Elusive Quality

Gone West - Touch of Greatness, by Hero's Honor

1993, b, entered stud 1999

Sire of BC Classic winner Raven's
Pass, Kentucky Derby winner Smarty
Jones, Euro Champion 2yo filly
Certify, and AUS champion Sepoy

Pensioned

Darley, Lexington, KY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed for each sire. Runners represent the stallion’s top performers for the year and are displayed according to a hierarchy that gives first preference to the date, graded stakes, stakes, and then non-stakes races. These are sorted by best performance. Older results will remain listed if no new performances occur to replace them. At the beginning of a new year, this section will display the top performers for the previous year through March 31 but a preference is given to current year runners. Each horse listed is linked to additional information including pedigree, sale history, race chart (with video and recap when available). Race data include distance in furlongs; final time of race; and track code. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services.
Horse Age/Sex/Best Win Broodmare Sire Race (Stakes Grade if Applicable; Date; Purse; Distance; Time; Track)
ENTERPRISING 6 yo, g, G2W A.P. Indy
Muniz Memorial H. (gr. II, 4/1/2017, $300,000, About 1 1/8 miles, 1:48.41, Fair Grounds ) Replay
Fair Grounds H. (gr. III, 2/25/2017, $125,000, About 1 1/8 miles, 1:48.80, Fair Grounds ) Replay
JENNIFER LYNNETTE 4 yo, f, G3W Johannesburg
Royal North S. (gr. III, 7/29/2017, $100,538, 6 furlongs, 1:08.17, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
3rd Hendrie S. (gr. III, 6/4/2017, $92,688, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:16.80, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
TCHE BARBARIDADE (BRZ) 5 yo, h, G3W Roy
Antenor de Lara Campos (gr. III, 5/6/2017, $13,793, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
2nd Duplex ( 3/25/2017, $2,363, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
BRAVE CAROLINE (BRZ) 5 yo, m, SW Royal Academy
Copa Japao de Turfe ( 8/12/2017, $3,832, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
3rd Edmundo Pires De Oliveira Dias (gr. III, 10/14/2017, $1,556, Cidade Jardim-BRZ )
THAT WHICH IS NOT 4 yo, f, SW Hector Protector
Prix Zarkava - Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage ( 4/2/2017, $25,574, Saint Cloud-FR )
2nd Prix Corrida (gr. II, 5/23/2017, $32,141, Saint Cloud-FR )
Team of Teams 3 yo, f, SPL A.P. Indy
2nd Memories Of Silver S. ( 4/23/2017, $100,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.05, Aqueduct ) Replay
AOC ( 3/12/2017, $48,000, 7 1/2 furlongs, 1:29.89, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
CHRONNOS (BRZ) 5 yo, h, G3W Put It Back
2nd Luiz Gurgel Do Amaral Valente - Taca Criacao E Turfe Paranaenses ( 6/9/2017, $2,502, Gavea-BRZ )
PRC ( 3/6/2017, $4,364, Gavea-BRZ )
DESEJADO MAGEE (BRZ) 5 yo, h, G2W Spend a Buck
2nd Orsenigo ( 3/12/2017, $2,599, Gavea-BRZ )
PRC ( 1/8/2017, $4,219, Gavea-BRZ )
Lahore 3 yo, c, SPL Cape Cross (IRE)
3rd Totescoop6 E.B.F. Stallions Guisborough S. ( 10/7/2017, $5,625, Redcar-ENG )
H ( 9/13/2017, $16,539, Doncaster-ENG )
AMBASSADORIAL 3 yo, c, SW Discreet Cat
3rd Avenue Inn Dundalk Patton S. ( 4/12/2017, $4,295, Dundalk-IRE )

Leading Runners Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed in each category: Lifetime Earnings, Current Year Earnings, and Class Performance Index (CPI). Lifetime Earnings and Current Year Earnings include Northern Hemisphere winnings. CPI is the average earnings per start for an individual runner divided by the average earnings per start for all horses of the same crop and gender that raced in the same country for a given year.

By Lifetime Earnings

Name Earnings
Smarty Jones $7,613,155
Sepoy (AUS) $3,990,138
Raven's Pass $3,658,556
Quality Road $2,232,830
Shifty (AUS) $1,403,829
Elusive Kate $1,383,942
Maryfield $1,334,331
Demonstrative $971,324
Enterprising $882,027
Raihana (AUS) $754,271

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Enterprising $382,587
Jennifer Lynnette $164,535
Danon Good (JPN) $104,761
Charged $74,680
Flight Crew $71,526
That Which Is Not $70,912
Banze No Oeste (BRZ) $70,365
Annathela $65,510
Ronroneo (JPN) $62,580
Plenty Elusive $60,897

