Wanted in the US: an Irish-linked paedophile who lived the high life

Daniel Mullan was brought to justice in Ireland and claims to have friends in high places

Danile Mullan’s life unravelled following the lodgment of the complaint against him by an Irish victim in 2009. Photograph: Ireland International News Agency

Danile Mullan’s life unravelled following the lodgment of the complaint against him by an Irish victim in 2009. Photograph: Ireland International News Agency

It is one of the most famous photographs in American racing history: jockey Ron Turcotte rides a flower-garlanded Secretariat into the winner’s circle at Belmont Park racetrack in New York in 1973.

The victory made Secretariat a legend – the first horse in a quarter century to have achieved the Triple Crown, which lauds the capture by a three-year-old of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes in a single year.

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