Nicks That Click
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Golden Slipper lead-ups at Randwick last Saturday produced two winners that
highlighted a powerful affinity between two champion sires.
When Arrowfield Stud secured champion Chilean sire Hussonet (USA) for
Australian stud duty back in 2003 it was always hoped he would be the perfect
foil for the Danehill line sires that dominated their stallion roster.
That wish has been borne out and in particular Hussonet has achieved notable success
with Redoute’s Choice and his sire sons.
Frolic (2f Husson x Leveller, by Redoute’s Choice), winner of the Group II ATC
Reisling Stakes and Gunnison (2g Not a Single Doubt x Colorado Claire, by
Hussonet), winner of the Group II ATC Todman Stakes are the latest
stakes-winners to be bred on this nick. (images Steve Hart)
Also adding to the success is Group III winner and Group I MRC Blue Diamond
runner-up Pariah (2c Redoute’s Choice x Secluded, by Hussonet)
Arion statistics show 97 runners to carry the Redoute’s Choice x Hussonet cross
within five generations and 70 of them have won, so that is 72.2% winners to
Even more impressive are the 18 stakes-winners headed by multiple Group I winners
Extreme Choice and Majmu, so when evaluating a pedigree it’s a potent factor to