Hughes rides to Seventh Heaven at windsor

JOCKEY Richard Hughes yesterday secured seven victories from an eight-race card in an incredible feat given bookmakers’ odds of 10,168-1 at Windsor. The 39-year-old is the second rider to do so at a UK event – Frankie Dettori was the last at Ascot in 1996. He won the first five races before finishing third in the day’s sixth and winning the final two, the last riding Mama Quilla. He said: “Every day my kid says, ‘How many winners today? Six or seven?’. I tell him I won’t ride that many, but I have today.”