Elusive Kate, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT), has been sold to Terry Yoshida, according to bloodstock agent Eugenio Colombo, who represented Yoshida. The European-raced filly will continue to be trained by John Gosden.
Robert and Janice McNair’s Magnolia Racing and Gosden’s wife, Rachel Hood, previously owned Elusive Kate, and the sale was completed Oct. 31. Colombo said that the filly would appear under the Magnolia colors in the Breeders’ Cup.
Elusive Kate galloped on the Churchill Downs turf course Nov. 1 with Colombo watching the move.
“When I saw her Saturday, I fell in love,” said Colombo. “This morning I saw that she has recovered from the trip (from Europe), and she looks good.”
Bred by Clovelly Farms in Kentucky, the 2-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality —Gout de Terroir, by Lemon Drop Kid , has won four consecutive races in Europe. She broke her maiden at Kempton in June and then added three French stakes wins, culminating in the Oct. 2 Prix Marcel Boussac-Criterium de Pouliches (Fr-I).
Colombo said that after the Breeders’ Cup, Elusive Kate would return to Europe and Gosden’s barn. Her main 2012 goal will be the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French One Thousand Guineas, Fr-I).