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)
LAST KISS (BRZ) 3 yo, f, G1W Know Heights (IRE)
Henrique de Toledo Lara (gr. I, 10/4/2014, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
2nd Grande Premio Diana (gr. I, 11/8/2014, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
BIRKIN BAG (BRZ) 3 yo, f, G1W Woodman
Grande Premio Diana (gr. I, 11/8/2014, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
3rd Grande Premio 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)
Grande Premio Derby Paulista (gr. I, 11/8/2014, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
PRM ( 8/2/2014, $4,939, Gavea-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
Grande Premio 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 )
ANGER (BRZ) 4 yo, c, G3W Thunder Gulch
Interbet August S. (gr. III, 8/30/2014, $14,641, Vaal-SAF )
FEAT ( 8/2/2014, $7,898, Flamingo Park-SAF )

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) $153,674
North Slope $148,838
Certify $130,000
Ghurair $127,600
Maverick Wave $114,392

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Ghurair 32.69
Certify 27.14
Ha Long Bay (JPN) 15.71
Desejado Magee (BRZ) 11.85
Shifty (AUS) 9.61
Colorado Girl (BRZ) 8.67
Desert Dream (BRZ) 7.17
El Capitan 6.87
Katie's Garden 6.71
Induna (AUS) 6.57

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.

2-Year-Olds

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Star's Woman (2 yo/f) Dayjur AOC, Golden Gate Fields (1st, 1 Mile, 11/21) 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
7 Alakazan Alakazan (BRZ)
  • 4 yo Colt
  • Magic Rafaela (BRZ)
Hollywood Turf Cup S. (gr. 2)
11/27/2014, Race 7, Del Mar, $250,000, 1 1/2mi (T)
120
  • Rafael Bejarano
  • H. Graham Motion
  • Stud T N T
  • Stud Golconda
11 Sweet Platinum
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Sweet Gold
ALW
11/28/2014, Race 10, Churchill Downs, $43,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
120
  • Jon Kenton Court
  • Alvin Brent Taylor
  • Westwind Farms & Darley
  • Westwind Farm and Hunt and Smith Ventures
2 Ribbon Cutter
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Couture Cat
MSW
11/28/2014, Race 5, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, $25,000, 7f
119
  • Christian Hiraldo
  • Jeff C. Runco
  • Darley
  • JBL Thoroughbreds LLC (Marc Detampel)
1 Cutter Mountain
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Moon Maven
MSW
11/28/2014, Race 6, Churchill Downs, $41,000, 1 1/16mi
120
  • Chris Landeros
  • Kenneth G. McPeek
  • Pin Oak Stud, LLC
  • Shortleaf Stable, Inc. (John Ed Anthony)
2 Seduire
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Holy Eclair
Golden Gate Debutante S.
11/29/2014, Race 5, Golden Gate Fields, $50,000, 6f
120
  • Ricardo Gonzalez
  • Jerry Hollendorfer
  • Anderson Farms Ont. Inc. & Marette Farrell
  • Regis Racing
7 Eh Cumpari
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Bells Are Ringing
Remsen S. (gr. 2)
11/29/2014, Race 9, Aqueduct, $400,000, 1 1/8mi
116
  • Manuel Franco
  • Michael Dilger
  • Turner Breeders, LLC
  • Anstu Stables, Inc.
8 All My Memories
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Regal Engagement
ALW
11/29/2014, Race 7, Aqueduct, $77,000, 6 1/2f
122
  • Jose L. Ortiz
  • Jason Servis
  • Darley & MDS Farms, LLC
  • Mr. Amore Stable
9 Ask Chuck
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Chasetheragingwind
MSW
11/30/2014, Race 11, Churchill Downs, $41,000, 6 1/2f
118
  • Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
  • Charles LoPresti
  • Marianne I. Chase & Brandon L. Chase
  • Marianne and Brandon L. Chase

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 246 106 16 24 9 3 Shuruq ($433,561) $5,181,444
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 5 34 10 12 5 43 14
Total Average $110,250 $81,000 $84,056 $68,942 $199,029 $119,400 $103,079 $207,850
Total Median $92,500 $65,000 $73,500 $63,217 $119,364 $85,000 $85,000 $124,516
Colt Average n/a $65,000 (2) $99,585 (15) $61,896 (5) n/a $212,500 (2) $118,546 (29) $324,529 (7)
Filly Average n/a $91,667 (3) $71,796 (19) $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.

Goffs 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale

(11/21/2014 - 11/22/2014 )

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1117 Sharapova (IRE)*, 2003 M B Naazeq (GB)*, 1993 Newtown Stud BBA (Ireland) $87,773
1174 Sancai, 2010 M B Monaassabaat*, 1991 Tinnakill House Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock $85,265

Keeneland 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale

(11/4/2014 - 11/14/2014 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
656 UNNAMED, 2014 F W In the Gold, 2002 Hunter Valley Farm McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent $165,000
265 UNNAMED, 2014 F W Bronze Route*, 2001 Burleson Farms Tally-Ho Stud $75,000
1160 UNNAMED, 2014 C W O Beautiful, 2008 James B. Keogh Tally-Ho Stud $65,000
1211 UNNAMED, 2014 C W Russian Gold, 2004 Gainesway Tina Fay Racing $65,000
233 UNNAMED, 2014 F W Wander Storm*, 1994 James B. Keogh Sun Valley Farm $35,000

Top Mares in foal to Elusive Quality

Hip # Broodmare (YOB) Sire Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
172 Quantum Miss, 2008 Smoke Glacken*, 1994 Quanah County*, 2001 Walnut Green Yushun Co. $280,000
37 Belle Chaussee, 2010 Giant's Causeway*, 1997 Parisian Affair*, 2001 Hunter Valley Farm Reeves Thoroughbred Racing $105,000
1392 Danuta*, 2000 Sunday Silence*, 1986 Polish Style*, 1989 Bluewater Sales Jim Ryan $100,000
245 Allemande, 2010 Medaglia d'Oro*, 1999 Wild Heart Dancing*, 1996 Four Star Sales Michael Pietrangelo $90,000
558 Crimson Palace (SAF), 1999 Elliodor (FR)*, 1977 Perfect Guest (SAF)*, 1991 Blandford Stud Barry Irwin & Team Valor International $75,000

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
2833 South Beach Queen, 2009 M B Bella Gatto, 1996 Garrencasey Sales Woodford Thoroughbreds $87,000
941 Broad Quality, 2005 M B Broad Queen*, 1998 Mill Ridge Sales Davant Latham, agent $80,000
1619 Roundnroundwego, 2011 F E Lady Diplomat*, 1998 Taylor Made Sales Agency Robert Courtney Jr. & Dr. H. Steve Conboy $67,000
1250 Spring Elusion, 2005 M B Autumn Slew*, 1993 Warrendale Sales Sandra Lombardo & Royal Thoroughbred Racing $50,000
1373 Cindy Says, 2010 M B Every Cloud*, 1999 Allied Bloodstock Journeyman Bloodstock, agent $45,000

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.

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December 2014 Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
70 Quality Show f 2010 B Elusive Quality Lightning Show Storm Cat

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 332 dams of 739 named foals of racing age, 494 rnrs (67%), 302 wnrs (41%), 113 2yo wnrs (15%), 1.34 AEI, 1.45 CI; 21 sw, Leading Earner: No Nay Never ($677,999).

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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