Quality Road – The Beat Goes On

QUALITY ROAD

Virginia-bred and Virginia Horse of the Year, Quality Road will join Tapit and Medaglia d’Oro as the second highest-priced stallions in the country with a 2020 stud fee of $200,000, Lane’s End Farm announced Sunday. It seems that the old Ned Evans magic continues to this day.

That news was announced in tandem with that of a new stallion addition: the 2018 Champion Two-Year-Old Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}–Indyan Giving, by A.P. Indy) will join the farm’s roster, along with the previously announced Catalina Cruiser, upon his retirement.

CITY OF LIGHT

Quality Road’s fee, increased from 2019’s $150,000, was bolstered by a list-leading four grade I winners in 2019 to bring his total from six crops to 11. This year, his runners Dunbar Road, City of Light, Bellafina and Roadster won at the highest level. He also had a $1 million two-year-old at OBS April, and a $950,000 yearling at Keeneland September and an overall yearling average of $325,317.

“Quality Road has sired an amazing number of Grade I winners out of only six crops of racing age,” Farish said. “He is an elite stallion by any measure, and he will never see the large book sizes that many of his peers are faced with.”

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