Ustinov (AUS)

2016 Stud Fee - $4,400 Inc Gst

Seeking the Gold (USA) 1985
Let's Elope (NZ) 1987
Dam Sire:
Nassipour (USA) 1980
1 August 1998
Standing At:
Moorookyle Park
Smeaton 3364 VIC, Australia
Live foal guarantee:
Yes - conditions apply
Free return:
Yes - conditions apply

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USTINOV (AUS) 1998 Bay colt
by Seeking the Gold - Let's Elope, by Nassipour


Sire Summary

Named FoalsStartersWinnersWinsPlacingsSW (GW)EarningsAEI
2402081133347555 (2)over $7.3m.0.99
per foals86.7%47.1% (0.8%)$30,764 
 per starters54.3% (1.0%)$35,497 

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. Sire of 205 progeny to race, 113 winners (55.0%), earnings of over $7.1 million, 5 stakes winners, 8 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.

ASK ME NICELY (06g, Unbridled's Song, Kreisler). 10 wins from 1400m to 3200m to 2015-16, A$572,395, Boulder Cup, L, Western Australia Cup, WATC Perth Racing TV H., H., H., Kings Park & Botanic Garden H., Festival of Perth Racing H., H., 2d WATC Grandstand Cup, L, Farnley S., L, Pinjarra Cup, L, WATC ATA H., Westspeed Stayers Bonus H., Hosemasters Trophy H., Provincial Championship Series Final H., Westspeed Stayers' Bonus H.-3 times, 3d WATC Perth Cup, Gr.2, Queen's Cup, Gr.3, Merrywell H., Simone Montgomerie Tribute H., H., Westspeed Stayers' Bonus H., Noel Kavanagh Memorial H., Bistro Guillaume H., PR Membership Packages H., Diggers' Cup, Budget Business Club H., Ramelius Resources H., 4th Bunbury Cup, L.

SARSARUN (06f, Gaius, Bold Venture). 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$118,450, 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.

SHE'S INSATIABLE (08f, Pentire, Bates Motel). 6 wins from 1400m to 2500m to 2014-15, NZ$139,765, CJC Metropolitan Trophy H., L, Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup Trial H., Otago RC Ray Webster Plumbing H., 3d Wellington Cup, Gr.2, CJC New Zealand Cup, Gr.3, Otago RC Queenstown Cup, Palamountains Animal Nutrition H., Vincent George Travel Managers H., 4th CJC Spring Classic H., L.

Heez Born Lucky (07g, O'Reilly, Lord Ballina). 7 wins from 1300m to 2100m, A$108,321, MVRC Simpson Constructions H., 2d Tasmanian Derby, Gr.3, 3d MRC Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce H.

(Sir) Mako (07g, Last Tycoon, Hula Chief). 6 wins from 1350m to 2500m to 2015-16, NZ$41,850, A$165,450, ATC Courtenay House H., TAB Place Multi H., MVRC Adapt Australia H., BOP RC Zest H., 2d Hawke's Bay Cup, Gr.3, VRC Sofitel Girls' Day Out H., 3d Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Prelude.

Ididit (08f, Quest for Fame, Zeddaan). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, 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, Waikato RC Hera H.

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.

Albonetti (09f, Royal Academy, Twig Moss). 5 wins from 1500m to 2500m to 2015-16, A$162,635, VRC Sofitel Girls' Day Out H., SAJC Dalakhani H., 2d SAJC Haigh's Cup, 7 News H., 3d Balaklava Cup, L, 4th MRC Naturalism S., Gr.3.

Faraway Eyes (08f, O'Reilly, Straussbrook). 4 wins to 1400m to 2014-15, NZ$113,525, Whangarei RC Pacific Homes H., ARC Ernst & Young H., Rotorua RC Parrots on Hinemoa H., 2d BOP RC Tauranga Classic, L, Taumarunui & Districts RSA S., Whangarei RC Joy Scarfe Memorial H., United Security Northland H., ARC New Zealand Herald H., 3d ARC Bidvest H., Leila Macdonald H., Whangarei RC Fell Engineering H., ARC Lindauer H., 4th Egmont RC Taranaki Breeders S., Gr.3.

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.

Hiphopopotamus (05g, Tights, Ruling). 3 wins from 1600m to 3000m, NZ$3,900, A$167,510, 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.

