Hughes wins 1,000 Guineas for 1st classic victory
NEWMARKET, England -- Sky Lantern won the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday, giving champion jockey Richard Hughes his first victory in an English classic.
Sent off at 9-1, Sky Lantern finished strongly to edge Just The Judge by a half-length, with Moth third in the race for fillies.
Hughes had never won one of the five flat-racing classics and said "it's taken a long time ... I believed in this filly... It's thoroughly deserved."
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