About Hughie Morrison

Following a childhood in racing (his father bred horses, including two Oaks winners), Hugh gained several point-to-point riding successes, before becoming assistant trainer to Paul Cole.
He then went on to attain his own training licence in 1997.

Hugh’s first winner was his second ever runner, achieved at Southwell shortly after he had attained his licence. Since then, his best horses have been Sakhee's Secret, Alcazar and Pastoral Pursuits. However, he describes Frenchman's Creek, Kylkenny, Marble Arch and Tom Paddington as his favourites.

His greatest training feats have been winning the July Cup twice. In addition, he fondly remembers the day Tom Paddington won, having had four years off due to injury.

Although there is no one particular person within racing whom Hugh respects most, he holds a great respect for the stable lads who work hard throughout their careers in racing, yet receive little credit. He describes such individuals as the unsung heros of British racing.