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)

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)

Flower Hill Beginners S'chase (Apache Jack - B.J. Cooper - 2015)

Martinstown Opportunity M'dn H'dle (Herbiegoesbananas - C. Brassil - 2016)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2014/201510000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2016/2017572643€15,313€24,738€40,050
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
Thurles 20/10/16 Total Recall J.J. Burke BegCh 2m 6f fell 11-12 Beginners S'chase
Thurles 20/10/16 Sheamus R. Loughran BegCh 2m 6f 8 11-12 Beginners S'chase
Thurles 20/10/16 Wingoldandwearit R. Loughran HcpHdl 2m 17 11-12 102 Premier County H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 17/10/16 Coeur Joyeux B.J. Geraghty MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-4 Roscommon M'dn H'dle €2,000
Punchestown 13/10/16 Apache Jack C.M. Collins HcpHdl 2m 4f 7 11-8 135 November Festival Christmas Fair Hcp Hdl
Punchestown 12/10/16 Art Of Payroll (GER) J.J. Burke BegCh 2m 2 11-12 Bet & Watch Beginners S'chase €2,700
Galway 11/10/16 The Granson J.C. Barry NHF 2m 110yds 3 11-2 Jamie Kyne Memorial INH Flat Race €1,000
Fairyhouse 08/10/16 Racing Stripes R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 7 11-3 Jumps Returns To Fairyhouse M'dn H'dle
Gowran-Park 01/10/16 Small World M.A. Enright MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 Kilkenny River Court Hotel M'dn H'dle
Gowran-Park 30/09/16 Wingoldandwearit R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 Racing Again Tomorrow M'dn H'dle
Navan 24/09/16 Phil's Magic J.J. Burke BegCh 2m 4f 6 11-12 125 Emerald Facility Services Beg S'chase
Navan 24/09/16 Racing Stripes R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 13 11-8 Troytown Bar M'dn H'dle
Listowel 14/09/16 Phil's Magic J.J. Burke HcpCh 3m fell 9-7 125 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A)
Galway 06/09/16 Wingoldandwearit R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 110yds 9 11-12 O'Leary Insurances M'dn H'dle
Galway 06/09/16 Carlitos Bay J.J. Burke MdnHdl 2m 5f 57yds 8 11-12 Nutritional Therapy Ireland M'dn H'dle
Cork 28/08/16 Herbiegoesbananas J.B. Kane HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-5 102 Buy Online @ Hcap Hdle
Navan 27/08/16 Sports Barrow D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 6f 1 9-5 56 Like Navan On Facebook H'cap €5,625
Down-Royal 26/08/16 Wheres Hannah R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 6 10-13 Allied Bakeries (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Down-Royal 26/08/16 Art Of Security J.J. Burke MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 Tayto Group M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 19/08/16 Carlitos Bay J.J. Codd NHF 2m 3f 110yds 6 12-0 Athlone INH Flat Race

*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).