Ustinov's Fury (09g, Thunder Gulch, Alquoz). 7 wins from 1100m to 1700m to 2015-16, A$180,110, SAJC Boag's Draught Star of Christmas Series Final H., Sportingbet H., 2d SAJC Alan Sheppard Constructions H., AFL Grand Final H., Schweppes H., Farrell O'Neill H., Mac Just Over? Don't Drive H., Oakbank RC Country Cup, 3d SAJC Drink Driving? Grow Up H., United Discount Chemists H., Evright H., Schweppes H., Mittys H., National Jockeys Celebration Day H.

Sweet Talking Guy (05g, Woodman, Lyphard's Wish). 6 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$134,840, SAJC Dominant H., MRC (Mornington) Mornington Golf Club 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, A$285,960, MRC Dimitrios Tzouvelis H., Roy Higgins & Wylie Dalziel Racing H., BMW Melbourne H., MVRC Caravan Industry H., 2d MVRC Alternate Railway H., Your Car H., Campolina H., 3d MRC Ascend Sales Trophies H., H., Stony Creek Cup, 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.

Jack Romanov (08g, Balmerino, Amyntor). 7 wins from 1800m to 6400m to 2015-16, NZ$163,525, ARC Great Northern S/chase, Pakuranga HC Pakuranga Hunt Cup.

Haslington (06g, Maroof, Sir Tristram). 15 wins from 1100m to 1800m to 2014-15, A$192,600, 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.

Laconic Lad (08g, Carnegie, Bletchingly). 5 wins from 1900m to 3000m to 2014-15, A$129,174, MRC Plusvital H., Infor H., 2d VRC Bruce Gadsden H., MRC (Mornington) H., European Auto Refinishers H.

Ustibecasual (05f, Casual Lies, King Delamere). 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, 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.

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.

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

Amun Ra (11g, Al Akbar, Bletchingly). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 2000m to 2015-16, Waikato RC Devon Oaks 2YO H., 2d Oamaru Cup, 3d Hawke's Bay Guineas Prelude.

Bag of Nickels (07f, Hennessy, Fast Topaze). 4 wins from 1400m to 1900m to 2014-15, A$101,845, ATC $50K TAB First 4 Jackpot H., TAB Place Multi H., 2d ATC Free Entry Today H., 3d ATC Become an ATC Member H.

Anna Maria (06f, Baryshnikov, Danzatore). 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, 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.

Medic Champion (06g, Sound Reason, Marceau). 4 wins from 1600m to 1800m, 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.

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

Ballyrina (05f, Zabeel, Sound Reason). 4 wins at 1600m, 2000m, 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.

His sire sons include Clyde Abner, etc.

Commenced stud duties in New Zealand in 2003, Australia in 2008

Analysis by Crop

CropFoalsRnrsWnrsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
04/05595029872 (2)2 (2)2,265,457
Totals2732051133295 (2)5 (2)7,185,281

Analysis by Age

AgeRnrsWnrsPlcdWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)Ave Earnings A$
31424018521 (1)1 (1)6,860
4181104272764 (1)4 (1)34,170

Analysis by Sex

SexRnrsWnrsPlcdWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)Ave Earnings A$
Colts10264172072 (1)2 (1)53,693
Fillies10349141223 (1)3 (1)16,588

Analysis by Race Distance

BandRnrsWnrsPlcdWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)Ave Earnings A$
< 1001m32353001,727
1001 - 1200m1342718412 (2)2 (2)9,125
1201 - 1400m179462667005,872
1401 - 1600m169472677119,321
1601 - 1800m8821631007,598
1801 - 2000m110281240007,210
2001 - 2200m111301247118,203
2201 - 2400m39818007,701
> 2400m34113151117,886

New Zealand

Season (Rank)RnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
06/07 (298)3090005,817
07/08 (131)27411560065,382
08/09 (59)47192772900245,011
09/10 (9)5713352221(1)1(1)732,232
10/11 (31)61264073800362,066
11/12 (36)61173642600298,540
12/13 (38)45163182300298,843
13/14 (61)2971901111192,989
14/15 (72)2581501111209,894
15/16 (82)14390600152,106


Season (Rank)RnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
06/07 (1058)2050004,600
07/08 (374)1033841(1)1(1)169,475
08/09 (452)13581900121,667
09/10 (413)15799900146,261
10/11 (229)1871111700444,272
11/12 (259)24131452300366,623
12/13 (263)30121871800405,680
13/14 (211)2091771700579,999
14/15 (216)1481221400584,520
15/16 (308)7550511324,060

