Aldebaran Eagle (USA)

Muscle Hill (USA) - Letsjustalkaboutme (USA)

First winner by the ‘Eagle’

15th July 2021 - By Peter Wharton

Aldebaran Eagle USA (Tr 3, 1:52.2), a son of former champion trotter and now leading sire Muscle Hill USA, is already well on the way to proving a success with his first racing crop.

From only 10 foals, he has sired a winner in Aldebaran Dexta and two qualifiers.

Aldebaran Dexta, a two-year-old gelding, has won two of his first three starts including the time-honoured SA Parker Classic by 20 metres and looks to have a bright future.

Aldebaran Eagle’s frozen semen is available at the reduced fee of $2,000 including GST. This will be his last public season.

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 $60million, nine millionaires, six world champions and two in 1:50 including Marion Marauder 1:51.4 ($3.3m), Resolve 1:50.8 ($2.6m), Ariana G 1:50.4 ($2.4m), Manchego 1:49 ($2.1m), Southwind Frank 1:52.2 ($1.9m), Mission Brief 1:50.4 ($1.5m), Propulsion 1:49.6 and Trixton 1:50.6.

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).

His dam, Letsjustalkaboutme, has left five winners including four in 1:55 from seven foals of racing age including the multiple Stakes winning filly Haughty Tr 1:54.2 ($330,492) and Sermon (Tr, 2, 1:58), 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 now at the stud in Sweden.

Aldebaran Eagle USA progeny is eligible for Vicbred and the Breeders Crown