Danny Mullins

Danny Mullins 2022_jockey

Danny Mullins Grand National Wins

Danny Mullins has never won the Grand National.

Their best finish to date was in 2021 with Acapella Bourgeois who came 13th.

Full Results

Year Horse Result Prize Money Trainer
2023 Capodanno Fence 30 - Pulled Up - Willie Mullins
2022 Agusta Gold Fence 9 - Fell - Willie Mullins
2021 Acapella Bourgeois 13 - Willie Mullins
2019 Up For Review Fence 1 - Brought Down - Willie Mullins

From the hugely successful Mullins family, Danny is one of the jockeys riding from their team. Of course, the association with others in his family has given Danny plenty of success over the years.

Born on April 23rd, 1992, Danny is the son of trainers Tony and Mags Mullins, and from a very young age, he showed his skill as a jockey, it was clear he was going to turn to professional riding at some point. The early part of his career was on the pony racing circuit, where Danny rode over 100 winners to really get his name into the spotlight.

When turning to horse racing, he hit the ground running and continued to catch the eye. His first two years on the track returned second and third-placed finishes in the apprentice riders’ championship in Ireland.

Alongside riding for his parents, Danny has also ridden for his uncle, Willie Mullins, the biggest name in the family. In contrast, other big names in Irish racing, including Gordon Elliott, have also provided winners for him.

Grade One wins in Ireland include the Irish Gold Cup, Irish Champion Hurdle, Morgiana Hurdle, and plenty of novice Grade One races, both over hurdles and fences. His first big Cheltenham Festival win came at an unlikely time, a race that didn’t give Mullins much preparation time.

In 2021, Flooring Porter was declared to run in the Stayers Hurdle with Jonathan Burke on board, but on the morning of the race, Burke was declared unfit to ride that day, and Mullins became the super sub. He won the race, the first Stayers Hurdle the horse would win, and that was a first Cheltenham Festival win for Danny, after seeing many others in his family win at the big meeting before him. The pair would return to the Cheltenham Festival in 2022, where Mullins would again steer the horse home to victory, landing back-to-back wins in one of the biggest races of the entire four days.

As for the Grand National, Danny has so far failed to win the race, but opportunities are only going to keep growing, as the Irish contenders appear to be growing with each year, especially from the Mullins family.

He took his first Grand National ride in 2019, with Up For Review being the horse for his uncle Willie Mullins, but it was a quick exit for Danny as the pair fell at the very first fence of the race.