Eagle Mountain (horse)

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Eagle Mountain (born February 25, 2004) is a racehorse owned by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. He was sired by seven-time group one winner Rock of Gibraltar (horse) with the mare Masskana.[1] Formerly Eagle Mountain was trained by Mike de Kock but is now trained by Steven McKee in New Zealand. He was brought out of retirement to be trained by McKee following fertility issues while trying to breed in New Zealand. He has also since been gelded.

Racing history[edit]

Aged two, he won the Beresford Stakes Group 2, finished second in the Futurity Stakes in Ireland and finished second in the Champagne Stakes. Aged three he won the Royal Whip Stakes Group 2, finished second in the 2007 Epsom Derby and finished second both the Champion Stakes and York Stakes Group 2. Aged four he was sold and Mike De Kock[2] trained him for South Africa. He went on to win the Group 3Joel Stakes in Newmarket taking the record for the fastest finish on the Rowley Mile course.[3] He was set to run in the Breeders' Cup Turf. Afterwards, he went in the Hong Kong Cup, and won it by 114 lengths. In his earlier racing career he earned $3,521,721 in winnings.[4] Since returning from retirement he has been unsuccessful in all attempts at racing in New Zealand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EAGLE MOUNTAIN". www.pedigreequery.com. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Lees, Jon. "Eagle Mountain retired after tendon injury". www.racingpost.com. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fertility issues force Eagle Mountain back into training". www.theinformant.co.nz. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Irish Champion Eagle Mountain Retired". www.bloodhorse.com. Retrieved 2 December 2012.