Colorado Claire double-dips for Arrowfield

Hussonet sired his third new stakes winner in a week when Colorado Claire captured the G2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Colorado Claire (3f Hussonet – Lunaspur by Flying Spur) led home a feature-race trifecta for Arrowfield stallions when she narrowly defeated Rekindled Alliance (Redoute’s Choice) and Wild And Proud (Snowland).  The third horse home is also out of a Flying Spur mare.

Hussonet (USA) is now based at Cornerstone Stud in South Australia by arrangement with Arrowfield Stud and he was represented by a stakes winning double last weekend courtesy of Rose of Peace (Randwick) and Werd (Ascot).

There are now 81 Hussonet stakes winner world-wide and there’s more black-type ahead for Colorado Claire.  “There will be another nice race for her over the carnival,” trainer John O’Shea said.  “And being an Inglis graduate, she’s eligible for the Scone Guineas.”

The Phar Lap Stakes victory was a double-dip for Arrowfield.  Colorado Claire became the 27th stakes winner for Flying Spur as a broodmare sire.

Arrowfield bred and sold her in partnership with John Leaver’s Planette Thoroughbreds for $220,000 at the 2010 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.  Her owner David Paradice has already recouped the purchase price and there’s the lure of a $500,000 pay-day at Scone in May.

Hussonet has five quality yearlings from Arrowfield at the 2012 Inglis Easter yearling sale including the brother to G1 Blue Diamond winner Reaan and the first son of champion filly Miss Finland.