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, G3W A.P. Indy
La Jolla H. (gr. III, 8/9/2014, $150,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:41.31, Del Mar ) Replay
Pasadena S. ( 3/22/2014, $75,000, 1 mile, 1:33.75, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
SEDUIRE 2 yo, f, SW Holy Bull
Wine Country Debutante S. ( 8/8/2014, $50,000, 6 furlongs, 1:11.05, Santa Rosa )
2nd Landaluce S. ( 6/22/2014, $125,000, 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:03.94, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
COLORADO GIRL (BRZ) 3 yo, f, SW Midnight Tiger
Classico Presidente Joao Goulart ( 8/10/2014, $7,180, Gavea-BRZ )
Imprensa - Haroldo " Pangare" Barbosa ( 6/9/2014, $9,921, Gavea-BRZ )
TENOSSUH (BRZ) 3 yo, c, SW Hussonet
Presidente Carlos Paes de Barros ( 7/6/2014, $7,411, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
3rd ABCPCC Velocidade - Mario Belmonte Moglia (gr. III, 8/3/2014, $4,426, Gavea-BRZ )
ROYALMANIA (GB) 3 yo, f, SW Lode
Prix Finlande ( 4/6/2014, $37,686, Longchamp-FR )
3rd Prix de Psyche (gr. III, 7/31/2014, $16,076, Deauville-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 )

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) $1,402,028
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
Enterprising $260,300
Ha Long Bay (JPN) $177,232
Persecution (AUS) $137,961
Great Sky (AUS) $134,761
Certify $130,000
Ghurair $127,600
Seduire $90,650
Star Of Wai Bo (AUS) $90,157
Katie's Garden $88,800

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Ghurair 32.65
Certify 27.14
Ha Long Bay (JPN) 18.23
El Capitan 10.79
Enterprising 7.91
Katie's Garden 7.91
Ana Luisa (BRZ) 6.81
Induna (AUS) 6.57
Royalmania (GB) 6.29
Colorado Girl (BRZ) 6.23

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
10 Sharp Quality
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Extra Sharp
MSW
8/20/2014, Race 6, Evangeline Downs, $22,000, 7 1/2f (T)
118
  • Luis Negron
  • Ricky Courville
  • Casner Racing LP
  • Southern Equine Stables,LLC (Mike Moreno)
10 Saratoga Dreamer
  • 2 yo Colt
  • St Francis Wood
MSW
8/20/2014, Race 8, Saratoga, $73,000, 5 1/2f (T)
119
  • Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • Christophe Clement
  • Aynsford Holdings, LLC.
  • Deutsch, Peter
1 One Eyed Ray
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Derrianne
MSW
8/20/2014, Race 8, Saratoga, $73,000, 5 1/2f (T)
119
  • Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • Michael J. Trombetta
  • Waterville Lake Stables Ltd LLC
  • Hartunian, Gary
14 Genuine Quality
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Genuine Devotion (IRE)
ALW
8/20/2014, Race 7, Del Mar, $77,000, 1mi (T)
118
  • Fernando Hernandez Perez
  • Neil D. Drysdale
  • Summer Wind Farm
  • Woodslane Farm
6 Kaytsak
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Spring Unbridled
MCL
8/21/2014, Race 3, Gulfstream Park, $22,000, 1mi
118
  • Dmitry Petryakov
  • Gennadi Dorochenko
  • Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
  • Raut LLC
7 Camden Street
  • 3 yo Ridgling
  • Empress of India (GB)
Turning for Home S.
8/23/2014, Race 11, Parx Racing, $75,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
114
  • Roberto Alvarado, Jr.
  • Michael Charles Aro
  • Brandywine Farm & Darley
  • Hickory Tree Farms, Inc.
6 Free Will
  • 4 yo Colt
  • Indy Jazz
MSW
8/24/2014, Race 5, Parx Racing, $44,000, 6 1/2f
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 209 78 8 12 4 1 Shuruq ($274,000) $3,560,020
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 6 10 12 5 43 14
Total Average $92,500 $0 $64,500 $68,942 $199,029 $119,400 $103,079 $207,850
Total Median $92,500 $0 $40,000 $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) $67,400 (5) $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.

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga 2014 Yearling Sale

(8/4/2014 - 8/5/2014 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
118 UNNAMED, 2013 F Y Villa, 2008 Gainesway John Ferguson $150,000
79 UNNAMED, 2013 F Y See the Wind, 2002 Mill Ridge Sales Crupi's New Castle Farm I $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 2014 Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
51 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Lucifer's Stone Horse Chestnut (SAF) Dromoland Farm Inc. (Gerry Dilger), Agent III
116 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Night and Day Unbridled's Song Denali Stud (Craig & Holly Bandoroff), Agent XV
207 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Royal Decree Street Cry (IRE) Eaton Sales, Agent
240 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Shady Reflection Sultry Song Mineola Farm, Agent
278 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Spring Awakening In Excess (IRE) Brookdale Sales, Agent
444 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Ansong Mizzen Mast Elm Tree Farm LLC (Mr. and Mrs. Jody Huckabay),Agent VII
571 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Dear Girl (IRE) Fairy King Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent XX
584 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Dinner At Arlene's Forestry Greenfield Farm (B. D. Gibbs Farm LLC), Agent V
602 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Eager Emma Unbridled's Song Eaton Sales, Agent forEdward A. Cox, Jr.
622 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Ethel Anna Storm Cat Man O War Farm, Agent forReiko and Michael Baum
807 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Misty Lady (ARG) Lucky Roberto Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck),Agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
828 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Oregon Lady (IRE) Shamardal Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent LXXIX
961 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality True Gritz Yes It's True Denali Stud (Craig & Holly Bandoroff), Agent XXIX
1042 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Bold Union Dixie Union Lane's End, Agent
1091 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Devon's Delight Deputy Minister Dromoland Farm Inc. (Gerry Dilger), Agent X
1195 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Lynnette Johannesburg Cara Bloodstock (Bernard McCormack), Agent III
1263 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Pink Palace Empire Maker Anderson Farms, Agent
1415 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Awesome Maneuver Awesome Again Frankfort Park Farm, Agent
1513 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Fashion Insider Indian Charlie KatieRich Farms
1581 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Kinda Wonderful Silver Train Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent LXXXIII
1727 That Which Is Not f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Shiva (JPN) Hector Protector Lane's End, Agent
1736 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Skipstone Montbrook Morgan's Ford Farm, Agent
1772 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Tiz to Dream Tiznow Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, Agent
1876 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Cyber Cat Storm Cat Bluewater Sales LLC, Agent XXIV
2044 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality One Smokin' Lady Smoke Glacken Royal Oak Farm (Damian & Braxton Lynch)
2372 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Jaramar Rain Thunder Gulch Lane's End, Agent
2920 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Shawklit Delight Pine Bluff Betz Thoroughbreds, Inc., Agent
2948 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Stormy Squall Summer Squall Knockgriffin Farm, 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)

    (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 322 dams of 731 named foals of racing age, 445 rnrs (61%), 271 wnrs (37%), 93 2yo wnrs (13%), 1.31 AEI, 1.46 CI; 20 sw, Leading Earner: Trelawny ($446,043).

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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