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 238 99 14 19 7 1 Shuruq ($433,561) $4,747,562
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 )
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 - Taca de Prata (gr. I, 8/3/2014, $14,284, Gavea-BRZ )
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 )
SAI DE BAIXO (BRZ) 4 yo, f, G3W Royal Academy
Independencia (gr. III, 9/7/2014, $14,925, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
2nd Associacao Brasileira de Criadores de Proprietarios do Cavalo de Corrida (gr. I, 4/26/2014, $11,772, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
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 )
ENTERPRISING 3 yo, c, G3W A.P. Indy
La Jolla H. (gr. III, 8/9/2014, $150,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:41.31, Del Mar ) Replay
Pasadena S. ( 3/22/2014, $75,000, 1 mile, 1:33.75, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
NORTH SLOPE 4 yo, g, SW A.P. Indy
Bowl Game S. ( 10/19/2014, $100,000, About 1 1/4 miles, 2:05.81, Belmont Park ) Replay
AOC ( 9/19/2014, $80,000, 1 mile, 1:34.11, Belmont Park ) Replay
SEDUIRE 2 yo, f, SW Holy Bull
Wine Country Debutante S. ( 8/8/2014, $50,000, 6 furlongs, 1:11.05, Santa Rosa )
2nd Landaluce S. ( 6/22/2014, $125,000, 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:03.94, Santa Anita Park ) Replay

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 $825,074
Raihana (AUS) $754,271
Stage Presence (AUS) $717,863

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Demonstrative $352,500
Shuruq $284,000
Enterprising $260,550
Ha Long Bay (JPN) $177,232
Great Sky (AUS) $150,486
North Slope $148,838
Persecution (AUS) $137,961
Certify $130,000
Ghurair $127,600
Seduire $111,950

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Ghurair 32.67
Certify 27.14
Ha Long Bay (JPN) 17.76
Colorado Girl (BRZ) 7.56
El Capitan 7.40
Enterprising 7.24
Katie's Garden 6.67
Induna (AUS) 6.57
Royalmania (GB) 6.21
Delightful Quality 6.14

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    
DEMONSTRATIVE (7 yo/g) Quiet American Grand National Hurdle S. (gr. I), Far Hills (1st , 2 5/8 Miles (turf), 10/18) n/a Equibase Chart
NORTH SLOPE (4 yo/g) A.P. Indy Bowl Game S., Belmont Park (1st , About 1 1/4 Miles (turf), 10/19) Replay Equibase Chart
Spirited Touch (4 yo/c) Favorite Trick CLM, Thistledown (1st , 5 1/2 Furlongs, 10/18) n/a Equibase Chart
Balega (4 yo/g) Deputy Minister CLM, Hawthorne (1st , 1 Mile 70 Yards, 10/22) 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 328 dams of 733 named foals of racing age, 473 rnrs (65%), 292 wnrs (40%), 107 2yo wnrs (15%), 1.36 AEI, 1.46 CI; 21 sw, Leading Earner: No Nay Never ($497,999).

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 34 10 12 5 43 14
Total Average $92,500 $0 $84,056 $68,942 $199,029 $119,400 $103,079 $207,850
Total Median $92,500 $0 $73,500 $63,217 $119,364 $85,000 $85,000 $124,516
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $99,585 (15) $61,896 (5) n/a $212,500 (2) $118,546 (29) $324,529 (7)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $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.

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale

(10/20/2014 - 10/22/2014 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
969 UNNAMED, 2013 C Y Royal Decree, 2009 Eaton Sales Pegasus Bridge $210,000
1121 UNNAMED, 2013 F Y Stylish Storm*, 1995 Lane's End Asmussen Equine $27,000

Tattersalls Limited 2014 October Yearling Sale - Book 2

(10/13/2014 - 10/15/2014 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
530 UNNAMED, 2013 C Y Sarmad, 2007 Genesis Green Stud Grangebarry $87,775

Tattersalls Limited 2014 October Yearling Sale - Book 1

(10/7/2014 - 10/9/2014 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
27 UNNAMED, 2013 F Y Schauncie, 2003 Pier House Stud Form Bloodstock $202,633
183 UNNAMED, 2013 F Y Attractive (IRE), 2007 Watership Down Stud John Ferguson Bloodstock $152,117

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga 2014 Fall Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale

(10/6/2014 - 10/7/2014 )

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
43 High Quality, 2007 M B Golden Sphinx*, 2003 Sequel Stallions New York PTS Ranch, Keith Crupper, agent $60,000
85 Ribbon Cutter, 2011 F E Couture Cat, 2007 Tom Albertrani Hunter Valley Farm $35,000

Goffs Bloodstock Sales 2014 Orby Yearling Sale

(9/30/2014 - 10/2/2014 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
424 UNNAMED, 2013 F Y Perfect Eye (IRE), 2007 Pier House Stud Willie Browne $35,370

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2014 Fall Yearling Sale

(9/29/2014 - 9/29/2014 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
36 UNNAMED, 2013 C Y Aroma de Mujer, 2006 Chanceland Farm Cary Frommer $35,000

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.

