What more can be said about Willie Mullins that hasn’t already been said? While he has been considered a top trainer for well over two decades, claiming his first Champion Trainer title in 2000/01, it has been since 2007/08 that Mullins has taken his performance to previously unheard of levels.
In February 2013, with over two months of the season remaining, he broke Aidan O’Brien’s record haul of winners in a season of 156 in 1995/96 and eventually went on to record a remarkable total of 193 winners.
Well established as the most successful Irish-based trainer in the history of the Cheltenham Festival with 54 winners at the meeting, Mullins has trained a sequence of household names such as Florida Pearl, Hedgehunter, Quevega, Hurricane Fly, Faugheen and Douvan.
Mullins has a formidable team of horses at his disposal for the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival and he was good enough to talk attheraces.com’s Kevin Blake through his string for what looks to be a memorable weekend at Leopardstown.