Seeking Greatness, a stakes-placed half-brother to Smarty Jones' sire, Elusive Quality, will stand the Southern Hemisphere season at Baerami Thoroughbreds in the Widden Valley of New South Wales in Australia. A 5-year-old son of Seeking the Gold, Seeking Greatness and another stallion, Eclipse Award winner Rhythm, will head to Australia following the breeding season at Dave Ferguson's Diamond F Ranch near Grass Valley, Calif. Diamond F owns Rhythm, who has sired 14 stakes winners. No decision has not been reached whether Seeking Greatness will return to Diamond F for the 2005 season, but Ferguson feels there is a good chance.
Seeking Greatness, who was produced from the Hero's Honor mare Touch of Greatness, stood at Diamond F for $4,000 and will stand in Australia for A$5,550 (approximately $3,900). He and Elusive Quality, as well as their half-brother, Irish champion Rossini, are grandsons of Mr. Prospector.