John Mullins, Professional Greyhound Trainer



Welcome to the website of Dillymore Kennels, home of John Mullins and his team.

John Mullins has a lifetime of experience in all aspects of greyhound racing and breeding. He is considered by many to be one of the top trainers in the country.  John and his wife, Debbie, have impressive facilities at Dillymore Kennels, Capel St Mary in beautiful Constable Country on Essex\Suffolk border, having moved here a number of years ago and having purpose brick built kennels erected.

About John Mullins

John Mullins is basically a shy unassuming character. He was born in Gloucester on 22nd October 1964 to parents Pat and Linda Mullins. He was born into a life revolved around greyhounds.  His father died at a young age leaving his mother Linda to take over the business. She herself became a prolific trainer whose achievements speak for themselves.

John took over the licence in 2001 when his mother retired.

John is attached to Yarmouth Greyhound Stadium for the kennel's graded runners and will travel to any track in the UK with his open racers. 

The key to success is entering the correct dogs at the correct tracks over the most suitable race distance and John will always listen to the opinion of his owners but will always do what is best for the racing greyhound.

John has contacts in the UK and Ireland to source the owners needs of the particular greyhound required.  Please feel free to call or e-mail John for advice or recommendations.

Kennel visits are welcome by prior arrangement, please contact John to arrange your visit to Dillymore where you will be made to feel at home by the wonderful staff on hand.


                                           John Mullins and his best friend Junior (aka 'Littleman')


Find out what makes John Mullins tick in this video



John Mullins Roll of Honour


Blonde Jeannie

2007 Yorkshire Oaks, 2007 Midland Oaks, 2007 Wimbledon Oaks, 2007 Monmore Festival

Blonde Pearl

2006 & 2007 Grolch Grand Prix Nottingham, 2007 Nottingham William Hill Super Stayers Trophy

Maxie Rumble

2003 Oxford Cesarewitch, 2003 Hall Green Prestige - 2003 BGRB Stayer of the Year

Blonde Ranger

2003 Reading Masters Winner

Confident Kermit

2008 Romford Puppy Cup

Black Taxi

2007 Romford Golden Sprint Final, 2008 Poole Golden Crest

Blonde Buster

2007 Peterborough Fengate Collar & 2007 Peterborough Derby

Knockies Hannah

2011 TV Trophy

Blonde Dino

2007 Monmore Ladbrokes Puppy Derby, 2008 Sheffield Steel City Cup, 2008 Dundalk International, 2008 English Derby Finalist and was World Record Holder at Monmore with 27.81 (480m)

Manera Spark

2005 Sittingbourne Kent Derby

Blonde Pedro

2006 Coventry Puppy Cup


2003 Nottingham National Sprint

Droopys Carvalho

2008 Hove Sussex Cup, 2009 Romford Coronation Cup

Sherrif Bow Wow

2002 Walthamstow Grand Prix

Scotts Kelly

2001 Walthamstow Arc

Flashing Tone

2004 Walthamstow Ocean Trailers Puppy Stakes

Palacemews Lad

2003 Poole Golden Crest Winner

Blonde Fern

2008 Sheffield Yorkshire Oaks, 2009 Hall Green Blue Riband

Blonde Joey

2008 Peterborough Veterens Derby


2001 Walthamstow Videx Puppy Derby

Cagey Jeff

2008 Yarmouth Kronenbourg Sprint

Jacks Spark

2004 Prestige Hall Green & 2004 Kent Derby Sittingbourne

Swift Keith

2014 Yarmouth East Anglian Derby Winner

Borna Champ

2014 Crayford Carlsberg Kent St Leger Winner

Burgess Borna

2014 Crayford J B Riney MBE Boxing Day Marathon Winner

Soviet Kenny  

2015 Romford Coronation Cup Winner




  Blonde Jeannie winning 2007 Wimbleon Oaks for owner Mark Currell                 Swift Keith Winning 2014 Yarmouth East Anglian Derby (courtesy of Steve Nash Photography)

High Points in the sport for John

Home bred\reared and trained Knockies Hannah winning the 2011 TV Trophy (video of race)

Blonde Dino winning the Dundalk International (beating the fantastic College Causeway) (video of race)

Blonde Jeannie coming back after a serious tendon injury and winning all three Oaks

Swift Keith winning the 2014 Yarmouth East Anglian Derby

Best Greyhound ever put a lead on 

Maxie Rumble

Ultimate ambition

To win English, Scottish & Irish Derbys with the same dog!!



Contact details:
John Mullins
Dillymore Kennels
London Road
Capel St Mary

Telephone 01473 311069
Mobile        07854 057715
Email         mullinsdebs@aol.com