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“If you don't know how to do it man you're out of luck.
Push ya baby out then you hunch her back.
Start a little movement in your sacroiliac.
Wiggle like a stick, wobble like a duck,
That's what you do when you do the Hucklebuck”
Chubby Checker had everyone doing the Twist and the Hucklebuck back in the day but Hucklebuck showed he has all the moves on Saturday in the Listed Gothic Stakes at Caulfield. The son of Elvstroem made it 3 wins from 4 starts in his first attempt at stakes level. He started off his career in dominate fashion at Gawler before winning in fine style at Morphettville in early September. He made his Victorian debut at Moonee Valley on 27 September and was a very unlucky third. Nobody missed that effort however and Hucklebuck started a well supported favourite in the Gothic. The ease of his victory suggests there are even bigger things ahead.
Nine years to the day that Elvstroem defeated Makybe Diva in one of the most memorable Caulfield Cups in recent times, Hucklebuck became his sire’s tenth individual stakes winner. Astutely trained by Phillip Stokes for Mr C K Li, Hucklebuck was bred by Terry Board’s Squillani Park and is the second foal of the O’Reilly mare Kondari, a winner in Adelaide and a half sister to the Stakes winners Kirvinsky and Kalamata. After a wonderful 2012-13 season that saw him finish in the top 10 sires by winners with progeny earnings through $3.57 million, Elvstroem has already produced 25 winners of 34 races and $596,310 this season. He is standing at Blue Gum Farm at the value fee of $4,400.