Jockey Richard Hughes beats 10,000-1 odds, wins seven races in one day

Richard Hughes in this file photo dated October 6, 2012, at Newmarket, England. PA,AP Photo / Nigel French

WINDSOR, England Irish jockey Richard Hughes won seven of the eight races at Windsor Racecourse on Monday, a feat that totaled combined odds of 10,168-1.

Bookmaker Paddy Power says Hughes cost it about $1.2 million, with one person winning $136,400.

Hughes won the first race on board 13-8 joint-favorite Pivotal Movement and the second with 5-2 favorite East Texas Red.

Further victories came on Embankment (7-1), Magic Street (4-1 favorite) and Links Drive Lady (5-2 favorite).

After finishing third on Ever Fortune, Hughes was back to winning half an hour later on Duke Of Clarence (7-4 favorite) before rounding off an unforgettable day on Mama Quilla (15-8).

Jockey Frankie Dettori won seven races in a day at Ascot in 1996.

Popular on CBS News

Comments

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

Download