Elusive Quality

B 1993 16.2HH (1.68M)
By Gone West – Touch Of Greatness (Hero's Honor)
$30,000 Stands and nurses. Standing at Jonabell Farm
Renowned for siring fast, robust and exceptional horses on four continents: Raven’s Pass, Smarty Jones, Sepoy and Quality Road. Sire of four Champion two-year-olds, 12 record setters, 40 G1 performers, 50 Group/Graded winners and 123 black-type winners.

Pedigree

ELUSIVE QUALITY

GONE WEST

MR PROSPECTOR

RAISE A NATIVE

NATIVE DANCER

RAISE YOU

GOLD DIGGER

NASHUA

SEQUENCE

SECRETTAME

SECRETARIAT

BOLD RULER

SOMETHINGROYAL

TAMERETT

TIM TAM

MIXED MARRIAGE

TOUCH OF GREATNESS

HERO'S HONOR

NORTHERN DANCER

NEARCTIC

NATALMA

GLOWING TRIBUTE

GRAUSTARK

ADMIRING

IVORY WAND

SIR IVOR

SIR GAYLORD

ATTICA

NATASHKA

DEDICATE

NATASHA

By GONE WEST (1984) Dwyer S (G1), etc. Sire of 1,281 foals aged three and up, including ELUSIVE QUALITY, MR. GREELEY, CAME HOME, COMMENDABLE, DA HOSS, GRAND SLAM, JOHAR, LASSIGNY, MARSH SIDE, SPEIGHTSTOWN, WEST BY WEST, ZAFONIC, ZAFTIG, PROUD CITIZEN, ZAMINDAR, etc.

1st dam: Touch Of Greatness by Hero’s Honor. Unraced. Dam of 14 foals, 11 to race, 7 winners:

ELUSIVE QUALITY (c Gone West) World record setter, see Race record.

ROSSINI (c Miswaki) 3 wins (5f-6½f) at 2, Prix Robert Papin (G2). Sire.

Seeking Greatness (c Seeking The Gold) 2 wins (5f-8f) at 2 and 3, 3rd My Friend Russ S. Sire.

Greathearted (f Giant’s Causeway) Unraced. Dam of:

MAYBELLENE (f Lookin At Lucky) Sunland Park Oaks, 3rd Starlet S (G1).

2nd dam: IVORY WAND by Sir Ivor. 5 wins (6f-8f), Test S (G3), 2nd Spinster S (G1). Dam of 5 winners:

GOLD AND IVORY (c Key To The Mint) Champion three-year-old in Germany and Italy, 6 wins, 2 to 4, Grosser Preis von Baden (G1). Sire.

Land Of Ivory (f The Minstrel) 3 wins, 2nd Ben Marshall S. Dam of:

HEART OF DARKNESS (c Glint Of Gold) National S (G1). Sire.

GHANA (f Lahib) Winner at 3. Grandam of: AKUA’DA (f Shamardal) German 1,000 Guineas (G2).

RADIANT (f Foolish Pleasure) Winner at 3. Dam of:

HOME OF THE FREE (g Hero’s Honor) Laurel Dash S (G3), Jaipur S (G3).

POOLESTA (f Hero’s Honor) Interborough H (G3), Affectionately H (G3).

Lady Elgar (f Sadler’s Wells) Dam of: GRAND COUTURIER (c Grand Lodge) Sword Dancer Invitational S (G1), twice.

Ivory Idol (f Alydar) Unraced. Dam of:

ANEES (c Unbridled) Champion two-year-old colt in U.S., Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Sire.

3rd dam: NATASHKA by Dedicate. Alabama S. Dam of 7 winners:

GREGORIAN (c Graustark) Joe McGrath Memorial S (G1). Sire.

TRULY BOUND (f In Reality) Arlington-Washington Lassie S (G2).

BLOOD ROYAL (c Ribot) Queen’s Vase (G3), Jockey Club Cup (G3). Sire.

