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)
BIRKIN BAG (BRZ) 3 yo, f, G1W Woodman
Diana (gr. I, 11/8/2014, $21,791, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
3rd Carlos Gilberto e Carlos Telles da Rocha Faria (gr. II, 9/14/2014, $4,665, Gavea-BRZ )
BONAPARTE (BRZ) 3 yo, c, G1W Know Heights (IRE)
Derby Paulista (gr. I, 11/8/2014, $21,791, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
PRM ( 8/2/2014, $4,939, Gavea-BRZ )
LAST KISS (BRZ) 3 yo, f, G1W Know Heights (IRE)
Henrique de Toledo Lara (gr. I, 10/4/2014, $22,689, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
2nd Diana (gr. I, 11/8/2014, $6,537, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
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 )
SAI DE BAIXO (BRZ) 4 yo, f, G2W Royal Academy
Proclamacao da Republica (gr. II, 11/16/2014, $17,147, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
Independencia (gr. III, 9/7/2014, $14,925, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
DESERT DREAM (BRZ) 3 yo, f, G2W Matisse II
Carlos Gilberto e Carlos Telles da Rocha Faria (gr. II, 9/14/2014, $23,324, Gavea-BRZ )
2nd Margarida Polak Lara (gr. I, 8/3/2014, $18,139, Gavea-BRZ )
DESEJADO MAGEE (BRZ) 3 yo, c, G2W Spend a Buck
Cordeiro da Graca (gr. II, 5/10/2014, $26,079, Gavea-BRZ )
2nd Proclamacao da Republica (gr. II, 11/16/2014, $5,144, 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 )
CHRONNOS (BRZ) 3 yo, c, G3W Put It Back
Hipodromo da Gavea (gr. III, 11/17/2014, $14,957, Gavea-BRZ )
PRC ( 10/10/2014, $4,537, 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) $1,403,829
Elusive Kate $1,383,942
Maryfield $1,334,331
Demonstrative $835,074
Raihana (AUS) $754,271
Stage Presence (AUS) $717,863

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Demonstrative $362,500
Shuruq $284,000
Enterprising $260,800
Ha Long Bay (JPN) $177,232
Great Sky (AUS) $166,211
Persecution (AUS) $158,460
North Slope $148,838
Seduire $142,200
Certify $130,000
Ghurair $127,600

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Ghurair 32.72
Certify 27.14
Ha Long Bay (JPN) 14.22
Desejado Magee (BRZ) 10.69
Shifty (AUS) 9.62
Colorado Girl (BRZ) 9.41
Last Kiss (BRZ) 7.68
Desert Dream (BRZ) 7.35
Birkin Bag (BRZ) 7.08
Katie's Garden 6.76

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    
Fingers Crossed (3 yo/f) A.P. Indy ALW, Tampa Bay Downs (1st , 1 Mile (turf), 12/21) Replay Equibase Chart
Sweet Platinum (4 yo/g) Gilded Time AOC, Turfway Park (1st , 6 Furlongs, 12/20) Replay Equibase Chart
Ribbon Cutter (3 yo/f) Storm Cat MSW, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races (1st , 6 1/2 Furlongs, 12/18) Replay 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
1 All My Memories
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Regal Engagement
ALW
12/22/2014, Race 8, Parx Racing, $45,000, 1mi 70y
117
  • Jose Delgadillo
  • Jason Servis
  • Darley & MDS Farms, LLC
  • Mr. Amore Stable
5 Pimpernel
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Xtra Heat
Malibu S. (gr. 1)
12/26/2014, Race 8, Santa Anita Park, $300,000, 7f
118
  • Martin Garcia
  • Bob Baffert
  • Woodford Thoroughbreds, LLC.
  • Juddmonte Farms
3 North Slope
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Jinni
W. L. McKnight H. (gr. 3)
12/27/2014, Race 10, Gulfstream Park, $100,000, 1 1/2mi (T)
118
  • Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • Kiaran P. McLaughlin
  • Darley
  • Darley Stable
1 Blue Fox
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Blue Duster
MSW
12/27/2014, Race 2, Tampa Bay Downs, $23,000, 6f
120
  • Fernando De La Cruz
  • Eoin G. Harty
  • Darley
  • Darley Stable
9 Avie's Quality
  • 4 yo Colt
  • Fly for Avie
W. L. McKnight H. (gr. 3)
12/27/2014, Race 10, Gulfstream Park, $100,000, 1 1/2mi (T)
114
  • Jesus M. Rios
  • Josie Carroll
  • Tall Oaks Farm & Darley
  • Ivan Dalos

