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Elusive Quality 

Canda / Storm Cat

High class miler with a high class pedigree

Unique opportunity for Scandinavian breeders

Elusive Quality (Gone West)

World Class Stallion

Elusive Quality is one of those very few 

thoroughbreds who produced high class 

form as a racehorse and became even 

more successful as a stallion - he is  

a proven sire of sires .




Canda (Storm Cat)

From an incredible family

Canda comes from one of the most 

successful thoroughbred families in 

modern time, related to champions like 

Miesque , Kingmambo , East of the 

Moon , Miesque's Son and Massaraat




Fee 2022: NOK 5.000 covering fee + NOK 15.000 live foal (48 hours)

NOK 1.000 discount in live foal fee for 2 mares or more


Elusive Quality / Darley Stud photo

World class sire line

ELUSIVE QUALITY is one of those very few thoroughbreds who produced high class form as a racehorse and became even more successful as a stallion - he is a proven sire of sires Four of Elusive Quality's sons became outstanding champions and leading stallions:

SMARTY JONES won the Kentucky Derby (G1), Preakness Stakes (G1) and Arkansas Derby (G2). He finished second in the Belmont Stakes (G1), falling just a length short of landing the US Triple Crown. Eclipse Award winner 2004. Sire of Keiai Gerbera, winner of Procyon Stakes (G3) and Capella Stakes (G3), and successful broodmare; dam of  Keia Nautique (Deep Impact), who won the prestigious NHK Mile Cup (G1) in Japan, and Australian top class runner Fierce Impact, who won the Makybe Diva Stakes (G1), Kennedy Cantala Stakes (G1) and Toorah Handicap (G1). 

RAVEN'S PASS, the only English trained winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), also won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G2) at three and Solario Stakes (G3) at two. He has sired high class performers like Al Maktoum Challenge (G1) winner Matterhorn, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (G1) winner Royal Marine, Sprinters Stakes (G1) winner Tower of London, Hungerford Stakes (G2) winner Richard Pankhurst Riven Light, Secret Number, Big Duke and Steeler Raven's Pass is standing at Kildangan Stud (Darley) in Ireland.

QUALITY ROAD won the Florida Derby (G1), Donn Handicap, Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Woodward Stakes (G1), Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) and Amsterdam Stakes (G2). Top class stallion – sire of champion US filly Abel Tasman (six G1 wins), Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) and Pegasus World Cup (G1) winner City of Light, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner  Hootenanny, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Caledonia Road, Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Roadster, Santa Anita Oaks (G1) winner  Bellafina, plus other G1 winners; Dunbar Road, Illuminant, Klimt Spring Quality and  Salty. Quality Road was the most successful Grade One stallion in the USA in 2019 (number of G1 winners) .

Quality Road is a sire of top class runners on dirt and turf. He is standing at Lane's End, Versailles, Kentucky.

SEPOYwon the Manikato Stakes (G1), Coolmore Stud Stakes (G1),  Golden Slipper Stakes (G1), Diamond Stakes (G1) etc.  Australian champion 2yo. Stallion – sire of Alizee, winner of the Flight Stakes (G1), Queen of the Turf Stakes (G1), as well as Fred Darling Stakes (G3) winner Dabyah(G1 placed), German 1000 Guineas (G2) winner Unforgetable Filly, high class UAE miler Salute The Soldier etc. Sepoy is standing at Darley Stud, Australia.


From the family of legendary Miesque

World class female line

CANDAcomes from one of the most successful families in the history of thoroughbred horseracing. She is related to top class racing and breeding performers Miesque, Kingmambo, East of the Moon, Karakontie, Miesque's Sonand Massaraat Canda is also the dam of Autocratic(Dubawi), who won the Brigadier Gerard Stakes (G3) over 10 furlongs at Sandown Park for the same connections as Evasive, Cheveley Park Stud / Sir Michael Stoute. Autocratic was exported to Australia, where he was renamed Captain Cook and won the JRA Cup (G3) at Moonee Valley.

Canda was sold for $2.4 million at the Keeneland Sales in Lexington when carrying Evasive. Evasive was himself sold for an undisclosed sum to Godolphin after excellent runs in the 2,000 Guineas (G1) at Newmarket and St. James's Palace Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot.

Canda's dam, EAST OF THE MOON, won Poule d'Essai des Poulains / French 1000 Guineas (G1), Prix de Diane / French Oaks (G1) . 

