Seeking The Gold (USA) – Let’s Elope (NZ)

Service Fee-$4,400 Incl GST

  • By Champion Sire Seeking the Gold
  • Out of Champion Mare Let’s Elope

Ustinov is an exceptional type coupled with a mouthwatering pedigree to match. His dam the Champion mare Let’s Elope (Melbourne Cup winner, Australian horse of the year and co-champion older horse in Australasia, hall of fame inductee) and sired by one of the best sires in the United States, Seeking The Gold who happens to be one of the greatest sons of Mr Prospector earning over 2.3 million during his racing career and has sired progeny with collective earnings of more than 92 million.

From limited opportunities USTINOV has sired a group one winner in VONUSTI (NZ) and a group 3 winner in ANTARCTIC MISS and 4 stakes placed horses.

His progeny have earning of close to 4 million in prize money. He boasts 53% runners to winner’s ratio. USTINOV’s impeccable pedigree allows breeders to tap into the bloodlines of Seeking the Gold (Mr Prospector) and Nassipour (Blushing Groom) sire of champion Melbourne Cup Winning mare Let’s Elope. These bloodlines are simply the best match for Danzig/Danehill lines that are so prevalent in Australia today. There is also the option of doubling up on the Mr Prospector strain which also works well.

USTINOV was an outstanding racehorse winning the group 2 MVRC AAMI Vase and was group 1 placed second behind Lonhro in the MRC Caulfield Guinness. At 2 he was second in the AGC Champagne stakes. USTINOV earned over $650,000 in prize money during his career.

USTINOV’s progeny are versatile and have been winning from 1000m to middle distance. His progeny inherit his beautiful looks and his wonderful temperament.

Brief Race Record for
USTINOV (AUS) 1998 Bay horse
by Seeking The Gold (USA) – Let’s Elope (NZ)

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd



Age Achievements
At 2: Illawarra TC 2YO Class D H. (1200m)2d AJC Champagne S., Gr.1 (1600m to Viscount and beating Miss Bussell)
At 3: MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2 (2050m beating Viking Ruler and Pure Theatre)2d VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m to Lonhro and beating Pure Theatre)VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr.2 (1200m to North Boy and beating Malagra Miss)Poseidon S., L (1400m to Royal Code and beating Pentathlon)3d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m to Dash for Cash and Royal Code)MVRC Norman Carlyon S., Gr.2 (1200m to Royal Code and Intelligent Star)

4th Victoria Derby, Gr.1 (2500m)

At 4: 3d MRC Yalumba S., Gr.1 (2000m to Lonhro and Sunline)


Leading Progeny for

USTINOV (AUS) 1998 Bay colt

by Seeking the Gold – Let”s Elope, by Nassipour

Sire Summary

Named Foals Starters Winners Wins Placings SW (GW) Earnings AEI
218 197 106 285 624 3 (2) over $5.7m. 0.96
per foals 90.4% 48.6% 1.3 2.9 1.4% (0.9%) $26,195
per starters 53.8% 1.4 2.3 1.5% (1.0%) $28,987

USTINOV 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 2050m, A$654,935, MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2, 2d AJC Champagne S., Gr.1, VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr.2, Poseidon S., L, Racing Rewards H., 3d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, MRC Yalumba S., Gr.1, MVRC Norman Carlyon S., Gr.2, 4th Victoria Derby, Gr.1. He entered stud in 2003. He entered stud in Aust. in 2008. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 4YOs. Sire of 197 progeny to race, 106 winners (53.0%), earnings of over $5.7 million, 3 stakes winners, 7 stakes placegetters, inc.


VONUSTI (04g, Sound Reason, Marceau). 9 wins from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$923,738, WRC Telegraph H., Gr.1, Taranaki RC Energy City Ford H., ARC Sunline Lodge H., APN Print H., Lindauer Sec H., Brokerweb Insurance Group H., Hawke”s Bay Let”s Go to Turks Bar H., BOP RC New World Mount Maunganui H., 2d WRC Captain Cook S., Gr.1, ARC Darley P., Gr.3-twice, CJC Pegasus S., L, Rotorua RC Lion Red P., L, ARC Kids Party Company H., 3d ARC Concorde H., Gr.2, BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2, ARC Darley P., Gr.3, Racing for Christchurch Gala Dinner H., Fuji Film Whips”N”Spurs H., Avondale JC Jon Mudgway Memorial H., 4th WRC Telegraph H., Gr.1, BOP RC Japan New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2, ARC Eagle Technology S., Gr.3, BOP RC Tauranga S., Gr.3.

