Ireland’s top 3 jump horse racing trainers

Considered the home of the horse racing industry, Ireland has some of the best horses, trainers, and jockeys in the world today.

Ireland’s top 3 jump horseracing trainers.

From breeding to racing, Ireland has some of the most talented horsemen and women in the game, particularly when it comes to training a host of equine stars.

Below are just some of the world-famous jump-racing horse trainers that call the Emerald Isle home.

Willie Mullins – the most successful Irish jumps racing trainer of all time

Where else to start but with the most successful Irish jumps racing trainer of all time, Willie Mullins?

The son of another training legend, Paddy, Willie has dominated the jumping world in both Ireland and England in recent times, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of County Carlow, Mullins’s stable has produced some of the greatest horses that the sport has ever seen.

With Hurricane Fly, Annie Power, Faugheen, and this season’s 2/1 Cheltenham Gold Cup horse race odds favourite, Galopin Des Champs, having learned their trade there, the list of Mullins’s most successful horses reads like a who’s who of racing royalty.

With twelve Irish Gold Cups, three Cheltenham Gold Cups, four Champion Hurdles, and twelve Champion Bumpers amongst his achievements, Mullins will go down as one of the greatest horse racing trainers that has ever lived.

Gordon Elliott – one of the sport’s greatest rags-to-riches stories

The only man to have challenged the great Willie Mullins in recent years, Gordon Elliott is one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories in the sport.

Elliott’s family had no connection with horse racing, but the County Meath man somehow managed to become a successful amateur jockey and has turned into one of the best trainers that the country has ever seen.

Just one year into his training career, Elliott became the youngest trainer to win the Aintree Grand National with Silver Birch and has since gone on to oversee the careers of some of jump racing’s biggest equine superstars.

With two-time Grand National winner Tiger Roll, Gold Cup winner Don Cossack, and the likes of Samcro and Envoi Allen having taken their first steps to racing stardom under his care, Elliott is well on the way to creating his legacy in the sport.

Henry de Bromhead – a blossoming partnership with Rachel Blackmore

A reasonably successful trainer in the early stages of his career, Henry de Bromhead has hit the top with his recent exploits.

With a blossoming partnership with leading female jockey Rachael Blackmore, de Bromhead has swept up some of the biggest prizes on offer in the past few seasons.

The legendary Sizing Europe was the flagbearer for his Waterford stable for many years, but two-time Champion Hurdle winner, Honeysuckle and Gold Cup victors A Plus Tard and Minella Indo have brought the master trainer to new levels in recent years.

The above-mentioned are in a position to continue to dominate jump racing in the years to come, and with the likes of Noel Meade, Joseph O’Brien, and Gavin Cromwell also possessing powerful stables, the future of Irish racing is in very capable hands.

The gap in quality between Irish and British horses continues to grow, meaning that Ireland will continue to be the major force in horse racing for years to come.

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