Danny’s grandfather, Paddy Mullins, is a legendary figure in Irish racing having plied his trade as a trainer for over 50 years with great success, with perhaps his most well-known horse being the legendary Dawn Run.
Two of Danny’s uncles, Willie and Tom Mullins, are highly-regarded trainers as well, with the former being the reigning Champion National Hunt Trainer. His father, Tony Mullins, is also a successful trainer, having saddled Pedrobob to win at the 2007 Cheltenham Festival, and his mother, Mags, is a very capable trainer in her own right.
With all of this to consider, one would excuse Danny if he were to creak under the pressure of expectations but to his credit he has rose to the occasion and unquestionably has made his own mark on the horse racing scene.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH DANNY
Declaring Wind operations?
Waste of time, flooding the industry with useless information, most wind ops don’t work
Best chaser or hurdler?
Best hurdler is Faugheen the best chaser is up for grabs nothing standing out at the moment
Would you be interested in training or breeding when your done with the saddle?
I already breed a few so I might keep that up, training is very stressful I’ll steer clear of it for a long time
With Ruby injured will you be hoping for a few mounts?
Hopefully I’ll get a few spares at some stage but it’s Paul Townsend’s jackpot
Give us a few horses to follow
Debucet and Young Wolf, 2 exciting 4yr olds from my mother’s yard
Hobbies outside horse racing?
Danny: Watching Netflix drinking tea and eating chocolate and then swimming to work off the chocolate .