Trio of Darley-sired Stakes winners

Scolara scores again for Quiet American and Elusive Quality notches a double including first black type for Street Sense’s half-sister; third winner for Offlee Wild

Darley stallions Quiet American and Elusive Quality both celebrated Stakes winners on Saturday with the latter being responsible for two Listed winners at Prairie Meadows.

Quiet American’s daughter Scolara prevailed at Belmont where she ran down leader Kristi With A K to grab the spoils at the wire. This was the second black-type win for the four-year-old in 2009 following up on her success in the Marion County Stakes in February. Bred and owned by Haras Santa Maria de Araras SA, Scolara is out of the El Gran Senor mare Millie’s Delight and was runner-up in last year’s American 1000 Guineas.

At Prairie Meadows, Elusive Sparkle, an Elusive Quality half-sister to Street Sense, recorded her first Stakes win in the Listed Prairie Rose Stakes over six furlongs. The four-year-old filly is owned by her breeder James Tafel and has now won two and placed six times in 13 starts. Elusive Sparkle is second black-type winner for Bedazzle (Dixieland Band), whose profile has risen considerably following the exploits of her Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Kentucky Derby-winning-son.

The win of Native Ruler in the Listed Prairie Express Stakes, brought up the son of Elusive Quality’s Stakes hat-trick, the five-year-old entire also having won the Bet On Sunshine Handicap last November and the King Cotton Stakes in January. In total, the sprinter has won ten times in his career for owner Maggi Moss. He was bred by Rick Nichols and Bernie Sams and is also the product of a daughter of Dixieland Band, Tajannub.

Saturday also saw the third winner for freshman sire Offlee Wild with She Be Wild's victory in the four-and-a-half-furlong maiden at Arlington. Nancy Mazzoni's homebred is out of Trappings, by Seeking The Gold. Offlee Wild's two other winning juveniles to date are Heavenville and Tomball, both of whom were bred and are raced by Heiligbrodt Stable.