Hussonet the Cornerstone of historic stud

Cornerstone Stud’s recent acquisition Hussonet has enjoyed a great run in the last week siring six winners in as many days.

This string of victories was headed by Saturday’s Rosehill winner Hurrara.  His dam (Emmaagh by Regal Classic) is a half sister to Cornerstone sire Shrewd Rhythm (Danehill Dancer).

The Gary Frazer trainer three year-old gelding recorded his fifth win from 12 starts when defeating hot favourite Unanimously by more than two lengths over 1100m.

Other notable winners for Hussonet last week including promising two year-olds Mickelberg (ex Trail of Gold by Danewin) and Roses In The Glen (ex Zeroza by Danzero).

Those fillies recorded wins at Canterbury and Mornington respectively and are both bred on the successful Hussonet / Danehill cross that has produced three Group 1 winners including Mickelberg’s full sister Gold Trail.

Cornerstone Stud will be supporting Hussonet with a band of its own mares this season, two of which enjoyed winners last Saturday.  Harveynicks (Lake Coniston) is already the dam of stakes winner London (Octagonal) and may have another one on her hands soon after three year-old Nextanix (Domesday) returned from a 41 week lay-off to frank his previously impressive form with an easy five length win at Kembla Grange over 1300m.

Shortly after, the highly promising three year-old Bel Sprinter won in breathtaking fashion at Moonee Valley over 1000m to keep his unbeaten record intact.  The Jason Warren trained gelding is set to run next in the Listed Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield in a fortnight’s time.

Bel Sprinter is out of Cornerstone’s Snippets mare Gavroche and appears a great match for Hussonet given that this Hussonet / Snippets cross has produced five runners for five winners, with three of them having won at stakes level.

Hussonet will stand at Cornerstone Stud this season for $25,000 (inc gst).

Sam Hayes and Darren Thomas purchased the breeding arm of Lindsay Park from David Hayes in July 2008 and renamed the history property Cornerstone in May.

Mr Griswold can give the new-look Cornerstone roster another boost in the $200,000 Winter Championship Final (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Mr Griswold (4g Good Journey – Dance The Breeze by Dance Floor) won the David Bourke Provincial Plate (1620m) at headquarters a fortnight ago.  His sire Good Journey will stand for an $11,000 (inc gst) fee at Cornerstone Stud this year.

The Cornerstone roster also includes Reaan ($9,900), Shrewd Rhythm ($6,050), Barely a Moment ($6,050), De Beers ($4,950) and Face Value (FOA).