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Bald Eagle (horse)

Bald Eagle
Sire Nasrullah
Dam Siama
Grandsire Nearco
Damsire Tiger
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1955
Country United States
Color Dark Bay
Breeder Harry F. Guggenheim
Owner Cain Hoy Stable
Trainer Woody Stephens
Record 29: 12-5-4
Earnings $692,922
Summary
Bald Eagle is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Siama by Nasrullah. He was born around 1955 in the United States, and was bred by Harry F. Guggenheim.
Major wins
Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (1957)
Dante Stakes (1958)
Craven Stakes (1958)
Suburban Handicap (1959)
Gallant Fox Handicap (1959)
Saratoga Handicap (1959)
Washington, D.C. International (1959 & 1960)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (1960)
Metropolitan Handicap (1960)
Widener Handicap (1960)
Aqueduct Handicap (1960)
Awards
U.S. Champion Older Male Horse (1960)
Honors
#74 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on December 29, 2007

Bald Eagle (1955-1977) was an American-bred Thoroughbred Champion racehorse who competed successfully both in the United Kingdom and the United States, winning the Washington, D.C., International Stakes twice.

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Pedigree

Bald Eagle was the son of the champion sire Nasrullah, and his grandsire was Nearco. His dam was a Group One (G1) winner, Siama by Tiger. Siama also produced a (G1) winning brother to Bald Eagle in One-Eyed King who was foaled in 1954.

Racing career

Racing at age two and three in England, Bald Eagle won several Conditions races before his owner brought him to the U.S. where the colt enjoyed even more success. In 1960, at age five, Bald Eagle set new track records in winning the Metropolitan and Widener Handicaps. That same year he became the first horse to ever win the Washington, D.C. International twice. His performances in 1960 earned Bald Eagle the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Older Male Horse.

Stud career

Retired to stud at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, Bald Eagle met with only modest success, siring a dozen graded stakes race winners. His daughter San San was purchased by Countess Margit Batthyany, owner of Haras du Bois-Roussel in Alençon, France and won the 1972 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Group One Prix Vermeille horse race.[1] Bald Eagle was the damsire of Capote, the 1986 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt.

In 1971, Bald Eagle was sent to new breeders in France and died there in 1977.

References

  1. Morris, Simon, Tesio Express 2


Champions the Lives, Times, and Past Performances of America's Greatest Thoroughbreds, The Daily Racing Form

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