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Elusive Quality, Record-Setting Racehorse And Sire Of Smarty Jones, Dies At 25

Pensioned from stud duties in June of 2017, champion sire and world record-breaker Elusive Quality has succumbed to the infirmities of old age and has been euthanized. Dan Pride, COO of Godolphin in America, said, “Elusive Quality represented so many things to so many people. He was one of Sheikh Mohammed’s early racing successes here […]

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Millions Preview: Wildcat’s Legacy Takes Juvenile Sprint, Enterprising Defends In Turf

A week after saddling Caledonia Road for a triumph in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar, trainer Ralph Nicks was back in the winner’s circle Saturday, celebrating Wildcat’s Legacy’s victory in the $75,000 Juvenile Sprint at Gulfstream Park West. The Juvenile Sprint was one of eight $75,000 Stakes for Florida-breds on […]

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Baffert: Abel Tasman’s Seven-Furlong Gate Work ‘Went Really Well’

China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s multiple Grade 1 winner Abel Tasman breezed from the gate Sunday morning at Santa Anita Park, her penultimate move prior to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality was ridden by Mike Smith to an official time of 1:25.60, according to drf.com, avoiding a broken […]

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Keeneland September Resumes With $525,000 Pioneerof The Nile Colt Saturday

The positive energy from Week 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale carried forward as the sale resumed Saturday following a one-day break, with competition among leading buyers for top-quality horses spurring strong trade, topped by the sale of a colt by Pioneerof the Nile for $525,000 to Steven W. Young, agent. Keeneland sold 253 yearlings for […]

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Elusive Quality, Sire Of Kentucky Derby Winner Smarty Jones, Pensioned From Stallion Duty

Champion sire and world record breaker Elusive Quality has been retired from stud duties at Sheikh Mohammed’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Campaigned by Sheikh Mohammed, the 24-year-old took up residence at Gainsborough Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, in 1999, as the second stallion to stand for Sheikh Mohammed in America. Quiet American was the first. […]

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Enterprising Hangs Tough In Muniz Memorial

Maxis Stable’s Enterprising took the lead in early stretch, and was just able to hold off a pair of gaining rivals at the wire to win Saturday’s G2 Muniz Memorial in a photo finish at the Fair Grounds. The 6-year-old son of Elusive Quality, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, covered nine furlongs on the good turf […]

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Enterprising Defeats Stablemate In Fair Grounds Handicap

Sidney Karmia’s Maxis Stable’s Enterprising bested his Mike Maker-trained stablemate Oscar Nominated by about a length in Saturday’s G3 Fair Grounds Handicap, giving jockey Julien Leparoux a graded stakes double on the card. The 6-year-old son of Elusive Quality covered nine furlongs on the firm Fair Grounds turf in 1:48.80 to win the second graded […]

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Bloodlines: Guest Suite Shows Off Family’s ‘Quality’

The leading third-crop sire of 2016, when his oldest foals were 4, Quality Road (by Elusive Quality) has made a good start to 2017 with Guest Suite, winner of the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds racecourse. Quality Road had a cracking year with his top runners in 2016, which included a trio who […]

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Keep Quiet Stays Strong In Dixiana Bourbon

Gary Barber’s Keep Quiet defeated a field of 13 other juveniles in Sunday’s G3 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland, ridden out to the wire by Florent Geroux to win by a length. The French-bred son of Elusive City (Elusive Quality) attended the pace early on and took the leading turning for home, stopping the clock […]

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Obviously Leads Wire-To-Wire For Near-Record Time In Poker Stakes

Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s Obviously shipped east from California for the running of the Grade 3 Poker Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday. The speedy 8-year-old son of Choisir grabbed the lead out of the gate and never looked back under Jose Lezcano, covering a mile on the firm turf in 1:31.65, two hundredths […]

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