Hughes eyeing overseas venture

Rasheed Hughes is once again the king in the sport of kings.

The 24-year-old jockey finished the year at the top of the standings for the fourth consecutive horse racing season with 28 wins from 126 starts to claim an unprecedented fifth title in the last six years for earnings of $669 824.

In what is probably Hughes’ best season to date, he also pulled off the coveted Barbados Triple Crown, winning all three jewels, the Barbados Guineas, Midsummer Creole Classic and Barbados Derby with the Andrew Nunes-trained People’s Champ.

His meteoric rise from his days as a 16-year-old apprentice and subsequent domination of local horse racing for much of the last decade have prompted some calls for Hughes to take his talent overseas to one of the larger venues.  (NM)

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