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DEATH OF RACING GREAT HUGHES

 
Dessie Hughes, one of Ireland's racing greats as a trainer and before that as a jockey, has died at the age of 71.He enjoyed huge success in both spheres, riding Monksfield to win the Champion Hurdle in 1979 and also saddling Hardy Eustace to victory in the Cheltenham Festival highlight in 2004 and 2005. Hughes, who had been battling illness, is survived by his wife Eileen, son and three-time champion Flat jockey Richard and daughter Sandra. 

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