By Peter Wharton
Allwood Stud resident stallion Fly Like An Eagle is the leading WA based sire of two-year-olds in respect of winners, races won and stakemoney. The former NZ 2YO Colt of the Year and Derby winner has left seven individual winners of seven races and $64,823.
The two-year-old filly Ekara Navajo was Fly Like An Eagle’s latest juvenile winner when she scored on debut at Bunbury.
Fly Like An Eagle’s three-year-olds are also making an impact on WA racing.
He has sired 17 individual three-year-old winners this season including five during May headed up by the brilliant filly Wonderful To Fly, who won a heat and the Group 2 $50,000 Final of the Diamond Classic at Gloucester Park. She has won eight of her 11 starts this season including her last six on end.
Other recent Fly Like An Eagle three-year-old winners have been Catch The Red Eye (Gloucester Park and Pinjarra), Jaxon Morgan (Gloucester Park), Northern Gaze (Northam) and The Mercenary (Central Wheatbelt).
Fly Like An Eagle was also represented by the four-year-old Eagle Commander, who won his 13th race in the Bathurst heat of the NSW Regional Championships.
Follow The Stars sired no less than 12 individual winners during May. The haul include dthe two-year-old colt See Ya Bye (Pinjarra), the three-year-olds Dreams Of Valhalla, Hokulani (both Pinjarra), Cullen Star (Northam) and See The World (Narrogin).
Four-year-old winners sired by Follow The Stars included Make It Quick (Gloucester Park), Robbie Rocket, Wheresthetowrope, Per Ardua Ad Astra (all Northam), Allwood Wizard (Pinjarra), Gladys Gugman (Wagin) and Stormy Dilo (Central Wheatbelt).
Allwood Stud bred 13 winners for the month including the Gloucester Park winners The Last Drop, Make It Quick and Jesse Allwood.
Other stud-bred winners were See Ya Bye, Dreams of Valhalla, Allwood Wizard, Wheresthetowrope, Cullen Star, Per Ardua Ad Astra, See The World, Hokulani, Gladys Gugman and Lord Willoughby, a winner in 1:54.8 at Saratoga Raceway, New York.