Hannon Comments on Glorious Goodwood

Richard Hannon has declared this year's Glorious Goodwood as the "most unbelievable meeting", as he commented on his team's record-breaking display.

Glorious Goodwood

Glorious Goodwood

With jockey Richard Hughes on board, Hannon scored nine victories, collecting Festival records along the way for most wins for a trainer and jockey.

The Sussex Stakes triumph of Canford Cliffs was probably the highest profile victory of the week, but also thrown into the mix were seven juvenile victories, including Pattern wins for Zebedee, King Torus and Libranno, for the Hannon team.

Commenting on richardhannon.tv, the trainer said, "It was the most unbelievable meeting - this has been such a tremendous year, and, while we had so much success at both Royal Ascot and Newmarket this summer, Glorious Goodwood was just unreal.

"We set our stall out to send a big team to Goodwood, where we usually do well, but Canford Cliffs was the one that mattered in the Sussex Stakes and after that anything else was a bonus.

"Hughesie is riding out of his skin, and I am so pleased that he had the week he had - it certainly made having those few days off to avoid suspension worthwhile, and I know what it means to him to beat the record numbers of winners of Lester Piggott, Johnny Murtagh and Kieren Fallon.

"All the team back at Herridge and Everleigh have worked really hard - young Richard, Tony O'Gorman, Steve Knight and all the lads and lasses."

Of his winners on Saturday Hannon said: "Pausanias is a big, strong Kyllachy colt, and we always felt that if we took our time he could be something special. He won what looked a decent maiden really well, and he looks an exciting prospect for Sir Alex Ferguson, who is a lucky owner, while how Hughesie got Eucharist up after being knocked for six going the furlong-pole is beyond me."

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