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)

Ten Up Novice S'chase (Grade 2) (Acapella Bourgeois (FR) - R. Loughran - 2017)

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)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2014/201510000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2016/2017116810710€83,625€55,550€139,175
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
Naas 26/02/17 Giant Spirit (USA) R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 4 11-11 BestOdds In Your PaddyPower Shop Mdn Hdl
Punchestown 22/02/17 Side Saddle C. Brassil HcpHdl 2m 6f 8 11-2 106 Festival Hospitality From 109 H'cap Hdle
Punchestown 22/02/17 Louie The Second R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Navan 19/02/17 Acapella Bourgeois (FR) R. Loughran NovCh 3m 1 11-3 143 Ten Up Novice S'chase (Grade 2) €25,500
Punchestown 05/02/17 Canaly Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 3m 4f 6 9-3 124 National Trial Hcap S'chase (Grade B) €1,000
Punchestown 05/02/17 Apache Jack R. Loughran HcpCh 3m 4f p.u. 9-9 123 National Trial Hcap S'chase (Grade B)
Fairyhouse 04/02/17 West Bridge R. Loughran NovHdl 2m 2f 5 10-13 120 Coolmore Soldier Of Fortune (M) Nov Hdle (Grade 3) €875
Fairyhouse 04/02/17 Racing Stripes R. Loughran HcpHdl 2m 4f 10 11-1 100 Next Racing Feb. 25th Novice H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 04/02/17 Guitar Pete R. Loughran Ch 3m 1f 5 10-11 126 Book Online At Rated S'ch €625
Fairyhouse 04/02/17 Off The Charts M.P. Walsh HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds p.u. 11-7 103 Irish Grand National April 17th Hcp S'ch
Naas 28/01/17 Louie The Second R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 3f 7 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Gowran-Park 26/01/17 Giant Spirit (USA) R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 2 11-10 Langton House Hotel M'dn H'dle €2,500
Fairyhouse 25/01/17 West Bridge R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 10-13 Discounts @ (M) M'dn H'dle €6,250
Leopardstown 22/01/17 Total Recall R. Loughran HcpCh 2m 5f 11 10-0 130 Leopardstown H'cap S'chase (Grade A)
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
Navan 21/01/17 Acapella Bourgeois (FR) R. Loughran BegCh 2m 4f 1 11-12 Flower Hill Beginners S'chase €8,125
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

*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).