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Weekend Hussler Vic Horse-Of-Year
The 6-time Gr1-winning just-turned 4YO gelding Weekend Hussler (Hussonet-Weekend Beauty, by Helissio) was named 2007-08 Victorian Racehorse-Of-The-Year at the Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Awards presented in Melbourne. Weekend Hussler (an $80,000 yearling consigned by Arrowfield Stud at the 2006 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale) equalled Kingston Town's record of 6 Gr1 wins in a season with his victories in the Gr1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), Gr1 Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m), Gr1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m), Gr1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m), Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) & Gr1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m). He ended the season with an overall record of 9 wins from 11 starts for $2,384,900 earnings. In May he was also named both Champion Racehorse-Of-The-Year & Champion 3YO at the NSW Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders' Association annual awards.