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Let's Elope Heads To Elvstroem

Wednesday, 12th July 2006

Victoria's Euroa-based Blue Gum Farm reports the latest mares booked for the 2nd stud season of 5-time Gr1-winner Elvstroem (Danehill-Circles Of Gold, by Marscay) include: 1991-92 Australian Horse-Of-The-Year Let's Elope; Gr1 winner She's  Archie; Group winners Card Queen, Celestial Show & Lightning Command; the dam of multiple Group winner Danger Looms; & the dams of stakes-winners Feel The Noise, Franjelica, Cool Azz & Miss Helterskelter. Star racemare Let's Elope won 11 races (4 Gr1s) & over $3 million; as a 4YO in 1991-92 she successively triumphed in the Gr2 Turnbull Stakes, Gr1 Caulfield Cup, Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes, Gr1 Melbourne Cup, then Gr2 Orr Stakes, Gr2 St George Stakes & Gr1 Australian Cup (before going on to race successfully in the US as a 5YO). At stud, Let's Elope has already produced: Gr2 winner & multiple Gr1-placed Ustinov (Seeking The Gold-Let's Elope, by Nassipour) now standing at NZ's Brighthill Farm; plus stakes-placed winners Caught Courting & Yes I Will. She's Archie won the Gr1 South Australian Oaks & ran 2nd in 3 Gr1 races (Melbourne Cup, Australasian Oaks & Underwood Stakes). Elvstroem's 2006 service fee remains at $38,500.

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