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.
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)
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).
Touch Of Spring
Breath O Spring
New York Motoring
Most Happy Fella
Peaches N Cream
The Old Maid
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.