Richard Hughes saddled three winners at Ffos Las’s flat meeting on Tuesday.
Hughes rode over 2,500 winners, was champion jockey three times and equalled a record set by Frankie Dettori by riding seven winners in a day at Windsor in 2012. He started training at Lambourn in 2015 and has steadily increased the number and quality of his horses since then. This was his first treble as a trainer.
Hughes told the Racing Post, “I loved Ffos Las when I was riding as it’s very fair and now I absolutely love the place as a trainer.”
He had two runners in the maiden, but it was his second string, Hellovaqueen, who took the honours. Hughes credited apprentice jockey Stephen Cummins, who rides the filly at home, for making the filly more controllable. He won the last two races on the card with Ellen Gates and Jashma, both favourites and both partnered by Shane Kelly.