Canda's second dam, MIESQUE, won the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) twice (once in course record time), the 1000 Guineas Stakes (G1),  Poule d'Essai des Pouliches / French 1000 Guineas (G1), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), Prix Jacques le Marois (G1),  Prix d'Ispahan (G1) and Prix Marcel Boussac (G1)  Miesque won the Eclipse Award as Champion Female Turf Horse in North American twice, she was also Champion Miler twice,  Champion Two Year Old, and Champion Older mare in France.

PASADOBLE, the dam of Miesque, is the ancestress of three Breeders' Cup Mile winners - Miesque, Six Perfections and Karakontie, and she is the third dam of Godolphin's top class middle distance colt Old Persian, winner of the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) at Meydan, Northern Dancer Stakes (G1) at Woodbine, King Edward VII Stakes (G2) at Royal Ascot and Great Voltigeur Stakes (G2) at York.

This is very much a 'live' family and good horses just keep on coming from Evasive's distaff side year in year out. 

Evasive's dam Canda is a daughter of legendary Storm Cat, who is also broodmare sire of Breeders' Cup Sprint / Eclipse Award champion and highly successful sire Speightstown. Speightstown, who has sired G1 winners on dirt and turf in the USA, Europe and Dubai,  is a son of Gone West. Evasive is a grandson of Gone West.


Storm Cat's famous bronze statue at 

Overbrook Farm in Lexington, Kentucky


Evasive's broodmare sire Storm Cat - 'as good as it gets'

Storm Cat won the Young America Stakes (G1), at Meadowlands and ran second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), 

at Aqueduct, as a two-year-old. He became one of the best thoroughbred stallions in North America. 

Sired 154 stakes winners 35 Group / Grade 1 winner s, 8 champions , including:

Giant's Causeway (five G1 wins on turf,  2nd to Tiznow, Breeders' Cup Classic G1 on dirt),  Tabasco Cat (won Preakness Stakes, G1 and Belmont Stakes, G1),  Cat Thief (Breeders' Cup Classic, G1, Swaps Stakes, G1),  Black Minnaloushe (Irish 2000 Guineas, G1, St. James's Palace G1),  Storm Flag Flying (Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, G1 etc.),  Sweet Catomine (Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies G1 etc.),  Life is Sweet (Breeders' Cup Distaff, G1 etc.),  Nebraska Tornado (Prix de Diane, G1, Prix du Moulin, G1),  Raging Fever  (four G1 wins USA),  Sharp Cat (six G1 wins USA).



Storm Cat -  top broodmare sire  

in North America three times

(2012, 2013, 2014)

Considering Evasive as the right stallion for your mare?

It's probably an excellent choice. Note that his famous broodmare sire,

Storm Cat, became the sire of dams of 50 stakes winners most notably

top class runners on turf and dirt who became successful stallions:


Eclipse Award Champion Sprinter North America - won Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) etc.

 Leading international stallion: sire of top class runners like;

  Charlatan (Arkansas Derby, G1, Malibu Stakes, G1, 2nd Saudi Cup, G1) - sire

Tamarkuz(Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, G1, Godolphin Mile, G2 etc.) - sire,

Lord Shanakill (Prix Jean Prat, G1), Seek Again (Hollywood Derby, G1) - sire,  

Rock Fall (Vosburgh St., G1),  Reynaldothewizard (Golden Shaheen, G1), 

Sharing (Won Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf, G1, Santa Anita, 

Edgewood St. G2, Churchill Downs, 2nd Coronation St., G1, Royal Ascot), 

Seek Again (Won Hollywood Derby, G1, Fourstardave H, G2, 2nd Turf Classic, G1)

Mozu Superflare (G1W), Golden Ticket (G1W), Force the Pass (G1W), Flagstaff (G1W), 

Qurbaan (Baruch Hcap, G2, 2nd Turf Classic, G1) etc.


MUJAHID (Danzig)

Top class juvenile, won Dewhurst Stakes (G1), 3rd in 2000 Guineas (G1).

Leading sire in Italy six straight years: 2012 - 2017

Successful stallion, sire of Danleigh (Manikato St., G1, Stradbroke H., G1,Chipping Norton St., G1, 

Ryder Stakes, G1, All Aged Stakes, G1, etc., top class Australian sprinter), 

Balius (Jebel Hatta, G2,  Anatolia Trophy, G2 etc.),  Starlarks (San Clemente H. G2), 

plus multiple G3 winners Cheyenne Star and Tashelka.

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