Boeagle The Arabian Race Horse
It turned out Eagle used to stud, so we looked up his children and found out one of them is a famous race horse!
Resulting in mom wanting to go to the races to see "the son of Eagle" run.
Sadly we never did, but that did not stop my mom from day dreaming of buying Boeagle and doing Endurance with him.
A few years later Sue the owner of Boeagle whom my mother had contacted and told her that we had the father, asked us it we would like to have Boeagle and perhaps another mare going by the name of Shawna Dew who was past her working or breeding years. Because Sue's husband had become ill and needed to conserve their money.
So of course my mother hurried down their and picked them up.
Here is some Wire to Wire that tells his story.
Wire to Wire
Boeagle sets track record in Gold Cup:Determind finished fifth, and was followed across the wire by Virgule and Highlandar.
Making his tenth start of the year, Boeagle scored his fifth win
in the California ARC Gold Cup Handicap on October
16 in Fresno, California. Continuing the trend of new track records
on the Fair Circuit this year, Boeagle’s 1:16.92 romp set a new
Fresno six-furlong track record for Arabians.
Breaking on the lead in the Gold Cup, Boeagle settled comfortably
into third, behind favorite Phine And Dandy and
Highlandar. Making a three-wide bid around the final turn under
jockey Adolfo Rodriguez, Boeagle led the field into the stretch and
was never challenged from there, finishing four lengths in front of
Mizter Al. Favoritt checked into third, followed by Phine And
Dandy, Determind,Virgule and Highlandar.
Boeagle, an 8-year-old gelding by FMR Bay Eagle, continues
to be one of the most consistent older horses in California, finishing
in the top three in nine of 10 starts this year. Owned by
Kenneth and Sue Andrus and trained by Sue, Boeagle’s only offthe-
board finish in 2004 was a fourth-place effort in the Stockton
Arabian Handicap in June. His stakes wins include the Pleasanton,
Vallejo and Ferndale Arabian handicaps, and now the Gold Cup
Handicap.The $5,555 winner’s share of the Gold Cup purse brings
Boeagle’s earnings closer to the $200,000 mark, as the gelding has now banked $197,550 after 34 lifetime wins from 69 starts.Felix Payne’s Mizter Al made a four-wide rally to advance from fifth to second, but was unable to catch Boeagle down the lane. Otto Arriaga rode the 4-year-old gelding. One week after finishing second in the K-Cuch Jedan Stake, Favoritt added another stakes placing to his record with his third-place finish in the Gold Cup. Gary Magness owns the Monarch AH horse, who is trained by Billy Lewis.Town and Country Farms Corp.’s Phine And Dandy set the early fractions before coming up empty through the later stages of the race.
Wire To Wire
October / November 2006 The Official Publication of the Arabian Racing Association of California
By Jeff Davis
Reprinted from the Fresno Bee
Arabian racing champion Boeagle will leave racing where he spent
much of his career–in the winner's circle. The 10-year-old chestnut horse owned by Sue Andrus was honored in a retirement ceremony on October 14 at The Big Fresno Fair with all the pomp and circumstance befitting one of California’s best.
Boeagle won the K Cuch Jedah Stakes three straight years–setting a U.S. record in the process–and also took the California Gold Cup three times. In 75 starts, the 2003-04 Arabian Racing Association of California’s Horse of the Year won 44 percent of his starts for $202,362 in earnings.
He finished in the money 84 percent of the time.
“He could do anything on the track. A real thinking horse,” said Helen Shelley, a veteran Arabian owner and trainer. “He always knew where the three-eighths pole and wire were.”
Boeagle won 26 stakes races in his career. He set a U.S. record of 1:53 for a 11/16 miles in the K Cuch Jedah Stakes on Oct. 5, 2002. He
also established a Fresno track record of 1:16.4 for 6 furlongs.
Andrus received Boeagle in 2001 from Robert Rudolph, a longtime participant of Arabian racing in California. Rudolph had claimed the horse for $10,000 that same year. Boeagle’s dam, Bozell, produced seven winners, including three stakes winners. “I gave Sue the horse and a few others because she was just starting out,” Rudolph said.“She took them and did a great job. She’s treated them well.”
Boeagle ran his last two races this year: second at the Ferndale stakes and fifth at Los Alamitos in September. He suffered a bowed tendon in Stockton when he was bumped into the rail.“We knew he was getting older. It was time to give him a rest,”said Andrus, who will use Boeagle as a riding horse.“He’s going to remain a big part of our family.”
That Boeagle will go out in the winner’s circle is fitting,Andrus said.“He’s such a special horse, and knew it. He’d get down if he wasn’t in the winner’s circle.This was an honest horse that never cheated me or a race.”
He sat in our pasture a couple of years before I didn't have a horse to ride so I plucked him out of the pasture and began to work with him. A year later I was riding him cross country and jumping three foot jumps, and not because he couldn't jump higher, through he disliked dressage.
After I started riding him we got a call that he was to be inducted into the California Arabian Racing Hall of Fame. And the Ceremony was to be held in the Winners Circle in Santa Anita Race Course where Bo made many of his Win's.
They interviewed me and put a article in the Fresno Bee. As well as the local TV station videoing the Ceremony.
He at the moment is my Enderace and Ponyclub horse.