Eagles By Day
Bay, 2016, 16.2hh
Retired sound in wind and limb
Group Winning Son of SEA THE STARS
Sire of Proven National Hunt Stallions Sea The Moon and Affinisea
Dam Missunited winner of 12 races under both codes inc.
Gr.3 Lillie Langtry Stakes, Goodwood and Guinness Galway Handicap Hurdle, 2nd Gr.1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot
From the family of Kings Ride
Complete outcross for Sadler’s Wells line mares
FIRST CROP YEARLINGS 2024
Glenview Stud’s 2022 recruit Eagles By Day welcomed his first foals in 2023, with exciting Spring arrivals including a sibling to Ballycasey; foals from Grade 1 performers Jessbers Dream and Reine Angevine, as well as Graded chaser Solita.
In 2023 talented mares to feature in the second book of this high-class Group Winner included Galway Festival winner Our Kylie and six-time scorer Annie Other. Well-related mares who visited Eagles By Day in 2023, included siblings of Grade 1 performers Angels Breath and Monksland as did the sisters of Graded Winners Coole Cody, Mr Whipped and Minella Awards. The stallion son of Sea The Stars also covered a half-sister to Group 1 winner Fifty Stars (Sea The Stars) and Grade 1 winning hurdler Whiskey Sour.
At the time of writing, champion racehorse Sea The Stars is the sire of 21 Group 1 winners to date and was the leading Irish-based sire in Europe by prize money in 2022. His proven NH sons at stud include Sea The Moon, sire of dual Grade 1 winner Allmankind and Grade 1 hurdler Forever William, and Affinisea, sire of Grade 1 runner-up Affordale Fury.
Eagles By Day, of course, boasts further appeal to NH breeders through his dam Missunited. Mick Winter’s star proved herself a top-class dual-purpose race mare as a six-year-old when winning the valuable Galway Hurdle, a Grade 3 hurdle and a Listed race on the flat, before finishing a gallant third in the Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak. But it was the following season that saw her win hearts, when making all the running in the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup and rallying gamely to finish a close second to St Leger winner Leading Light. She retired a 12-time winner under both codes, including three Stakes wins on the flat and two black-type wins over hurdles.
Won Gr.3 Silver Cup Stakes, York
Won British EBF Maiden Stakes, Salisbury
2nd Gr.3 Cumberland Lodge Stakes, Ascot
3rd Gr.2 King Edward VII Stakes, Royal Ascot
4th Gr.1 Goodwood Cup, Goodwood