ANTARCTIC MISS (04f, Stark South, Western Symphony). 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$144,450, MVRC Champagne S., Gr.3, 3d MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, William Crockett S., L, Shoobra 2YO H.

SARSARUN (06f, Gaius, Bold Venture). 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m to 2013-14, NZ$116,200, Counties RC Karaka Classic, L, Pakuranga HC Wilson Group H., ARC Kiwi 100% NZ Farmed Mile H., Counties RC Ceva Pallecon H., 2d Whangarei RC Northland Copier Services H., ARC Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier, Counties RC Colliers International H., 3d Counties RC Karaka Classic, L, Pakuranga HC Meredith Connell H., 4th Rotorua P., L.

Ask Me Nicely (06g, Unbridled”s Song, Kreisler). 8 wins from 1400m to 2200m to 2013-14, A$264,720, WATC Perth Racing TV H., H., H., Kings Park & Botanic Garden H., Festival of Perth Racing H., H., 2d WATC Provincial Championship Series Final H., Westspeed Stayers” Bonus H.-twice, 3d WATC Perth Cup, Gr.2, Merrywell H., Simone Montgomerie Tribute H., H., Westspeed Stayers” Bonus H., Noel Kavanagh Memorial H., Bistro Guillaume H., PR Membership Packages H.

Heez Born Lucky (07g, O”Reilly, Lord Ballina). 7 wins from 1300m to 2100m to 2012-13, A$106,211, MVRC Simpson Constructions H., 2d Tasmanian Derby, Gr.3, 3d MRC Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce H.

Ididit (08f, Quest for Fame, Zeddaan). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m to 2013-14, ARC Dunstan Feeds Qualifier, BOP RC New World Gate Pa H., Counties RC Shamexpress H., Rotorua RC Firth Concrete H., 2d BOP RC Kevin Wehipeihana, Bayleys Memorial H., Rotorua RC Atkinson & Donaldson H., 3d Egmont RC Taranaki Breeders S., Gr.3.

Miss Sharapova (06f, Kenmare, Salmon Leap). 4 wins from 1300m to 2100m, ARC Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Cup, Speight”s H., BOP RC Oak Tree Restaurant Greerton 3YO P., 2d BOP RC Classic Cuisine Catering H., 3d Hawke”s Bay Lowland S., Gr.3, ARC Dunstan Feeds Qualifier, Stella Artois H., Rotorua RC Novotel Lakeside H., 4th New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1.

The Raconteur (04g, Just a Dancer, Palace Music). 4 wins at 1950m, 2000m, Taranaki RC Energy City Ford H., 2d Matamata RC Ingham Prestige Mercedes-Benz H., 3d Rotorua P., L, Hawke”s Bay Hastings Heart of Hawke”s Bay Metric Mile H., Taranaki RC Mason Appliance & Panasonic H.

Faraway Eyes (08f, O”Reilly, Straussbrook). 3 wins at 1000m, 1200m to 2012-13, ARC Ernst & Young H., Rotorua RC Parrots on Hinemoa H., 2d BOP RC Tauranga Classic, L, Taumarunui & Districts RSA S., ARC New Zealand Herald H., 3d ARC Leila Macdonald H., Lindauer H., 4th Egmont RC Taranaki Breeders S., Gr.3.

Hiphopopotamus (05g, Tights, Ruling). 3 wins from 1600m to 3000m, NZ$3,900, A$161,570, MVRC Ascend Sales Trophies Stayers Challenge Final H., 2d MRC Dennis Hanrahan H., Bendigo JC CRV Summer Showcase Final H., 3d Werribee Cup, L, MVRC Printhouse Graphics Tour of Victoria Series H., SAJC SA With Cosi H.

Sweet Talking Guy (05g, Woodman, Lyphard”s Wish). 6 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$134,840, SAJC Dominant H., 2d MVRC Members Equity Bank H., Fisher & Paykel H., 3d MVRC Ready Workforce H., Valley Events H.

