Tasmanian industry-leader Armidale Stud has secured Alpine Eagle to stand at its property in Carrick.
Alpine Eagle marked himself as a serious talent from the outset for owner Wolf Blass with a four-length juvenile victory at Gawler in May 2014.
At three, he went on to win the G2 Autumn Classic (1800m) at Caulfield giving trainer Tony McEvoy a ride like no other. “The hairs on my arms stood up as I watched him finish. He really gave me goose bumps when he put on the after-burners in the last 200 metres
“I have to say that hasn’t happened to me many times.”
McEvoy backed Alpine Eagle up in the hotly contested G1 Australian Guineas where he was second by the narrowest of margins behind Wandjina. “He was an absolutely sensational racehorse with untapped ability,” McEvoy continued. “He’s a horse with an amazing presence and an exceptional athletic physique.
“He’s without a doubt one of the best horses that I have ever trained.”
Alpine Eagle (5h High Chaparral – Zephyira by Zabeel) will stand alongside Needs Further (Encosta De Lago) and Tough Speed (Miswaki) at Armidale. He’s completely free of Danehill making him an ideal outcross option for breeders.