Elusive Quality

Gone West - Touch of Greatness, by Hero's Honor

1993, b, entered stud 1999

Sire of Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)
Winner Raven's Pass. Also sire of
Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones
and Euro Champion 2yo filly Certify

2014 FEE: $50,000 Stands & Nurses

Standing at Darley, Lexington, KY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed for each sire. Runners represent the stallion’s top performers for the year and are displayed according to a hierarchy that gives first preference to the date, graded stakes, stakes, and then non-stakes races. These are sorted by best performance. Older results will remain listed if no new performances occur to replace them. At the beginning of a new year, this section will display the top performers for the previous year through March 31 but a preference is given to current year runners. Each horse listed is linked to additional information including pedigree, sale history, race chart (with video and recap when available). Race data include distance in furlongs; final time of race; and track code. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services.
Horse Age/Sex/Best Win Broodmare Sire Race (Stakes Grade if Applicable; Date; Purse; Distance; Time; Track)
EL CAPITAN 3 yo, c, G1W Sadler's Wells
Derby Mexicano (gr. I, 6/21/2014, $10,487, Hipodromo De Las Americas-MEX )
Gran Premio Nacional (gr. I, 5/24/2014, $10,561, Hipodromo De Las Americas-MEX )
DESEJADO MAGEE (BRZ) 3 yo, c, G2W Spend a Buck
Cordeiro da Graca (gr. II, 5/10/2014, $26,079, Gavea-BRZ )
PRC ( 2/1/2014, $33,823, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
CERTIFY 4 yo, f, G1W Doc's Leader
Cape Verdi Sponsored By Dubal (gr. II, 1/30/2014, $120,000, Meydan Racecourse-UAE )
SHURUQ 4 yo, f, G2W Noverre
Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Sponsored by Longines (gr. II, 1/9/2014, $150,000, Meydan Racecourse-UAE )
Burj Nahaar Sponsored By Emirates Holidays (gr. III, 3/8/2014, $120,000, Meydan Racecourse-UAE )
ENTERPRISING 3 yo, c, SW A.P. Indy
Pasadena S. ( 3/22/2014, $75,000, 1 mile, 1:33.75, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Oceanside S. ( 7/17/2014, $100,000, 1 mile, 1:33.89, Del Mar ) Replay
COLORADO GIRL (BRZ) 3 yo, f, SW Midnight Tiger
Imprensa - Haroldo " Pangare" Barbosa ( 6/9/2014, $9,921, Gavea-BRZ )
PRC ( 4/12/2014, $20,165, Gavea-BRZ )
ROYALMANIA (GB) 3 yo, f, SW Lode
Prix Finlande ( 4/6/2014, $37,686, Longchamp-FR )
MR UTOPIA (AUS) 5 yo, g, SW Choisir (AUS)
Amelia Park-York S. ( 4/5/2014, $59,655, Ascot-AUS )
2nd Grandstand Cup ( 3/22/2014, $18,168, Ascot-AUS )
Bella Fafa (BRZ) 3 yo, f, G1PL Critique
2nd Immensity (gr. I, 6/22/2014, $7,496, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
Carrocel Encantado (BRZ) 3 yo, c, G1PL Wild Event
2nd Jockey Club Brasileiro (gr. I, 6/8/2014, $14,115, Gavea-BRZ )

Leading Runners Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed in each category: Lifetime Earnings, Current Year Earnings, and Class Performance Index (CPI). Lifetime Earnings and Current Year Earnings include Northern Hemisphere winnings. CPI is the average earnings per start for an individual runner divided by the average earnings per start for all horses of the same crop and gender that raced in the same country for a given year.

By Lifetime Earnings

Name Earnings
Smarty Jones $7,613,155
Sepoy (AUS) $3,990,138
Raven's Pass $3,658,556
Quality Road $2,232,830
Shifty (AUS) $1,392,291
Elusive Kate $1,383,942
Maryfield $1,334,331
Raihana (AUS) $754,271
Stage Presence (AUS) $717,863
Native Ruler $712,296

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Shuruq $274,000
Ha Long Bay (JPN) $177,232
Enterprising $170,300
Persecution (AUS) $137,961
Great Sky (AUS) $134,761
Certify $130,000
Star Of Wai Bo (AUS) $90,157
Katie's Garden $88,800
Sea Shanty $87,539
Coolusive $86,215

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Ghurair 34.80
Certify 27.14
Ha Long Bay (JPN) 18.52
El Capitan 11.36
Katie's Garden 7.92
Ana Luisa (BRZ) 6.81
Induna (AUS) 6.57
Royalmania (GB) 6.53
Enterprising 6.41
Delightful Quality 6.15

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

What's This?
All winning or stakes-placed progeny are listed for North American performances within the previous seven days. Winners are updated on the list only when the information on new winners is available. Juvenile runners are included in a separate list. For each runner is listed his or her name, age and sex, and broodmare sire. Race data include the race name (when applicable), track, official finish position, distance, and race date. If video of the race is available, a camera icon and “Replay” are linked to a video player. Equibase charts for all races are also linked.