Use the Lot (09g, Umatilla, Scenic). 5 wins from 1600m to 2500m to 2013-14, A$224,775, MRC Dimitrios Tzouvelis H., Roy Higgins & Wylie Dalziel Racing H., BMW Melbourne H., MVRC Caravan Industry H., 2d MVRC Alternate Railway H., 3d MRC Ascend Sales Trophies H., 4th Ballarat Cup, L.

Jack Attack (04g, Pompeii Court, Con Brio). 5 wins from 1600m to 2000m, NZ$80,700, Amberley Cup, CJC Worcester Tavern H., Marlborough Cup, 2d CJC Dunedin Gold Cup Trial, Greenacres Stud H., 3d CJC Dunedin Gold Cup Trial, Curraghmore Stud H., NZI H.

Ustinov”s Fury (09g, Thunder Gulch, Alquoz). 4 wins to 1400m to 2013-14, SAJC Boag”s Draught Star of Christmas Series Final H., 2d SAJC AFL Grand Final H., Schweppes H.

Haslington (06g, Maroof, Sir Tristram). 10 wins from 1100m to 1800m to 2012-13, A$147,700, BRC Polo at Doomben H., 2d BRC Paul Ward”s 40th Birthday H., Wiseman”s (No Mis) S.

Magnum Forty Four (04g, Pompeii Court, Syntax). 10 wins from 1250m to 2100m, A$189,425, BRC GG Girls H., SITA Environmental H., 3d Townsville Cup.

Ustibecasual (05f, Casual Lies, King Delamere). 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2012-13, Hawke”s Bay Bay Ford H., WRC Mills Reef Wines H., Precision H., 3d Marton JC Richardson Drilling H., Southland RC Jesco Hydraulics H., Wanganui JC Chef”s Choice H.

Noosa Blue (04f, St. Jovite, Iron Ruler). 5 wins at 1600m, 2100m to 2012-13, ARC Friends of Harold H., Newstalk ZB H., 2d ARC Wharf Function Centre H.

Mr Zatopek (04g, Westminster, Super Gray). 5 wins from 2100m to 2400m, Counties RC HR Fiskens & Sons H., 2d ARC New Zealand Herald H., 3d Manawatu RC Lindauer Brut Cuvee H.

Medic Champion (06g, Sound Reason, Marceau). 4 wins from 1600m to 1800m to 2012-13, HK$2,106,075, HKJC Yan Chau Tong H., Sapporo H., Jianguomen H., Equidia Racing Channel H., 2d HKJC Yuen Long H., Yi Tung Shan H., Wong Chuk Wan H., Merry Merry H., 3d HKJC Dunbar H., Shun Tin H., San Francisco H., Un Chau H., Yau Tong H.

Anna Maria (06f, Baryshnikov, Danzatore). 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m to 2012-13, NZ$82,765, Waikato RC Legacy Lodge H., Hawthorn Builders H., Te Aroha JC Waikato Thoroughbred Breeders H., 2d Hawke”s Bay Think Water H., Waikato RC New World Te Rapa H., Drug Dogs by Elite H., Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders H., Matamata RC New World H., 3d ARC Tip Top Choc Bar H., Waikato RC ZM 89.8 H., Veyron H., Michael Wallace Bloodstock H.

I”m Not Ticklish (06g, Grosvenor, Mellay). 4 wins from 1200m to 2200m to 2012-13, Taranaki RC Mason Appliances Panasonic H., 2d Wanganui JC Lowe Schollum & Jones H.

Ballyrina (05f, Zabeel, Sound Reason). 4 wins at 1600m, 2000m to 2012-13, CJC Clyne and Bennie H., 2d CJC Skelton Brothers H., Otago RC Etrusco Italian Restaurant H., 3d Otago RC Upper Clutha Transport H., Southland RC Lustys Showcase Jeweller H.

Use to be a Dancer (04f, Famous Star, Sovereign Edition). 4 wins from 1300m to 1850m, BRC Cleanevent H., QTC Lyndhurst Stud H., Girls” Day Out 28th Feb H., 2d Qld Tatt”s RC Sky Channel H., 3d BRC Kim Walters Choice Program H., 4th Wanganui JC Carters-Gib S., L.

She”s Insatiable (08f, Pentire, Bates Motel). 3 wins from 1400m to 2100m to 2013-14, Otago RC Ray Webster Plumbing H., 3d Otago RC Vincent George Travel Managers H.

