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

2015 FEE: $40,000 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)
COLORADO GIRL (BRZ) 4 yo, f, G1W Midnight Tiger
Roberto e Nelson Grimaldi Seabra (gr. I, 6/20/2015, $34,440, Gavea-BRZ )
PRC ( 5/10/2015, $4,172, Gavea-BRZ )
AINDA MELHOR (BRZ) 5 yo, m, G2W Deputy Commander
25 de Janeiro (gr. II, 1/25/2015, $18,340, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
SEDUIRE 3 yo, f, G2W Holy Bull
Santa Ynez S. (gr. II, 1/3/2015, $200,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:15.37, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
CARITZIA (BRZ) 4 yo, f, G3W Put It Back
Henrique de Toledo Lara (gr. III, 5/23/2015, $14,792, Gavea-BRZ )
2nd Henrique Possollo (gr. I, 1/20/2015, $10,687, Gavea-BRZ )
MAVERICK WAVE 4 yo, c, G3W Stormy Atlantic
Betfair Huxley S. (gr. III, 5/7/2015, $51,879, Chester-ENG )
H ( 3/28/2015, $43,323, Chelmsford City-ENG )
BEAUTY PARLOR 4 yo, f, G3W Sadler's Wells
Orchid S. (gr. III, 3/28/2015, $150,000, 1 1/2 miles, 2:26.89, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
EH CUMPARI 3 yo, c, G3W Sadler's Wells
Palm Beach S. (gr. III, 3/7/2015, $150,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:40.96, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
NORTH SLOPE 5 yo, g, SW A.P. Indy
Evening Attire S. ( 2/22/2015, $100,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:45.45, Aqueduct ) Replay
3rd Stymie S. ( 3/22/2015, $100,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:51.80, Aqueduct ) Replay
MOMAYYAZ (IRE) 4 yo, f, SW Pivotal (GB)
Grosser Preis der Stadtsparkasse Dusseldorf ( 8/23/2015, $19,931, Dusseldorf-GER )
ROYALMANIA (GB) 4 yo, f, SW Lode
Prix Luth Enchantee - Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage - Dhevatara ( 8/13/2015, $26,784, Clairefontaine-deauville-FR )
2nd Prix de Montretout ( 5/19/2015, $11,770, Longchamp-FR )

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) $1,403,829
Elusive Kate $1,383,942
Maryfield $1,334,331
Demonstrative $952,574
Raihana (AUS) $754,271
Stage Presence (AUS) $717,863

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Saratoga Dreamer $137,400
Danon Good (JPN) $132,759
Maverick Wave $125,015
Seduire $122,000
Demonstrative $117,500
Beauty Parlor $101,280
Eh Cumpari $99,100
North Slope $94,500
Meshell $87,900
Roll Tide Roll $84,950

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Ghurair 29.62
Saratoga Dreamer 7.64
Seduire 7.36
Sai de Baixo (BRZ) 6.73
Beauty Parlor 6.56
Desejado Magee (BRZ) 6.36
Royalmania (GB) 6.11
Katie's Garden 6.05
Maverick Wave 5.33
Desert Dream (BRZ) 5.19

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    
Economic Data (4 yo/g) Silver Deputy CLM, Delaware Park (1st , About 1 Mile (turf), 9/1) 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. Weekly entries are published as soon as they are available through Equibase and are only for races that meet the following purse thresholds: All stakes $50,000 and up; allowance races for $30,000 and up; claiming and optional claiming for $50,000 and up; maiden special weights for $20,000 and up; and, maiden claiming races worth $20,000 or more. 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
3 Honorable Daniel
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Rubicat
MSW
9/4/2015, Race 1, Saratoga, $83,000, 5 1/2f (T)
123
  • Luis Saez
  • Jeremiah C. Englehart
  • Klawervlei Stud (PTY) LTD.
  • Bucci, Joseph
12 Star Hill
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Padmore
MSW
9/5/2015, Race 4, Saratoga, $83,000, 7f
120
  • John R. Velazquez
  • George R. Arnold, II
  • Calumet Farm
  • Calumet Farm
14 Ruthless Quality
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Ruth E
Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies S.
9/5/2015, Race 7, Kentucky Downs, $300,000, 7f (T)
120
  • Kieren Fallon
  • Eoin G. Harty
  • Darley
  • Godolphin Racing, LLC, Lessee (Mohammed Al Maktoum, et al.)
7 Latique
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Chatique
Wasted Tears S.
9/5/2015, Race 9, Gulfstream Park, $75,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
117
  • Tyler Gaffalione
  • Michael J. Trombetta
  • Mineola Farm II LCC, David R. Houchin & Darley
  • Mineola Farm II LLC and David Houchin
4 Bahnah
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Flying Glitter
ALW
9/5/2015, Race 5, Remington Park, $44,000, 5 1/2f
124
  • Ramon A. Vazquez
  • W. Bret Calhoun
  • Aaron U. Jones & Marie D. Jones
  • Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch
4 Platonic Love
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Deep in Dixie
MCL
9/6/2015, Race 2, Gulfstream Park, $20,000, 6f
120
  • Edgard J. Zayas
  • Gustavo Delgado
  • Aaron Sones & Beverly Sommer
  • P D Horse Stables LLC
5 Elusive Collection
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Recollect
Etobicoke S.
9/6/2015, Race 8, Woodbine, $100,000, 6f
116
  • Luis Contreras
  • Josie Carroll
  • Tall Oaks Farm
  • Ivan Dalos
5 Boca Scuttlebutt
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Baghdaria
MSW
9/6/2015, Race 7, Gulfstream Park, $44,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
120
  • Juan C. Leyva
  • Steven Dwoskin
  • CASA Farms I, LLC
  • Steven Dwoskin and Wayne Lobdell
7 Bandwagon
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Michele Royale
MCL
9/7/2015, Race 3, Saratoga, $45,000, 6 1/2f
120
  • Manuel Franco
  • Todd A. Pletcher
  • Darley & Pollock Farms
  • Dogwood 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
2015 215 79 8 8 4 0 Saratoga Dreamer ($137,400) $3,294,655
2014 253 112 18 27 11 4 Shuruq ($433,561) $5,453,986

