PADDY MULLINS: THE GREAT STAYER
Paddy Mullins (1919-2010), who became multiple champion national hunt trainer in Ireland and helped build the reputation of Irish racehorses globally in a career that gave him the highest of highs and a path to success that wasn't always straightforward.
It explores the revered trainers magical work with the wonder mare DAWN RUN (owned by Mrs. Charmian Hill), that brought about one of the most iconic sporting moments in history in 1986 at Cheltenham. She became the only horse in racing history to win both the Champion Hurdle (1984) and the Gold Cup (1986) at the Cheltenham Festival lifting the entire Irish nation and beyond when the country was gripped with mass unemployment and emigration.
Former winning jockey Jonjo O' Neill revisits the scene of this iconic sporting moment on DAWN RUN. When legendary BBC commentator Sir Peter O' Sullevan called the mare home in the spine-chilling heightened tones of one of his most famous commentaries, his words "and the mare is beginning to get up" will never be forgotten.
In addition to extensive archival film footage of DAWN RUN, other notable horses trained by Paddy Mullins shown include VULPINE (1967 Grand National winner), HERRING, GRABLE and VINTAGE TIPPLE (2003 Irish Oaks winner).
This timeless and absorbing human story filters down to the world famous Mullins dynasty that Paddy Mullins and his wife Maureen founded and who now carry on his incredible legacy with sons also racing trainers and grandsons prominent in the saddle.
This is the fascinating and revealing story of Paddy Mullins, the ten times Champion Irish National Hunt Trainer, Group One winner and Classic winner on the flat, who opened up horse racing in Ireland and showed that it wasn't just a Sport of Kings.
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|Category:||National Hunt / Jumps / Steeplechase|