10/11/2010 9:44AM

Quality Road to stand at Lane's End


Quality Road, one of the top contenders for the upcoming $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, will stand at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky., after making his final career start in that Nov. 6 race at Churchill Downs, it was jointly announced by the farm and by the 4-year-old colt’s breeder-owner, Edward P. Evans.

Quality Road has won 8 of 12 career starts for earnings of more than $2.2 million. He will remain Evans’ property, with a stud fee to be announced at a later date.

A 4-year-old son of Elusive Quality out of the Strawberry Road mare Kobla, Quality Road won the Grade 1 Florida Derby at 3 and was one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby before being sidelined with an injury. He returned to set a track record in the Grade 2 Amsterdam and then finished third in the Travers and second in the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

This year he has won the Donn Handicap, Met Mile, and Woodward Stakes, all Grade 1 races.