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Hussonet Trifecta As Ashtar Wins Chile Gr1 El Derby
In South America, 6-time Chilean Champion Sire & now Arrowfield Stud stallion Hussonet (Mr Prospector-Sacahuista, by Raja Baba) was the dam-sire of all 3 place-getters when the colt Ashtar (Merchant Of Venice-Mey, by Hussonet) scored a 1.25-lengths victory in Chile's Gr1 Premio El Derby (2400m on turf) for 3YOs at Valparasio Sporting Club in Vina del Mar. Ashtar (ridden by Jaime Medina for trainer Fernando Solar) defeated fellow colts Sahara Sun (Milt's Overture-Dalaika, by Hussonet) & Ascot Prince (Sir Cat-Wolfie, by Hussonet). Ashtar took his record to 7 wins (also including 2010's Gr2 Premio Domingo Segundo Herrera Martinez over 1500m at Hipodromo Chile & Gr3 Premio Raimundo Valdes Cuevas over 1600m at Club Hipico) & 4 placings (including 2010's Listed Guillermo Del Pedregal Herrera Stakes over 2000m at Hipodromo Chile) from 15 starts.