Most successful trainers of all time at The Festival
Willie Mullins (c) Healy Racing Gordon Elliott captured The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award for the second successive year in 2018, sending out a magnificent joint-record eight winners over the four days of The Festival™ presented by Bulmers.
Elliott's eight winners equalled the record set by his great rival in Ireland, Willie Mullins, in 2015. Mullins enjoyed seven winners in 2018 to become the most successful trainer of all-time at The Festival with 61 successes, overtaking Britain's Nicky Henderson, who has had 60 victories after two wins and six seconds last year.
Despite gaining his first Festival victory as recently as 2011, Elliott is already up to 22 winners and only behind Willie Mullins, Tom Dreaper and Vincent O'Brien when it comes to the most successful Irish-based trainers of all time at The Festival.
Current trainers in bold. (NB trainers of some of the earliest winners were not recorded)