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ELGIN, TX—FEBRUARY 26, 2017—Second crop sire Flyingwitheagles SI 96, a brother to four-time champion Heartswideopen, sired his first stakes winner on Sunday when Flyingforunclesam won the $15,000 Rillito Derby (see related story) at Rillito Park.
Racing for owner/breeder Kirk Goodfellow, Flyingforunclesam defeated heavy post-time favorite Cowboys Dynasty by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by jockey Mauro Salcedo, the gelding completed the 350 yards in a quick :17.263 seconds, a 105-speed index.
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From a limited number of starters in two crops, Flyingwitheagles has sired four winners, 2 stakes horses (18%) and average earnings per starter of nearly $7,400.
His top performers include the aforementioned stakes winner Flyingforunclesam SI 105 (2 wins to 3, $13,250, 2016 Rillito Derby), G2-placed Eaglelistic SI 86 (winner to 3, 2016 $44,728 3rd Hobbs America Futurity-G2, Four Corners Futurity, etc.), Brodgar (winner at 2, 2015 $13,270), Cant Phase Me SI 92 (winner at 2, 2015 $4,501), etc.
At the racetrack, Flyingwitheagles won or placed in three of nine starts and was a finalist in the Hialeah Derby. He earned $19,188.
He is a son of leading sire Feature Mr Jess SI 101 (multiple G1 winner of $539,327), sire of 72 stakes winners, 7 champions and earners of more than $24.8 million. His top performers include four-time champion All American Futurity(G1) winner Heartswideopen SI 104 ($1,885,2830), three-time champion Champion of Champions(G1) winner Jess You And I ($1,851,283), two-time champion Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Feature Mr Bojangles SI 103 ($899,434), etc.
Flyingwitheagles is out of the champion and multiple champion producing Dash For Cash mare Dashing Phoebe SI 104 ($609,553). She is the dam of 16 ROM, two champions, 5 stakes winners including the aforementioned four-time champion Heartswideopen SI 103 ($1,885,283), a full sibling to Flyingwitheagles; Champion Aged Mare Special Phoebe SI 104 ($139,963); G3 winner and champion sire Furyofthewind SI 96 ($770,554); RG3 winner Dashingfordestiny SI 97 ($56,961); RG3 winner Solid Demand SI 102 9445,285); RG3-placed winner Especially Phoebe SI 92 ($24,842), etc.
Dashing Phoebe is the granddam of champion and Grade 1 sire American Runaway SI 105 ($686,355), champion Hes Relentless SI 108 ($616,380), Grade 1 winner Bodacious Eagle SI 99 ($675,899), Grade 3 winner Tempting Destiny SI 95 ($302,699), etc.
Flyingwitheagles stands for a 2017 fee of $1,250, with consideration, at Southwest Stallion Station near Graham, Texas. For additional information or breeding contracts call farm manager Tyler Graham at 512-285-4833.