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Quality Road - Belmont Park -31.5.2010

Quality Road: descended from Queen Mary Stakes heroine Highest Trump

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Quality Road to take up stud duties at Lane's End

QUALITY ROAD, the highest-rated horse in training in America according to international handicappers, will take up stud duties at Will Farish's Lane's End Farm in Kentucky in 2011.

The four-year-old son of Elusive Quality has been saddled by Todd Pletcher to win four Grade 1 events: the Florida Derby at three and the Donn Handicap, Metropolitan and WoodwardStakes this season.

In the latest interim edition of the World Thoroughbred Rankings he has a rating of 128, which puts him in joint second place behind Harbinger, along with Makfi and Workforce.

He is likely to start among the favourites for his final race, next month's Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.

Bred by his owner Edward P. Evans, Quality Road is out of the Strawberry Road mare Kobla, a sister to American Oaks winner Ajina and half-sister to Group 3 scorer Rob's Spirit.

His third dam is 1974 Queen Mary Stakes heroine Highest Trump.

Lane's End will release Quality Road's stud fee at a later date.




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