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

Upcoming North American Race Entries

What's This?
This section lists the progeny entered in an upcoming race in North America (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico) for the subject stallion. Weekly entries are published as soon as they are available through Equibase and are only for races that meet the following purse thresholds: All stakes $50,000 and up; allowance races for $30,000 and up; claiming and optional claiming for $50,000 and up; maiden special weights for $20,000 and up; and, maiden claiming races worth $20,000 or more. For each runner is listed its post position, name, age and sex, and name of the dam. Race data includes the race type or name (applicable to stakes), race date, race number, track, purse, distance, assigned weight, jockey, trainer, breeder and owner.
Post Horse / Age / Sex / Dam Race Wt Jockey / Trainer Breeder / Owner
4 Team of Teams
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Teammate
AOC
11/22/2017, Race 3, Aqueduct, $69,000, 6f
120
  • Jose L. Ortiz
  • James A. Jerkens
  • Mr. Joseph Allen LLC
  • Allen Stable, Inc.
8 Quality Emperor
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Smartys Emperoress
ALW
11/22/2017, Race 9, Churchill Downs, $62,000, 7f
117
  • Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
  • George R. Arnold, II
  • Calumet Farm
  • Calumet Farm (Brad Kelley)
3 Condi
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Blushing Dixie
MCL
11/23/2017, Race 2, Del Mar, $28,000, 6 1/2f
120
  • Victor Espinoza
  • John W. Sadler
  • Doug Branham & Felicia Branham
  • Hronis Racing, LLC
4 Annathela
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Ethel Anna
ALW
11/23/2017, Race 6, Churchill Downs, $62,000, 7f
121
  • Chris Landeros
  • George R. Arnold, II
  • Reiko Baum & Michael Baum
  • Michael and Reiko Baum
7 Boca Scuttlebutt
  • 5 yo Gelding
  • Baghdaria
ALW
11/24/2017, Race 9, Laurel Park, $42,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
120
  • Sheldon Russell
  • Bruno Tessore
  • CASA Farms I, LLC
  • Baccarat Racing LLC
7 Dramaturgo
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Allemande
MCL
11/25/2017, Race 11, Gulfstream Park West, $20,000, 7 1/2f (T)
120
  • Juan C. Diaz
  • Antonio Sano
  • William Harrigan & Mike Pietrangelo
  • Magic Stables, LLC
1 Lady Quality
  • 4 yo Filly
  • See the Wind
MSW
11/29/2017, Race 1, Delta Downs, $28,000, 7 1/2f
123
  • Roberto Morales
  • Oscar Modica
  • Fedai Kahraman
  • Virginia Lazenby Racing Stable, LLC (Virginia Lazenby)

Elusive Quality's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

What's This?
Stallions whose progeny performance statistics make them the top 100 sires nationally or among the top 25 leadings sires in a given state are listed with runners, winners, stakes winners, stakes wins, graded stakes winners, grade I stakes winners, chief earner, and aggregate earnings identified for the current year. The same data for the previous year is also presented if the sire met the ranking thresholds. All data except stakes and graded stakes represents Northern Hemisphere data; stakes information is worldwide.
  Rankings Rnrs Wnrs SWs SWins GSWs G1SWs Chief Earner Earnings
2017 175 70 3 5 2 0 Enterprising ($382,587) $2,995,147
2016 208 90 3 3 0 0 Star Hill ($229,393) $3,908,482

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

What's This?
Summary sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all significant sales in the Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially. Below the summary results are links to worldwide hip-by-hip results for the major sales during the current year and two previous years. An online database with access to more detailed searches is available at www.bloodhorse.com/auctions-tool/. Recent Results Displays hip-by-hip sales results for the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares from the past two months; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed.
2017 2016
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 2 4 20 8 6 2 24 16
Total Average $17,500 $57,250 $66,223 $77,890 $41,000 $35,000 $69,821 $60,094
Total Median $17,500 $43,500 $25,000 $79,044 $45,000 $35,000 $52,258 $45,276
Colt Average n/a $37,000 (1) $85,375 (8) $85,625 (5) n/a $50,000 (1) $65,532 (15) $65,391 (8)
Filly Average n/a $64,000 (3) $53,456 (12) $65,000 (3) n/a $20,000 (1) $76,969 (9) $54,797 (8)

Elusive Quality's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale

(11/7/2017 - 11/18/2017 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1759 UNNAMED, 2017 F W Estrella de Oro (GB)*, 2002 Paramount Sales Mark Hubley / KatieRich Farms $50,000
2645 UNNAMED, 2017 C W Lemon Dancer, 2012 Paramount Sales Richard Lueck $37,000
1310 UNNAMED, 2017 F W Dinner At Arlene's, 2002 Garrencasey Sales White Cloud Bloodstock $32,000

Top Mares in foal to Elusive Quality

Hip # Broodmare (YOB) Sire Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
2321 Paoletta, 2008 Medaglia d'Oro*, 1999 Val Gardena (CHI)*, 1995 Godolphin Sparks View Farm, agent $25,000

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
661 Poupee Flash, 2009 M B Modesty Blaise*, 2004 Lane's End Shadai Corp. $360,000
1792 Goose Lemon Drop, 2011 M B Lemon Kiss*, 2004 Taylor Made Sales Agency Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC $215,000
1258 Bold Quality, 2013 M B Bold Union*, 2006 Lane's End Silver Fern $160,000
1800 Gypsy Lou, 2008 M B Win's Fair Lady*, 1999 Denali Stud Haymarket Farm $115,000
1517 Royale Michele, 2005 M B Michele Royale*, 1992 Taylor Made Sales Agency Pollock Farms $82,000