Worldwide - All countries, calendar year

YearRnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$

Totals in All Countries

CountryRnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
New Zealand1476922721723(1)3(1)2,562,880
Hong Kong2146400264,068
Great Britain11101004,471

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Bay horse       Foaled 1998 

SEEKING THE GOLD Mr. ProspectorRaise a NativeNative Dancer
Gold DiggerNashua
Con GameBuckpasserTom Fool
BroadwayHasty Road
Nassipour (USA)Blushing GroomRed God
Sharon JaneBattle-Waggon (GB)Never Say Die
Summer SkySummertime (GB)

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 767 rnrs, 551 wnrs, 92 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 (NZ), by Nassipour (USA). Aust. Horse of the Year in 1991-92. 11 wins from 1400m to 3200m, US$169,000, NZ$42,925, A$2,940,250, 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 8 named foals, 6 to race, all winners-

OUTBACK JOE (g by Elvstroem) 5 wins from 2000m to 3200m, A$435,186, SAJC Adelaide Cup, Gr.2, VRC Bagot H., L, 2d VRC Banjo Paterson Series Final H., 3d VRC Roy Higgins H., L, Banjo Paterson Series Heat H.

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

Caught Courting (c by Danehill (USA)) 4 wins from 1900m to 2400m, A$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 4 winners-

 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.

 Expect to Win. Placed at 2 & 3 in Aust. Dam of 3 winners-

 Confederate. 3 wins at 1000m, 1150m, A$114,010, ATC Cornucopia Committee Inc H., Hyland Race Colours H., 2d ATC Time to Shop at TAB H., AMWU National H.

 Josephine Sea. Winner at 2 in 2016-17, 3d MRC Clanbrooke Racing 2YO H., MVRC Friends of Epworth 2YO H.

 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 Aust.

 Paris Tryst (f by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)) Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

Yulong Baby (f Commands) 5 wins from 1600m to 2100m, A$225,745, to 2016-17, VRC Paul Tamburro H., MRC Allan Wicks H., Helen Cox H., 2d MRC Crown Golden Ale H., Sportingbet William Hill H., Home of In-Play Betting H., 3d SAJC Penang Trophy, L, MVRC Mayoral Charity Community H., 4th BRC The Roses S., Gr.2.

 Yu Long Bao Ma. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m in Macau.

 Meet Me in Paris. Winner at 2000m in 2015-16 in Aust.

 Let's Get Famous (f by Danehill (USA)) Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

LET'S MAKE ADEAL (f Red Ransom) 4 wins from 1600m to 2500m, A$563,595, to 2015-16, VRC Bart Cummings H., Gr.3, SAJC Centaurea S., L, MRC Guinot International H., 2d SAJC Queen of the South S., Gr.2, VRC Lexus S., Gr.3, South Australia Fillies Classic, Gr.3, SAJC Penang Trophy, L, 3d MRC Herbert Power H., Gr.2, VRC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.3, 4th VRC Makybe Diva S., Gr.1, BRC Brisbane Cup, Gr.2, MRC Herbert Power S., Gr.2, ATC Sky High S., Gr.3.

 Heez Notorious. 4 wins from 1450m to 2000m, A$94,565, MRC Master Yearlings Heat 5 H., 2d MRC Frank O'Brien H., SAJC Toll Express H., 3d Horsham Cup.

 Destination Tucson. 2 wins at 1600m, 2300m to 2016-17, 3d ATC Schweppes H.

 Raindrops on Roses. 2 wins at 2050m, 2450m in 2016-17, 2d MRC Ladbrokes Odds Boost H.

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


2nd dam

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

LET'S ELOPE (f Nassipour) 11 wins. See above.

 Double-Zan. 6 wins from 1200m to 1900m in Aust. Dam of 4 winners-

 Kinzan. 2 wins at 1400m, 2000m, Manawatu RC TV & Sound H. Dam of 4 winners-

HIGH KIN (f High Chaparral) 4 wins at 1600m, 2100m, NZ$94,535, A$49,000, Taumarunui Gold Cup, L, Waikato RC The Butcher's Birthday H., BOP RC PGG Wrightson H., 2d Ipswich Cup, L.


