Elusive Quality

Gone West - Touch of Greatness, by Hero's Honor

1993, b, entered stud 1999

Sire of BC Classic winner Raven's
Pass, Kentucky Derby winner Smarty
Jones, Euro Champion 2yo filly
Certify, and AUS champion Sepoy

2017 FEE: $30,000 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)
DESEJADO MAGEE (BRZ) 5 yo, h, G2W Spend a Buck
Cordeiro da Graca (gr. II, 5/15/2016, $19,001, Gavea-BRZ )
Orsenigo ( 2/14/2016, $6,115, Gavea-BRZ )
CHRONNOS (BRZ) 5 yo, h, G3W Put It Back
Hipodromo Da Gavea 90 Anos Taca Publico Turfista (gr. III, 11/15/2016, $11,024, Gavea-BRZ )
CLAS ( 6/10/2016, $7,200, Gavea-BRZ )
AMBASSADORIAL 2 yo, c, SW Discreet Cat
Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Star Appeal S. ( 10/7/2016, $36,188, Dundalk-IRE )
WM ( 9/4/2016, $7,890, Dundalk-IRE )
ENTERPRISING 5 yo, g, G3W A.P. Indy
Millions Turf Preview S. ( 11/12/2016, $100,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:45.21, Gulfstream Park West ) Replay
2nd The Vid S. ( 9/3/2016, $75,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:41.98, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
Ohio (BRZ) 5 yo, h, G2PL Nedawi (GB)
3rd Del Mar Mile H. (gr. II, 8/21/2016, $200,000, 1 mile, 1:33.92, Del Mar ) Replay
AOC ( 6/12/2016, $60,000, 1 mile, 1:34.16, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Star Hill 3 yo, c, G2PL French Deputy
3rd Indiana Derby (gr. II, 7/16/2016, $500,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.30, Indiana Grand Race Course ) Replay
3rd Woody Stephens S. (gr. II, 6/11/2016, $500,000, 7 furlongs, 1:21.38, Belmont Park ) Replay
TENOSSUH (BRZ) 5 yo, h, SW Hussonet
3rd Cordeiro da Graca (gr. II, 5/15/2016, $3,800, Gavea-BRZ )
PRC ( 10/27/2016, $1,429, Cristal-BRZ )
CARROCEL ENCANTADO (BRZ) 5 yo, h, G2W Wild Event
2nd Salgado Filho (gr. III, 10/24/2016, $4,014, Gavea-BRZ )
3rd Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro (gr. III, 1/18/2016, $1,994, Gavea-BRZ )
ELUSIVE COLLECTION 4 yo, f, SW El Prado (IRE)
2nd Seaway S. (gr. III, 8/27/2016, $115,350, 7 furlongs, 1:22.07, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
LIGHT MUSIC (GB) 3 yo, f, SW Danehill Dancer (IRE)
2nd Betfred Be Part of the Action Chartwell Fillies S. (gr. III, 5/7/2016, $18,611, Lingfield-ENG )

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 $971,324
Raihana (AUS) $754,271
Stage Presence (AUS) $717,863

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Danon Good (JPN) $410,826
Star Hill $229,393
Persecution (AUS) $162,206
Enterprising $154,940
Roll Tide Roll $111,800
Ohio (BRZ) $97,490
Quality Emperor $80,400
Wizardly $66,957
Sunny Puzzle $64,780
Elusive Collection $62,470

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

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    
Cavil (2 yo/g) Bernardini MSW, Aqueduct (1st, 1 Mile, 12/2) 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 Goose Lemon Drop
  • 5 yo Mare
  • Lemon Kiss
MSW
12/9/2016, Race 7, Fair Grounds, $38,000, 5 1/2f (T)
124
  • Marcelino Pedroza
  • Daniel C. Peitz
  • Maura Gittins
  • Robert E. & Lawana L. Low

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
2016 204 87 2 2 0 0 Star Hill ($229,393) $3,748,033
2015 234 108 12 13 4 0 Ruthless Quality ($190,620) $5,004,822

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.
2016 2015
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 6 2 24 16 5 4 33 13
Total Average $41,000 $35,000 $69,821 $60,094 $160,267 $105,684 $87,995 $62,766
Total Median $45,000 $35,000 $52,258 $45,276 $75,000 $95,068 $67,000 $20,000
Colt Average n/a $50,000 (1) $65,532 (15) $65,391 (8) n/a $58,568 (2) $98,800 (21) $137,072 (4)
Filly Average n/a $20,000 (1) $76,969 (9) $54,797 (8) n/a $152,800 (2) $69,085 (12) $32,640 (8)

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.

Tattersalls Limited 2016 December Mare Sale

(11/28/2016 - 12/1/2016 )

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1568 Superior Charm, 2011 M B Delighted (IRE)*, 1999 Godolphin Abdulaziz Al Boenain $65,504

Keeneland 2016 November Breeding Stock Sale

(11/8/2016 - 11/20/2016 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
904 UNNAMED, 2016 C W Manuka Honey, 2010 Eaton Sales Candyland Farm $50,000

Top Mares in foal to Elusive Quality

Hip # Broodmare (YOB) Sire Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
270 Nunavik (IRE), 2007 Indian Ridge (IRE)*, 1985 In Anticipation (IRE)*, 1991 James B. Keogh Blandford Bloodstock $60,000
2130 Kunooz (IRE), 2009 Hard Spun*, 2004 Aviacion (BRZ)*, 1998 Brookdale Sales Omer H. Aydin $55,000
1490 Vertical Vision, 2007 Pollard's Vision*, 2001 Caney Creek*, 2003 Buckland Sales Jody Huckabay $50,000
2131 Kydd Gloves, 2002 Dubai Millennium (GB)*, 1996 Parade Queen*, 1994 Brookdale Sales Circle H Farm $40,000
2045 Estrella de Oro (GB)*, 2002 Belong to Me*, 1989 Chelsey Dancer*, 1986 Hidden Brook Abdulaziz Bin Jalal $32,000

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
792 Easy Feeling, 2012 M B Wonder Woman*, 1999 Claiborne Farm Barronstown Stud $650,000
1191 Chia, 2011 M B Bloomy*, 1997 Eaton Sales Gainesway $160,000
1698 La Conseillante*, 2004 M B Stormin Winnie*, 1995 Taylor Made Sales Agency Horse France $87,000
1227 Elusive Luci, 2010 M B Here Comes Lucinda*, 1999 Burleson Farms Anderson Farms $72,000
1827 Royale Michele, 2005 M B Michele Royale*, 1992 Taylor Made Sales Agency WinStar Farm $70,000

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.

No Entries Available

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).
  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs

    (6f, D, defeating Receiver, The Last Spell, Conquistador Deoro, King of All, Never Is Never, Premier's Frolic).
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park

    (8.5f, D, defeating Action, Volatility, Court Jester, Someplace Fast).
  • 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).

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).

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).

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).

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)).
  • 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).
  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs

    (6.5f, D, defeating Charlie Chan, Crowns Runner, Dusty Asher, Prosong, Bionic Lover).
  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park

    (7f, D, defeating Sea Horse, Cache In, Sonny's Bruno, Michael's Star).

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 438 dams of 1176 named foals of racing age, 802 rnrs (68%), 521 wnrs (44%), 189 2yo wnrs (16%), 1.28 AEI, 1.37 CI; 43 sw, Leading Earner: Shonan Adela (JPN) ($716,209).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Farm Information

Darley

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