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Weekend Hussler

Weekend Hussler
Sire Hussonet
Dam Weekend Beauty
Grandsire Mr. Prospector
Damsire Helissio
Gender Gelding
Foaled 2004
Country Australia
Color Bay
Breeder Arrowfield Stud
Owner Ms J Kewish, J Bath, Stoneworkz Racing Syn, Mrs S Rush, Mrs W Stewart, Mrs G O'Donoghue, Mrs L O'Connell, Mrs P Troedel, Ms J Stosius & Mrs M Moloney
Trainer Ross McDonald
Jockey Brad Rawiller
Record 20:12-1-0[1]
Earnings AU$3,096,400[2]
Weekend Hussler is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Weekend Beauty by Hussonet. He was born around 2004 in Australia, and was bred by Arrowfield Stud.
Major wins
MRC Caulfield Guineas Gr 1 (2007)
VRC Ascot Vale Stakes Gr 1 (2007)
MRC Oakleigh Plate Gr 1 (2008)
VRC Newmarket Handicap Gr 1 (2008)
AJC Randwick Guineas Gr 1 (2008)
STC George Ryder Stakes Gr 1 (2008)
MRC Memsie Stakes Gr 2 (2008)
VRC Makybe Diva Stakes Gr 2 (2008)
MRC Underwood Stakes Gr 1 (2008)
Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year (2008)
Australian Champion Three Year Old C&G (2008)
World's Highest Rated Three Year Old (2008)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on March 9th, 2010

Weekend Hussler is a champion Australian Thoroughbred racehorse. He is a bay gelding by Hussonet from the Helissio mare Weekend Beauty.[3]

Currently a five year old, he won 9 of his 11 starts at three, including Group One wins in the Caulfield Guineas, Ascot Vale Stakes, Oakleigh Plate, Newmarket Handicap, Randwick Guineas and George Ryder Stakes. Those six Group One wins equal Kingston Town’s Australian record for most in a single season, and saw him crowned Australian Horse of the Year. His first start as a four-year-old resulted in a second placing to unbeaten Group One winner Light Fantastic in the J J Liston Stakes. Two weeks later he backed it up with his first win in the 2008-09 season by winning the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse, defeating the likes of Maldivian and Pompeii Ruler. A week later in the Makybe Diva Stakes (formerly the Craiglee Stakes) he emphatically defeated the field, winning by 2½ lengths to Zarita and Littorio. His arch-rival Light Fantastic, who was previously undefeated came fourth. Two weeks later, he won his seventh Group One when winning the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield over 1,800 metres, his first race past 1,600 metres. Two weeks later, he finished eighth in the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington Racecourse in his first race at 2,000 metres, after being three-wide for most of the race. Weekend Hussler then failed to stay the 2,400 metres when he finished twelfth behind the British racehorse All The Good in the Caulfield Cup. His first run as an autumn four-year-old resulted in an encouraging fourth in the Lightning Stakes, but his second run resulted in a disappointing fifth in the Australia Stakes. Injury concerns curtailed his four-year-old campaign and kept him out of racing during the spring as a five year old. He returned to racing in February 2010 in the Oakleigh Plate, where he finished back in the field under the top-weight.

Race record

2007-08 Season
Result Date Race Venue Distance Weight (kg) Time Jockey Winner/2nd
4th 11/8/2007 3yo Maiden Sale 1208m 57.0 1:12.89 L. Nolen Aceland Street 1st
Won 2/9/2007 3yo Maiden Cranbourne 1200m 57.0 1:11.65 C. Symons Embracing 2nd
Won 19/9/2007 3yo Rst72 Sandown 1300m 57.0 1:15.94 B. Rawiller Simplest 2nd
Won 30/9/2007 3yo Open Sandown 1400m 57.0 1:24.23 B. Rawiller Viatorian 2nd
Won 13/10/2007 Caulfield Guineas Caulfield 1600m 55.5 1:36.42 B. Rawiller Scenic Blast 2nd
Won 3/11/2007 Ascot Vale Stakes Flemington 1200m 55.5 1:08.95 B. Rawiller Bel Mer 2nd
10th 10/11/2007 Emirates Stakes Flemington 1600m 51.5 1:35.98 D. Nikolic Tears I Cry 1st
Won[4] 23/2/2008 Oakleigh Plate Caulfield 1100m 53.0 1:03.22 B. Rawiller Magnus 2nd
Won[5] 8/3/2008 Newmarket Handicap Flemington 1200m 56.0 1:08.97 B. Rawiller Magnus 2nd
Won[6] 30/3/2008 Randwick Guineas Randwick 1600m 56.5 1:36.30 B. Rawiller Triple Honour 2nd
Won 19/4/2008 George Ryder Stakes Rosehill 1500m 56.5 1:31.72 B. Rawiller Racing to Win 2nd
2008-09 Season
Result Date Race Venue Distance Weight (kg) Time Jockey Winner/2nd
2nd 16/8/2008 J J Liston Stakes Caulfield 1400m 58.5 1:24.83 B.Rawiller Light Fantastic 1st
Won 30/8/2008 Memsie Stakes Caulfield 1400m 58.5 1:23.27 B. Rawiller Maldivian 2nd
Won 6/9/2008 Craiglee Stakes Flemington 1600m 58.5 1:38.60 B.Rawiller Zarita 2nd
Won 20/9/2008 Underwood Stakes Caulfield 1800m 58.0 1:49.68 B.Rawiller Pompeii Ruler 2nd
8th 4/10/2008 Turnbull Stakes Flemington 2000m 57.5 2:02.44 B.Rawiller Littorio 1st
12th 18/11/2008 Caulfield Cup Caulfield 2400m 57.0 2:27.45 B.Rawiller All The Good 1st
4th 31/1/2009 Lightning Stakes Flemington 1000m 58.5 0:56.94 B.Rawiller Scenic Blast 1st
5th 14/2/2009 Australia Stakes Moonee Valley 1200m 58.5 1:09.60 B.Rawiller Apache Cat 1st
11th 20/2/2010 Oakleigh Plate Caulfield 1100m 58.5 1:03.16 B.Rawiller Starspangledbanner 1st
Pedigree of Weekend Hussler
Hussonet (USA)
ch. 1991
Mr. Prospector (USA)
b. 1970
Raise A Native (USA)
ch. 1961
Native Dancer (USA)
gr. 1950
Raise You (USA)
ch. 1946
Gold Digger (USA)
b. 1962
Nashua (USA)
b. 1952
Sequence (USA)
b. 1946
Sacahuista (USA)
ch. 1984
Raja Baba (USA)
b. 1968
Bold Ruler (USA)
br. 1954
Missy Baba (USA)
b. 1958
Nalees Flying Flag (USA)
b. 1975
Hoist The Flag (USA)
b. 1968
Nalee (USA)
b. 1960
Weekend Beauty (AUS)
b. 1999
Helissio (FR)
b. 1993
Fairy King (USA)
b. 1982
Northern Dancer (CAN)
b. 1961
Fairy Bridge (USA)
b. 1975
Helice (USA)
b. 1988
Slewpy (USA)
drb/br. 1980
Hirondelle (USA)
b. 1981
Not On Friday (AUS)
b. 1992
At Talaq (USA)
b. 1981
Roberto (USA)
b. 1969
My Nord (USA)
b. 1973
Market Heights (NZ)
b. 1986
Grosvenor (NZ)
b. 1979
Malarus (NZ)
blk/br. 1980


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