Elsu

1:53.6 - $2,083,352. Black Horse foaled 1999. 15.2 Hands

Elsu was a champion on the racetrack and retired as NZ’s fastest ever male performer and greatest stakes earner.

His wins included 11 Group Ones and in March 2005 he became the first horse in 19 years to clean sweep the Inter Dominions.

Now as a stallion he is the sire of multiple Group winners, both colts and fillies.

  • A true legend of harness racing - Retired as NZ’s fastest ever male performer and greatest stake earner.
  • A proven, consistent source of winners – on both sides of the Tasman.
  • Regularly siring the winners of close to $3 million every year.
  • Sire of the the star mare Arms Of An Angel 1:50.6.

 

AUS Pay On Pos Test: $2,200 (incl GST)
NZ Pay On Pos Test: $2,200 (plus GST)
Standing in New Zealand
 
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Chilli Palmer
Chilli Palmer

In the Southern Hemisphere Elsu is the sire of 460 winners of over $16,584,965, 32 $100,000 earners, incl:

CHILLI PALMER 1:51.5 - $260,318. At 3, won Ht & Cons Australasian Breeders Crown. At 4, won McInerney Ford 4yo Classic (Gr.1) , 4yo Bonanza (Gr.3), Qld 4&5yo Championship (Gr.3), Geelong Pacing Cup (Gr.3); 3rd Vic 4&5yo Championship (Gr.2). As Aged, 2nd Vic 4&5yo Championship (Gr.2); 3rd Bendigo Cup (Gr.2), Geelong Cup (L). (Pacific Rocket) (pedigree)

EL MACHINE 1:55.2 - $223,838. At 2, won Ht WA Sales Classic (3rd in Final (Gr.1)). As Aged, won RWWA Cup (Gr.2) , Manea Classic (L)(New York Motoring) (pedigree)

FLOYD MAYWEATHER 1:53.8 - $220,609. As Aged, won Seymour Rising Stars Championship (L) ; 2nd Rising Stars Championship (L) (twice); 3rd Autumn Stayers Cup (Gr.2), Rising Stars Championship (L)(In The Pocket) (pedigree)

SCARRYMCLEARY 1:52.3 - $217,141. As Aged, won Ht Iraklis Championship (3rd in Final (Gr.2)), Ht Christmas Gift. (Badlands Hanover) (pedigree)

REMEMBER EL 1:55.3 - $203,932. At 3, won Ht Aust. Breeders Crown; 3rd Ht APG. At 4, 3rd Melton Plate (Gr.2). As Aged, 3rd Governors Cup (Gr.2). (Armbro Operative) (pedigree)

ANVILS BEST EVER 1:56.4 - $199,019. At 2, won Ht and Final NZ Young Gun Series (Gr.2) . At 3, 3rd Ht NZ Sires Stakes (2nd in Final (Gr.1)). (In The Pocket) (pedigree)

OUR ELS DREAM (M) 1:52.4 - $196,118. (Pacific Rocket) (pedigree)

STORMY SIROCCO 1:55.2 - $195,533. At 2, won Ht NZ Sires Stakes (3rd in Final (Gr.1)). (Sokys Atom) (pedigree)

ARMS OF AN ANGEL (M) 1:50.3 - $179,266. At 4, won Hondo Grattan Stakes (Gr.2) ; 3rd Miracle Mile (Gr.1), Chariots Of Fire (Gr.1)(Courage Under Fire)

WEE BROTHER 1:51.2 - $178,138. At 4, won Marlborough Cup; 3rd Forbury Park Championship. As Aged, 2nd Methven Cup (Gr.3). (Holmes Hanover) (pedigree

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FISTFULLOFDOLLARS 1:51.9 - $159,242. At 2, won Ht and Final SA Southern Cross Series (Gr.2) . At 3, won 3rd SA Derby (Gr.1), Southern Cross (Gr.2). (Perfect Art) (pedigree)

ELRAMA 1:52.6 - $158,270. At 4, won Ht and Final Christmas Gift (Gr.3) . As Aged, 3rd World Drivers Championship (Gr.2), Joe and Michael Ilsley FFA (Gr.3)(Panorama) (pedigree)

MISS ELSIE (M) 1:55.3 - $143,633. At 2, won Ht NZ Young Gun Series (2nd in Final (Gr.3)); 2nd Harness Jewels (Gr.1). At 3, won Ht Nevele R Series; 3rd Northern Oaks (Gr.1)). (Sokys Atom) (pedigree)

HOTASEL 1:54.7 - $143,882. As Aged, 2nd SA Cup (Gr.1), Mildura Cup (Gr.2); 3rd Rising Stars Pace Final (L)(Safely Kept)

SIMPLY SUSATIONAL 1:52.6 - $138,408. (Perfect Art) (pedigree)

 

