Local trainer Willie Mullins and his mother Maureen picked up awards at the Horse Racing Ireland Awards yesterday in Leopardstown.
Willie for the National Hunt Award while Maureen got the Contribution to the Industry Award.
Horse of the year went to “Minding”, the Flat Award to Aidan O Brien, Mouse Morris got the Outstanding Achievement, point to point to Jamie Codd and Galway Racecourse was best venue.
Willie Mullins had another fantastic season with 34 Grade 1 wins worldwide, including seven at the Cheltenham Festival.
The Winners and Nominees for the 2016 Awards are as follows:
Willie Mullins – WINNER
Aidan O’Brien – WINNER
Jamie Codd – WINNER
Mouse Morris – WINNER
Joseph O’Brien/Donnacha O’Brien
HORSE OF THE YEAR
Minding – WINNER
Contribution to the Industry
The Contribution to the Industry Award was presented to Mrs Maureen Mullins. Previous winners include Des Scahill, Mick O’Toole, Jim Bolger, Moyglare Stud, Dermot Weld, Colm Murray and Michael Kinane.
Racecourse of the Year