Richard Hughes: The best jockey of GB Season 2012

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Richard Hughes: The best jockey of GB  Season 2012
With his second career best 167 wins, Richard Hughes has beautifully placed himself at top of the list of ten best jockeys of the current racing season of Great Britain.
The Ireland-born star jockey has ridden a number of high-class winners this year to earn a handsome prize money worth £2,057,453.
Since the beginning of this season, he has been on the backs of 796 runners. Along with 167 wins, the skilled and experienced rider has registered 130 seconds and 83 thirds. This is an awesome record indeed.
Hughes has been serving the sport since 1992. His highest victories of a year came in 2010 when 192 of his 1098 runners finished first.
The brilliant jockey is the son of the renowned National Hunt trainer, Dessie Hughes. It was Richard Hannon whose horses brought him to fame. He also worked with Price Khalid Abdullah for at least seven years.
The best thing about Hughes is that he has performed equally well everywhere in the world. Along with England, he has made glorious marks in France, India, Ireland and Italy as well.
Some of the jockey’s iconic English titles include Cheveley Park Stakes, Coronation Stakes, Falmouth Stakes, Haydock Sprint Cup, July Cup, King's Stand Stakes, Lockinge Stakes, Nassau Stakes, Nunthorpe Stakes, Queen Anne Stakes and Sussex Stakes.
During this season, the experienced rider drove four top-ranked winners in high-stakes races.
On August 4, he took The Fugue to win the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (Fillies & Mares). He went on to lead Sky Lantern to finish first in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies).
Hughes was on the back of Victrix Ludorum when she won £300,000 Tattersalls Millions 2yo Fillies' Trophy on October 6. Olympic Glory was the last runner who won Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium) (Group 1) (2yo Colts & Fillies) (Turf) (Sponsors Al
Emadi) under this prestigious jockey.
These stats show the class and caliber of Hughes who is known for exploiting the natural talent of every runner he rides. He does not push a horse forcefully to run, but he lets him do his natural game. This is the reason he has been such a successful rider.
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