Inanoff (07f, Racing is Fun, King of Babylon). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m to 2012-13, Hawke”s Bay Bay Ford Punter of Year H., 2d Manawatu RC McDonalds Cup Prelude H., ARC Newmarket Rotary Club Mile H., Telecom H., Matamata RC Tonezone H., 3d Taranaki RC Shez Sinsational H., 4th ARC City of Auckland Cup, Gr.2.

Mako (07g, Last Tycoon, Hula Chief). 3 wins from 1350m to 1650m, BOP RC Zest H.

Iro Otoko (06g, Kingdom Bay, Grosvenor). 3 wins from 1400m to 2000m, Singapore TC Open H., Initiation P., Benchmark 61 H., 2d Singapore TC Open H., Kranji D S., Class 5 H., Class 4 H.-twice, Emirates Madrid S., Open H., 3d Singapore TC Brisbane Racing Club Trophy, Open H.

Mr Legs (05g, Pentire, Pompeii Court). 3 wins at 2100m, 2200m, ARC New Zealand Herald H., Marton JC Plant Plasma H.

Annie (05f, Grosvenor, Funny Fellow). 3 wins from 1200m to 2300m, Manawatu RC Courtesy Ford H., 2d ARC Lindauer Brut Cuvee H., Mini Soho H., 3d ARC Party Stand H., Hawke”s Bay Gibson Sheat Lawyers H., Waikato RC Roy Robinson”s 80th Birthday H., Dunstan Feeds Qualifier.


His sire sons include Clyde Abner, etc.


Ustinov Bay horse, 1998

Seeking The Gold (USA)
Mr Prospector Raise a Native by Native Dancer
Gold Digger by Nashua
Con Game Buckpasser by Tom Fool
Broadway by Hasty Road
Let’s Elope (NZ)
Nassipour Blushing Groom by Red God
Alama by Aureole
Sharon Jane Battle-Wagon by Never Say Die
Summer Sky by Summertime

SEEKING THE GOLD (USA) (Bay 1985-Stud 1990). 8 wins-1 at 2, Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.1. Champion USA Sire (AEI), 2000. Sire of 765 rnrs, 548 wnrs, 91 SW, inc. Pleasant Home Breeders’ Cup Distaff S., Gr.1), Heavenly Prize, Dubai Millennium, Flanders, Seeking the Pearl, Cash Run, Dream Supreme, Bob and John, Oh What a Windfall, Cape Town, Secret Savings, Victory Ride, Jazil, Favorite Funtime, Lujain, Wanderin Boy, Country Hideaway, Petionville, etc.

1st dam

LET’S ELOPE, by Nassipour. Joint Champion 4YO+ & Aust. Horse of the Year. 11 wins from 1400m to 3200m, $3,219,292, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, VATC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1, VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, VATC CF Orr S., Gr.2, St George S., Gr.2, Manawatu RC Centaine S., Gr.3, VATC TAB Super Challenge H., 3d ARC Championship S., Gr.1, Del Mar Ramona H., Gr.1, Santa Anita Oak Tree Invitational H., Gr.1, Arlington Park Beverly D S., Gr.1, VRC Milady S., L, 4th Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, L. Dam of eight named foals, six to race, all winners

USTINOV (c. by Seeking the Gold). 2 wins. See below.

OUTBACK JOE (g. by Elvstroem). 4 wins from 2000m to 2800m, $165,286, to 2013-14, VRC Bagot H., L, 2d VRC Banjo Paterson Series Final H., 3d VRC Banjo Paterson Series Heat H.

Caught Courting (c. by Danehill). 4 wins from 1900m to 2400m, $131,140, AJC Chris Lean H., STC Jeff Pendlebury Bookmaker H., 2d WATC GA Towton Cup, L, SAJC Carlton Draught H., Walker Corporation & Daycorp Cup H., AJC CVD 79th Birthday H., Honda Accord P., Castanea H., Smith & Nephew Dyonics H., 3d AJC Gordons Bay H., Northern Light H., STC Centenary Insitute H., 4th AJC Summer Cup, Gr.3, Werribee Cup, L. Sire.

