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Come into the home of the champion flat jockey for 2012, Richard Hughes. Spend some time with him as he talks about his life and times in an out of the saddle. On horses such as Sky Lantern, Canford Cliffs and Paco Boy.
He talks about the influence of his father, Dessie, and his early riding days in Ireland.
He is related to both Richard Hannon senior and junior and he reveals that he aims to be a trainer one day himself, and pit his wits against his father and brother-in-law.
He also talks about the great Frankel and his late trainer Sir Henry Cecil.
Sit back an enjoy 'Hughesie' talking frankly about racing today. He even has a tip for punters.