Gainsborough Farm, located near Versailles, Ky., also announced that Quiet American will remain at $35,000. Quiet American (Fappiano -- Demure, by Dr. Fager) is represented this year by the earners of $2.9 million, and his earlier runners include dual classic winner and champion Real Quiet.
Elusive Quality, who ranks first on the freshman and second on the overall 2-year-old list by progeny earnings, had his fee bumped from $10,000 to $30,000 for 2003. Elusive Quality (Gone West -- Touch of Greatness, by Hero's Honor) leads the first-crop sires with six stakes winners and 10 stakes wins. The group is led by European standout Elusive City.