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Richard Hills (jockey)


Richard Hills (born January 22, 1963) is a flat racing jockey. He is twin brother to Michael Hills (also a jockey) and their father is racehorse trainer Barry Hills. The twins' older brother John Hills is also a trainer. They also have two younger brothers, Charles Hills (Assistant Trainer to his father Barry) and George Hills who works in the Breeding and Insurance side of the industry in Kentucky, USA.

Richard Hills rode his first winner, Border Dawn, at Doncaster Racecourse October 26, 1979. His first Group 1 winner was Ashal in the Ascot Gold Cup in 1990. He became the second jockey of Hamdan Al Maktoum in 1995, and was promoted to first jockey in 1997 following the retirement of Willie Carson. He also fills in for spares rides for Godolphin Racing.


British career wins

  • 1979 - 2
  • 1980 - 6
  • 1981 - 12
  • 1982 - 31
  • 1983 - 25
  • 1984 - 39
  • 1985 - 39
  • 1986 - 42
  • 1987 - 46
  • 1988 - 52
  • 1989 - 63
  • 1990 - 56
  • 1991 - 67
  • 1992 - 52
  • 1993 - 57
  • 1994 - 59
  • 1995 - 70
  • 1996 - 71
  • 1997 - 85
  • 1998 - 83
  • 1999 - 77
  • 2000 - 81
  • 2001 - 79
  • 2002 - 82
  • 2003 - 75
  • 2004 - 66
  • 2005 - 72
  • 2006 - 54
  • 2007 - 73
  • 2008 - 68

Major wins

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  • 1,000 Guineas - (3) - Harayir (1995), Lahan (2000), Ghanaati (2009)
  • Oaks - (1) - Eswarah (2005)

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