Richard Hughes is crowned champion jockey

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  • Richard Hughes won his first Flat jockeys’ championship, collecting the title on Saturday (10 November) at Doncaster.

    Despite giving other jockeys a five-week head start to the season, due to a ban he picked up while riding in India, Richard secured the title with 172 winners — including a seven-timer on 15 October at Windsor.

    The 39-year-old has been runner-up four times.

    And 23-year-old Amy Ryan from North Yorkshire became the first female jockey to be named champion apprentice outright, with 40 wins in the season.

    Hayley Turner shared the award in 2005 with Saleen Golam.

    John Gosden picked up his first trainers’ title and Godolphin won the owners’ championship.

    This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (15 November 2012)

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