ARKADINA (f Ribot) Athasi S, 2nd Irish Oaks, Irish 1,000 Guineas. Dam of:

DARK LOMOND (f Lomond) Irish St Leger (G1).

SOUTH ATLANTIC (c Mill Reef) Blandford S (G2). Sire.

TASH (f Never Bend) 2 wins at 2. Dam of:

MUKADDAMAH (c Storm Bird) International S (G2). Sire.

QUEEN OF WOMEN (f Sharpen Up) Winner at 3 and 4. Grandam of: SWITCH (f Quiet American) La Brea S (G1), Santa Monica S (G1).

Sassy Bird (f Storm Bird) Placed at 2. Grandam of: QUESTING (f Hard Spun) Alabama S (G1), Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Three 8 4 3 - -
Four 5 1 - 2 1
Five 7 4 - - 1
Total 20 9 3 2 2

At 3 

2nd
King's Bishop S (G2), 7f, Saratoga, by a nose to Honour And Glory, beating Distorted Humor, Gold Fever, Delay Of Game, Cliveden Hall. 

At 4

1st
Allowance Race, 7f, Gulfstream Park, by 5l, in a new track record of 1:20.
3rd
Tom Fool H (G2), 7f, Belmont Park, to Diligence, Royal Haven. 

At 5

1st
Poker H (G3), 8f turf, Belmont Park, by 6l, in a new world record of 1:31.63.
1st
Jaipur H (G3), 7f turf, Belmont Park.
1st
Allowance Race, 6½f, Churchill Downs, by 3½l.
1st
Allowance Race, 7f, Gulfstream Park, by 7l.

Best progeny

Video footage

Watch them in action
Poker S (G3), 8f, Belmont Park, 04 Jul 1998
Allowance, 7f, Gulfstream Park, 21 Feb 1997

News

Hard-knocking son of Elusive Quality earns fifth career Stakes victory

Enterprising rallied from fifth on the far turn and took command in the stretch before pulling away to win the Millions Turf Preview Stakes by just over a length at Gulfstream Park

Juvenile son of Elusive Quality now unbeaten in two lifetime starts

Godolphin’s Ambassadorial made it two wins from two career starts when he rallied from off the pace to win the Listed Star Appeal Stakes at Dundalk Racecourse.


Daughter of Elusive Quality wins second Stakes of 2015

A large field of 17 entered the gate for the 2015 running of the Prix Tantieme on November 24th but at the end of the one-mile affair, it was Elus


Daughter of Elusive Quality wins Fort Springs Stakes at Keeneland

The old saying, "horses for courses" rang true once again on October 31st as Elusive Quality's daughter Meshell replicated an earlier April win over the Lexington oval with another


Elusive Quality filly earns Stakes win in just third career start

Light Music took command with just over two furlongs to run and held off the late bid of Make Fast to capture the Listed Celebration Stakes at Newbury Racecourse t


Daughter of Elusive Quality becomes stakes winner in just second career start

Elusive Collection made her stakes debut a winning one when she gamely outfought a stubborn Pohdi Pohdi to capture the Listed Etobicoke Stakes at Woodbine by a head Sept. 6.


Elusive Quality filly battles to victory in Kentucky

Cleary the best with a wire-to-wire, debut win on August 8th at Arlington Park, Elusive Quality's progessing two-year-old filly Ruthle


Daughter Momayyaz a winner in Germany

Elusive Quality sired his 117th Black type winner August 23 as Momayyaz proved best in the Listed Grosser Sparkassenpreis at


Darley in America announces stud fees on Southern Hemisphere time

Darley in America will make available its roster of stallions to be bred on Southern Hemisphere time effective September 1 for the Australian breeding season and August 1 for South America.


Filly wins G1 G.P. Roberto E Nelson Grimaldi in Brazil

The sire of talented runners around the globe, Elusive Quality was represented by his 14th G1 winner lifetime June 20 as four-year-old


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