After starting out as an assistant to father and successful racehorse trainer Paddy Mullins, Willie Mullins was able to make his own reputation through stepping up to training racehorses and even being successful as a jockey. Now ranking as one of the most highly-rated racehorse trainers in the sport, you’ll find that a lot of the UK and Ireland’s best horses came from the Willie Mullins Stable.
Through the insight handed to him by his father - as well as mentor Jim Bolger - Willie Mullins earned the honour of Amateur Champion Jockey in Ireland six times and won an array of different prestigious races both as a jockey and a trainer. Willie Mullins horses are in circulation throughout the sport and he’s set to carry on his knowledge of horse racing down to another generation through his son, who currently competes as an amateur jockey.
As a jockey, Willie Mullins won the 1983 Aintree Fox Hunters’ Chase with Atha Cliath and the 1996 Cheltenham Bumper with Wither or Which. While his time as a jockey was full of promise, he was able to find even more success as a trainer in the years that followed.