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Cornerstone Celebrate Memorable Cup Week
With another exciting Melbourne Cup carnival at a close the analysis of the winners begins. Saturday's Emirates Stakes Day has already been coined "Stokes Day" with a treble from leading South Australian trainer Phillip Stokes. Arguably the most promising cameo on Saturday came from another South Australian, Mick Huxtable, who produced his unbeaten Good Journey gelding Lord Aspen on the big stage and he did not disappoint registering his maiden stakes victory at just his fourth career start. Lord Aspen notched up Good Journey's second win for the carnival after Happy Trails landed the Gr1 MacKinnon Stakes on Derby Day. Good Journey's winning Cup Week double was matched by Fastnet Rock and the late Northern Meteor who also produced two individual winners for the Carnival. The only stallion to go one better was Good Journey's barn mate at Cornerstone Stud; the evergreen Hussonet. Hussonet produced an impressive stakes double on Melbourne Cup day with wins by promising gallopers Hijack Hussy and Mahara. That was followed up by You Rock winning for Troy and Leon Corstens on Oaks Day. To conclude the Melbourne cup carnival as base to sires of six individual winners over the week is a fantastic achievement for Cornerstone Stud and highlights the continued success of Good Journey and Hussonet as proven sources of Gr1 winners and stakes winners.