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

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 253 112 18 27 11 4 Shuruq ($433,561) $5,453,986
2013 291 148 14 15 8 3 Elusive Kate ($474,995) $6,723,742

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)
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
Golden Gate Debutante S. ( 11/29/2014, $50,000, 6 furlongs, 1:09.90, Golden Gate Fields ) Replay
BONAPARTE (BRZ) 4 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 )
BIRKIN BAG (BRZ) 4 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 )
LAST KISS (BRZ) 4 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 4 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) 5 yo, m, 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) 4 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) 4 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 5 yo, m, G1W Doc's Leader
Cape Verdi Sponsored By Dubal (gr. II, 1/30/2014, $120,000, Meydan Racecourse-UAE )
CHRONNOS (BRZ) 4 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
Seduire $122,000
Master Eclair $29,750
Maverick Wave $17,948
Plenty Elusive $16,230
Korite $12,600
True Character $10,800

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Seduire 7.31
Maverick Wave 5.31
Master Eclair 4.85
Merhee (AUS) 4.79
Abra 3.50
My Place 3.49
Eh Cumpari 2.99
Elusive Fate 2.25
Violet Hour 2.10
Quality Council 1.99

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    
Plenty Elusive (5 yo/g) Colony Light CLM, Oaklawn Park (1st , 6 Furlongs, 1/24) n/a Equibase Chart
True Character (3 yo/g) Yes It's True MCL, Golden Gate Fields (1st , 6 Furlongs, 1/23) n/a Equibase Chart

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.

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 340 dams of 929 named foals of racing age, 505 rnrs (54%), 317 wnrs (34%), 121 2yo wnrs (13%), 1.36 AEI, 1.45 CI; 23 sw, Leading Earner: Shonan Adela (JPN) ($716,209).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

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 0 1 1 8 6 34 12
Total Average $62,000 $0 $60,000 $12,000 $110,250 $108,810 $84,056 $59,837
Total Median $62,000 $0 $60,000 $12,000 $92,500 $70,000 $73,500 $53,217
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $60,000 (1) $0 (0) n/a $65,000 (2) $99,585 (15) $54,567 (6)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $12,000 (1) 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.

Keeneland 2015 January Horses of All Ages Sale

(1/12/2015 - 1/16/2015 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
749 UNNAMED, 2014 C Y La Reine Lionne, 2007 Gainesway Ontario Bloodstock $60,000

Top Mares in foal to Elusive Quality

Hip # Broodmare (YOB) Sire Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
279 Fiesta Lady (ARG), 2004 Southern Halo*, 1983 Fiereze (ARG)*, 1995 Taylor Made Sales Agency Anthony Stroud Bloodstock $62,000

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
267 Elusive Jackpot, 2009 M B Silverbulletday*, 1996 Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency River Bend Farm $375,000
1179 My Fast One, 2008 M B Twenty One A. C.*, 1996 Taylor Made Sales Agency Marco Bozzi Bloodstock $46,000
458 Ruby's Prize, 2002 M B Ruby Surprise*, 1995 Allied Bloodstock Chad Schumer, agent $32,000
1018 Coy, 2012 F E Resplendency, 2001 Dark Hollow John James, Jay Goodwin, agent $27,000

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 Kentucky February Mixed Sale 2015

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
101 Follow My Luck f 2011 4 Elusive Quality Tacticmove Deputy Minister
323 Ribbon Cutter f 2011 4 Elusive Quality Couture Cat Storm Cat
414 Transplendid m 2010 5 Elusive Quality Doyenne Deputy Minister

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