We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It

Richard Hughes

Born: 11 Jan 1973

Nationality: Irish

Classic Wins: 1

Irish 2000 Guineas: Canford Cliffs (2010)

Career History

Richard Hughes is one of the tallest men in the weighing room, but his height has not affected a career that continues to blossom. 

At around 5ft 10ins Hughes was always going to have trouble with his weight and it's unsurprising to see that he has ventured into the national hunt scene and has incredibly won over 30 races over timber including the Irish Champion Hurdle in 1997.

Born in Dublin, Hughes was born into a racing dynasty as his father Dessie is a top trainer, but a lack of opportunity in his native Ireland meant Hughes would make the trip over to the UK for work.

In the mid 1990's he gained a lot of rides from future father-in-law Richard Hannon and the pair have since become very successful as the partnership progressed.

In 2000, Hughes broke the 100 mark for winners in a season and this captured the eye of owner Prince Khalid Abdullah and in 2001 he signed Hughes up to be his retained jockey. 

For six years the pair teamed up and in that time grabbed a plethora of Group Ones with Oasis Dream the stand-out as he stormed to July Cup and Nunthorpe Glory in 2003.

As Hughes' career continued on an upward curve he found himself challenging for the leading jockey's championship, but in 2008, 2009 and 2010 he found himself come second to Ryan Moore twice and Paul Hanagan respectively.

In 2010 Hughes finally bagged his first Classic glory with multiple Group One winner Canford Cliffs, who stormed to Irish 2000 Guineas glory when trained by Hannon.

As Hannon continues to accommodate top horses in the yard it will no doubt reap more rewards for Hughes and it surely won't be long until he can bag an English Classic and maybe even the leading jockey title.

Other Leading Flat Jockeys

Ryan Moore

Kieren Fallon

Frankie Dettori

Johnny Murtagh

 

x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.
x
Bet £10 Get £30
Exclusive Promo Code
30f
JOIN NOW
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&Cs apply.

We are committed to supporting Responsible Gambling Initiatives - For additional information visit : GamCare | Gamble Aware | Gamblers Anonymous

Tom Lee's Betting Tips

View the latest racing tips from RTE Racing Presenter Tom Lee.

Read Toms Tips Now

Upcoming Meetings

October

    View Complete Racing Schedule

    We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
    Got It