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Latique (3 yo/f) Deputy Minister ALW, Monmouth Park (1st , 1 Mile (turf), 7/25) Replay Equibase Chart
Katie's Garden (4 yo/f) Stormin Fever AOC, Saratoga (1st , 7 Furlongs, 7/24) Replay Equibase Chart
Violet Hour (4 yo/f) A.P. Indy CLM, Saratoga (1st , 7 Furlongs, 7/25) n/a Equibase Chart

Upcoming North American Race Entries

What's This?
This section lists the progeny entered in an upcoming race in North America (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico) for the subject stallion. Entries are published as soon as they are available through Equibase. For each runner is listed its post position, name, age and sex, and name of the dam. Race data includes the race type or name (applicable to stakes), race date, race number, track, purse, distance, assigned weight, jockey, trainer, breeder and owner.
Post Horse / Age / Sex / Dam Race Wt Jockey / Trainer Breeder / Owner
7 Head for the Exits
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Lady Heroine
MSW
7/30/2014, Race 5, Indiana Grand Race Course, $34,000, 6f
122
  • Armando Ayuso
  • Dale Berryhill
  • Darley, Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence E. Ernst & Red Heart Farm
  • Robin E. Hysell-Berryhill
13 Wizardly
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Distinctively
AOC
7/31/2014, Race 8, Saratoga, $85,000, 1mi (T)
122
  • Steven M. Asmussen
  • KatieRich Farms
  • Winchell, Ron
3 Ribbon Cutter
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Couture Cat
MSW
7/31/2014, Race 7, Delaware Park, $35,000, 6f
122
  • Alex Cintron
  • Thomas Albertrani
  • Darley
  • Darley Stable
2 North Slope
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Jinni
AOC
8/1/2014, Race 4, Saratoga, $90,000, 1 1/8mi
120
  • Jose L. Ortiz
  • Kiaran P. McLaughlin
  • Darley
  • Darley Stable
8 Free Will
  • 4 yo Colt
  • Indy Jazz
MSW
8/2/2014, Race 4, Parx Racing, $44,000, 6f
122
  • Inoel Beato
  • Louis C. Linder, Jr.
  • Irving Cowan
  • Workingman's Stable

Elusive Quality's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

What's This?
Stallions whose progeny performance statistics make them the top 100 sires nationally or among the top 25 leadings sires in a given state are listed with runners, winners, stakes winners, stakes wins, graded stakes winners, grade I stakes winners, chief earner, and aggregate earnings identified for the current year. The same data for the previous year is also presented if the sire met the ranking thresholds. All data except stakes and graded stakes represents Northern Hemisphere data; stakes information is worldwide.
  Rankings Rnrs Wnrs SWs SWins GSWs G1SWs Chief Earner Earnings
2014 204 73 5 8 3 1 Shuruq ($274,000) $3,133,881
2013 291 148 14 15 8 3 Elusive Kate ($474,995) $6,723,742

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

What's This?
Summary sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all significant sales in the Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially. Below the summary results are links to worldwide hip-by-hip results for the major sales during the current year and two previous years. An online database with access to more detailed searches is available at www.bloodhorse.com/auctions-tool/. Recent Results Displays hip-by-hip sales results for the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares from the past two months; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed.
2014 2013
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 2 0 4 10 12 5 43 14
Total Average $92,500 $0 $28,000 $68,942 $199,029 $119,400 $103,079 $207,850
Total Median $92,500 $0 $25,000 $63,217 $119,364 $85,000 $85,000 $124,516
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $50,000 (1) $61,896 (5) n/a $212,500 (2) $118,546 (29) $324,529 (7)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $20,667 (3) $75,988 (5) n/a $57,333 (3) $71,041 (14) $105,033 (6)

Elusive Quality's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.

