elusive quality

She’s A Julie Launches Determined Bid To Capture La Troienne

Bradley Thoroughbreds, Whispering Oaks Farm, Team Hanley, Madaket Stables, and Tim and Anna Cambron’s She’s A Julie had her work cut out for her in the stretch of Friday’s Grade 1 La Troienne, but was able to run down the erratically-moving Secret Spice to win by about a half-length on the wire. Ridden by Ricardo […]

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$10,000 Mare Continues To Pay Dividends For Starsky Weast

Breeder/owner Starsky Weast’s relatively small investment in 2011 continues to pay dividends. Weast, a contractor from Star City, Ark., purchased his foundation broodmare, Copperelle, then 4, for $10,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The Canadian-bred daughter of Elusive Quality was in foal to Oaklawn stakes winner Rockport Harbor and the result was Weast […]

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She’s a Julie Gives Asmussen Fourth Bayakoa Stakes Win At Oaklawn Park

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen saddled his fourth winner of the afternoon and registered his fourth career victory in the Grade 3 Bayakoa Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., on Monday when She’s a Julie went wire to wire under Ricardo Santana Jr. to take the 1 1/16-mile race for older fillies […]

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Elusive Quality Colt Tops OBS Winter Mixed Sale’s Final Session

A yearling son of Elusive Quality consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), agent, was sold to de Meric Stables, agent for $70,000 to top the open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Winter Mixed Sale. Cataloged as Hip No. 472, the bay colt is out of Paoletta, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter […]

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‘Hey, We’re Back In This’: Jones Excited About 2-Year-Old Super Steed

Trainer Larry Jones has a promising new 2-year-old in his stable, a son of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, and the veteran trainer hopes his young charge can make it back to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Super Steed showed his potential beneath the Twin Spires on Saturday’s Stars of Tomorrow II […]

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Smarty Jones Returns To Pennsylvania For 2019

Smarty Jones, a champion and dual classic winner, will stand the 2019 breeding season at Equistar Farm in Annville, Penn., for an advertised fee of $3,500, BloodHorse reports. The 17-year-old Elusive Quality horse stood six seasons in Pennsylvania at Ghost Ridge Farms and Northview PA, in between Kentucky stints at Three Chimneys Farm and most […]

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She’s A Julie Geared Down In Iowa Oaks Romp

With jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. peaking behind for any competition down the stretch of Thursday night’s Grade 3 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows, Whispering Oaks Farm’s She’s a Julie romped to the easiest of victories, winning off by 5 1/2 lengths for trainer Steve Asmussen, who 30 minutes earlier combined with Santana to win the […]

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Manfuso’s Fed Biz Colt Named Champion Of Maryland-Bred Yearling Show

Perennial yearling show participant Robert T. Manfuso took home the Chanceland Farm Challenge Trophy for grand champion when his Fed Biz colt out of the Elusive Quality mare Proficient was picked by judge Rick Violette at the 84th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s Maryland-bred yearling show, held on Sunday, June 24 at the Timonium Fairgrounds […]

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Oscar Performance Ties World Record Time In Poker Triumph

On Saturday at Belmont Park, Amerman Racing’s Oscar Performance made his long-awaited return a memorable one, driving to a 1 ½-length victory in the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker for 4-year-olds and up at a mile on the Widener turf course in a record-setting time of 1:31.23. Oscar Performance’s final time was .40 seconds better than Elusive […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Quality Road Triple

Lost in the hoopla of Justify’s Triple Crown triumph last weekend was another triple of sorts as the Lane’s End stallion Quality Road sired three American Graded Stakes winners on June 9 – two of them G1 on the Belmont Stakes program at Belmont Park. Quality Road also sired two non-graded winners last weekend, raising […]

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