One Famous Eagle Top Sire in 2016
2016 is now in the history books and One Famous Eagle finished the year as the top-ranked Quarter Horse stallion in North America. His offspring were quite simply winning machines, earning $5.9 million this year.
The son of Mr Jess Perry stands at 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, and set records as a first crop sire, continuing with exceptional runners each year. His top performers include All American Futurity champions, Imperial Eagle and One Dashing Eagle; Texas Classic Derby winner Bodacious Eagle and graded stakes winners Hes Relentless and Moonin the Eagle.
One Famous Eagle was a popular stallion choice for breeders in many regions across the country. Imperial Eagle, who won the $3 million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs, was his most significant earner in 2016, but other stakes winners included Getting Even, the Remington Park Distaff champion; One Proud Eagle, winner of the Kindergarten Futurity at Los Alamitos; Graceful Eagle, winner of the Texas Classic Juvenile at Lone Star Park and Stinkin Rich, who won the Bob Woodward Memorial at Indiana Grand.
As a racehorse, One Famous Eagle was a champion in both his 2-year-old and 3-year-old campaigns. He won the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1), the Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1) and Golden State Derby (G1). With five wins from six starts in his 3-year-old season, he was honored as 2008 AQHA Racing Champion 3 year-old Colt.
Several other stallions had exemplary showings in 2016. Apollitcal Jess was the second-leading earner with $5.24 million, followed by Walk Thru Fire ($4.11 million), PYC Paint Your Wagon ($3.81 million) and Corona Cartel ($3.64 million).
One Famous Eagle also ranked as the leading sire of 2-year-olds in 2016 with Mr Jess Perry second in that category. Zulu Dragon topped the list of Freshman sires and Favorite Cartel was the leading sire of second year sires.
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