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Time
2 8 0 2 2 $41,300  
3 14 10 0 0 $361,298 1:58.4
4 12 8 1 1 $568,076 1:53.6
5 13 9 2 0 $1,112,678 1:54.6
Total 47 27 5 4 $2,083,352  
At 2
2nd Pyne Gould Guinness NZ Yearling Sales Graduate; 3rd NZ 2yo Championship (Gr.1), NZ Breeders Produce Stakes (Gr.2), Pyne Gould Guinness NZ Yearling Sales Series Open.
At 3
Won NZ Derby (Gr.1), Great Northern Derby (Gr.1), Ht and Final NSW Derby (Gr.1), Avon City Ford Mobile Pace (Gr.2), Pyne Gould Guinness NZ Yearling Sales Series Open, Ht NZ Sires Stakes.
At 4
Won Auckland Cup (Gr.1), Chariots Of Fire (Gr.1), Noel J Taylor Memorial 4yo Mile (Gr.1), NZ Messenger Championship (Gr.1), Waikato Times Flying Mile (Gr.2), FSL North Shore City Stakes (Gr.2), 2nd NZ Trotting Cup (Gr.1), 3rd NZ FFA (Gr.1)
At 5
Won Inter Dominion Championship (Gr.1), AG Hunter Cup (Gr.1), Auckland Cup (Gr.1), City of Auckland FFA (Gr.1), Ashburton Flying Stakes (Gr.2), Inter Dominion Championship Heats (thrice) (Gr.2); 2nd NZ Trotting Cup (Gr.1).
Falcon Seelster
1982
Warm Breeze
1973
Bret Hanover
1962
ADIOS
1940
HAL DALE
Adioo Volo
Brenna Hanover
1956
TAR HEEL
Beryl Hanover
Touch Of Spring
1967
GOOD TIME
1946
HAL DALE
On Time
Breath O Spring
1953
Worthy Boy
Lady Scotland
Fashion Trick
1972
Overtrick
1960
Solicitor
1948
King's Counsel
Jane Reynolds
Overbid
1954
HAL DALE
Barbara Direct
Meadow Child
1966
Adios Butler
1956
ADIOS
Debby Hanover
Midway Lady
1952
NIBBLE HANOVER
Midway
Interchange
1986
New York Motoring
1978
Most Happy Fella
1967
Meadow Skipper
1960
Dale Frost
Countess Vivian
Laughing Girl
1961
GOOD TIME
Maxine's Dream
Peaches N Cream
1967
Shadow Wave
1955
ADIOS
Shadow Grattan
Parisian Hanover
1963
TAR HEEL
Paris Hanover
Zenover
1968
Bachelor Hanover
1953
NIBBLE HANOVER
1936
Calumet Chuck
Justissima
The Old Maid
1945
Guy Abbey
Spinster
Zenith
1952
U Scott
1932
Scotland
Lillian Hilta
Roydon Star
1942
Light Brigade
Great Burton

It is interesting to see that Elsu is following many of the same patterns that his dad and other Falcon Seelster line stallions have set.

The Falcon Seelster / Direct Scooter (and reverse) cross has been dynamite and not surprisingly Elsu has also shown a liking for the Direct Scooter blood. Three of his top twelve performers are out of Direct Scooter line mares.

Of course the Direct Scooter line has been very successful down here through In The Pocket, Christian Cullen, Courage Under Fire and Mach Three.

Albatross line mares were always a favourite for Falcon Seelster producing the likes of McArdle, The Falcon Strike and Howard Bromac and so it also with Elsu. Four of his top eleven performers are bred this way. Albatross line stallions include Soky’s Atom, Vance Hanover, Holmes Hanover, Torado Hanover, Jaguar Spur, etc.

Elsu is out of a mare by New York Motoring mare and he has shown a liking for Most Happy Fella line mares. Mares by No Nukes line stallions and Cam Fella line stallions make particular appeal, however other Most Happy Fella line stallions such as New York Motoring (El Machine), Motu Mister Smooth (Ella Sue) and My Handsome Fella (Rokewood) are amongst the broodmare credits for Elsu's winners.

Such No Nukes line stallions include Safely Kept, Village Jasper, Live Or Die, American Ideal, Caprock, Badlands Hanover, Ticket To Heaven, Barnett Hanover, Union Guy, Kinney Hanover, Northern Lights, Die Laughing, etc.

Cam Fella line stallions include Fake Left, Armbro Operative, Bettors Delight, Presidential Ball, Precious Bunny, Pacific Fella, Four Starzzz Shark, Blissfull Hall, Camtastic, Cameleon, Brioso Hanover, Exotic Earl, etc.

Elsu's highest earner is Chilli Palmer who is out of a Pacific Rocket mare, while fellow group winner Fistfullofdollars is out of a Perfect Art mare, and the Falcon Seelster line has had success with Abercrombie line mares. So some Abercrombie line mares could suit Elsu.

Elsu has multiple doses of the famed mares Spinster and Roya McKinney so any further duplications coming from the mare would be very desirable.

Of course any mare from the famous Roydon Star family makes appeal as it will provide that powerful Rasmussen factor.