Quality Road / Inventive, by Dixie Union, 2014, B  |  Fee: $10,000 S&N

Fast G1-Winning 2YO By Quality Road

  • One of America's best 2-year-olds of 2016: Dominant winner of the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (G1) by 4 ¼ lengths.
  • Ran 7 furlongs in 1:21.80 in the Del Mar Futurity, marking the second fastest time in the prestigious race in a dozen years behind only American Pharoah.
  • Earned a 94 Beyer for the performance, faster than other recent Del Mar Futurity winners such as Nyquist, Lookin at Lucky, Midshipman & Stevie Wonderboy - all of which were 2-year-old champions.
  • Won the Best Pal S. (G2) at Del Mar by 2 ¾ lengths in 1:16.11, the fastest time since Creative Cause in 2011.
  • Named a TDN Rising Star after winning a Santa Anita MdSpWt by 5 ¼ lengths in July of his 2-year-old season.
  • Runner-up in the FrontRunner S. (G1) at Santa Anita in first two-turn start.
  • At 3: Runner-up in the Los Alamitos Derby (G3) to 3-year-old Champion pro tem West Coast, earning a 96 Beyer.
  • $435,000 2-year-old purchase by Bob Baffert after breezing a quarter-mile in :20 at OBS March.
  • Out of a stakes-placed Dixie Union mare, 2nd dam is by Storm Cat, 3rd dam is a Graded SW, and 4th dam is G1 winner Fara's Team, dam of CONCERN (G1).
 
 
RACE RECORD
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 6 3(2) 1(1) 0 $416,960
3
2 0 1(1) 1(1) $52,000
Totals 7 3 1 0 $468,960

Won at 2

  • Del Mar Futurity at Del Mar (G1, 7f, by 4 ¼ lengths, defeating Straight Fire, Midnight Pleasure, Dynamic Ruler, Vegas Itch, Chasing Aces).
  • Best Pal S. at Del Mar (G2, 6.5f, by 2 ¾ lengths defeating Big League, Thirstforlife, Rinse and Repeat, Secret House, Drafted).
  • A maiden special weight race at Santa Anita Park (5.5f, by 5 ¼ lengths, defeating Aqua Frio, Excavation, Mystic Kid, Bourque, Ucanthankmelater, Ky. Colonel, Mizzen Me, The Rule of King's, Tell Me a Story).

2nd at 2

  • FrontRunner S. at Santa Anita Park (G1, 8.5f, to Gormley, defeating Straight Fire, Midnight Pleasure, Vibe, Plum Dandy, Secret House).

2nd at 3

  • Los Alamitos Derby at Los Alamitos Race Course (G3, 9f, to West Coast, defeating B Squared, Colonist, Cistron, Kimbear, Term of Art).

3rd at 3

  • Shared Belief S. at Del Mar (8f, to Battle of Midway, Gato Del Oro, defeating Gormley, Stone Hands, Cistron).

 

 
 
PHOTOS

 
 
PEDIGREE (Print Pedigree)
QUALITY ROAD (USA)
b. 2006
ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA)
b. 1993
GONE WEST (USA)
br. 1984 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA) b. 1970 [BC]
SECRETTAME (USA) ch. 1978
TOUCH OF GREATNESS (USA)
b. 1986
HERO'S HONOR (USA) b. 1980
IVORY WAND (USA) b. 1973
KOBLA (USA)
b. 1995
STRAWBERRY ROAD (AUS)
b. 1979
WHISKEY ROAD (USA) b. 1972
GIFTISA (NZ) b. 1974
WINGLET (USA)
b. 1988
ALYDAR (USA) ch. 1975 [C]
HIGHEST TRUMP (USA) b. 1972
INVENTIVE (USA)
b. 2005
DIXIE UNION (USA)
dkb/br. 1997
DIXIELAND BAND (USA)
b. 1980
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
MISSISSIPPI MUD (USA) b. 1973
SHES TOPS (USA)
dkb/br. 1989
CAPOTE (USA) br. 1984
SHE'S A TALENT (USA) dkb/br. 1983
ORIGINAL (USA)
dkb/br. 1999
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN) b. 1978
TERLINGUA (USA) ch. 1976 *
TENNIS LADY (USA)
b. 1990
BROAD BRUSH (USA) br. 1983 [IC]
FARAS TEAM (USA) ch. 1985