Barretts Equine Limited 2014 Paddock Sale at Del Mar

(7/20/2014 - 7/20/2014 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
37 Dubai Quality, 2012 C 2 Goodbye Cat, 2007 McCarthy Bloodstock Jay Manoogian $50,000

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2014 Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

(7/14/2014 - 7/14/2014 )

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
379 Camden Street, 2011 R F Empress of India (GB)*, 1992 Kingswood Farm Hickory Tree Farm $95,000

Tattersalls Limited 2014 July Mixed Sale

(7/9/2014 - 7/11/2014 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
277 UNNAMED, 2012 C 2 Awesome Chic, 2005 Kilminfoyle House Stud CDS Bloodstock $31,478

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
464E Dursey Island, 2011 C F Incircle Miss*, 1994 East Everleigh Stables Riverside Bloodstock $99,087

Elusive Quality's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

What's This?
North American auction listings are included for the progeny and covered mares of all featured stallions. Expand each sale by clicking the + symbol to the left of the sale name. Entries include hip number, name (when applicable), sex, year of birth, type [A=stallion; B=broodmare; C=stallion season; D=broodmare prospect; E=racing or broodmare prospect; F=racing or stallion prospect; G=stallion prospect; H=horse; I=racing prospect; S=stallion share; W=weanling; Y=yearling; 2 (or other numeral)=age of hip], sire, dam, broodmare sire, and consignor. Cover sire information is available for broodmares that have been bred by hovering the cursor over the “B” designation.

Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2014 Select Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
57 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Padmore French Deputy
79 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality See the Wind Sky Classic
118 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Villa Bernardini

Pedigree

What's This?
A brief pedigree is accompanied by a notation of inbreeding within five generations. Below the sire’s name are two links—“Download Stallion Register Pages” goes to the stallion’s current Stallion Register print pages in PDF (if made available by the subscribing farm) and the equineline.com “Reports” link goes to a list of reports available from The Jockey Club’s equineline.com service.

Elusive Quality

Gone West Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Secrettame Secretariat
Tamerett
Touch of Greatness Hero's Honor Northern Dancer
Glowing Tribute
Ivory Wand Sir Ivor
Natashka

Inbreeding

5S X 5S X 5D Nasrullah; 4S X 5D Native Dancer; 5S X 5D Princequillo; 4S X 5D Somethingroyal.

Race Record

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
3 8 4 3 ( 1 ) 0 $132,816
4 5 1 0 2 ( 1 ) $62,678
5 7 4 ( 2 ) 0 0 $217,790
Totals 20 9 3 2 $413,284

Won at 3

  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs

    (6f, D, defeating Hadif One, Full Retail, King Heir, Western Cielo, Boomerang, Louie the Lucky). Replay
  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs

    (6f, D, defeating Receiver, The Last Spell, Conquistador Deoro, King of All, Never Is Never, Premier's Frolic). Replay
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park

    (8.5f, D, defeating Action, Volatility, Court Jester, Someplace Fast). Replay
  • A maiden special weight race at Belmont Park

    (8.5f, D, defeating Federal Secret, Hidden Vice, Racin' Rudy, Yankee Colony, Taconic Road, Thirty Six Madison). Replay

2nd at 3

  • King's Bishop S. (gr. II)

    (7f, D, to Honour and Glory, defeating Distorted Humor, Gold Fever, Delay of Game, Cliveden Hall). Replay

Won at 4

  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park

    (7f, D, defeating Halo's Image, Mighty Red, Ft. Stockton, Honest Colors, Sonic Signal, Hold the Torch, Sir Carter, Kyle Z). Replay

3rd at 4

  • Tom Fool H. (gr. II)

    (7f, D, to Diligence, Royal Haven, defeating Richmond Runner, Sierra Grande, Jamies First Punch, Pacific Fleet). Replay

Won at 5

  • Jaipur H. (gr. III)

    (7f, T, defeating Bristling, Optic Nerve, Fortitude, Play Smart, Strike Zone, Saycaseysribs, Exasperating, Gray Raider, Za-Im (GB), Indian Rocket (GB)). Replay
  • Poker H. (gr. III)

    (8f, T, defeating Za-Im (GB), Fortitude, Val's Prince, Royal Aty (IRE), Bristling, Kingcanrunallday, Wolf Mountain (GB), Crimson Guard). Replay
  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs

    (6.5f, D, defeating Charlie Chan, Crowns Runner, Dusty Asher, Prosong, Bionic Lover). Replay
  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park

    (7f, D, defeating Sea Horse, Cache In, Sonny's Bruno, Michael's Star). Replay

As Broodmare Sire

What's This?
Information provided for stallions with producing daughters includes the number of producers and number of foals, runners, winners, juvenile winners, and stakes winners. Broodmare Sire Average Earnings Index (AEI) is a ratio of the progeny average earnings of the stallion’s producing daughters with the total average of all broodmare sires’ progeny, during the same year and within the same country.

Elusive Quality is the sire of 318 dams of 727 named foals of racing age, 430 rnrs (59%), 269 wnrs (37%), 92 2yo wnrs (13%), 1.31 AEI, 1.46 CI; 19 sw, Leading Earner: Wedding Ring (IRE) ($443,231).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Farm Information

Darley

The Nominations Team, Darley, 3333 Bowman's Mill Rd., Lexington, KY 40513. Phone (859) 255-8537. Fax (859) 259-0040.

E-mail: info@darleyamerica.com

Web Site: www.darleyamerica.com

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