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2017 November Mixed Sale

(11/6/2017 - 11/6/2017 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
77 UNNAMED, 2017 F W Humor Me Molly*, 2001 Clifton Farm Tracy Farmer $110,000

Tattersalls Limited 2017 Autumn Horses in Training Sale

(10/30/2017 - 11/2/2017 )

Other Top Progeny by Elusive Quality

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1032 Ernststavroblofeld, 2014 C F Minute Limit (IRE), 2006 Sefton Lodge Stables Daham Bin Tawalah $44,631
1433 Peterhouse, 2012 H F Dynaire*, 2008 Manor House Stables Armando Duarte $30,598

Elusive Quality's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

What's This?
North American auction listings are included for the progeny and covered mares of all featured stallions. Expand each sale by clicking the + symbol to the left of the sale name. Entries include hip number, name (when applicable), sex, year of birth, type [A=stallion; B=broodmare; C=stallion season; D=broodmare prospect; E=racing or broodmare prospect; F=racing or stallion prospect; G=stallion prospect; H=horse; I=racing prospect; S=stallion share; W=weanling; Y=yearling; 2 (or other numeral)=age of hip], sire, dam, broodmare sire, and consignor. Cover sire information is available for broodmares that have been bred by hovering the cursor over the “B” designation.

No Entries Available

Pedigree

What's This?
A brief pedigree is accompanied by a notation of inbreeding within five generations. Below the sire’s name are two links—“Download Stallion Register Pages” goes to the stallion’s current Stallion Register print pages in PDF (if made available by the subscribing farm) and the equineline.com “Reports” link goes to a list of reports available from The Jockey Club’s equineline.com service.

Elusive Quality

Gone West Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Secrettame Secretariat
Tamerett
Touch of Greatness Hero's Honor Northern Dancer
Glowing Tribute
Ivory Wand Sir Ivor
Natashka

Inbreeding

5S X 5S X 5D Nasrullah; 4S X 5D Native Dancer; 5S X 5D Princequillo; 4S X 5D Somethingroyal.

Race Record

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
3 8 4 3 ( 1 ) 0 $132,816
4 5 1 0 2 ( 1 ) $62,678
5 7 4 ( 2 ) 0 0 $217,790
Totals 20 9 3 2 $413,284

Won at 3

  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs

    (6f, D, defeating Hadif One, Full Retail, King Heir, Western Cielo, Boomerang, Louie the Lucky).
  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs

    (6f, D, defeating Receiver, The Last Spell, Conquistador Deoro, King of All, Never Is Never, Premier's Frolic).
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park

    (8.5f, D, defeating Action, Volatility, Court Jester, Someplace Fast).
  • A maiden special weight race at Belmont Park

    (8.5f, D, defeating Federal Secret, Hidden Vice, Racin' Rudy, Yankee Colony, Taconic Road, Thirty Six Madison).

2nd at 3

  • King's Bishop S. (gr. II) at Saratoga

    (7f, D, to Honour and Glory, defeating Distorted Humor, Gold Fever, Delay of Game, Cliveden Hall).

Won at 4

  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park

    (7f, D, defeating Halo's Image, Mighty Red, Ft. Stockton, Honest Colors, Sonic Signal, Hold the Torch, Sir Carter, Kyle Z).

3rd at 4

  • Tom Fool H. (gr. II) at Belmont Park

    (7f, D, to Diligence, Royal Haven, defeating Richmond Runner, Sierra Grande, Jamies First Punch, Pacific Fleet).

Won at 5

  • Jaipur H. (gr. III) at Belmont Park

    (7f, T, defeating Bristling, Optic Nerve, Fortitude, Play Smart, Strike Zone, Saycaseysribs, Exasperating, Gray Raider, Za-Im (GB), Indian Rocket (GB)).
  • Poker H. (gr. III) at Belmont Park

    (8f, T, defeating Za-Im (GB), Fortitude, Val's Prince, Royal Aty (IRE), Bristling, Kingcanrunallday, Wolf Mountain (GB), Crimson Guard).
  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs

    (6.5f, D, defeating Charlie Chan, Crowns Runner, Dusty Asher, Prosong, Bionic Lover).
  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park

    (7f, D, defeating Sea Horse, Cache In, Sonny's Bruno, Michael's Star).

As Broodmare Sire

What's This?
Information provided for stallions with producing daughters includes the number of producers and number of foals, runners, winners, juvenile winners, and stakes winners. Broodmare Sire Average Earnings Index (AEI) is a ratio of the progeny average earnings of the stallion’s producing daughters with the total average of all broodmare sires’ progeny, during the same year and within the same country.

Elusive Quality is the sire of 482 dams of 1436 named foals of racing age, 978 rnrs (68%), 639 wnrs (44%), 225 2yo wnrs (16%), 1.25 AEI, 1.35 CI; 62 sw, Leading Earner: Roy H ($1,359,765).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Farm Information

Darley

The Nominations Team, Darley, 3333 Bowman's Mill Rd., Lexington, KY 40513. Phone (859) 255-8537. Fax (859) 259-0040.

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