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

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 197 69 5 7 3 1 Shuruq ($274,000) $2,863,572
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)
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, SW A.P. Indy
Pasadena S. ( 3/22/2014, $75,000, 1 mile, 1:33.75, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
3rd El Camino Real Derby (gr. III, 2/15/2014, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:51.23, Golden Gate Fields ) Replay
COLORADO GIRL (BRZ) 3 yo, f, SW Midnight Tiger
Imprensa - Haroldo " Pangare" Barbosa ( 6/9/2014, $9,921, Gavea-BRZ )
PRC ( 4/12/2014, $20,165, Gavea-BRZ )
ROYALMANIA (GB) 3 yo, f, SW Lode
Prix Finlande ( 4/6/2014, $37,686, Longchamp-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 )
Bella Fafa (BRZ) 3 yo, f, G1PL Critique
2nd Immensity (gr. I, 6/22/2014, $7,496, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
Carrocel Encantado (BRZ) 3 yo, c, G1PL Wild Event
2nd Jockey Club Brasileiro (gr. I, 6/8/2014, $14,115, 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) $1,392,291
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
Ha Long Bay (JPN) $177,232
Persecution (AUS) $137,961
Great Sky (AUS) $134,761
Certify $130,000
Enterprising $101,180
Star Of Wai Bo (AUS) $90,157
Sea Shanty $87,539
Reserved Quality $83,750
Coolusive $81,265

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Ghurair 34.76
Certify 27.14
Ha Long Bay (JPN) 18.57
El Capitan 13.08
Ana Luisa (BRZ) 7.69
Induna (AUS) 6.57
Royalmania (GB) 6.51
Delightful Quality 6.15
Katie's Garden 5.84
My Place 5.33

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    
Twenty Three Darby (4 yo/f) Belong to Me AOC, Indiana Grand Race Course (1st , 6 Furlongs, 7/9) Replay Equibase Chart
Looklistenandlearn (4 yo/g) Green Desert MCL, Indiana Grand Race Course (1st , 5 1/2 Furlongs, 7/8) n/a Equibase Chart
Cockeyed Rooster (6 yo/g) Southern Halo CLM, Suffolk Downs (1st , 5 1/2 Furlongs, 7/12) 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 314 dams of 727 named foals of racing age, 428 rnrs (59%), 269 wnrs (37%), 92 2yo wnrs (13%), 1.30 AEI, 1.46 CI; 19 sw, Leading Earner: Wedding Ring (IRE) ($439,148).

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.
2014 2013
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 2 0 4 8 12 5 43 14
Total Average $92,500 $0 $28,000 $75,993 $199,029 $119,400 $103,079 $207,850
Total Median $92,500 $0 $25,000 $72,500 $119,364 $85,000 $85,000 $124,516
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $50,000 (1) $76,000 (3) n/a $212,500 (2) $118,546 (29) $324,529 (7)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $20,667 (3) $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.

No Northern Hemisphere sales activity to date.

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 New York Saratoga 2014 Select Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
57 c 2013 Y Elusive Quality Padmore French Deputy
79 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality See the Wind Sky Classic
118 f 2013 Y Elusive Quality Villa Bernardini

Fasig-Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale 2014

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
379 Camden Street r 2011 3 Elusive Quality Empress of India (GB) Dancing Brave

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

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