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 2016/201710000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2014/201510000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2016/2017126812812€83,625€72,300€155,925
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 25/03/17 Art Of Payroll (GER) R. Loughran BegCh 2m 6f 3 11-12 133 Devil's Bit Beginners S'chase €1,200
Thurles 25/03/17 Giant Spirit (USA) C. Brassil MdnHdl 2m 4 11-0 Martinstown Opportunity M'dn H'dle €650
Dundalk 24/03/17 Sheamus K.J. Manning Mdn 2m 7 9-8 Free Daily Tips On M'dn
Clonmel 21/03/17 Off The Charts C. Brassil HcpCh 2m 7f p.u. 10-13 100 Martinstown Opportunity H'cap S'chase
Limerick 19/03/17 West Bridge R. Loughran NovHdl 2m 6f 6 10-12 118 KerryGroup EBF ShannonSpray (M) Nov Hdle
Navan 19/03/17 Nearly Nama'd P.T. Enright Ch 2m 4f 2 11-5 142 Webster Cup S'chase (Grade 2) €8,500
Wexford 17/03/17 Canaly R. Loughran HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 10-5 123 Arctic Tack Stud Veterans H'cap S'chase
Leopardstown 05/03/17 Off The Charts C. Brassil HcpCh 2m 5f 60yds p.u. 10-11 100 Martinstown Opportunity H'cap S'chase
Navan 04/03/17 Canaly C. Brassil HcpCh 3m 2 10-5 123 Newgrange Veterans H'cap S'chase €4,200
Naas 26/02/17 Giant Spirit (USA) R. Loughran MdnHdl 2m 4 11-11 BestOdds In Your PaddyPower Shop Mdn Hdl €700
Naas 26/02/17 Total Recall R. Loughran HcpCh 2m 4f 5 10-9 130 Woodlands Nas Na Riogh Novice H'cap S'ch (Grade B) €1,500
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 9-5 124 National Trial Hcap S'chase (Grade B) €1,000
Punchestown 05/02/17 Apache Jack R. Loughran HcpCh 3m 4f p.u. 9-12 123 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

*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).