This Is An Eagle
2021 Fee: $1,000
si 103, $316,350
Property of: Mary Lynn Thompson
G2 Sam Houston Futurity Winner
G1 Texas Classic Futurity Placed
2019 is This Is An Eagle's first season at stud.
Grade 2 winner and G1-placed This Is An Eagle SI 103 has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season at Granada Farms near Wheelock, Texas for an advertised fee of $1,000.
Bred by Pete Scarmardo, This Is An Eagle topped the 2016 TQHA Yearling Sale for $100,000 when he was purchased by owner Mary Lynn Thompson. Trained by Leon Bard, the 3-year-old son of leading sire One Famous Eagle captured the 2017 Grade 2 $483,600 Sam Houston Futurity in his second career start.
This Is An Eagle, posted the second fastest time for the Grade 2 Sam Houston Futurity in his career debut.
© Coady Photography
He went undefeated through August of his 2-year-old year, winning both his trials of the Grade 1 Rainbow and Grade 1 All American Futurities. He was third in the $873,816 Texas Classic Futurity(G1) at Lone Star Park and completed his freshman campaign as a finalist in the $309,600 Evangeline Downs Futurity.
In four starts at 3, This Is An Eagle won his trial and qualified for the Grade 3 $191,900 Sam Houston Derby. In two years at the track the sorrel colt won or placed in eight of 12 career starts and earned $316,360.
His sire, champion One Famous Eagle SI 101 ($1,387,453), has sired 61 stakes winners, 5 champions and 3 All American Futurity(G1) winners and earners of nearly $27 million in only seven crops to race. His top performers include AQHA Racing World Champion One Dashing Eagle SI 98 (at 2, $2,079,065, All American Futurity-G1, etc.), three-time champion Imperial Eagle SI 106 (to 4, 2018, $1,868,151, All American Futurity-G1, etc.), champion Bodacious Eagle SI 104 (to 6, 2018, $997,536, Texas Classic Derby-G1, etc.), champion Hes Relentless SI 108 ($616,380, Hobbs America Derby-G3, etc.), etc.
This Is An Eagle, winning his All American Futurity(G1)
trial by 1-¾ lengths at Ruidoso Downs.
© Gay Harris / Ruidoso Downs
This Is An Eagle's dam is the First Down Dash mare Lady Lilia SI 97, a sister to stakes-placed Tenays Kid SI 92 and half-sister to G3 winner and champion sire Desirio SI 116 ($256,786).
Lady Lilia is the dam of 6 ROM, 4 winners, 3 black type including Grade 2 winner This Is An Eagle SI 103 (see above), Grade 2 winner This Is A Deal Too SI 98 (4 wins to 3, 2018, $200,698), Grade 2-placed winner This Is A Deal SI 102 (2 wins, $160,754), etc.
The second dam is the Grade 1 winning Sixarun mare Lady Tenaya SI 105 ($280,375), winner of the AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship(G1), etc.
This Is An Eagle, winning his Evangeline Downs Futurity
trial by 1-¾ lengths on November 24, 2017.
© Coady Photography
She is the dam of 21 winners, 24 ROM, 4 black type including champion sire and Grade 3 winner Desirio SI 116 ($256,786), Hobbs American Derby (G2) winner Corona For The Lady SI 104 ($125,894), Grade 3 winner No Ordinary Love SI 96 ($70,153) and stakes-placed Tenays Kid SI 92, etc.
The third dam, Alethia SI 90, is G1 qualifying daughter of Dash For Cash, who is a sister to two-time champion Florentine SI 108 ($1,123,102; Broodmare of the Year; dam of This Snow Is Royal SI 101, Champion 2-Year-Old Colt, $554,748 [G1]; Evening Snow SI 128, $569,116 [G1]; granddam of Givinitaroyaleffort SI 102, $430,928 [G1]), Calyx SI 117 (Champion), Ive Been Blessed SI 102 (Champion), etc.