Equine Sales of Louisiana 2014 Open Yearlings and Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
72 Elusive Book m 2000 B Elusive Quality Oka No Book Mari's Book Blanchet Farms, Agent for Teelew Ranch

Keeneland Association November 2014 Breeding Stock Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
37 Belle Chaussee f 2010 B Giant's Causeway Parisian Affair Mr. Greeley Hunter Valley Farm, Agent
67 Elusive Champagne m 2007 B Elusive Quality Belong to Sea Belong to Me Ramsey Farm, Agent
172 Quantum Miss m 2008 B Smoke Glacken Quanah County Valid Expectations Walnut Green, Agent forthe Dispersal of Smart Angle, LLP
233 f 2014 W Elusive Quality Wander Storm Storm Bird James B. Keogh (Grovendale), Agent XXVII
245 Allemande f 2010 B Medaglia d'Oro Wild Heart Dancing Farma Way Four Star Sales, Agent
265 f 2014 W Elusive Quality Bronze Route Mud Route Burleson Farms, Agent
372 c 2014 W Elusive Quality Our Golden Song Unbridled's Song Brookdale Sales, Agent
420 c 2014 W Elusive Quality Stella Blue (FR) Anabaa Brookdale Sales, Agent forDr. Ted Folkerth and Brookdale
517 Bonjour Belle m 2009 B Elusive Quality Belle Cherie Belong to Me St. George Sales, Agent VIII
558 Crimson Palace (SAF) m 1999 B Elliodor (FR) Perfect Guest (SAF) Northern Guest Blandford Stud (Padraig Campion), Agent
656 f 2014 W Elusive Quality In the Gold Golden Missile Hunter Valley Farm, Agent
722 c 2014 W Elusive Quality Melody Dawn Tale of the Cat Lane's End, Agent
941 Broad Quality m 2005 B Elusive Quality Broad Queen Broad Brush Mill Ridge Sales, Agent
1015 Fanfire m 2004 B Elusive Quality Eventail Lear Fan Denali Stud (Craig & Holly Bandoroff), Agent for Gallagher's Stud
1085 f 2014 W Elusive Quality Kenza Menifee Hidden Brook, Agent XVII
1098 c 2014 W Elusive Quality La Reine Lionne Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) Gainesway, Agent VI
1160 c 2014 W Elusive Quality O Beautiful Unbridled's Song James B. Keogh (Grovendale), Agent XXVII
1211 c 2014 W Elusive Quality Russian Gold Unbridled's Song Gainesway, Agent XVIII
1247 c 2014 W Elusive Quality Sovereign Crisis Congrats Cross Keys Sales, Agent V
1250 Spring Elusion m 2005 B Elusive Quality Autumn Slew Slew o' Gold Warrendale Sales, Agent XXVII
1286 Vicarious Won m 2009 B Elusive Quality Win With a Wink Dixieland Band Castle Park Farm LLC (Noel Murphy), Agent III
1373 Cindy Says f 2010 B Elusive Quality Every Cloud Storm Cat Allied Bloodstock, Agent XVII
1392 Danuta m 2000 B Sunday Silence Polish Style Danzig Bluewater Sales LLC, Agent XXXIII
1460 Gold Lady m 2009 B Elusive Quality Princess Mitterand Seattle Slew St. George Sales, Agent XXXI
1619 Roundnroundwego f 2011 E Elusive Quality Lady Diplomat Silver Deputy Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent CXVIII
1951 Mi Luna Rosa f 2014 W Elusive Quality Mi Luna Nueva El Prado (IRE) Warrendale Sales, Agent I
2001 Protectrice f 2012 D Elusive Quality Zagzig (GB) Selkirk Hagyard Farm, Agent
2007 Que Piensa Cat (ARG) m 2004 B Easing Along Compenetrada (ARG) Compatible (ARG) Brookdale Sales, Agent
2179 Bin Elusive f 2010 B Elusive Quality Binavicar Vicar Hunter Valley Farm, Agent
2249 Elusive Royalty m 2007 B Elusive Quality Michele Royale Groovy Select Sales, Agent
2329 Kiss the Bride f 2011 D Elusive Quality Caressive A.P. Indy Bluewater Sales LLC, Agent XXXIII
2446 Silk Purse f 2011 D Elusive Quality Heaven's Gate Septieme Ciel Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent CXLV
2667 Harmonia f 2010 B Elusive Quality Possibly Perfect Northern Baby Elm Tree Farm LLC (Mr. and Mrs. Jody Huckabay),Agent XVII
2671 Hidden Passion m 2009 B Elusive Quality To Be a Lover The Minstrel Bedouin Bloodstock, Agent
2774 Pleasant Quality m 2002 B Elusive Quality Saintly Angel St. Jovite Denali Stud (Craig & Holly Bandoroff), Agent II
2784 Queen of Mambo m 2009 B Elusive Quality Naughty Mambo Kingmambo Paramount Sales, Agent XCIII
2788 Randomizer m 2004 B Elusive Quality Slow Jazz Chief's Crown Hidden Brook, Agent XXIII
2832 Solved f 2011 D Elusive Quality Worry Not Concern Mill Ridge Sales, Agent
2833 South Beach Queen m 2009 B Elusive Quality Bella Gatto Storm Cat Garrencasey Sales LLC, Agent
2880 Jimmer g 2009 I Elusive Quality Lucette Dayjur WinStar Racing, Agent
2886 Linchpin c 2010 F Elusive Quality Kobla Strawberry Road (AUS) James M. Herbener Jr., Agent I
3047 Elleway m 2005 B Elusive Quality Awe That Boundary Legacy Bloodstock (Tommy & Wyndee Eastham),Agent V
3250 Sharp Quality f 2011 E Elusive Quality Extra Sharp Cherokee Run Bluewater Sales LLC, Agent XLI
3325 Virtual Image f 2010 B Elusive Quality Indy Trouble A.P. Indy Lane's End, Agent
3433 Elusive Passage f 2012 B Elusive Quality Bronze Route Mud Route Burleson Farms, Agent
3671 Special Situation m 2005 B Elusive Quality North Lake Jane Meadowlake Glennwood Farm Inc., Agent
3718 Trulips m 2001 B Elusive Quality Lip Sing Clever Trick Legacy Bloodstock (Tommy & Wyndee Eastham),Agent IX

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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