Willie Mullins’ Cheltenham Festival winners, record and 2023 runners

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Willie Mullins is the top dog when it comes to training a winning horse at the Cheltenham Festival.

The County Kilkenny native went into this year’s mega meeting having saddled a history-leading 88 winners – a whopping 16 more than his nearest rival, Nicky Henderson – and is showing no signs of slowing down.

That’s because Mullins trained a record 10 winners at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and is set to send over a fearsome squad from his Closutton HQ in a bid to smash his previous best and reach the magic 100 mark.

He started training horses in 1988 and struck gold at Cheltenham for the first time seven years later when Tourist Attraction landed the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

If that wasn’t enough, Mullins has also ridden a Cheltenham Festival winner having steered Wither Or Which to success in the 1996 Champion Bumper.

Here’s the roll of honour that leaves his rival trainers trailing in his wake.

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Willie Mullins Cheltenham Festival winners

1995

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – Tourist Attraction

1996

Champion Bumper – Wither Or Which

1997

Champion Bumper – Florida Pearl

1998

Royal & Sun Alliance Chase – Florida Pearl
Champion Bumper – Alexander Banquet

2000

Champion Bumper – Joe Cullen

2002

JCB Triumph Hurdle – Scolardy

2004

Royal & Sun Alliance Chase – Rule Supreme

2005

Champion Bumper – Missed That

2007

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – Ebaziyan

2008

Ballymore Properties Novices’ Hurdle – Fiveforthree
Champion Bumper – Cousin Vinny

2009

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – Mikael D’Haguenet
RSA Chase – Cooldine
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle – Quevega

2010

County Handicap Hurdle – Thousand Stars
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle – Quevega

Quevega-2013-wins-at-Punchestown

2011

County Handicap Hurdle – Final Approach
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle – Sir Des Champs
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle – Quevega
Champion Hurdle – Hurricane Fly

2012

Jewson Novices’ Chase – Sir Des Champs
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle – Quevega
Champion Bumper – Champagne Fever

2013

Champion Bumper – Briar Hill
National Hunt Chase – Back In Focus
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle – Quevega
Champion Hurdle – Hurricane Fly
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – Champagne Fever

2014

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – Vautour
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle – Quevega
Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle – Faugheen
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle – Don Poli

2015

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – Douvan
Arkle Chase – Un De Sceaux
Champion Hurdle – Faugheen
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle – Glens Melody
RSA Chase – Don Poli
JLT Novice Chase – Vautour
County Handicap Hurdle – Wicklow Brave
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle – Killultagh Vic

2016

Arkle Chase – Douvan
Champion Hurdle – Annie Power
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle – Vroum Vroum Mag
Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle – Yorkhill
JLT Novices’ Chase – Black Hercules
Ryanair Chase – Vautour
Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle – Limini

2017

JLT Novices’ Chase – Yorkhill
Ryanair Chase – Un De Sceaux
Stayers’ Hurdle – Nichols Canyon
Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle – Let’s Dance
County Handicap Hurdle – Arctic Fire
Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle – Penhill

2018

Arkle Chase – Footpad
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle – Benie Des Dieux
National Hunt Chase – Rathvinden
Coral Cup – Bleu Berry
Champion Bumper – Relegate
Stayers’ Hurdle – Penhill
Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle – Laurina

2019

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – Klassical Dream
Arkle Chase – Duc Des Genievres
Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle – Eglantine Du Seuil
Cheltenham Gold Cup – Al Boum Photo

Al Boum Photo jumps a fence in the Gold Cup

2020

Champion Bumper – Ferny Hollow
Ryanair Chase – Min
Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle – Concertista
JCB Triumph Hurdle – Burning Victory
County Handicap Hurdle – Saint Roi
Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle – Monkfish
Cheltenham Gold Cup – Al Boum Photo

2021

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – Appreciate It
Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase – Monkfish
Champion Bumper – Sir Gerhard
Ryanair Chase – Allaho
Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase – Colreevy
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle – Galopin Des Champs

2022

National Hunt Chase – Stattler
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – Sir Gerhard
Queen Mother Champion Chase – Energumene
Champion Bumper – Facile Vega
Ryanair Chase – Allaho
JCB Triumph Hurdle – Vauban
County Handicap Hurdle – State Man
Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle – The Nice Guy
St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase – Billaway
Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase – Elimay

2023

Arkle Chase – El Fabiolo
National Hunt Chase – Gaillard Du Mesnil
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – Impaire Et Passe
Champion Chase – Energumene
Triumph Hurdle – Lossiemouth
Gold Cup – Galopin Des Champs

Willie Mullins Cheltenham Festival 2023 runners

Willie Mullins has the following runners at the Cheltenham Festival 2023.

DAY 1

1:30 – Dark Raven, Diverge, Facile Vega, Il Etait Temps
2:10 – Dysart Dynamo, El Fabiolo, Ha D’Or, Saint Roi
3:30 – State Man, Vauban
4:10 – Brandy Love, Echoes In Rain, Shewearsitwell
4:50 – Risk Belle, Tekao
5:30 – Gaillard Du Mesnil, Tenzing

DAY 2

1:30 – Champ Kiely, Gaelic Warrior, Ho My Lord, Impaire Et Passe
2:10 – Adamantly Chosen, Bronn, I Am Maximus, Ramillies, Sir Gerhard
2:50 – Icare Allen, Scaramanga, Tax For Max
3:30 – Energumene
4:10 – Franco De Port
4:50 – Dads Lad, Dinoblue
5:30 – Captain Cody, Chapeau Du Soleil, Chosen Witness, Fact To File, Fun Fun Fun, It’s For Me, Lecky Watson, Loughglynn, Western Diego, Westport Cove

DAY 3

1:30 – James Du Berlais
2:50 – Blue Lord, Chacun Pour Soi, Janidil
3:30 – Klassical Dream
4:10 – Haut En Couleurs
4:50 – Lot Of Joy, Nikini
5:30 – Mr Incredible

DAY 4

1:30 – Blood Destiny, Cinsa, Gala Marceau, Gust Of Wind, Je Garde, Lossiemouth, Zenta
2:10 – Hunters Yarn, Saint Sam, Sharjah, Winter Fog,
2:50 – Embassy Gardens, Seabank Bistro, Shanbally Kid
3:30 – Galopin Des Champs, Stattler
4:10 – Billaway
4:50 – Allegorie De Vassy, Dolcita, Elimay
5:30 – Haxo, Saylavee, Spanish Harlem

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