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Brian Hughes

Winner of the 2019/20 Champion Jump Jockeys’ title, Brian Hughes was born on the 27th of June 1985 and grew up in County Armagh in Northern Ireland.

Initially aspiring to be a Flat jockey, by 14, Hughes was out riding regularly for local trainer James Lambe at Down Royal before leaving school at 16 to attend the Irish Turf Club’s racing academy RACE in Kildare.

There he built up valuable experience learning under the guidance of Curragh trainer Kevin Prendergast for four years before switching to the jumps.