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Douvan was a wide margin winner of the Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree

April 9th, 2016

Douvan, a brilliant winner of the Arkle, easily collected another Grade One prize in the Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree.

Paul Townend is expected to be out of the saddle for around 10 days.

December 26th, 2015

Paul Townend is expected to be out of the saddle for around 10 days.

Paul Townend was handed a 10-day suspension at Tramore

October 8th, 2015

Leading jockey Paul Townend was handed a 10-day suspension by the stewards at Tramore having been found guilty of dangerous riding after the opening race on the card.

Nichols Canyon claims dramatic Royal Bond Novice Hurdle

November 30th, 2014

Nichols Canyon made it to two from two as a jumped when running out a smart winner of the Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse, but stablemate and favourite Allez Colombieres was pulled up early on with a pelvic injury that ultimately proved fatal.

Vautour victory in Moscow

January 11th, 2014

Willie Mullins' Vautour had to work hard to win the Grade Two Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday.

Cork joy for Townend

November 17th, 2013

Paul Townend played a starring role at Cork with four winners, as Willie Mullins bagged three of his own to make it seven winners on the day for the champion trainer.

Arvika Ligeonniere lands Leopardstown prize

December 26th, 2012

Willie Mukllins' Arvika Ligeonniere led from pillar to post in the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown under Paul Townend.

Prince National favourite

February 25th, 2012

Prince De Beauchene underlined his John Smith's Grand National claims at Fairyhouse and is now favourite for the Aintree spectacular.

Mourad floors stablemate Mikael

February 19th, 2012

Mourad proved far too strong for stablemate Mikael D'Haguenet in the Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle at Navan on Sunday.

Hat-trick for Haguenet

January 21st, 2012

Mikael D'Haguenet completed his hat-trick in the Limestone Lad Hurdle with the minimum of fuss as connections continue to rebuild his confidence.

No problems for Quel Esprit

January 7th, 2012

Quel Esprit showed his class with a facile victory in the Beamish Stout Phil Sweeney Memorial Chase at Thurles on Saturday.

Unaccompanied is Istabraq star

December 29th, 2011

Dermot Weld's Unaccompanied grabbed Grade One glory in the Istabraq Festival Hurdle at Leopardstown on Thursday.

Sir gets lucky

December 26th, 2011

Sir Des Champs was a fortunate winner at Limerick as Willie Mullins completed an across the card treble with Blackstairmountain starring at Leopardstown.

Tempo triumph at Galway

July 27th, 2011

Blazing Tempo landed a big gamble to win the Galway Plate for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.

Townend back with a bang

April 27th, 2011

Paul Townend made a winning return to the saddle with a comfortable success aboard the Willie Mullins trained Rattan.

Townend suffers injury woe

March 27th, 2011

Paul Townend's Irish Jump Jockey's championship hopes dented as he misses three to four weeks of the season with a fractured collarbone.

Townend injured at Navan

March 26th, 2011

Paul Townend is facing a spell on the sidelines after fracturing his left collar bone in a fall at Navan.

Winter warmer for What A Charm

March 16th, 2011

Arthur Moore's What A Charm won the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham after a great battle up the hill with Kumbeshwar.

Mullins and Townend star

January 30th, 2011

Willie Mullins and Paul Townend dominated the card at Punchestown with five and four wins respectively, including both Grade Two races.

Hurricane proves Champion

January 23rd, 2011

Hurricane Fly confirmed his status as Ireland's leading two-mile hurdler with a fluent victory in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion.