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Patrick Mullins, Leopardstown 20.12.12   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (  

PICTURE: Fully 13 days after equalling Billy Parkinson's 97-year-old Irish amateur record for most winners in a calender year, Patrick Mullins finally brought up the winner which broke the record - and then added another for good measure.

"It’s magic," he beamed. “I was starting to think it might not happen. There were a few meetings called off in the last week and then I wasn’t allowed to ride Prince De Beauchene after heading down to Limerick so I started to get worried."

He added: “It’s unbelievable but all the credit has to go to my father [trainer Willie Mullins]. He’s given me the horses to ride and given me the advice on how to ride them so it’s as much of an achievement for him as it is for me.”

The key winners for Mullins were Zuzka in the Grade 3 mares hurdle and Outlander in the bumper.

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