HUSSON (Arg)

Husson is bred on one of his sire Hussonet’s favourite South American crosses, with Roy (by Fappiano – Mr. Prospector) as his damsire. The inbreeding to Mr. Prospector invites many other highly compatible sire lines in broodmares.

Husson, like his sire Hussonet and grandsire Mr. Prospector, has an affinity with DANZIG. Of Husson’s 25 stakes performers to-date, 13 (52%) carry Danzig – chiefly through sons of DANEHILL, namely REDOUTE’S CHOICE, DANETIME, DANZERO, FASTNET ROCK and FLYING SPUR. REDOUTE’S CHOICE mares have been particularly successful, producing five of those including exciting Gr 2 winner and Golden Slipper runner-up, FROLIC.

Mares carrying DANEHILL or fellow sons of Danzig such as WAR FRONT, AD VALOREM, ANABAA, ASTRONOMER ROYAL, BELONG TO ME, BIANCONI, CHIEF’S CROWN, DESERT SUN, GOLDEN SNAKE and PERUGINO (and son TESTA ROSSA) are therefore very appealing.

Other Northern Dancer lines are also attractive, with Husson’s Gr 1 winner LUCKY HUSSLER out of a mare by NUREYEV‘s son BLACK HAWK.

Listed winners THE HUNTRESS out of a daughter of WESTERN SYMPHONY, and HUSSON EAGLE by ROYAL ACADEMY, underline Husson’s liking for the NIJINSKY II line. Other damsires carrying Nijinsky II to target for Husson include BLETCHLEY PARK, BEL ESPRIT, GENEROUS and SERHEED.

FASTNET ROCK mares carry both Danehill and Royal Academy.

Further back, Husson is strongly line bred to Bull Dog. Mares carrying more Bull Dog and/or his brother Sir Gallahad II should boost this important line. Such damsires as SNIPPETS and ROYAL ACADEMY carry reinforcements of this line.

Husson’s classy Argentinian Gr 3 winner SABAT HUSSON is by Fitzcarraldo, a son of RIVERMAN. This creates a sex balanced duplication of Never Bend when combined with Husson.  Local tail male representatives of Riverman include BRIEF TRUCE, CAPTAIN’S GOLD, SANDTRAP, SAKHEE, LOUP SAUVAGE and RIVOTIOUS.

Mr. Prospector (twice), Roy, Djeddah and Tourbillon in Husson’s pedigree trace to FRIZETTE. This is also the family of SEATTLE SLEW. ELUSIVE QUALITY, DARSHAAN, SHECKY GREENE, A.P. INDY (sire of BERNARDINI and CONGRATS), AIR DE FRANCE and AGINCOURT. LOMOND (sire of CITIDANCER) and ROAN ROCKET (damsire of RORY’S JESTER) are also from this line.

Hussonet carries My Babu, who is from the same family as TURN-TO and KLAIRON and works well with mares carrying these individuals. SIR TRISTRAM contributes both Turn-to and My Babu for Husson. Sources of Sir Tristram include KAAPSTAD, LONHRO, DENMAN, SAVABEEL, MARAUDING, MILITARY PLUME, OCTAGONAL and ZABEEL.

Another good source of Turn-to is the ROBERTO sire line. Hussonet has worked with Roberto’s son AT TALAQ, second damsire of his Champion son, WEEKEND HUSSLER. Mares by RED RANSOM offer this line and sons such as ALL AMERICAN, DOMESDAY, SRI PEKAN, CHARGE FORWARD and BROCCO will also suit.

The CENTURY line is also a source for more My Babu. Mares by CENTAINE, RUBITON and EUCLASE are examples.

MARSCAY is appealing with Husson. He offers to duplicate Better Self and Johnstown and adds to the Bull Dog strength. Listed winner THE HUNTRESS has Marscay as her second damsire. Tail Male sources of Marscay today include JETBALL, ENCORES, MAIZCAY, SHIFNAL, SKILFUL STAR, MARWINA and WEASEL CLAUSE and as damsire of CATBIRD, ELVSTROEM, HARADASUN and IGLESIA (sire of WRITTEN TYCOON).

Mares by IS IT TRUE would be interesting mates for Husson. He is by RAJA BABA, who is also the sire of Hussonet’s dam.  This will create a dynamic sex balanced duplication.

Unusually, Husson is happy to take more Mr. Prospector on board. His Argentinean Gr 3 winner RUSSON is out of a son of FORTY NINER and stakes placegetter LAKE HUSSON out of a NUMEROUS mare. Mares carrying Mr. Prospector line sires include those by MACHIAVELLIAN or his sons STREET CRY,  NO EXCUSE NEEDED and VETTORI as well as ELUSIVE QUALITY, BELLOTTO, DISTORTED HUMOR, EL MOXIE, FUSAICHI PEGASUS, GEIGER COUNTER, KINGMAMBO, JADE HUNTER, MISWAKI (and son UMATILLA), RHYTHM, SECRET SAVINGS (and son DASH FOR CASH), STRAIGHT STRIKE, THUNDER GULCH, UNBRIDLED’S SONG and ZAFONIC.

Written April 2017

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