In what could be one of the most significant achievements in Australia’s Harness Racing breeding industry in years, (and to think  its almost gone unnoticed) that WA Star Sire,  Fly Like An Eagle put the likes of:

  • Always B Miki, Art Major, Somebeachsomewhere and Sweet Lou (just to name a few) to the sword for average earnings per starter for the 2021 racing season.
  • Fly Like An Eagle, winner of $756,178, along with his great sire Mach Three (who sadly passed in January of 2017) are both from the most powerful stallion line (Volomite) available in the sport today.

The NA Leading Money Winning Sires in 2022 for 2-year- old Pacers are dominated by this awe-inspiring line, with four of the top five:

CAPTAINTREACHEROUS 117 97 $3,862,711
SWEET LOU 107 82 $3,108,777
DOWNBYTHESEASIDE 107 86 $2,588,459
STAY HUNGRY 108 86 $2,528,568
HUNTSVILLE 101 76 $1,994,362

Fly Like An Eagle was an extremely talented young star of the track.  He is a four time Group One winner, and defeated the best pacers of his time including Christen Me, Smolda, Sushi Sushi, and Sir Lincoln.

He held the New Zealand record as the fastest two year old over 1700 metres with a mile rate of 1:55.9

And don’t forget that sensational win in the 2012 Breeders Crown Final, Harness Jewels and throw in a New Zealand Derby, crowned New Zealand 2yo Of The Year, and you can see, he is one seriously fast, tough horse.

However, for me, the real interest is the strength and high speed he has been able to pass onto both his daughters and sons.

The multiple Gr1 mare Wonderful To Fly has been a star for her connections of S R Young, A M Young, P R Bloxsome, R M Boterhoven De Haan, S J Waters, S Chilton, K Drage, K P Egerton-Green, J R Giles.

This magnificent filly was bred by KJF & AG Charles.

Those with a deep love of our sport will be at the Magic Millions Sales Complex, 2/56 Dale Road, Middle Swan, WA, 6056 on Sunday, March 5 – so please note the below lots which are the only Fly Like An Eagle’s eligible to compete for the massive riches on offer. They are :

Lot 112 Colt FLY LIKE AN EAGLE LUCKY STRIDE NORTHERN LUCK
Lot 144 Colt FLY LIKE AN EAGLE ROCKNROLL ROYALTY ROCKNROLL HANOVER
Lot 148 Colt FLY LIKE AN EAGLE SHE LIKES DIAMONDS ROYAL MATTJESTY
Lot 161 Filly FLY LIKE AN EAGLE SHE SAID DIAMONDS WELL SAID
Lot 186 Colt FLY LIKE AN EAGLE CASSIE ROX VILLAGE JASPER
Lot 208 Colt FLY LIKE AN EAGLE HAS THE LOOKS MAJOR IN ART
Lot 210 Colt FLY LIKE AN EAGLE HERMATTJESTY MULAN ROYAL MATTJESTY
Lot 213 Filly FLY LIKE AN EAGLE HONORABLE DAUGHTER NORTHERN LUCK

Please contact Paul Ellis on 0412 377 312 or Trevor O’Reilly on 0408 714 624 to answer any other questions that you may have.