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Alpine Eagle to Stand In Tasmania
In a major coup for the Tasmanian breeding industry, Armidale Stud has announced that prodigiously talented entire Alpine Eagle (High Chaparral-Zephyria, by Zabeel) will stand his first season at the Whishaw family-owned nursery in 2017. The son of High Chaparral emerged as a potential star during the 2015 autumn carnival in Melbourne when scoring a stunning win in the Gr2 Autumn Classic (1800m), before finishing a close second behind Wandjina in the Gr1 Australian Guineas (1600m). He retired with 4 wins and 3 placings from 12 starts for $305,800 in earnings. "Alpine Eagle ticks all the boxes for us, he has the pedigree being by influential sire High Chaparral and out of Zephyira who is a daughter of champion broodmare sire Zabeel. He has stunning good looks and a race track performance that you can't help but get excited about. The Sadler's Wells line has proven to work so well for us here in Tassie. We had great success in the past with Savoire Vivre", said Armidale Stud Principal David Whishaw. A fee will be announced in due course.