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Elusive Quality Adds US Black-Type
Former Darley shuttler Elusive Quality (Gone West-Touch Of Greatness, by Hero's Honor) added a US black-type success when 4YO mare Elusive Horizon (Elusive Quality-Exogenetic, by Unbridled's Song) dead-heated for victory in the US$50,000 Listed Boeing Handicap 8.5 furlongs) for fillies & mares at Emerald Downs in Washington state. Elusive Horizon (ridden by Juan Gutierrez for trainer Doris Harwood) shared the spoils with 5YO mare Holy Nova (Pure Prize-Starline, by Matty G) ahead of 3rd-placed 5YO mare Gadget Queen (Flying With Eagles-Knights Fantasy, by Staff Riot). Elusive Horizon took her record to 7 wins (also including last start's Listed King County Handicap over 8 furlongs at Emerald Downs on July 4, plus both 2008's Listed Washington Oaks over 9 furlongs at Emerald Downs & Listed Washington's Lottery Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Emerald Downs) & 3 placings (including June's Listed Washington State Legislators Handicap over 6.5 furlongs at Emerald Downs) from 13 starts for US$186,715 earnings.