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Darley Sire Elusive Quality Again Shuttling To Brazil
US leading general sire of 2004 & former Darley Australia shuttler Elusive Quality (Gone West-Touch Of Greatness, by Hero's Honor) "will shuttle to Brazil for a 2nd successive year to stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras TNT," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Now 17-year-old Elusive Quality (who shuttled to Australia for 6 years) is standing the Northern Hemisphere season at Darley in Kentucky for US$75,000. Elusive Quality (a world-record setter on the track) has sired 58 stakes-winners & 2 champions from his initial 9 crops of racing age, including 2004 US dual classic winner & US champion 3YO male Smarty Jones, 2007 US champion female sprinter Maryfield, 2008 US Gr1 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Raven's Pass, this year's US Gr1 Donn Handicap winner Quality Road (who set a track record in winning 2009's US Gr1 Florida Derby over 9 furlongs at Gulfstream Park), Gr1-winning NZ Haunui Farm shuttler & 2002 French Champion 2YO Elusive City & 2007 Australian Gr1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes winner Camarilla. Overall Elusive Quality has sired 504 winners from 732 starters for US$49,162,559 progeny earnings.