Foaling Date: 4-9-2018 Pedigree: Tapit - Delightful Quality, by Elusive Quality Dosage Profile: 5-12-14-1-0 Dosage Index / CD: 3.00 0.66 2020 Record: 3 Starts: 3 - 0 - 0, $1,335,144 Best Beyer Figure: 97 Auction Price: has not been sold via public auction
Note: Essential Quality is undefeated in five career starts. He broke his maiden in his first start at Churchill Downs in September of 2020 then won the Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile also at Keeneland. He made his 2021 debut winning the Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn then won the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at Keeneland for his final prep. In the Kentucky Derby he finished 4th beaten just 1 length as the 11-4 favorite.
2021 Belmont Stakes Entries - A field of only 8 was entered for the 153rd running of the Belmont Stakes on June 5. Essential Quality is the morning line favorite at 2-1 breaking from post 2. Second choice at 3-1 is Preakness winner Rombauer who will break from post 3. Get all the horses, post positions, morning line odds, and free past performances here.
Rombauer upsets in the Preakness (G1) - Saturday at Pimlico, Rombauer rallied in the stretch to win the 2021 Preakness Stakes (G1) by 3 1/2 lengths over Midnight Bourbon and favorite Medina Spirit, giving trainer Mike McCarthy his first Triple Crown race win.
Preakness Undercard Stakes Results - There were 9 other stakes on Preakness day headlined by the Dinner Party Stakes (G2) won by Somelikeithotbrown, the Chick Lang Stakes (G3) won by Mighty Mischief, the Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) won by Special Reserve, and the Gallorette (G3) won by Mean Mary.
Black-Eyed Susan Day Results - Army Wife drew off to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) by 2 3/4 lengths at Pimlico on Friday while favorite Beautiful Gift finished 7th. There were 5 other stakes on the card including the Pimlico Special (G3) won by Last Judgment, the Allaire Dupont Distaff (G3) won by Spice is Nice, and the Miss Preakness Stakes (G3) won by Red Ghost.
2021 Preakness Entries - A field of only 10 was entered for the 146th Preakness Stakes, with Medina Spirit as the 9-5 favorite drawing post 3 and stablemate Concert Tour in post 10 set as the second choice at 5-2. Get the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.
Medina Spirit best in the 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1) - Saturday at Churchill Downs, Medina Spirit went to the front early and held on by a half length to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) over Mandaloun and Hot Rod Charlie. Favorite Essential Quality was bumped at the start but got up for fourth. This makes trainer Bob Baffert the all-time top Derby trainer with 7 wins total. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Follow-up - Trainer Bob Baffert had a press conference at his barn on Sunday morning and brought out Derby winner Medina Spirit to pose for the media. Check out the comments and photos.
Kentucky Derby Undercard Stakes Results - There were 6 other stakes on the card with the Derby, including the Old Forester Turf Classic (G1) won by both Colonel Liam and Domestic Spending in a dead heat, the Derby City Distaff (G1) won by Gamine, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) won by Blowout, the Churchill Downs Stakes (G1) won by Flagstaff, the American Turf (G2) won by Du Jour, and the Pat Day Mile (G3) won by Jackie's Warrior. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Malathaat wins the 2021 Kentucky Oaks (G1) - Favorite Malathaat broke poorly but got the lead in the stretch and held on to win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) by neck at Churchill Downs on Friday. Search Results was second and Will's Secret was third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Oaks Undercard Stakes Results - There were 5 other stakes on the card today with the Oaks, including the La Troienne (G1) won by Shedaresthedevil , the Alysheba (G2) won by Maxfield, the Eight Belles (G2) won by Obligatory, the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3) won by Fast Boat, and the Edgewood Stakes (G3) won by Gift List. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Belmont Winners - all past winners with breeding, connections, time, odds, etc.
Belmont Stakes Videos - Lots of video clips of past Belmonts including most of the Triple Crown winners. Look for the video camera icon to the far right of the winner's name to see if they have a video.