elusive quality

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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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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