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
2013 mult. G1 winner Elusive Kate
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)
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
3rd El Camino Real Derby (gr. III, 2/15/2014, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:51.23, Golden Gate Fields ) Replay
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 )
Super Totinha (BRZ) 4 yo, f, G1PL Exclusive One
3rd Henrique Possollo - Primeira Prova Da Triplice Coroa Carioca De Potrancas (gr. I, 1/12/2014, $8,011, Gavea-BRZ )
Delightful Quality 5 yo, m, SPL Storm Cat
2nd Correction S. ( 2/1/2014, $100,000, 6 furlongs, 1:11.32, Aqueduct ) Replay
Whitlam (AUS) 6 yo, g, SPL Danehill
2nd Yalumba Oakbank S. ( 4/19/2014, $13,530, Oakbank-AUS )
Chimarrao (BRZ) 3 yo, c, SPL Silver Deputy
2nd Jose Calmon ( 2/15/2014, $2,803, Gavea-BRZ )
Midnight Dream 3 yo, f, SPL Storm Cat
3rd Santa Paula S. ( 4/11/2014, $75,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:17.19, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
MSW ( 1/19/2014, $56,000, 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:03.75, Santa Anita Park ) Replay

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) $1,388,710
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
Certify $130,000
Persecution (AUS) $109,581
Enterprising $101,180
Star Of Wai Bo (AUS) $90,157
Wizardly $70,400
Silk Purse $70,200
Pimpernel $69,920
Supreme Hong Kong (AUS) $64,254

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Certify 40.70
Ha Long Bay (JPN) 25.95
Royalmania (GB) 9.02
Ana Luisa (BRZ) 7.68
My Place 6.62
Induna (AUS) 6.57
Delightful Quality 6.16
Katie's Garden 5.79
Power And Glory (AUS) 5.65
Master Eclair 5.27

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    
Otokogi (3 yo/c) Distorted Humor MSW, Keeneland (1st , 6 1/2 Furlongs, 4/17) Replay Equibase Chart
ENTERPRISING (3 yo/c) A.P. Indy La Puente S., Santa Anita Park (3rd , 1 1/8 Miles (turf), 4/19) Replay Equibase Chart

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 153 43 4 5 2 0 Shuruq ($274,000) $1,692,086
2013 292 147 14 15 8 3 Elusive Kate ($474,995) $6,719,566

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 3 12 5 43 14
Total Average $92,500 $0 $28,000 $68,812 $199,029 $119,400 $103,079 $207,850
Total Median $92,500 $0 $25,000 $70,000 $119,364 $85,000 $85,000 $124,516
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $50,000 (1) $70,000 (1) n/a $212,500 (2) $118,546 (29) $324,529 (7)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $20,667 (3) $68,217 (2) 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.

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2014 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training

(4/21/2014 - 4/24/2014)

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
196 UNNAMED, 2012 C 2 Jesse's Justice*, 2004 Niall Brennan Stables Team Clear Stars Stable $70,000

Tattersalls Limited 2014 Craven Breeze Up Sale

(4/16/2014 - 4/17/2014)

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
101 UNNAMED, 2012 F 2 Genuine Charm, 2007 Brown Island Stables Middleham Park Racing $56,435

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 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale 2014

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
f 2012 2 Elusive Quality Showcase Storm Cat
218 c 2012 2 Elusive Quality Gilded Gold Gilded Time

Ocala Breeders' Sale 2014 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
995 f 2012 2 Elusive Quality Blue Orleans Bluegrass Cat Parrish Farms, Agent
1132 f 2012 2 Elusive Quality Deep in Dixie Dixie Union Top Line Sales LLC, Agent IV

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 310 dams of 726 named foals of racing age, 392 rnrs (54%), 246 wnrs (34%), 85 2yo wnrs (12%), 1.30 AEI, 1.47 CI; 17 sw, Leading Earner: Wedding Ring (IRE) ($431,504).

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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