Sandra Hughes

County Of Origin: Kildare

Date of licence: 2014/15

First winner : Sub Lieutenant, Fairyhouse, November 29th, 2014

Significant horses: Sub Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel, Thunder And Roses.

Assoc. jockeys: Bryan Cooper, Roger Loughran, David Mullins

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Did you know: Sandra took over her father Dessie's trainers’ licence in the days following his death in November 2014 and wasted little time in getting among the winners. She saddled Lieutenant Colonel to win the Grade 1 Bar One Racing Hatton´s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse within a fortnight of acquiring her licence and the same horse went on to win the Grade 1 Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown that December. Another notable early success came Sandra's way when Sub Lieutenant won the Grade 2 Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle at Thurles in February of 2015. Better was to come as she trained Thunder And Roses, ridden by Katie Walsh, to win the BoyleSports Irish Grand National in April, 2015.  

BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) (Thunder And Roses - K. Walsh - 2015)

The Underwriting Exchange H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Nearly Nama'd - B.J. Geraghty - 2016)

Squared Financial Christmas H'dle (Grade 1) (Lieutenant Colonel (GB) - B.J. Cooper - 2014)

Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) (Lieutenant Colonel (GB) - B.J. Cooper - 2014)

EasyFix H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Nearly Nama'd - R. Loughran - 2015)

Agnelli Motor Park Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Acapella Bourgeois (FR) - J.J. Burke - 2016)

ATR Michael Purcell Memorial Nov H'dle (Grade 2) (Acapella Bourgeois (FR) - R. Walsh - 2016)

Michael Purcell Memorial Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Sub Lieutenant - B.J. Geraghty - 2015)

Naas Directors Plate Novice S'chase (Grade 3) (Sub Lieutenant - D.J. Mullins - 2016)

Irish Racing Writers Kingsfurze Nov.Hdle (Listed) (Phil's Magic - J.J. Burke - 2015)

Arctic Tack Stud Veterans H'cap S'chase (Canaly - R. Loughran - 2016)

Naas Supporters H'cap H'dle (Total Recall - D.J. Mullins - 2016)

Rainbow Communications H'cap S'chase (Knockanarrigan - B. Hayes - 2015)

RED MILLS Conyngham Cup (QR) Hcap Schase (Canaly - D. O'Connor - 2017)

Prancer and Dancer Rated Novice S'chase (Total Recall - R. Loughran - 2016)

Copper Face Jacks M'dn H'dle (Acapella Bourgeois (FR) - J.J. Burke - 2015)

Greenmount Park Beginners S'chase (Morney Wing - A.P. Heskin - 2015)

Go Racing In Kildare 3YO M'dn H'dle (Sports Barrow - R. Loughran - 2015)

PaddyPower Chelt.Trial 22nd Feb Mdn Hdle (Phil's Magic - J.J. Burke - 2015)

Michael Fitzpatrick Memorial M'dn H'dle (Total Recall - B.J. Cooper - 2015)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2014/201510000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2016/201710069710€43,750€50,550€94,300
National Hunt 2015/201618313182323€248,163€149,625€397,788
National Hunt 2014/201514715151819€370,985€177,385€548,370
Flat 201651001€5,625€475€6,100
Flat 201530000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Leopardstown 22/01/17 Carlitos Bay J.J. Burke MdnHdl 2m 2f 10 11-12 Best Price Guaranteed M'dn H'dl
Leopardstown 22/01/17 Kickham R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 2f 11 11-10 Best Price Guaranteed M'dn H'dl
Leopardstown 22/01/17 Apache Jack R. Loughran HcpHdl 3m 8 11-9 130 Bet & Watch Racing At Hcap Hdle
Leopardstown 22/01/17 Total Recall R. Loughran HcpCh 2m 5f 11 10-0 130 Leopardstown H'cap S'chase (Grade A)
Navan 21/01/17 Acapella Bourgeois (FR) R. Loughran BegCh 2m 4f 1 11-12 Flower Hill Beginners S'chase
Fairyhouse 15/01/17 Guitar Pete R. Loughran HcpCh 2m 1f 6 10-5 129 Bar One Racing Dan Moore Mem. H'cap S'ch (Grade A) €2,000
Fairyhouse 15/01/17 Seanathair R. Loughran HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-10 97 Madden Raparees Fundraising H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 14/01/17 Side Saddle R. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-2 108 Visit (M) H'cap Hdle
Punchestown 14/01/17 Canaly D. O'Connor HcpCh 3m 1f 1 11-3 118 RED MILLS Conyngham Cup (QR) Hcap Schase €10,625
Fairyhouse 01/01/17 West Bridge R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 6 11-7 Promote Your Business (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 01/01/17 Back Before Dawn C. Brassil HcpCh 3m 1f fell 10-8 114 Ir.Grand National April 17th H'cap S'ch
Leopardstown 29/12/16 Coeur Joyeux B.J. Geraghty MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 119 Guinness M'dn H'dle €2,600
Leopardstown 28/12/16 Seanathair R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 4f 35yds 10 11-7 At The Races M'dn H'dle
Limerick 28/12/16 Canaly C. Brassil HcpCh 2m 6f 120yds 4 10-13 119 Cube Veterans H'cap S'chase €825
Leopardstown 28/12/16 Acapella Bourgeois (FR) R. Loughran BegCh 2m 3f 4 11-12 Ballymaloe Foods Beginners S'chase €700
Leopardstown 27/12/16 Guitar Pete I.J. McCarthy HcpHdl 2m 15 11-1 133 Paddy Power 'You Beauty' H'cap H'dle
Down-Royal 26/12/16 Racing Stripes R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 6 11-4 Enda Bell M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 26/12/16 Floramar C.D. Timmons MdnHdl 2m 8 11-2 Horse & Jockey Hotel M'dn H'dle
Down-Royal 26/12/16 Art Of Payroll (GER) R. Loughran BegCh 2m 4f 4 11-12 135 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €700
Thurles 18/12/16 Back Before Dawn C. Brassil HcpCh 3m 187yds 1 10-12 102 Molony Cup H'cap S'chase €7,813

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).