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 251 111 18 27 11 4 Shuruq ($433,561) $5,402,313
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 8 6 34 12 12 5 43 14
Total Average $110,250 $108,810 $84,056 $59,837 $199,029 $119,400 $103,079 $207,850
Total Median $92,500 $70,000 $73,500 $53,217 $119,364 $85,000 $85,000 $124,516
Colt Average n/a $65,000 (2) $99,585 (15) $54,567 (6) n/a $212,500 (2) $118,546 (29) $324,529 (7)
Filly Average n/a $130,714 (4) $71,796 (19) $65,108 (6) 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.

Arqana 2014 Deauville December Breeding Stock Sale

(12/6/2014 - 12/9/2014 )

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
193 Mikkwa, 2009 M B Manureva*, 1989 Haras du Bois Roussel Carlos Lerner $319,410
363 Malice Du Buisson, 2011 F E Avola (FR), 2004 Frederic Head Broadhurst Agency $36,855

Tattersalls Limited 2014 December Mare Sale

(12/1/2014 - 12/4/2014 )

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1603 Vied, 2011 F E Unacloud*, 1997 Aislabie Stud Brian Grassick Bloodstock $147,883
1408 Paradise Way (GB), 2008 M B Fin (GB), 2001 Kirtlington Stud Boocock Trading $49,294
1512 Librettista (AUS), 2006 M B Libretto (IRE)*, 2000 Fittocks Stud Douglas King $46,008

Tattersalls Limited 2014 December Foal Sale

(11/26/2014 - 11/29/2014 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1009 UNNAMED, 2014 F W Snowgal (IRE), 2009 Airlie Stud Stauffenberg Bloodstock Services $247,858

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 January 2015 Horses of All Ages Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
48 Quality Legend f 2011 D Elusive Quality Binalegend Binalong Highclere, Agent III
261 Dressmaker m 2004 B Elusive Quality Scarlet Velvet Red Ransom War Horse Place LLC, Agent for the CompleteDispersal of John Liviakis Breeding Stock
267 Elusive Jackpot m 2009 B Elusive Quality Silverbulletday Silver Deputy Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, Agent
279 Fiesta Lady (ARG) m 2004 B Southern Halo Fiereze (ARG) Political Ambition Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent XXIV
368 f 2013 I Elusive Quality Lucifer's Stone Horse Chestnut (SAF) Dromoland Farm Inc. (Gerry Dilger), Agent III
458 Ruby's Prize m 2002 B Elusive Quality Ruby Surprise Farma Way Allied Bloodstock, Agent forD. C. Goff
749 c 2014 Y Elusive Quality La Reine Lionne Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) Gainesway, Agent I
939 f 2013 E Elusive Quality Tiz to Dream Tiznow Denali Stud (Craig & Holly Bandoroff), Agent XVII
1018 Coy f 2012 D Elusive Quality Resplendency Tale of the Cat Dark Hollow, Agent I
1179 My Fast One m 2008 B Elusive Quality Twenty One A. C. Deputy Minister Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent I
1314 Tap'n Tango m 2001 B Elusive Quality Song for Par Ci The Minstrel Gainesway, Agent XII

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 336 dams of 740 named foals of racing age, 499 rnrs (67%), 314 wnrs (42%), 119 2yo wnrs (16%), 1.36 AEI, 1.45 CI; 23 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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