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Weekend Hussler Wins Gr1 Royal Randwick Guineas

Monday, 31st March 2008

In Australia, Arrowfield Stud stallion Hussonet (Mr Prospector-Sacahuista, by Raja Baba) added a Gr1 triumph when boom gelding Weekend Hussler (Hussonet-Weekend Beauty, by Helissio) notched his 3rd successive Gr1 win in 5 weeks (after returning from a 15-weeks spell) when he snatched victory by a nose in the $500,000 Gr1 Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs at Randwick in Sydney. Racing right-handed for the 1st time, hot favourite Weekend Hussler (ridden by Brad Rawiller for trainer Ross McDonald) defeated fellow gelding Triple Honour (Honours List-Myrrh, by Nassipour) & the colt Arlington (Red Ransom-Savannah Success, by Success Express). Weekend Hussler (an $80,000 yearling consigned by Arrowfield at the 2006 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale) now has 8 wins (also including his last 2 starts against older rivals in both the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap over 1200m at Flemington on March 8 & Gr1 Oakleigh Plate over 1100m at Caulfield on February 23, plus 2006's Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes over 1200m at Flemington & Gr1 Caulfield Guineas over 1600m) from 10 starts for $2,120,000 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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