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$2m Offer For Weekend Hussler To Race In Dubai
In Melbourne, Caulfield trainer Ross McDonald revealed the the owners of boom 3YO gelding Weekend Hussler (Hussonet-Weekend Beauty, by Helissio) have knocked back a series of lucrative offers for the exciting son of Arrowfield Stud sire Hussonet (Mr Prospector-Sacahuista, by Raja Baba), the latest "valuing him at more than $2 million to race in Dubai". Front-running Weekend Hussler (an $80,000 yearling at the 2006 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale) blitzed his rivals by 8-lengths over 1300m at Sandown's Hillside track on September 19 (in a time of 1min 15.94sec, which was just outside the course record, finishing with impressive sectionals of 32.83sec for the last 600m, 22.09sec for the last 400m & 11.21sec for the final 200m).