Fly Like An Eagle to the sires forefront

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Fly Like An Eagle to the sires forefront

By Peter Wharton

A spate of winners in the final month of the season has vaulted the Allwood Stud resident stallion Fly Like An Eagle in to sixth position on the Australian two-year-old sires’ premiership.

In 2021 Fly Like An Eagle sired 20 individual two-year-old winners from 36 starters and they won 39 races and $561,060 in earnings – an average of $15,585 per starter.

His winners in December were the two-year-olds Catch The Red Eye (1:58.8, Gloucester Park), Jaxon Morgan (1:57.3, Pinjarra) and Mayleejae Eagle (Hobart), the three-year-olds Eagle Commander (1:57.9, Bathurst) and Fear The Eagle (Canberra) and the four-year-olds Chasing The Wind (1:58.4, Albion Park), Grandview (1:58.6, Tamworth) and Cohlin (Busselton).

Follow The Stars also enjoyed a breakout season with his two and three-year-olds.

He sired 14 two-year-old and 26 three-year-old winners and they earned $861,434 in stakes between them.

Recent winners by Follow The Stars included the two-year-olds Sonic Suzy (Gloucester Park), Trunkey Fetch (Albany) and Billie Jo Star (Wagin), the three-year-olds Per Ardua Ad Astra (1:54.9, Bunbury), Troopingofthecolor (1:56.9, Pinjarra) and Our Archie Boy (Busselton) and four-year-olds in Mister Mach (1:59.8, Gloucester Park), Star In Art (Narrogin), Remarkable Star (Northam), Move Over Miss (Albany), Shes All Star (Redcliffe twice) and Startup (1:58.1, Globe Derby Park).

The amazing production record of Allwood Stud continued in December.

Eleven winners were bred off the farm including Allwood Glow, the Gloucester Park winner Mister Mach, Per Ardua Ad Astra, Troopingofthecolor, Shes All Star, Billie Jo Star, Star In Art, Move Over Miss, Remarkable Star, Our Boy Archie and the trotter Allwood’s Sunbeam.

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