Mullins is manager of month

Willie Mullins, champion jumps trainer, is the winner of the Philips sports manager award for March.

Willie Mullins, champion jumps trainer, is the winner of the Philips sports manager award for March.

Willie Mullins has been training horses since 1988 having worked with his father Paddy Mullins at their stables in Goresbridge, Kilkenny and Jim Bolger. Despite his past success, the last five seasons have arguably been the best of his training career. In March, at the ever-popular Cheltenham meeting, he had an unprecedented five winners including Hurricane Fly, who reclaimed the Champion Hurdle having won it previously in 2011.