Race Record: 23 Starts 2-5-3 A$654,935.
Won MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr 2 (2040m), Kembla Grange 2YO Class D H. (1200m), 2nd VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr 1, AJC Champagne S., Gr 1, VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr 2, Poseidon S., L, Racing Rewards H., 3rd VRC Australian Guineas, Gr 1, MRC Yalumba S., Gr 1, MVRC Norman Carlyon S., Gr 2, 4th VRC Victoria Derby, Gr 1

(in Australia)

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)
B. 1985
GW 8 wins
f:935 r:767 w:551 SW:92
Mr. Prospector
B. 1970
SW 7 wins
f:1178 r:980 w:739 SW:182
Raise a Native
Ch. 1961
GW 4 wins
f:839 r:571 w:417 SW:77
Native DancerPolynesian14
Raise YouCase Ace1
Lady Glory8
Gold Digger
B. 1962
GW 10 wins
f:12 r:7 w:7 SW:3
SequenceCount Fleet6
Miss Dogwood13
Con Game
B. or Br. 1974
Wnr 2 wins
f:10 r:10 w:6 SW:3
B. 1963
GW 25 wins
f:313 r:219 w:171 SW:36
Tom FoolMenow8
BusandaWar Admiral11
B. 1959
SW 3 wins
f:10 r:8 w:8 SW:4
Hasty RoadRoman20
Traffic Court3
Bird Flower5
Ch. 1987
GW 11 wins
f:8 r:6 w:6 SW:2
Ch. 1980
GW 7 wins
f:447 r:348 w:213 SW:26
Blushing Groom
Ch. 1974
GW 7 wins
f:512 r:411 w:294 SW:92
Red GodNasrullah9
Spring Run8
Runaway BrideWild Risk3
B. 1969
Wnr 1 win
f:7 r:5 w:4 SW:3
Mah Behar9
Sharon Jane
Ch. 1972
SW 3 wins
f:10 r:8 w:5 SW:1
Ch. 1962
Wnr 1 win
f:643 r:510 w:301 SW:21
Never Say DieNasrullah9
Singing Grass1
Summer Sky
Ch. 1959
f:6 r:6 w:5 SW:1
Great Truth1
Grey OutlookFun Fair8
f: number of foals | r: number that raced | w: number that won | SW: number of stakeswinners

SEEKING THE GOLD 8 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, US$2,307,000, Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.1, Louisiana Super Derby Invitational, Gr.1, Belmont Peter Pan S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Swale S., L, 2d Breeders' Cup Classic S., Gr.1, Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., Gr.1, Belmont Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Saratoga Travers S., Gr.1, Monmouth Haskell Invitational H., Gr.1, Aqueduct Gotham S., Gr.2. He entered stud in USA in 1990. Champion USA Sire (AEI) in 2000, third in 1994, 2005. Champion USA Broodmare Sire in 2009. Sire of 767 progeny to race, 550 winners (71.0%), earnings of over $119 million, 92 stakes winners, 63 stakes placegetters, inc.

HEAVENLY PRIZE (91f, Nijinsky, Riva Ridge). Champion 3YO filly in USA in 1994.9 wins-2 at 2, US$1,825,820, Belmont Frizette S., Gr.1, Gazelle H., Gr.1, Beldame S., Gr.1, Hempstead H., Gr.1, Saratoga Go for Wand S., Gr.1, Alabama S., Gr.1, John A Morris H., Gr.1, Oaklawn Apple Blossom H., Gr.1, 2d Breeders' Cup Distaff S., Gr.1-twice, Belmont Beldame S., Gr.1, Prioress S., Gr.2, Gulfstream What a Summer S., L, Oaklawn Breeders' Cup H., L, 3d Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Donn H., Gr.1, Saratoga Test S., Gr.1.

DUBAI MILLENNIUM (96c, Shareef Dancer, Pretense). Head of The 2000 International 4YO+ Classification. Joint top of The 1999 International 3YO Classification (mile). Horse of the Year & Champion Older Male in UAE in 2000. Joint Champion 3YO Miler in GB in 1999. Champion Older Male in GB in 2000 (intermediate).9 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, £382,581, 1,300,000fr., 13,386,000Dhs, Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Prince of Wales's S., Gr.1, Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1, Nad al Sheba Dubai World Cup, Gr.1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Eugene Adam, Gr.2, Goodwood Predominate S., L, Nad al Sheba HH Sheikh Maktoum al Maktoum Challenge S. No.3, L, Doncaster Doncaster Racecourse Sponsership Club Conditions S.

FLANDERS (92f, Storm Bird, Secretariat). Champion 2YO filly in USA in 1994.4 wins at 2, US$805,000, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies S., Gr.1, Belmont Frizette S., Gr.1, Saratoga Spinaway S., Gr.1.

