Neil Mulholland is based just outside Bath, at Stoke Limpley in Conkwell Grange Stables, and trains The Detainee on behalf of Crowd Racing.
A superb trainer, with great results on both the flat and over jumps, Neil managed to get The Detainee to win his first run for the yard at Chepstow over 1m4f. The first race TD won, in his 12 races and with definite signs that there are more to come.
Crowd Racing are delighted to have The Detainee with Neil and the team at Conkwell Grange, and we look forward to the day when we can add further racehorses into the stable.
Born in 1980 Neil Mulholland was brought up surrounded by a family that loved horses. His father Brian always had a horse in training and he loved to breed with his own mares to try and find that big race winner we are all looking for. Neil had a pony from my first memories, it was in his blood.
At the age of 11 years old Neil started to ride out for Ian Duncan who was my local trainer based just a couple of miles away and at the age of 12 years old he wrote a secret letter to Aidan O’Brien who at the time was champion jumps trainer to ask him for some work experience. To his surprise, Aidan replied and Neil spent 6 years in total with him, the first 3 years part time when he was at school, the last 3 years full time to on his apprenticeship. Neil enjoyed every minute at Aidan’s and learned so much and it was there that he started his riding career and went on to ride about 120 winners, riding for a lot of great trainers on a lot of nice horses.
Neil was a journeyman jockey so had to work hard and ride for as many trainers as possible meaning he got to see a lot of different ways people train. In 2008 he took out his first trainer’s licence, with a brilliant first season, training 17 winners.
In the past 5 years, Neil Mulholland has gone from strength to strength with over 250 winners over jumps and 50 winners on the flat. There have also been a combined 300+ placed horses and over £2,250,000 in prize-money. A phenomenal return in such a short period of time and Neil is undoubtedly on the fastest rising stars in the UK training.
Stable stars such as Carole’s Destrier, Pilgrims Bay, Shantou Village, Druids Nephew and Southfield Royale all grace the yard and will the cornerstones of what promises to be another great season for the Mulholland team.
Neil Mulholland trains at Conkwell Grange, and it is undoubtedly a top class training facility, with everything
you would expect to enable Neil to the best out of the racehorses. Facilities include the following:
Stiff 4f all-weather hill gallop and a flat 7f woodchip gallop
Three horse walkers
Schooling grounds – Easyfix fences and hurdles
Sand school with various poles, beams and jumps – ideal for youngsters
Equine Spa – ideal for horses recovering from injury
Vibrating Plate – reduces muscle soreness and improves circulation
Two horseboxes (two stalls)
Large horse transporter – can carry up to six horses
Various turnout paddocks
You can follow Neil on Twitter Neil_Mulholland
Jamie Osborne trains at the beautiful Old Malthouse in Lambourn and trains both Born To Finish and our new unnamed 2yr old Zoffany filly for Crowd Racing. Jamie also has a second yard at the top of the hill, where his older horses are currently housed. The facilities are fabulous and as with all yards in Lambourn, they have access to the Jockey Club managed gallops which are some of the very best in Europe.
Potential owners are welcome to visit the yard, see the horse, and meet the team.
Jamie is more of a visual man than a wordsmith and you can see a number of excellent videos on the facilities at the yard by clicking here.
Jamie has a superb record of training racehorses and in the past 5 years has trained almost 200 winners at a strike rate of 13%, with a further 316 placed runners. Almost 50% of his horses win races, a stat that stands up against almost any trainer in the country. He has already had 24 winners in 2017 and with a strong collection of 2 yr olds yet to run, that number promises to rise significantly.
A fun, engaging and very knowledgeable trainer Jamie is a great fit for Crowd Racing, combining the ability to make owners laugh and smile with his candour and humour with a desire to find an edge any way he can and train winners.
You can follow Jamie Osborne on Twitter: @osbornejamie