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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 Festivalâ„¢ 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 and has now moved on to 65 winners following another four in 2019.

Despite gaining his first Festival victory as recently as 2011, Elliott is already up to 25 winners and only behind Willie Mullins and Tom Dreaper when it comes to the most successful Irish-based trainers of all time at The Festival.

65
Willie Mullins IRE (1995-present)
64
Nicky Henderson (1985-present)
45
Paul Nicholls (1999-present)
40
Fulke Walwyn (1946-86)
34
Martin Pipe (1981-2006)
28
Fred Winter (1970-1988)
27
Fred Rimell (1948-1981)
26
Tom Dreaper IRE (1946-1971)
26
Jonjo O'Neill (1991-present)
25
Gordon Elliott IRE (2011-present)
23
Vincent O'Brien IRE (1948-1959)
23
Bob Turnell (1956-1980)
22
Ivor Anthony (1930-1952)
20
Philip Hobbs (1990-present)
19
George Beeby (1930-1959)
18
Edward O'Grady IRE (1974-present)
17
David Nicholson (1986-1999)
17
Nigel Twiston-Davies (1992-present)
15
Harry Brown (1920-1938)
15
Tom Coulthwaite (1911-1936)
15
Alan King (2004-present)
15
David Pipe (2007-present)
15
Tom Rimell (1927-1949)
14
Dan Moore IRE (1953-1979)
13
Jack Anthony (1929-1950)
13
Peter Easterby (1967-1986)
13
Tim Forster (1963-1998)
12
John Edwards (1969-1994)
12
Tom Jones (1965-1978)

Current trainers in bold. (NB trainers of some of the earliest winners were not recorded)

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