Quest, a grade II winner and a track-record setter, has arrived for stallion duty at the Lawson family’s Dunroven Farm in Manitoba, Canada. He formerly stood at Arthur B. Hancock III’s Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. Hancock has retained an interest in Quest, whose 2011 fee is $1,000 (Canadian funds).
Quest (Seeking the Gold—Starlore, by Spectacular Bid) won the Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, set a track-record in the Lure Stakes at Gulfstream Park, and ran second in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park. He won or placed in 14 of 23 races and earned $768,012.
Eleven-year-old Quest is the sire of 10 winners, including Rattlin Gypsy, who has run first or second in seven of 13 races.
Chris Blake of Ascot Stud in Ontario, Canada, brokered the deal to stand Quest at Dunroven.