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Quest For Fame: the Derby winner is from the first crop of Rainbow Quest

  PICTURE: Daily Mirror 

Quest For Fame retired from stud duty

DERBY winner and Group 1 sire Quest For Fame has been withdrawn from stud duty at the age of 23.

Darley inherited Quest For Fame and absorbed him into its Australian stallion roster after buying Woodlands Stud in 2008. The stallion covered 53 mares last year at an advertised fee of A$6,600 (£3,990, €4,590).

Quest For Fame was originally retired to stud in 1993 at Juddmonte Farms in America and was transferred permanently to Woodlands Stud in New South Wales, Australia, in 2000, having previously shuttled there.

He has sired eight Group/Grade 1 winners to date: one from his stint in America – Del Mar Oaks winner Famous Digger; the rest from his southern-hemisphere bred crops – De Beers, Dracula, Perfect Partner, Sarrera, Tributes, Unworldly and Viscount.

Quest For Fame is also damsire of Haydock Sprint Cup winner African Rose and dual New Zealand Group 1 scorer Tavistock, as well as Sunday's Listed Heritage Stakes winner Famous Name.

Owned and bred by Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte operation, Quest For Fame was trainedby Roger Charlton to win the Derby at three and finish placed in the International Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf at four.

Transferred to be conditioned by Bobby Frankel in America at five, Quest For Fame won the Grade 1 Hollywood TurfHandicap and finished placed in the Breeders' Cup Turf for the second year in a row.

From the first crop of Rainbow Quest, Quest For Fame is out of the French 1,000 Guineas-winning Green Dancer mare Aryenne, whose other progeny included Prix Vermeille runner-up Yenda and Queen's Vase runner-up Silver Rainbow.





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