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Swiss Spirit Colt Tops Tattersalls Ascot Breeze Up Sale

A Swiss Spirit colt costing £110,000 (US$144,835) topped a buoyant Tattersalls Ascot Breeze Up Sale where there was an increase in trade which produced a clearance rate of 86 percent. The aggregate of the sale concluded at £1,377,000 ($1,813,065), the median at £13,000 ($17,117) and the average of £20,552 ($27,060). The final lot of the […]

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Hughes Enjoys ‘Absolutely Brilliant’ Sendoff At Goodwood

Jockey Richard Hughes was given a grand sendoff at Goodwood Saturday, his last day in the saddle before retirement. “I got an amazing reception, which I didn’t expect. It was wonderful,” Hughes said, as quoted by the Racing Post. “I’m just glad I got through the day without getting too emotional. I did out on […]

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Undefeated Golden Horn Takes On Elders In King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The unbeaten Investec Derby and Coral-Eclipse winner Golden Horn (GB) leads the field of 10 horses Saturday at Ascot in the 1 ½ mile King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) with the winner receiving the sixth  automatic berth this year into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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Dettori Among Those Paying Tribute As Hughes Calls Time On Riding Career

British champion jockey Richard Hughes, who had originally announced that he would retire from the saddle at the end of the year, has decided to wrap up that segment of his career earlier than expected. Late last week, Hughes in essence gave his ‘two week’s notice’, announcing that he would retire after the upcoming Glorious […]

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Velazquez To Ride In Turkey’s International Jockey Challenge

Hall of Fame jockey, John Velazquez, will join an all-star cast of international riders, including Richard Hughes (Great Britain), Mirco Demuro (Italy), Kevin Manning (Ireland) and Pierre-Charles Boudot (France), as they take on a team of leading local riders in the Turkish International Jockey Challenge on Wednesday, July 15 at Istanbul’s Veliefendi Racecourse.  The four-race […]

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Group 1 Winner Toronado Will Shuttle To Australia

Multiple Group 1 winner Toronado, currently standing at England’s National Stud, will shuttle to Swettenham Stud in Victoria, Australia, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. The Daily Racing Form reported that the 5-year-old High Chaparral son is in the midst of his first season in England, where he stands for about $22,388 USD. He will […]

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Champion British Jockey Richard Hughes To Retire At End Of Year

Three-time champion British jockey Richard Hughes has announced that he will retire from the saddle at the end of 2015. The Racing Post reports that the talented Hughes, who is the stable jockey for Richard Hannon Jr., plans to begin training horses next year. Hughes, 42, is the son of the late Dessie Hughes, who […]

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Irish Jumps Trainer Dessie Hughes Dies at 71

Dessie Hughes, a leading Irish racehorse trainer who rode Davy Lad to victory in the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1977, has died after battling an illness. He was 71. Hughes began his career as a jockey, and found great success at the Cheltenham Festival – not only with Davy Lad, but also with Monksfield, […]

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Sole Power Repeats in King’s Stand

Sole Power charged from last to first in the final furlong to win the King’s Stand Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 17. It was the second victory in the five-furlong contest for the 7-year-old gelding, who won this event in 2013 under jockey Johnny Murtagh. This time he was piloted by Richard Hughes, who […]

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Toronado Stylish in Queen Anne Victory

Toronado justified his heavy favoritism with a sharp three-quarter length victory over Verrazano in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) on the opening day of Royal Ascot. Ridden confidently by Richard Hughes, Toronado was settled in mid-pack as Ansgar went to the front to set the pace. Two furlongs from home, Hughes went to work aboard […]

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