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

2016 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)
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 )
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 ( 4/23/2016, $3,812, Gavea-BRZ )
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 )
MAVERICK WAVE 5 yo, h, G3W Stormy Atlantic
2nd Coral Winter Derby S. (gr. III, 2/27/2016, $29,827, Lingfield-ENG )
CALIGRAFO (BRZ) 5 yo, h, G3W Wild Event
2nd Clasico Jose Martinelli Gomez (gr. III, 4/23/2016, $2,529, Maronas-URU )
MR UTOPIA (AUS) 7 yo, g, SW Choisir (AUS)
3rd Belmont Sprint (gr. III, 5/28/2016, $9,702, Belmont-AUS )
MESHELL 4 yo, f, SW Tale of the Cat
3rd Bayakoa S. (gr. III, 2/14/2016, $100,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:45.81, Oaklawn Park ) Replay
3rd American Beauty S. ( 1/23/2016, $100,000, 6 furlongs, 1:10.32, Oaklawn Park ) Replay
CARROCEL ENCANTADO (BRZ) 5 yo, h, G2W Wild Event
3rd Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro (gr. III, 1/18/2016, $1,994, Gavea-BRZ )
3rd Barao E Baronesa Von Leithner ( 3/12/2016, $1,366, 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 $971,324
Raihana (AUS) $754,271
Stage Presence (AUS) $717,863

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Danon Good (JPN) $410,826
Star Hill $227,728
Persecution (AUS) $162,206
Ohio (BRZ) $95,490
Enterprising $72,675
Sunny Puzzle $62,800
Jennifer Lynnette $55,268
Annathela $54,972
Saratoga Dreamer $54,620
Sweet Platinum $52,477

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.

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Ohio (BRZ) (5 yo/h) Nedawi (GB) Del Mar Mile H. (gr. II), Del Mar (3rd , 1 Mile (turf), 8/21) 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
1 Whisk
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Fastongrass
AOC
8/25/2016, Race 7, Del Mar, $62,000, 5f (T)
124
  • Tyler Baze
  • Michael W. McCarthy
  • R M Anderson
  • Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners
4 Super Mama
  • 2 yo Filly
  • McCool
MSW
8/26/2016, Race 2, Saratoga, $73,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
119
  • Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • Chad C. Brown
  • AJ Suited, LLC
  • Dubb, M., Sheep Pond Partners, Bethlehem Stables LLC and The Elkstone Group LLC
7 Star Hill
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Padmore
Ketel One King's Bishop S. (gr. 1)
8/27/2016, Race 8, Saratoga, $500,000, 7f
117
  • Florent Geroux
  • George R. Arnold, II
  • Calumet Farm
  • Calumet Farm
2 Meshell
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Kobla Cat
Minnesota H. B. P. A. Distaff S.
8/27/2016, Race 2, Canterbury Park, $75,000, 1mi (T)
117
  • Robby Albarado
  • Jeffery C. Lynn
  • Jamm, Ltd.
  • Knapczyk, Andrew and Arnold, Douglas S.
2 Elusive Collection
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Recollect
Seaway S. (gr. 3)
8/27/2016, Race 8, Woodbine, $150,000, 7f
117
  • Luis Contreras
  • Josie Carroll
  • Tall Oaks Farm
  • Ivan Dalos
2 Canadian Eh
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Pink Palace
MSW
8/27/2016, Race 7, Woodbine, $55,900, 6f
119
  • David Moran
  • Paul M. Buttigieg
  • Anderson Farms Ont. Inc.
  • Buttigieg Training Centre

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 184 69 0 0 0 0 Star Hill ($227,728) $2,678,326
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 0 0 4 10 5 4 33 13
Total Average $0 $0 $73,170 $77,150 $160,267 $105,684 $87,995 $62,766
Total Median $0 $0 $64,361 $62,500 $75,000 $95,068 $67,000 $20,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $69,652 (3) $97,196 (5) n/a $58,568 (2) $98,800 (21) $137,072 (4)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $83,723 (1) $57,103 (5) 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.

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2016 August Selected & Open Sale of Yearlings

(8/23/2016 - 8/25/2016 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
244 UNNAMED, 2015 C Y Euphony, 2005 Woodford Thoroughbreds Omega Farm, agent $30,000

Arqana 2016 Deauville August Yearling Sale

(8/14/2016 - 8/16/2016 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
31 UNNAMED, 2015 C Y Ighraa (IRE), 2010 Aston Mullins Stud Hong-Kong Jockey Club $133,956
4 UNNAMED, 2015 F Y Danuta*, 2000 Kildaragh Stud Carlos & Yann Lerner $83,723

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.

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Div.) 2016 Fall Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
112 Evasive m 2001 B Elusive Quality Stephanie's Road Strawberry Road (AUS) Stone Ranches

Keeneland 2016 September Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
267 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Coronado Rose Coronado's Quest Mineola Farm
608 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Sally Bowles (SAF) London News (SAF) Denali Stud
762 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Charming Legacy (IRE) Danehill Winter Quarter Farm
784 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Coral Sun A.P. Indy Gainesway
911 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Make Light Empire Maker Bluewater Sales
1074 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Unreachable Giant's Causeway Blandford Stud
1139 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Blushing Dixie Dixie Union Paramount Sales
1352 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality My Special Secret Mineshaft Paramount Sales
1465 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Star of Paris Dayjur Eaton Sales
1507 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality True Gritz Yes It's True Denali Stud
1539 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Allemande Medaglia d'Oro Lane's End
1597 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Crimson Palace (SAF) Elliodor (FR) Denali Stud
1702 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Kitty in a Tizzy Tiznow Gainesway
1817 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Ruth E A.P. Indy Taylor Made Sales Agency
1936 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Ajina Strawberry Road (AUS) Taylor Made Sales Agency
2027 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Dream Delight Unbridled's Song Warrendale Sales
2369 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Belle Chaussee Giant's Causeway Taylor Made Sales Agency
2535 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Kiawah Cat Lemon Drop Kid Taylor Made Sales Agency
2735 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Alizes (NZ) Rory's Jester (AUS) Blandford Stud
2803 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Constrictor Unbridled's Song Anderson Farms
2930 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Kydd Gloves Dubai Millennium (GB) Blandford Stud
2990 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Music Note A.P. Indy Brookdale Sales
3385 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality My Dubai (IRE) Dubai Millennium (GB) Bluewater Sales
3639 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Daisyago Affirmed KatieRich Farms
3802 c 2015 Y Elusive Quality Nascat Hennessy James B. Keogh
3835 f 2015 Y Elusive Quality Pomarine Aptitude Brookdale Sales

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 420 dams of 1173 named foals of racing age, 751 rnrs (64%), 488 wnrs (42%), 173 2yo wnrs (15%), 1.30 AEI, 1.38 CI; 42 sw, Leading Earner: Shonan Adela (JPN) ($716,209).

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