DREAM SUPREME (97f, Dixieland Band, Secretariat). 9 wins-2 at 2-to 7f, US$1,007,680, Saratoga Test S., Gr.1, Ballerina H., Gr.1, Aqueduct Distaff H., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Humana Distaff H., Gr.2, Belmont Gallant Bloom H., Gr.3, Calder Princess Rooney H., Gr.3, Belmont Allowance 2YOf, 2d Belmont First Flight H., Gr.2, Vagrancy H., Gr.3, 3d Saratoga Ballerina H., Gr.1, Gulfstream Shirley Jones H., Gr.3, 4th Belmont Acorn S., Gr.1, Prioress S., Gr.2.

SEEKING THE PEARL (94f, Seattle Slew, Bold Forbes). Champion Older Female Sprinter in France in 1998.8 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, Deauville Prix Maurice de Gheest, Gr.1, Tokyo NHK Mile Cup, Jpn-1, Kyoto Daily Hai Sansai S., Jpn-2, Tokyo New Zealand Trophy Yonsai S., Jpn-2, Kyoto Nikkan Sports Sho Shinzan Kinen, Jpn-3, Silk Road S., Jpn-3, Nakayama Flower Cup, Jpn-3, 2d Chukyo Takamatsunomiya Kinen, Jpn-1, Nakayama Sprinters S., Jpn-1, 3d Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Jpn-1, Kyoto Kansai Telecasting Corporation Sho Rose S., Jpn-2, Niigata Sansai S., Jpn-3, 4th Santa Anita Santa Monica H., Gr.1, Belmont Noble Damsel H., Gr.3, Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, Jpn-1, Chukyo Takamatsunomiya Kinen, Jpn-1.

SECRET SAVINGS (91c, Damascus, Reviewer). 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, US$184,540, A$919,000, AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1, STC Frederick Clissold H., Gr.3, Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3, Aqueduct Allowance, Belmont Allowance-twice, Keeneland Allowance, Saratoga Allowance, 3d STC George Ryder S., Gr.1, 4th Belmont Brooklyn H., Gr.2.

BOB AND JOHN (03c, Deputy Minister, Seattle Song). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 9f, US$996,330, Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., Gr.1, Santa Anita Sham S., Gr.3, Lone Star Lone Star Park H., Gr.3, Santa Anita Allowance, 2d Lone Star Texas Mile S., Gr.3, Del Mar El Cajon S., L, 3d Hollywood Futurity, Gr.1, Santa Anita San Felipe S., Gr.2, Hollywood Real Quiet S., L.

CASH RUN (97f, Pleasant Colony, Dr Fager). Joint top filly on The 1999 USA 2YO Free H.5 wins-3 at 2-from 5½f to 8½f, US$924,201, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Davona Dale S., Gr.2, Bonnie Miss S., Gr.2, Belmont Allowance, 2d Churchill Downs Golden Rod S., Gr.3, 3d Hollywood Princess S., Gr.2, Keeneland Alcibiades S., Gr.2, Belmont Floral Park H., L, 4th Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.1, Hollywood Oaks, Gr.2, Santa Anita Santa Ynez S., Gr.2, Pimlico Black-Eyed Susan S., Gr.2.

OH WHAT A WINDFALL (96f, Nijinsky, Riva Ridge). 4 wins-3 at 2-from 6½f to 1m, US$363,623, Belmont Matron S., Gr.1, Aqueduct Tempted S., Gr.3, Belmont Nassau County S., Gr.3, 2d Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1, 3d Aqueduct Demoiselle S., Gr.2, Comely S., Gr.3, 4th Belmont Acorn S., Gr.1.

CAPE TOWN (95c, Seattle Slew, Key to the Mint). 5 wins-3 at 2-at 8½f, 9f, US$795,817, Gulfstream Florida Derby, Gr.1, Churchill Downs Kentucky Jockey Club S., Gr.3, Gulfstream Holy Bull S., Gr.3, 3d Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.2, 4th Gulfstream Fountain of Youth S., Gr.2.

PLEASANT HOME (01f, Pleasant Colony, Nijinsky). 5 wins from 7½f to 9f, US$1,378,070, Breeders' Cup Distaff S., Gr.1, Aqueduct Bed o' Roses H., Gr.3, Belmont Allowance, Gulfstream Allowance, 2d Keeneland Spinster S., Gr.1, Saratoga Ballerina S., Gr.1, 4th Pimlico Distaff H., Gr.3.

