Aldebaran Eagle (USA)

The ‘Eagle’ lands at Aldebaran Park

By Peter Wharton

Aldebaran Eagle USA (Tr 3, 1:52.2), the first son of former champion trotter and premier sire Muscle Hill USA to be imported to Australia, is to stand duties at Aldebaran Park, Nagambie (Vic.). His fresh semen is available for the remainder of the 2017 Season

His service fee is $2,500 including GST.

Aldebaran Eagle USA was a top racehorse in his own right, winning almost $240,000 in North America.

As a two-year-old he finished in the money in seven of his 11 starts and took his record of 1:55.2 winning a division of the Group 1 International Stallion Stakes at Lexington, in which he defeated the Peter Haughton Memorial winner Centurion ATM.  He was also placed in divisions of the Arden Downs, Kindergarten and Champlain Stakes and eliminations of the William Wellwood Memorial and Valley Victory. 

Aldebaran Eagle USA competed against and held his own against the best male trotters in America as a three-year-old. He finished runner-up in a heat of the Hambletonian (6th in final), second in the Colonial Trot and third in the New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship at The Meadowlands.

He took his lifetime mark of 1:52.2 as a three-year-old winning at The Meadowlands.

Returning as a four-year-old, Aldebaran Eagle USA won a further four races at The Meadowlands and Lexington in 1:52.4, 1:52.6, 1:53 and 1:54.

A $70,000 purchase at the 2013 Harrisburg Black Book Sale, Aldebaran Eagle USA is one of the first crop of 2009 Hambletonian winner Muscle Hill USA, one of the greatest sons of the mighty Muscles Yankee with a bankroll of $3,273,342.

Muscle Hill USA is now the sire of the winners of more than $40million, including Mission Brief (Tr 2, 1:50.6), the fastest two-year-old filly of all-time, seven millionaires and five Horse of the Year Award winners in North America.

Aldebaran Eagle USA  is out of Letsjustalkaboutme USA (Tr 1:56.2), a daughter of the Hambletonian winner Self Possessed USA from Armbro Talk USA, by S J’s Photo USA from Armbro Hilary Ca (Tr 1:57), by Speedy Crown USA from the champion racemare Delmegan USA Tr 1:55.6 ($469,593).

Letsjustalkaboutme, who is the dam of three sub 1:55 trotters from four foals of racing age incl. multiple stakes winning filly Haughty (USA), ranks as a half-sister to the Ontario Sires Stake Gold champion Ifhallscouldtalk USA Tr 3, 1:55.4, $331,051) and belongs to the immediate family of the leading sire and broodmare sire Armbro Invasion USA, Armbro Marshall USA ($947,288) and the European Derby winner Mosaique Face.

Walk The Walk USA (Tr 1:55), an older brother to Aldebaran Eagle USA, is at stud in Sweden.

Aldebaran Eagle USA is registered for Vicbred and Breeders Crown.