- 31 Jan 18
Racing properties don’t come any hotter than DAVID MULLINS, the latest member of Ireland’s most famous racing dynasty who won the Aintree Grand National at the first time of asking. He talks giant fences, broken collar-bones, raving in Ibiza, drugs and Ant & Dec with STUART CLARK.
I can’t help thinking of the A Song For Europe episode of Father Ted as David Mullins poses with one of his lovely horses, Scoir Méar, at his dad Tom’s Duninga Stables in Goresbridge, County Kilkenny.
HP snapper Conor Heavey removing his lens cap is the cue for the handsome eight-year-old grey to start striking serious equine pose.
“He didn’t learn posing for the cameras in the winner’s enclosure, that’s for sure,” David notes ruefully. “I gave him a really bad ride last year at Cheltenham and came in fifth. J.P. still hasn’t forgiven me!”