PATRICK MULLINS was on Sunday evening crowned the winning-most amateur jockey in National Hunt history.
The twenty-eight-year-old overtook Ted Walsh’s record of 545 career victories with success aboard his father’s Queens Boulevard at Sligo.
PA:Press Association Mullins, here celebrating after winning at the Cheltenham Festival, broke the amateur record on Sunday evening
It was a record-breaking ride straight out of the Patrick Mullins handbook, as both he and his mount stalked the pace before sauntering into the lead.
The pair went clear but before Mullins could celebrate, he had to hold a late thrust from Just A Boy, who only narrowly failed to reel the leaders in.
The victory probably won’t be high on the list of Mullins’ big-race successes, but the son of champion trainer Willie was delighted to have broken the record.
He said: “It’s fantastic and something quite cool.