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Dam Of Weekend Hussler Dies

Thursday, 27th November 2014

Arrowfield Stud has announced that Weekend Beauty, dam of 2008 Australian Horse of the Year Weekend Hussler, died on Monday at the age of fifteen. The last of her seven foals, a colt by Animal Kingdom, was born at Arrowfield on 14 November and has been fostered. "Weekend Beauty was a very special mare for us, she almost single-handedly justified Arrowfield's selection and purchase of Hussonet, and gave Australia the champion racehorse Weekend Hussler, whose extraordinary 2007/08 season will be long remembered," said Arrowfield Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer. Weekend Hussler won 7 Gr1 races during the 2007/08 season, including the Caulfield Guineas, Randwick Guineas and Coolmore Stud Stakes, for which he was allocated an impressive Timeform rating of 130.  Weekend Beauty was bred by Katsumi Yoshida and owned by the Arrowfield-Jungle Pocket partnership. An unraced daughter of Arc winner Helissio and the very good Group-winning filly Not On Friday (by At Talaq), Weekend Beauty was a half-sister to Group 3 winners Phantom Thief and Saturday Fever. Weekend Beauty's fifth dam was the New Zealand Broodmare of the Year Wuthering Heights, celebrated as the dam of 1970s champion Battle Heights, and grand-dam of Group 1 winner Noble Heights. Arrowfield and Jungle Pocket will offer Weekend Beauty's penultimate foal, a stunning bay filly by Redoute's Choice, at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

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