07/09/2013 3:54PM

First winner for Elusive Bluff scores at Delaware


Grade 3 winner and Louisiana-based freshman sire Elusive Bluff was represented by his first winner July 8 when Crash the Party broke through in his fourth career start, a maiden claiming event at Delaware Park.

Crash the Party led at every point of call under Abel Castellano Jr., completing five furlongs in 1:00.20. The gelding is trained by Randy Nunley for Nick Sanna Stables and Tracy L. Nunley.

Crash the Party is one of two winners out of the multiple stakes-winning My Mike mare My Brent's Diamond.

Campaigned by Southern Equine Stable, Elusive Bluff won both of his career starts as a juvenile. He won his debut in September 2008 at Belmont Park, and then annexed the Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes the following month.

Elusive Bluff entered stud in 2010 at Red River Farms in Coushatta, La., before moving to E.A. Ranches near Santa Ysabel, Calif., in 2012. He returned to Louisiana to stand the 2013 season at Green Acres Farms in Natchitoches. The 7-year-old son of Elusive Quality has 15 juveniles in his first crop.

Elusive Bluff is one of two winners out of the Grade 2-winning Pine Bluff mare Megans Bluff. It is the family of Canadian Derby winner Smoky Cinder, Mexican Horse of the Year El Biologo and of Inthewinkofaneye, a champion imported filly in the Dominican Republic.