Aquis Farm has acquired Group 1 sire Husson (Arg) from Vinery Stud in a deal brokered by Julian Blaxland’s Blue Sky Bloodstock.
CEO Justin Fung said Aquis Farm is committed to bringing the best available stallions to Queensland and to give breeders the opportunity to access Hunter Valley standard stallions in their own backyard.
“We will support Husson in the same way we have all our other stallions. He’s the sire of Frolic and Hong Kong rising star Nothingilikemore so we are excited for his future in both Australia and Asia.
A Group I winner by champion sire Hussonet (USA), Husson is currently enjoying his usual good season and has the favourite Frolic for the Group 1 Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick this Saturday.
Second in the Group 1 Golden Slipper and a winner of the Group 2 Reisling Stakes, Frolic is one of four stakes-winners this season for Husson joining Lucky Hussler, Moral Victory and Husson Eagle. He also sired Private Secretary to win the Magic Millions F&M Plate at the Gold Coast.
Husson started his career at Patinack Farm, but has been based with Vinery Stud in the Hunter Valley recent years. “I believe Husson will be a great asset for Queensland,” Vinery’s Peter Orton said. “He’s been a great horse for us and we are really happy to see him go to Aquis where he will get the support he deserves.
“The Hunter Valley has become extremely competitive making it difficult for him to stand out from the crowd, but he will be very well placed in Queensland where his progeny have done so well, particularly on Magic Millions day both this year and last year.
“Being free of Danehill blood he will be a great outcross for the large population of Queensland mares and should suit a wide range of breeders. He’s the complete package, an outcross sire who can get early two year-olds that train on.”