VICTORY RIDE (98f, Flying Paster, Youth). 5 wins at 7f, 1m, US$390,391, Saratoga Test S., Gr.1, Keeneland Madison S., L, Monmouth Omnibus S., L, Belmont Allowance, 2d Belmont Acorn S., Gr.1, 3d Churchill Downs Distaff H., Gr.2, Belmont Shuvee H., Gr.2.

FAVORITE FUNTIME (97f, Youth, Maribeau). 7 wins from 6f to 8½f, US$507,900, Santa Anita Santa Maria H., Gr.1, Del Mar Piedra Foundation H., L, Hollywood B Thoughtful S., L, Cat's Cradle H., L, Del Mar Allowance, 2d Santa Anita California Cup Matron H., L, 4th Santa Anita Santa Monica H., Gr.1, Lady's Secret H., Gr.2.

LUJAIN (96c, Shadeed, Round Table). 3 wins at 2, Newmarket Middle Park S., Gr.1, Castle Ashby 2YO S., York Newton Fund Managers Novice 2YO S.

JAZIL (03c, Deputy Minister, Blushing Groom). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 8½f, 1½m, US$890,532, Belmont S., Gr.1, 2d Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., Gr.1, 4th Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1.

COUNTRY HIDEAWAY (96f, Pleasant Colony, Nijinsky). 10 wins from 6f to 1m, US$762,568, Aqueduct First Flight H., Gr.2-twice, Bed o' Roses H., Gr.3, Belmont Vagrancy H., Gr.3, Allowance 3YO+f&m, Gulfstream Allowance, Saratoga Allowance 3YO+f&m-twice, 2d Saratoga Ballerina H., Gr.1-twice, Aqueduct Top Flight H., Gr.2, Saratoga Honorable Miss H., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Ruffian H., Gr.1, Aqueduct Distaff H., Gr.2, Belmont Shuvee H., Gr.2, 4th Aqueduct Top Flight H., Gr.2, Monmouth Molly Pitcher H., Gr.2.

WANDERIN BOY (01c, Pleasant Colony, Czaravich). 9 wins from 7f to 9f, US$1,213,759, Belmont Brooklyn H., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Alysheba S., Gr.3, Keeneland Ben Ali S., Gr.3, Fair Grounds Mineshaft H., Gr.3, Gulfstream Allowance, Keeneland Allowance, 2d Belmont Jockey Club Gold Cup, Gr.1-twice, Saratoga Whitney H., Gr.1, Pimlico Special H., Gr.1, 3d Saratoga Woodward S., Gr.1, Churchill Downs Alysheba S., Gr.3, 4th Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile S., L.

PETIONVILLE (92c, Wavering Monarch, Big Burn). 7 wins-1 at 2, US$811,905, Ohio Derby, Gr.2, Del Mar La Jolla H., Gr.3, Louisiana Derby, Gr.3, Santa Anita San Miguel S., L, Golden Gate Gold Rush H., L, Churchill Downs Allowance, 3d Hollywood Swaps S., Gr.2, 4th Woodbine Molson Export Million S., Gr.1, Monmouth Philip H Iselin H., Gr.1, Illinois Derby, Gr.2, Arlington Park Equipoise Mile H., Gr.3.

DERBAAS (06c, Storm Cat, Baillamont). 8 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, Meydan Al Fahidi Fort S., Gr.2, Abu Dhabi National Day Cup, L, Meydan Meydan Hotel S.-twice, Falcon Lounge Trophy H., Ascot John Guest 2YO S., 2d Meydan Zabeel Mile S., Gr.2, Abu Dhabi National Day Cup, L, 3d Newmarket Somerville Tattersall S., Gr.3, Haydock Superior Mile, L, Salisbury Stonehenge S., L, Abu Dhabi National Day Cup, L, Haydock Silver Bowl, Meydan Al Rashidiya Trial S., Abu Dhabi National Day Cup Prep S., 4th Meydan Al Fahidi Fort S., Gr.2, Firebreak S., Gr.3, Abu Dhabi HH The President Cup, L.

GOLDEN SPIKES (05c, A.P. Indy, Pleasant Colony). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 6½f, US$390,750, Calder Carry Back S., Gr.2, Unbridled S., L, 2d Hawthorne Illinois Derby, Gr.2, Calder Radar Love S., L, 4th Belmont Peter Pan S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Hutcheson S., Gr.2.

