Grade II Winner Quest Retired to Stone Farm

Quest, a homebred grade II winner for Arthur B. Hancock III and Gerald Healy, has been retired from racing and will stand at Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., starting in 2006.

A 6-year-old son of Seeking the Gold, Quest experienced his best season in 2003, when he won or placed in nine of 11 starts. He captured the Clark Handicap (gr. II) by virtue of a disqualification and ran second to Mineshaft  in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I). This year, he captured the Lure Stakes at Gulfstream Park, running the 7 1/2 furlongs in 1:29.

Quest retired with six wins from 23 races and earnings of $768,012. His dam, Starlore (by Spectacular Bid), was stakes-placed and a Keeneland course record-setter.