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.
2015 2014
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 1 1 4 11 8 6 34 12
Total Average $62,000 $210,600 $110,000 $72,868 $110,250 $108,810 $84,056 $59,837
Total Median $62,000 $210,600 $115,000 $20,000 $92,500 $70,000 $73,500 $53,217
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $96,667 (3) $137,072 (4) n/a $65,000 (2) $99,585 (15) $54,567 (6)
Filly Average n/a $210,600 (1) $150,000 (1) $41,119 (6) n/a $130,714 (4) $71,796 (19) $65,108 (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.

Fasig-Tipton New York 2015 New York Bred Preferred Yearling Sale

(8/15/2015 - 8/16/2015 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
551 UNNAMED, 2014 F Y McCool, 2007 Vinery Sales Steven W. Young, agent $150,000

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga 2015 Yearling Sale

(8/10/2015 - 8/11/2015 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
68 UNNAMED, 2014 C Y Doc's Destiny*, 1997 Hurstland Farm Blandford Bloodstock $125,000

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.

Keeneland Association September 2015 Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
110 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Belle Watling Pulpit Brookdale Sales, Agent forJack Swain
256 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality Etta Lee Forestry Man O War Farm, Agent forReiko and Michael Baum
341 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality In the Gold Golden Missile Hidden Brook, Agent XVI
492 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality One in a Romp Cryptoclearance Runnymede Farm Inc. (Brutus J. Clay), Agent
499 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Our Golden Song Unbridled's Song Brookdale Sales, Agent
657 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Stella Blue (FR) Anabaa Brookdale Sales, Agent forDr. Ted Folkerth and Brookdale
703 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Temporada Summer Squall Betz Thoroughbreds, Inc., Agent
715 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality Tifonica (ARG) Equalize Valkyre Stud, Agent for TIFONICA Partnership
747 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Youre So Sweet Storm Cat Lane's End, Agent
767 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality Any for Love (ARG) Southern Halo Woods Edge Farm (Peter O'Callaghan), Agent
854 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Eager Emma Unbridled's Song Eaton Sales, Agent forEdward A. Cox, Jr.
906 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Hailey d'Oro Medaglia d'Oro Denali Stud (Craig & Holly Bandoroff), Agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised
949 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality Lady Simpson (GB) Yankee Victor Runnymede Farm Inc. (Brutus J. Clay), Agent
1056 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Russian Gold Unbridled's Song Baccari Bloodstock, Agent III
1100 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality Surf Song Storm Cat Lane's End, Agent
1131 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Unreachable Giant's Causeway Blandford Stud (Padraig Campion), Agent
1338 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality Kenza Menifee Hidden Brook, Agent V
1427 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Pick Me Horse Chestnut (SAF) KatieRich Farms
1447 Rarest Quality c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Rare Bit Eltish Paramount Sales, Agent VIII
1643 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Dovie Coronado's Quest Bluewater Sales LLC, Agent XXXV
1806 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality On a Cloud Silver Hawk Eaton Sales, Agent
1846 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality Rivoltella Broken Vow Gainesway, Agent VI
1878 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Sign Up Mineshaft Lane's End, Agent
2268 f 2014 Y Elusive Quality Sign Off Distorted Humor Paramount Sales, Agent XXXIV
2287 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Sovereign Crisis Congrats VanMeter-Gentry Sales, Agent IX
2557 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality La Reine Lionne Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) Stonereath Stud, Agent I
2581 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Melody Dawn Tale of the Cat Stonereath Stud, Agent II
2884 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality Force One (GB) Dansili (GB) Clearsky Farms, Agent II
2973 Mi Luna Rosa f 2014 Y Elusive Quality Mi Luna Nueva El Prado (IRE) Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent

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) at Saratoga

    (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) at Belmont Park

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

Won at 5

  • Jaipur H. (gr. III) at Belmont Park

    (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) at Belmont Park

    (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 370 dams of 961 named foals of racing age, 599 rnrs (62%), 375 wnrs (39%), 137 2yo wnrs (14%), 1.33 AEI, 1.43 CI; 27 sw, Leading Earner: Shonan Adela (JPN) ($716,209).

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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