BIDING TIME (94f, Icecapade, Bold Hour). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, US$414,886, Turfway Breeders' Cup S., Gr.2, Aqueduct Affectionately H., Gr.3, Gulfstream Allowance 4YO+m, Saratoga Allowance 3YO+f&m, 2d Gulfstream Fit for a Queen H., L, Laurel Cumberland S., L, 3d Aqueduct Demoiselle S., Gr.2, Belmont Astarita S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Sabin H., Gr.3.

ENTHUSED (98f, Seattle Slew, Northern Dancer). 3 wins at 2, York Lowther S., Gr.2, Ascot Princess Margaret S., Gr.3, Newmarket EBF 2YO S., 2d Newmarket Cherry Hinton S., Gr.2.

SPAIN LANE (91f, Vice Regent, Never Bend). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, Chantilly Prix du Gros-Chene, Gr.2, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Seine-et-Oise, Gr.3, 2d Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de Saint-Georges, Gr.3, 3d Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Gr.1, Deauville Prix Morny, Gr.1, Prix de Meautry, Gr.3.

QUEST (99c, Spectacular Bid, Nijinsky). 6 wins from 7f to 9f, US$768,012, Churchill Downs Clark H., Gr.2, Gulfstream Lure S., L, Belmont Allowance-twice, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Belmont Jockey Club Gold Cup, Gr.1.

SWEET FERVOR (03f, In Reality, Messenger of Song). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 7f, US$302,108, Gulfstream Shirley Jones H., Gr.2, Monmouth West Long Branch S., L, Tampa Bay Gasparilla S., L, Gulfstream Allowance, 2d Belmont First Flight H., Gr.2, Monmouth Regret S., L.

SEEKING THE ANTE (02f, Spend a Buck, Practicante). 5 wins from 7f to 8½f, US$392,830, Belmont Nassau County S., Gr.2, Iroquois H., L, Aqueduct Allowance, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Aqueduct Comely S., Gr.3, East View S., L, 3d Aqueduct Top Flight H., Gr.2, 4th Belmont Gazelle S., Gr.1, Mother Goose S., Gr.1.

JACKPOT (98c, Cox's Ridge, Damascus). 4 wins from 7f to 1¼m, US$288,915, Gulfstream Park H., Gr.2, Aqueduct Allowance, Gulfstream Allowance.

SEEKING DAYLIGHT (98c, Steady Growth, Bold Hour). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 9f, US$244,710, Belmont Brooklyn H., Gr.2, Aqueduct Allowance-twice, 4th Belmont Westchester H., Gr.3.

SAHARA GOLD (97f, Storm Cat, Damascus). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 6f, 7f, US$248,742, Keeneland Beaumont S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Eliza S., L, Allowance, 2d Aqueduct Valley Stream S., L, Gulfstream Hurricane Bertie S., L.

DUALITY (98c, Roberto, Key to the Mint). 2 wins at 2, Churchill Downs Bashford Manor S., Gr.2.

USTINOV (98c, Nassipour, Battle-Waggon). 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.

SEEKING REGINA (92f, Cox's Ridge, Arts and Letters). 2 wins at 2, Saratoga Adirondack S., Gr.2.

SOCIETY HOSTESS (02f, Storm Cat, Grenfall). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, €76,581, US$331,106, Santa Anita Monrovia H., Gr.3, Keeneland Franklin County S., L, Cologne Europa Stuten Meile, L, Belmont Elizabeth Bay S., L, License Fee S., L, 2d Santa Anita Santa Monica H., Gr.1, Leopardstown September H., 3d Woodbine Royal North S., Gr.3, Tipperary Fairy Bridge S., L, 4th Belmont Xtra Heat H., L.

SEEKING THE BEST (01c, Summer Squall, Graustark). 9 wins from 1000m to 1600m, 208,266,000¥, Tokyo Chunichi Sports Hai Musashino S., Gr.3, Hanshin Galaxy S., L, Tokyo Rikka S., Kyoto Yamato Tokubetsu, 2d Tokyo Negishi S., Gr.3, Ohi Tokyo Hai, Jpn-2, Kyoto Procyon S., Jpn-3, Sapporo Hokkaido Sprint Cup, Jpn-3, Nakayama Chiba S., Fukushima Ouchijuku Tokubetsu, Niigata Sadokinginzan Tokubetsu, 4th Hanshin Coral S., L.

