Hughes wins 1,000 Guineas for 1st classic victory
NEWMARKET, England (AP)
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.''