Farewell to former trainer Paddy Mullins

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  • Former Irish trainer Paddy Mullins has died aged 91.

    Paddy, who was based in Co Kilkenny, died on Thursday 28 October.

    The father of current trainers Willie, Tony and Tom, Paddy was famous for sending out Dawn Run — the only horse ever to win both the Champion Hurdle (1984) and Cheltenham Gold Cup (1986).

    He also won the Irish Oaks with Vintage Tipple in 2003 and Hurry Harriet in the 1973 Champion Stakes at Newmarket.

    He retired aged 86.

    This article was first published in Horse & Hound (4 November, ’10)

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