HIDE AND CHIC (02f, Cure the Blues, Cool Victor). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 6½f, US$442,852, Woodbine Royal North S., Gr.3, Seaway S., Gr.3, Calder Swept Away S., L, 2d Saratoga Test S., Gr.1, Keeneland Thoroughbred Club of America S., Gr.3, Woodbine Whimsical S., Gr.3, Calder Azalea S., Gr.3, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Oaks, L, 4th Woodbine Hendrie S., Gr.3.

GOLDEN VELVET (03f, Storm Cat, Affirmed). 4 wins at 1600m, 1800m, €23,700, US$297,000, 52,624Dhs, Gulfstream Sabin H., Gr.3, Hawthorne Sixty Sails H., Gr.3, 2d Belmont Ogden Phipps H., Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Beachcomber Hotels Paradis 5 Luxe, Prix de Trevise, 3d Aqueduct Top Flight H., Gr.2, Gulfstream Rampart H., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix Casimir Delamarre, L, Nad al Sheba Kayrawan Cup.

TURNING WHEEL (93f, Nijinsky, Better Bee). 5 wins at 2000m, 2200m, La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.3, Deauville La Coupe du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage, L, 2d Le Lion-d'Angers Grand Prix d'Anjou-Bretagne, L, 4th Grand Prix de Vichy, Gr.3.

CATCH THE RING (97f, Halo, Gleaming). Champion 3YO Filly in Canada in 2000.7 wins from 5½f to 1¼m, US$940,560, Woodbine Maple Leaf S., Gr.3, Canadian Oaks, L, Fury S., L, Fort Erie Bison City S., L, Woodbine Allowance, 2d Woodbine Wonder Where S., L, Belle Mahone S., L, 3d Woodbine Seagram Cup, L, Ontario Matron H., L, Fanfreluche S., L, Flaming Page S., L, 4th Woodbine Ontario Matron H., L.

HAPPY HUNTING (01c, Easy Goer, Riva Ridge). 6 wins from 7f to 8½f, US$281,917, Aqueduct H., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Westchester H., Gr.3, Delaware Brandywine S., L.

WINDRUSH (97c, Storm Cat, Hoist the Flag). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 9f, US$219,532, Aqueduct Stymie H., Gr.3, Allowance-twice, Belmont Allowance, 4th Aqueduct Nashua S., Gr.3, Excelsior H., Gr.3.

AT THE HALF (91f, White Gloves, Needles). 5 wins at 2, US$338,393, Churchill Downs Golden Rod S., Gr.3, Pocahontas S., L, Monmouth Colleen S., L, River Downs Bassinet S., L, 3d Monmouth Sorority S., Gr.3.

DIGGINS (94f, Crimson Satan, In Reality). 5 wins from 8¼f to 9f, Aqueduct Next Move H., Gr.3, Allowance 4YO+m, Churchill Downs Allowance 3YO+f&m.

SEEKING THE TITLE (07f, Monarchos, Private Account). 2 wins at 8¼f, 8½f, US$273,916, Prairie Meadows Iowa Oaks, Gr.3, 2d Monmouth Oaks, Gr.3, 3d Aqueduct Gazelle S., Gr.1, Fair Grounds Oaks, Gr.2, 4th Hoosier Indiana Oaks, Gr.2.

SEEKING SLEW (02c, Seattle Slew, Nureyev). 2 wins at 1m, 9f, US$327,265, Delaware Kent S., Gr.3.

WELCOME SURPRISE (97f, Secretariat, Buckpasser). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 8½f, Churchill Downs Dogwood S., Gr.3.

SAYTARRA (96f, Blushing Groom, Snow Knight). 2 wins at 2, Chantilly Prix d'Aumale, Gr.3, Sandown Jennifer's Diary 2YO S.

STERLING POUND (91f, Spectacular Bid, Nijinsky). 5 wins from 7f to 9f, Meadowlands Honey Bee H., Gr.3, 3d Aqueduct Next Move H., Gr.3, Woodhaven H., L.

His sire sons include Mutakddim (116), Petionville (41), Cape Town (21), Secret Savings (20), Play the Gold (16), Solitary Vision (15), Windrush (14), Harbor the Gold (14), Bob and John (10), Seek Smartly (10), Lecture (9), Where's the Ring (9), Seeking Daylight (7), Jazil (7), Meiner Love (6), etc.

Ustinov - Out of Champion Mare Let’s Elope

Stud Comments

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.