Yes I Will (f. by Danzig). Winner at 1300m in Aust, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Herod, L. Dam of- Sandpebble. 2 wins at 1600m, 1800m, SAJC Trevor Little OAM H.

Olimpica. 4 wins from 2000m to 2400m in Aust.

Captain Steve. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in Aust.

Where’s Henry. Winner at 2200m in Aust.

Over the Moon (c. by Storm Cat). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m in France and Aust, Longchamp Prix du Pont aux Choux.

Karata (f. by Elvstroem). Winner at 2200m in 2012-13 in Aust.

Let’s Get Famous (f. by Danehill). Unraced. Dam of-

Let’s Make Adeal (Red Ransom). 2 wins at 1600m, $181,300, to 2013-14, MRC Guinot International H., 2d VRC Lexus S., Gr.3, South Australia Fillies Classic, Gr.3, SAJC Penang Trophy, L, 3d VRC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.3, 4th VRC Makybe Diva S., Gr.1, MRC Herbert Power S., Gr.2.

Heez Notorious. 3 wins from 1450m to 2000m to 2012-13, 2d SAJC Toll Express H., 3d Horsham Cup.

Runaway Princess. 3 wins from 1900m to 2200m to 2012-13 in Aust.

Paris Tryst (f. by Fusaichi Pegasus). Unraced. Dam of-

Yu Long Bao Ma. Winner at 2 at 1100m in 2012-13 in Macau.


2nd dam

SHARON JANE, by Battle-Waggon. 3 wins at 2 at 1000m, 1200m, CJC Champagne S., L, Otago RC Dominion H., 2d Gore Guineas Trial, L. Half-sister to Haymaker. Dam of 10 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-


LET’S ELOPE (Nassipour). 11 wins. See above.

Double-Zan. 6 wins from 1200m to 1900m in Aust. Dam of-

Double Owe. 5 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Wanganui JC Taranaki Breeders H., Cambridge JC Windsor Park Stud H., Trenwick International H., 2d Hawke’s Bay Vintage Dash H., 3d Hawke’s Bay Add Impact Signs H., 4th Rotorua S., L. Producer.

Kinzan. 2 wins at 1400m, 2000m, Manawatu RC TV & Sound H. Dam of-

HIGH KIN (High Chaparral). 4 wins at 1600m, 2100m, $112,164, Taumarunui Gold Cup, L, Waikato RC The Butcher’s Birthday H., BOP RC PGG Wrightson H., 2d Ipswich Cup, L, Waikato RC Fairview Motors H.
Festival Rose. Unraced. Dam of-
Mazzacano. 11 wins from 2000m to 3900m, $350,661, VRC Crisp S/chase, MRC Australian S/chase-twice, 2d VRC Crisp S/chase.

Bronte Jane. Unraced. Dam of-

Life’s a Beach. 2 wins at 1600m, 1800m in Aust. Dam of-

Oak Heart. 6 wins from 1300m to 2400m, $251,544, VRC Peter Rowland Catering H., MRC Betfair H., 2d VRC Cowl & Grace H., Henry Bolte H., MRC Basha Felika H., 3d MVRC Belinda Jane Verco McLeod Mile H., VRC The Big 6 H., MVRC Ladies Invitational H., Banjo Patterson Series Heat 6 H.


3rd dam

SUMMER SKY, by Summertime. Unraced. Half-sister to GREY COUNT. Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

SHARON JANE (Battle-Waggon). 3 wins. See above.

Haymaker (Golden Plume). 2 wins at 7f, 3d WRC Wellesley S., L.

Dance in Armour. Winner at 2 at 1400m in NZ. Dam of-

Careless (Sovereign’s Charm). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2800m, CJC Ilam H., 2d CJC Strowan H., 3d CJC Champagne S., L, Jim Beam H.

Race Record : 23 Starts 2-5-3 A$654,935.

2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 2050m, $654,935, MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2, 2d AJC Champagne S., Gr.1, VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr.2, Poseidon S., L, Racing Rewards H., 3d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, MRC Yalumba S., Gr.1, MVRC Norman Carlyon S., Gr.2, 4th Victoria Derby, Gr.1.

Mare of Ustinov, Let’s Elope winning the 1991 Melbourne Cup.

To complete a booking to your chosen stallion please open the appropriate PDF, print, complete, scan and email to
Click here to download the pdf.