Rainbow Quest Sires 100th Stakes Winner

Rainbow Quest, who stands at Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud in England, reached the 100 mark in stakes winners when his son Daramsar won the Aug. 26 Grand Prix de Clairefontaine-Haras du Logis at Clairefontaine in France.

The victory was the fourth in five races for the 3-year-old colt that races as a homebred for the Aga Khan. Daramsar was stakes-placed in his other start.

Rainbow Quest's total now places the 25-year-old stallion eight ahead of his sire, Blushing Groom, who was a champion in England and France.

Rainbow Quest also was a champion in England and France and a group I winner in both locales. As a 4-year-old in 1985, he captured the Coronation Cup (Eng-I) and was declared the winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) following the disqualification of Sagace. He placed in both the Joe McGrath Irish Sweeps Derby (Ire-I) and Prix du Jockey-Club (Fr-I) the previous year.

Rainbow Quest sired Arc winner Saumarez, plus a number of runners who made their way to North America to win grade I stakes. Quest for Fame, the 1990 Ever Ready Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner, captured the Hollywood Turf (gr. IT) and San Luis Obispo (gr. IIT) Handicaps and placed in two consecutive runnings of the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT). Rainbow Quest's other North American grade I winners are champion grass filly Fiji, Rainbow Dancer, Raintrap, and Urgent Request.