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Dessie was such a gent

Racing lost a very much loved and respected man this week in Dessie Hughes and we are all the poorer for his passing. Dessie was a man who so many people had the height of respect for and he really was the gentleman that everyone described him as.

When you look at the staff at Dessie's, and so many of them have been there for such a long time, it says so much about how he was as a person and how he went about his business.

I was lucky enough to ride for him on a few occasions and win a big bumper at Fairyhouse on Tofino Bay and my thoughts are with Eileen, Sandra and Richard in this difficult time.