Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Hussler does it again

The Randwick Guineas, run yesterday afternoon, ended in a very close finish; a veritable whisker separated the winner, Weekend Hussler from the runner up, Sydney horse Triple Honour. I watched the race at a pub where we had gone for lunch with friends. Weekend Hussler, looked at one point to not have a hope of winning, veering off like Haradasun did last year, but he rallied and hit the line with Triple Honour in what could almost have been a dead heat. The jockeys on these two horses are brothers Nash (Triple Honour) and Brad Rawiller (Weekend Hussler) so the quinella was a family affair with no hard feelings from the loser. It was Weekend Hussler's fifth Group One victory, no mean achievement for a horse who has run only ten races.

Other winners yesterday were Zarita in the Oaks in Adelaide and Stripper in Sydney. Miss Andretti disappointed by weakening in the straight and only managing to come fourth.

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