie Mullins' Galopin Des Champs wins Cheltenham Gold Cup to cap dominant week for the Irish
Gold Cup glory for powerhouse duo from Bravemansgame.
# Racing
Mullins and Townend win Cheltenham Gold Cup with Galopin Des Champs
Gold Cup glory for powerhouse duo from Bravemansgame.
# Triumph Hurdle
Lossiemouth Triumphs in Cheltenham opener amidst Willie Mullins 1-2-3-4
St Patrick’s Day got off to a raucous start for the legions of Irish racing fans at the Festival.
# Dominant
One-two-three for Willie Mullins as Impaire Et Passe blows away Ballymore rivals
Gaelic Warrior and Champ Kiely fill podium positions.
Last month
February 2023
# Racing
Not all plain sailing but Mullins machine looks powerful as Cheltenham looms
Allaho is out but the champion trainer has a serious depth of talent.
# absence
Allaho to miss Cheltenham due to abdominal bleed
A rare problem has surfaced for Willie Mullins’ chaser.
# Take A Moment
Mullins calls for new whip rules to be delayed
New regulations are set to come into force on 13 February.
# Mixed Fortunes
Il Etait Temps times it right, as Facile Vega disappoints at Leopardstown
High Definition exits early in dramatic novice feature at Leopardstown.
This year
# Master trainer
Magical Mullins reaches 4,000 career winners at Fairyhouse
Hard-fought success for Bronn is a landmark for master trainer.
# destiny awaits
Blood Destiny enters Triumph Hurdle contention with stylish win at Fairyhouse
Pic D’Orhy wins the Silviniaco Conti Chase for Paul Nicholls, while West Balboa edges a thrilling renewal of the Lanzarote Hurdle.
# all the way
Champ Kiely dominates as Willie Mullins savours more Naas glory
The seven-year-old was one of two runners for the champion trainer in the Grade One contest.
Last year
# Analysis
Donn McClean: Lessons learned from a Christmas of Willie Mullins dominance
Closutton trainer asserted his strength by winning 13 of the 28 races at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.
# Winner alright
State Man and Gaillard Du Mesnil claim big wins for Mullins on final day at Leopardstown
Victory in the Matheson Hurdle sees State Man continue towards a likely clash with Constitution Hill at Cheltenham.
# masterclass
Willie Mullins hails 'extraordinary day' that brings six winners at Leopardstown
Trainer equals his best ever haul on a single card.
# smooth transition
Vega earns Mullins’ praise with Facile Future Champions strike
Leopardstown victor remains the evens favourite for the Supreme.
# odds on
Galopin Des Champs eases to victory in John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase
Gold Cup favourite in cruise control in Grade One.
# Racing
Ferny Hollow suffers season-ending injury, Punchestown meeting in doubt
Galopin Des Champs is one of seven declared for the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase but the fixture is in severe doubt.
# Reunion
Gigginstown back with Mullins after six-year hiatus
Leading owner to once more have horses at Closutton.
# Photo finish
Dual Gold Cup hero Al Boum Photo bows out
Cheltenham winner and his stablemate Melon both set for eventing careers.
# Al Boum Photo
Chetlenham Gold Cup winner among strong Auteuil team for Mullins
Al Boum Photo joins Klassical Dream, Kemboy and Tornado Flyer.
# Champs
Mullins pays tribute to all his team after being crowned champion again
‘It’s not a job when you are enjoying it. I’m very lucky’.
# Winner alright
Blue Lord narrowly edges thrilling battle for Willie Mullins in Novice Chase
Mullins has now won seven of the eight Grade Ones at the meeting so far.
# Punchestown
Energumene dominates and Capodanno sparkles as Mullins enjoys Grade One double
The hot favourite Bob Olinger disappointed in the Champion Novice Chase
# Punchestown Festival 2022
Honeysuckle and Blackmore an irresistible combination amid a week of anticipation
It is three years since the Punchestown Festival was last run with open doors, and that only serves to heighten the expectation with advance ticket sales up by 80%.
# Racing
Mullins favouring Gold Cup run with Allaho at Punchestown
Dual Ryanair winner likely to step back up in trip.
# Winner winner
Delight for Willie Mullins as Brandy Love and Galopin Des Champs triumph in Fairyhouse
It was an action-packed day at the Easter festival.
# Gold cup
Rachael Blackmore continues to take racing and the sporting world by storm
Willie Mullins had five of the seven winners on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, and he is not the headline act.
# Racing
Vauban storms to classy success as Mullins kicks off with quick Friday treble
State Man proves different class in County Hurdle while The Nice Guy took the Albert Bartlett.
# Cheltenham
Shishkin pulled up as Energumene takes Champion Chase gold for Willie Mullins
Dramatic running of two-mile championship at Cheltenham.
# Upandrunning
First Irish success of the day as Townend powers home for Mullins on Sir Gerhard
“He showed his class, as keen as he was, to stay going. I was afraid going around that we were in the wrong race, but he showed his true ability”
# Cheltenham
Mullins leaves it late on day one but off the mark with Stattler
Closutton trainer teams up with son Patrick for National Hunt Chase success.
# leopardstown racing
Johnny Ward: Honeysuckle shows there are still horses with star power
The crowd sucked towards the parade ring to see her walk the catwalk on another great day at Leopardstown.
# Willie Mullins
Chacun Pour Soi shines on return to favourite hunting ground
“He’s back to himself. He was very good all week and he trained very well,” said Mullins.
# Class Act
Galopin Des Champs oozes class at Leopardstown
Mullins-trained six-year-old cruises to victory in Ladbrokes Novice Chase.
# Leopardstown
Mullins waits on Appreciate It decision and Nicholls planning dual assault
Appreciate It is second favourite for the Champion Hurdle behind last year’s winner Honeysuckle.
# Racing
Kilcruit enjoys Punchestown stroll and in line for Supreme Novices' at Cheltenham
Smart sort had been beaten at odds-on first two runs over hurdles.
# Racing
Henderson and Mullins big guns all entered at Cheltenham
Total number engaged down on previous years.
# warning shot
Dysart Dynamo states Cheltenham credentials by blowing Punchestown rivals away
Willie Mullins’ novice cruised home by 19 lengths from Gringo D’aubrelle.
# Road to Cheltenham
Mullins assembling formidable Champion Bumper squad
Cheltenham contenders have emerged over the Christmas period.
# Danny The Champion
Danny Mullins wraps up brilliant Christmas run with Cheltenham win on Stormy Ireland
Mullins team on the mark again at Cheltenham.