Closutton, Bagenalstown, Carlow, Ireland
Contact Number
+353 (0) 59 9721786

About Willie and Closutton

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. A former six time amateur champion in Ireland, his greatest moments in the saddle were winning the 1983 Aintree Foxhunters on Atha Cliath and the 1996 Cheltenham champion bumper on Wither or Which

As a trainer Willie has won just about every major prize in Ireland, most of the big ones in the UK and several in France as well for good measure. The Grand National, the Cheltenham gold cup, The King George, The Champion hurdle in England, Ireland and France, the Supreme novice hurdle and numerous Cheltenham bumpers

Despite all of the success he has had throughout his career the last twelve seasons have arguably been the best campaigns of his career. His horses have remained remarkably consistent, and the 2022/2023 produced a record breaking season with 237 winners from 831 runners

The 2023/2024 season broke records again, bringing his Cheltenham festival winners tally to over 100, the most winners in a season in Ireland (254 winners, 183 placed) But one of his finest accomplishments this season was winning the British jumps trainers title, that hadn’t been achieved since the legendary Vincent O’Brien in 1954

Willie has been the Champion NH trainer for the last seventeen years and he has won the title eighteen times in total.

Patrick won the Amateur champion again for the eighteenth time, this season recorded 57 winners and a very impressive strike rate of 42%

 statistical breakdown of runners

2023/2024 season






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