At home with Richard Hughes

Champion Jockey Richard Hughes has already enjoyed a great start to the current Flat season, landing his first ever British Classic at the start of the month aboard Sky Lantern in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas and then following this up with victory in the Epsom Oaks at the weekend. Hughes has plenty more to look forward to for the rest of the year as principal rider for the powerful Richard Hannon stable and British Champions Series recently visited him at his home to speak to him.

Aly Rowell chats to him and his wife, Lizzie, daughter of Richard Hannon, about being Champion, his aims for this season and how he relaxes away from the racetrack. Also having just won the Epsom Oaks, the feature fillies’ event, over the weekend, Hughes still says that, “my ambition is to win the Derby”.