Unbeaten Elusive Bluff , a New York graded stakes winner at 2, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Jay Adcock’s Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.
A $275,000 Keeneland November sale weanling, Elusive Bluff won at Belmont in both his starts. After winning at a mile on turf, he captured the Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) at 1 1/16 miles after being acquired by Southern Equine Stable. The 4-year-old son of Elusive Quality earned $127,380.
“He's a very attractive individual, well balanced and correct, and his true potential was untapped on the racetrack,” said Southern Equine general manager Eric Guillot. “While we understand that we're getting a late start on the season, we will give him the necessary support with some of our own mares in that he offers a unique opportunity for the Louisiana breeding program.”
Upon the discretion of management, for Elusive Bluff’s first season, Southern Equine is offering a complimentary breeding for mares in state-bred programs as well as waiving boarding fees during the time in which the mare is being serviced.
Elusive Bluff is out of grade II winner Megans Bluff (by Pine Bluff).