Quest, a homebred grade II winner for Arthur B. Hancock III and Gerald Healy, has been retired from racing and will stand at Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., starting in 2006.
A 6-year-old son of Seeking the Gold
, Quest experienced his best season in 2003, when he won or placed in nine of 11 starts. He captured the Clark Handicap (gr. II) by virtue of a disqualification and ran second to Mineshaft
in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I). This year, he captured the Lure Stakes at Gulfstream Park, running the 7 1/2 furlongs in 1:29.
Quest retired with six wins from 23 races and earnings of $768,012. His dam, Starlore (by Spectacular Bid), was stakes-placed and a Keeneland course record-setter.